Tommy Dorsey

Giants of the Big Band Era: Tommy Dorsey [Acrobat]

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In the mid-'40s, trombonist Tommy Dorsey ruled the big-band roost, and these 12 selections indicate why. Though Dorsey did not compose any of them, the three Sy Oliver charts are precious, and you get rousing versions of "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," and their signature tune "Opus #1." A fan of the Dorsey Brothers bands likely already has these studio transcriptions bound for radio broadcast in 1944. For other nostalgia buffs, this would be a good purchase, but for well under a sawbuck. Beware -- the CD clocks in at under 35 minutes.

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