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Sonny Dunham
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Sonny Dunham
Title: 1943-1944
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Circle
Release Date: 8/12/1994
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 762247408529

CD Reviews

Sonny dunham and his orchestra 1943-1944
Don H. Linderoth | Kenmore, WA United States | 04/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"excellent recording of this not too well known big band musician. I wish that there were more available from this great band of the war years."
Big band powerhouse outfit
C. Craig | Havant, England, UK | 12/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Sonny Dunham sort of slips through the mainstream of big band swing music although he was a highly talented trumpeter/trombonist with a terrific range. I came across an LP of his some years ago in a London jazz record store and was amazed by the precision and power of what to me (then) an unknown band. Thi stunning CD confirms what great band this was - precision section work, some terrific Dunham solos, and nice arrangements of standard swing fair of the period. Little is written about the bands' history other than Dunham was an ex-Casa Loma featured player, and it flourished when the Petrillo recording ban was in place so commercial recordings are rare. The track "Little Did I Know" gives a taste of the overall sound of the band with a half-respectable vocal in addition to Dunham'd scorching trumpet introduction."