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  • Collection: The Warren Durrett Big Band

Jeepers Creepers - WD-007 [Pla-Mor Ballroom '54].mp3
This excerpt is from a 1954 performance at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, one of the band's favorite Kansas City venues.

Cute - WD-022 [remote broadcast '65].mp3
This recording is from a 1965 outdoor remote broadcast at the Landing Shopping Center.

Stella By Starlight - WD-036 ['70 Jazz Festival].mp3
This excerpt from the band's appearance at the 1970 Kansas City Jazz Festival features guest alto saxophonist John Park.

Who Can I Turn To - WD-029 ['68 Jazz Festival].mp3
Vocalist Julie Turner shines on this excerpt from the band's set at the 1968 Kansas City Jazz Festival.

Here's That Rainy Day - WD-068 ['72 Jazz Festival].mp3
This excerpt from the 1972 Kansas City Jazz Festival showcases the Warren Durrett Orchestra with a soon-to-be world-renowned guitarist from Lee's Summit, Missouri.

I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart-Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me - WD-015 [Horizon Studio '62].mp3
From a 1962 session at Horizon Studio, this recording features the band's unique arrangement of two Duke Ellington classics.

The Message - WD-027 ['67 Jazz Festival].mp3
This excerpt from the 1967 Kansas City Jazz Festival once again features guitarist Don Winsell alongside the Warren Durrett Brass. The tune reflects the boogaloo style that interested jazz artists in the mid-1960s.

Broadway - WD-023 ['66 Jazz Festival].mp3
This performance is from the 1966 Kansas City Jazz Festival, where the Durrett Brass was joined by guitarist Don Winsell. On a note inside the reel's container, Durrett marked the performance as "good."

Naptown Blues - WD-056 [Plaza Inn Hotel '72].mp3
Guitarist Pat Metheny is featured with the band in this excerpt from an early-1972 Plaza Inn Hotel gig.

What Is There to Say - WD-085 [studio session '73].mp3
This excerpt is from a Lawrence, Kansas studio session that took place in either May or June of 1973.
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