Planet D Nonet

Planet D Nonet: Just A-Sittin & A-Rockin

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Artist: Planet D Nonet

Artist: Planet D Nonet
Title: Just A-Sittin & A-Rockin
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

The title of the new release is "Just A Sittin & A Rockin' with T-Bone Paxton" on the Eastlawn Record label. Planet D Nonet bandleaders RJ Spangler and James O'Donnell have been making music with John 'T-Bone' Paxton for over 35 years. Paxton is widely acknowledged as one the the finest interpreters of the Ellington trombone style in Detroit's current jazz and swing musical community. On this recording he is featured primarily as a vocalist. John's father, Fred Paxton, was a fine pianist and band director at Osborn High School on Detroit's east side, where the family lived. 'T-Bone' grew up hearing swing music and the Great American Song Book around the house. John is a veteran musician having backed numerous touring artists that have come through the Detroit area over the last 35 years, including Earl King and Johnny Adams from New Orleans, and even the salsa great Eddie Palmieri. Clearly Paxton's influences are deep. This collection features the music of Harold Arlen, Danny Barker, Percy Mayfield, and of course the revered team of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Some of the musical charts were arranged by the band's musical director, Joshua James, while others were scored by frequent contributor Mike Sailors. This release also features many 'head arrangements' put together by various band members, along with guest artist Ralph Tope. This collection is an exquisite replication of what patrons and fans enjoy most every night on stage with the inimitable Planet D Nonet, a nine-piece swing band with a mission.

Tracks:
1.1 Tootie Ma Is a Big Fine Thing
1.2 All My Life
1.3 Please Send Me Someone to Love
1.4 I've Got the World on a String
1.5 Just a Sittin' ; a Rockin'
1.6 Such Sweet Thunder

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