wumr - The Jazz Lover U92FM
University of Memphis Photo
Feature CD of the Week

Feature CD Of The Week: Ben Bailey's "A Bird In The Hand"

For Release: October 19, 2014
Review by Malvin Massey, Jr., 10/19/2014

Feature CD of the Week

The Feature CD This Week is a big band album from drummer Ben Bailey. Its title is A Bird In The Hand: Ben Bailey & the Nashville Big Band.

Bailey has put together CD that he has dreamed of; leader of an upstanding, hard swinging Big Band. He was inspired to play the drums after witnessing a performance by the great Duffy Jackson, driving the hard swinging Count Basie Band, while a student in High School.

Educated at the prestigious Berklee School of Music, Ben has performed and recorded with artists such as Houston Person, Rodney Jones, Freddie Hubbard, and others throughout a successful career. At an Atlanta jam session one night, he was asked if he knew of Duffy Jackson and that he now lives in Nashville.

Ben Bailey was inspired to contact the famous drummer and a partnership was born. This album is the culmination of that effort.

It swings with an excitement that is the soul of swing music from the 30's and 40's, yet these are new tracks from the artists on the CD. This one will be a lot of fun listening.

WUMR The Jazz Lover U92 FM

3745 Central Avenue
G13 Theatre and Communication Building
Phone: (901) 678-2560
Fax: (901) 678-4899
wumr@memphis.edu

Request Line: (901) 678-4867
Jazz Connection: (877) 955-JAZZ
Underwriting: (901) 678-4843

Text Only | Print | Got a Question? Ask TOM | Contact Us | Memphis, TN 38152 | 901/678-2000 | Copyright 2014 University of Memphis | Important Notice | Last Updated: 
WUMR | 901.678.2560 | Contact WUMR
Department of Communication | 901.678.2565 | Contact Communication
Last Updated: 10/19/14