JOHN DANKWORTH is a big band, jazz related soundtracks, third stream, cool jazz soul jazz music artist. Most of the world knew John Dankworth best as Cleo Laine's longtime husband and accompanist, but he was a steady, if not especially inventive, player for many decades.
Artist: Alec and John Dankworth Generation Big Band Track title: Jelly Mould Blues Composer: Johnny Dankworth Album title: Rhythm Changes Label: Jazz House. John Fordham chats to Jez about Pat Metheny's new project, the Orchestrion. Plus Jez talks to Pat Metheny himself. Music played: Artist: Pat Metheny (guitar and orchestrion) Track title: Spirit of the air Album title: Orchestrion Label: Nonesuch Released: 25 January 2010. Artist: Pat Metheny (guitar and orchestrion) Track title: Orchestrion Album title: Orchestrion Label: Nonesuch Released: 25 January 2010.
Dankworth formed his big band in 1953. The band was soon earning plaudits from the critics and was invited to the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival, the first British group to receive an invite. The New York Times critic said of this appearance "Mr. Dankworth's group. showed the underlying merit that made big bands successful many years ago – the swinging drive, the harmonic colour and the support in depth. for soloists that is possible when a disciplined, imaginatively directed band has worked together for a long time. Dankworth's band also performed at a jazz event at New York's Lewisohn stadium where Louis Armstrong joined them for a set. By now, Cleo Laine's singing was a regular feature of Dankworth's recordings and public appearances. He recorded an album of symphonic arrangements of many Ellington tunes featuring another Ellingtonian trumpet soloist Barry Lee Hall.
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Sir John Phillip William Dankworth, CBE (20 September 1927 – 6 February 2010), known in his early career as Johnny Dankworth, was an English jazz composer,saxophonist and clarinetist. He was the husband of jazz singer Dame Cleo Laine, who survives him; they married in 1958. Dankworth recorded various symphonic albums with Dizzy Gillespie and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and others. Nebuchadnezzar 1993, The Alec and John Dankworth Generation Big Band, Carlsberg 029. About 42 Years Later, Avid Jazz, (2007) - with Danny Moss. The Best Of Johnny Dankworth, EMI, (2008).
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John Dankworth Big Band FULL CIRCLE & LIFELINE. Full Circle THE ORIGINAL LP 6308122 (1972) STEREO. Eleven Plus (Vickers) Academy One (Dankworth) The Italian Girl (Lindup) Grow Your Own (Jarrett) Earthman (Dankworth) Schmaltz Waltz (Gibson) Triple Portrait (Gibbs) You Are Too Beautiful (Rodgers; Hart) A Family Joy (Gibbs). Lifeline THE ORIGINAL LP 6308169 (1973) STEREO. Miles Davis's seminal Bitches Brew' album, recorded in 1969, is regarded as jazz-rock's first major statement, but of equal importance was a different strand of rock-influenced jazz being developed in Britain at the same time. Among its leading exponents were such gifted young musicians as Mike Gibbs, Ian Carr, Mike Westbrook and, from the generation before theirs, bandleader, composer and alto saxophonist John Dankworth (1927-2010).