presented by The Apollo Big Band
This CD was produced to record the musical development of The Apollo Big Band and to set a marker for further work.The recording was made on 2nd March 2008 and most tracks presented here are the "first take". On this Album Apollo presents titles made famous by Duke Ellington, Sammy Nestico, Billy Strayhorn and others, as well as having fun with "Muskat Ramble which was made famous by Kid Ory. The title of the album reflects the venue for the recording, The William Penny Theatre at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston.The title also recognises one of the icons of band band music, Count Basie and this CD includes the track Teddy The Toad from one of his greatest albums, "The Atomic Mr Basie".
1 Take The A Train 2 The Queen Bee 3 Don't Rain On My Parade
4 Mood Indigo 5 A Foggy Day 6 Tuxedo Junction
7 Muskrat Ramble 8 Moondance 9 The Pink Panther
10 Manhattan 11 C Jam Blues 12 Love For Sale
13 Teddy The Toad 14 Swingin' The Blues