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Date With Swing
Main Stream Power Band
Date With Swing
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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We think it best to let the public and professionals speak for us: "As a big band collector, I was anxious to compare The Main Main Stream Power Band with other big bands. My vote goes overwhelmingly to M.S.P.B. Superb arr...  more »

     
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All Artists: Main Stream Power Band
Title: Date With Swing
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Alanna Records
Release Date: 7/3/2001
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 742545559024

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We think it best to let the public and professionals speak for us: "As a big band collector, I was anxious to compare The Main Main Stream Power Band with other big bands. My vote goes overwhelmingly to M.S.P.B. Superb arrangements, and it is as close to a "live" performance as I have ever experienced on any CD! I'm very impressed!" Bill Garver - NH "Thrilling sound! Best I've heard since the glory days of the big band era!" Jack Ellsworth - WLIM, NY "Band features new songs. I love that! Excellent!" Gene Martin - WRZN, FL "My God man, this is sensational. I can't get over it! This band is ubelievable." J.R. Torrington, WY "This Main Stream Power Band is the icing on the cake. On my next weeks special I'm dedication the entire three hours to the Alanna Big Band recordings. A remarkable collection." John Rayburn - KLX, Denver, CO Includes: "When the Saints...", "Follow Your Heart", "Hot Pink", "Oh Babe", Camptown Races Swing" and more.

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THE BEST BIG BAND I HAVE EVER HEARD
PHIL BENDER | SARASOTA FLORIDA | 03/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I HAVE BEEN AROUND BIG BANDS ,SINCE I WAS 10 YEARS OLD...MY DAD WAS CRAZY ABOUT THE BIG BANDS ,AND WOULD TAKE ME TO SEE ALL OF THEM AT A PLACE CALLED (CONEY ISLAND) (MOONLIGHT GARDENS) IN(CINCINNATI OHIO)...ALL THE GREAT BANDS PLAYED THERE.....I HAVE ALL OF THEM NOW ON RECORDS OR CDs....WORKED IN RADIO FOR AWHILE... IN THE 60s...PLAYED THE BIG BANDS AGAIN....I WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED IN THE ARRANGEMENTS... LISTENING FOR THAT SPECIAL SOUND...THAT ONLY SOME BANDS HAD...MAIN STREAM POWER BAND HAS THAT VERY SPECIAL SOUND ALL THE TIME....ALL THE CUTS ARE OUTSTANDING.....I ALWAYS HAVE ONE OF THEIR (3) CDs PLAYING AT HOME ...CAR ...OR WHILE I JOG EVERY DAY ...HOPING FOR ANOTHER ONE TO COME OUT SOON. THANKS PMB"
A very fine, modern big band - new music that keeps the trad
Penumbra | Atlanta, GA USA | 07/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow! These guys have "the sound" all right, and they know how to swing it!

One of the first things you notice about the Main Stream Power Band is that they have that full orchestra sound that the finest of the big bands always had. A quick check of the back of the CD shows there are 28 musicians credited here. It's a far cry from most modern big bands, where eight guys are trying to duplicate the Glenn Miller sound.

But it's not numbers alone that make the band. The individual members are extremely talented. Heinz Schonberger is one smooth clarinet player! He's also credited with three of the compositions on here. Which brings up another thing that I like about this CD - the songs are fresh. They're not sticking to "In the Mood" and "Take the A-Train." They've branched out and given swinging arrangements to some new music.

Highly recommended!"
A date with swing
wilke michael | PENZBERG | 01/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"it was my dream, when I was a little boy in wartime 1944 in berlin, to have one day my own bigband in the style of glenn miller or harry james. It took a lot of years until I could produce - 72 - titles with my famous main stream power band.it fascinates me now and makes me very proud, to be able to listen in the internet to my produced music. Thanks a lot to my passed friend Alan Dell from BBC London. Sincerely Michael Wilke producer of MSPB Munich Germany."