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Keep Swingin' The Tom Kubis Big Band Plays Steve Allen -- CD
 
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Code: KSKUBIS
Price: $9.95

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The first CD collaboration between arranger Tom Kubis and composer Steve Allen was the highly-praised FAST CARS & FASCINATING WOMEN. Anything that good calls for a prompt encore and the present package, KEEP SWINGIN’ certainly fills the bill. Of the band's leader Steve Allen says, "Tom Kubis is fully qualified to take his place alongside Neil Hefti, Bill Holman, Quincy Jones, Bob Florence, Ernie Wilkins and the other giants of big band jazz arranging. Although Tom is younger than the others he continues in that great tradition. But that's only one of his claims to fame. Tom -- who is a professor of music at Golden West College, near Los Angeles -- also is a true leader, in the full sense of the word. He personally selects the musicians who perform and record with him and, as if that weren't enough, also is a fine tenor sax player.” "One thing I like about Tom's playing," says Allen, "is that although it's quite modern, it's also firmly rooted in the grand tradition. Another factor is that like Tom's arranging, his playing exhibits occasional moments of humor."