The Warren Durrett Big Band


The Warren Durrett Big Band


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"Jeepers Creepers"
This excerpt is from a 1954 performance at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, one of the band's favorite Kansas City venues.

This recording is from a 1965 outdoor remote broadcast at the Landing Shopping Center.

"Stella by Starlight"
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?"
Vocalist Julie Turner shines on this excerpt from the band's set at the 1968 Kansas City Jazz Festival.

"Here's That Rainy Day"
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" / "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
From a 1962 session at Horizon Studio, this recording features the band's unique arrangement of two Duke Ellington classics.

"The Message"
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.

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"
Guitarist Pat Metheny is featured with the band in this excerpt from an early-1972 Plaza Inn Hotel gig.

"What Is There to Say?"
This excerpt is from a Lawrence, Kansas studio session that took place in either May or June of 1973.
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