Big Band Bash is an early-’50s album that balances his big-band roots with a bit of the pop he would explore in his later work. “Orchids in the Moonlight,” “Perfidia,” and “Tenderly” make Big Band Bash a romantic — and hard swinging — affair. This is one of Bill May’s most engaging albums, and the playing of Conrad Gozzo on lead trumpet is as inspiring as you can get.
Gozzo’s worldwide renown for lead playing has led to the creation of this new series of transcription books by Stuart McLean-Fowler, where the lead book from very famous albums is transcribed note-for-note so you can play along and give your high register practice what it is most notably missing: context.
To the left you can find some samples, below you will see the song list, and you can click above for an immediate digital download.
- You’re Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?)
- When Your Lover Has Gone
- My Last Affair
- Easy Street
- Gone With The Wind
- Diane (I’m In Heaven When I See You Smile)
- Please Be Kind
- Orchids In The Moonlight
- From The Land Of The Sky Blue Water