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Don Sebesky
Don (* 1937) was a trombonist, keyboardist and arranger. He trained in trombone at the Manhattan School of Music; in his early career, he played with Kai Winding, Claude Thornhill, Tommy Dorsey, Warren Covington, Maynard Ferguson and Stan Kenton. In 1960 he began devoting himself primarily to arranging and conducting; one of his best-known arrangements was for Wes Montgomery's 1965 album Bumpin'. Other credits include George Benson's The Shape of Things to Come, Paul Desmond's From the Hot Afternoon and Freddie Hubbard's First Light. His song "Memphis Two-Step" was the title track of the Herbie Mann 1971 album of the same name. His 1973 release, Giant Box, hit #16 on the U.S. Billboard Jazz Albums chart.
He worked with such orchestras as the London Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Pops, The New York Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic of London, and the Toronto Symphony.
He was nominated for thirty-one Grammy Awards and won three Grammy Awards in the 1990s. His Broadway theater credits include Porgy and Bess, Sinatra at the Palladium, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Bells Are Ringing, Flower Drum Song, Parade, The Life, Cyrano, The Goodbye Girl, The Will Rogers Follies, Sinatra at Radio City, Pal Joey, Come Fly Away, and Baby It's You!. He arranged for hundreds of artists including Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, John Pizzarelli, Michael Buble, Liza Minnelli, Seal, Prince, and more. Don died in April 2023.
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Don Sebesky & The Jazz-Rock Syndrome
Verve Records V6-8756
released 1968
recorded June 1967 and January 1968 in New York City/USA
Don Sebesky, clavinet, harpsichord, organ, piano
Richard Spencer, alto sax
Jerry Dodgian, flute
Hubert Laws, flute
Joe Beck, guitar
Larry Coryell, guitar
Don Payne, bass
Chuck Rainey, bass
Donald MacDonald, drums
Janet Sebesky, vocals
Giant Box
CTI Records CTX 6031/32
released 1973
recorded April/May 1973 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Don Sebesky, accordion, piano, organ, clavinet, vocals
Bob James, organ, piano
Joe Farrell, soprano sax
George Marge, soprano sax, baritone sax, flute, clarinet, oboe
Jerry Dodgion, soprano sax, flute, piccolo flute, clarinet
Phil Bodner, soprano sax, flute, piccolo flute, clarinet, oboe, English horn
Romeo Penque, soprano sax, flute, piccolo flute, clarinet, oboe, English horn
Hubert Laws, soprano sax, flute
Grover Washington jr, soprano sax, alto sax
Paul Desmond, alto sax
Walt Levinsky, tenor sax, clarinet
Garnett Brown, trombone
Warren Covington, trombone, euphonium
Wayne Andre, trombone, euphonium
Alan Raph, bass trombone, euphonium
Paul Faulise, bass trombone, euphonium
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, flugelhorn
Alan Rubin, trumpet, flugelhorn
Joe Shepley, trumpet, flugelhorn
Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn
Tony Price, tuba
Earl Chapin, French horn
Jim Buffington, French horn
George Benson, guitar
Harry Leahey, guitar
Milt Jackson, vibes
Margaret Ross, harp
string section
Ron Carter, bass
Homer Mensch, double bass
Billy Cobham, drums
Jack DeJohnette, drums
Rubens Bassini, congas
Airto, percussion
Dave Friedman, percussion
Phil Kraus, percussion
Ralph MacDonald, percussion
Jackie Cain, vocals
Roy Kral, vocals

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