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Kings of Kansas City Swing: Bennie Moten & Count Basie

by Planet D Nonet

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Comes in a beautiful package designed by Holly Strawbridge along with a separate 34 page booklet containing an essay written by noted the trade jazz history and Jim Gallert.(we have sold-out of the booklets, sorry)

    ships out within 5 days

      $10 USD or more 



Recorded on May 21, 2017 Executive Producer Scott Strawbridge
Artistic Director RJ Spangler
Concert and recording produced by Scott Strawbridge & RJ Spangler
Recorded & mixed by Al Rude
All artwork: Holly Strawbridge
Historical advisor Jim Gallert
Recording advisor: Michael Zaporski

1) Kater Street Rag (B. Moten) transcribed by Greg Milewski (3:02)
2) South (B. Moten/T. Hayes) transcribed by Greg Milewski (2:32)
3) If It’s Good (Lee) (Camille) arranged by Duncan McMillan (3:09)
4) Rumba Negro (Basie/Moten) transcribed by Greg Milewski (3:10)
5) Jones Law Blues (Basie/Moten) transcribed by Greg Milewski (3:33)
6) Ya Got Love (Goodhart/Hoffman/Nelson) transcribed by Greg Milewski (3:41)
7) Somebody Stole My Gal transcribed by Matt LoRusso (3:11)
8) Good Morning Blues (BASIE/DURHAM/RUSHING, Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management) arranged by Duncan McMillan (3:00)
9) Bouncin’ Around transcribed by Greg Milewski (3:11)
10) Lotus Blossom (Sweet Marijuana) (Lee/Turner) (Camille) arranged by Duncan McMillan (2:40)
11) There's a Squabblin' (Basie/Simpson/Page/Legrand/Bess) transcribed by Greg Milewski (3:32)
12) Moten Swing (Basie/Durham) transcribed by Jim Holden (3:05)
13) Time Out (Battle, Durham) transcribed by Aaron Matson (3:20)
14) Prince of Wails (Basie/Moten, Bluebird) (transcribed by Matt LoRusso (3:28)

This concert was made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation.
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released March 20, 2019

Planet D Nonet:

Justin Jozwiak, alto sax, clarinet
Jim Holden, tenor sax
Goode Wyche III, bari/alto saxes
James O’Donnell, trumpet 1, vocal & co-leader
Ken Ferry, trumpet 2
John “Tbone” Paxton, trombone, vocal
Michael Zaporski, piano
Matt LoRusso, guitar
Shannon Wade, string bass
RJ Spangler, drums, bandleader
Special guest Camille Price, vocal



Planet D Nonet Detroit, Michigan

The PLANET D NONET "a down & dirty little swing band from Detroit" was founded by drummer RJ Spangler & trumpeter James O’Donnell.

The Planet D Nonet is about swing, blues, space-age jazz and classic American songs all served with plenty of good humor with an eye toward turning people onto this kind of music. Check it out...
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