Hal McKusick - The Day John Brown Was Hanged 07:55. Hal McKusick - Sing Song 02:27. Album: Three Classic Albums (Jazz at the Academy, Jazz Workshop, Cross Section - Saxes). Hal McKusick, Hal McKusick Quartette: best 2 tracks. Hal McKusick - I'm Glad There Is You Triple Exposure, 1992 03:50. Hal McKusick, Hal McKusick Octet - Gift Of The Magi In A Twentieth - Century Drawing Room, 2010 02:45. Artist: Hal McKusick Hal McKusick Quartette.
Jazz At The Academy is a cool jazz music live album recording by HAL MCKUSICK released in 1957 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Hal McKusick Quartette-Jazz At The Academy-Coral 57116-PROMO COPY.
Hal McKusick (1 June 1924 – 11 April 2012) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist, who worked with Boyd Raeburn from 1944 to 1945 and Claude Thornhill from 1948 to 1949. McKusick was born in Medford, Massachusetts. In the early 1950s he worked with Terry Gibbs and Don Elliott. McKusick also released albums under his own leadership, including a 1957 album for Prestige titled Triple Exposure.
For this album, McKusick commissioned arrangements from George Handy, Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell and Ernie Wilkins, to show-tunes and compositions written by others, that late ’50s phenomenon of the workshop jazz concept. Marc Meyers (JazzWax) interviewed McKusick in 2010 about the Cross Section Saxes album, here. I can do no better than to respectfully pinch some snippets: JW: What did Bill Evans think of your concept for the working septet? HM: He loved it. Bill was interested in getting inside the music, to put his own touch on it while at the same time contributing to the whole
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A fine cool-toned altoist and an occasional clarinetist, Hal McKusick worked with the big bands of Les Brown, Woody Herman (1943), Boyd Raeburn (1944-1945), Alvino Rey (1946), Buddy Rich, and Claude Thornhil. ead Full Biography. The Complete Barry Gal. ee Full Discography.