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hr-Bigband: Once in a Lifetime

The hr-Bigband, an arm of Hessian Radio (Hessischer Rundfunk), located in the German state of Hesse, is a superb group of musicians who know how to play together and improvise at a very high level. Their recordings often involve famous Americans, and Once in a Lifetime features organist Joey DeFrancesco and drummer Jeff Hamilton. Indeed, DeFrancesco is the star of the show as he’s the dominant soloist as well as frequently the leading player in the ensemble.

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