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Band of Bones

John Laporta

Band of Bones is an exciting new big band with a totally unique sound

and instrumentation: EIGHT (count ’em) trombones plus a sensational

rhythm section. Modelled after the 1950s group led by JJ Johnson and

Kai Winding, with a hint of Count Basie, Band of Bones plays swinging

big band jazz featuring great arrangements and original soloists.

Our first CD contains a mix of American standard tunes like Sentimental Over You and

Stardust, Jazz classics like Night in Tunisia and Bolivia, Latin-jazz

hits like Girl from Ipanema and El Manisero, as well as the originals

Bonin’ and Love Again.

Our 2nd CD “CARAVAN” features guest artists Steve Turre and Hendrik Meurkens and includes these nine tunes : Manteca, Slidin’, Sway, Lament, El Grito de la Culebra, Mr. Johnson, V.O., How Deep is the Ocean, and Caravan.

Listen to what has been said in the press:

“A sound that demands attention…inventive and swinging!”

WABC New York

“The best big band you’ve never heard about!” Hot House Magazine

“The trombone is alive and well!”

Jazz Inside Magazine

“Three and a half stars!” – Downbeat