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Radio stations across the country are talking about the newest release from Blue Moon Big Band!

Here's what
Rich Harrison of 90.3 FM KEDM "Mostly Big Bands" in Monroe, LA has to say...
   
The Polar Bear's Pajamas

"Music lovers will recognize nearly all the songs. Do I have a favorite? Nope, each song stands alone. I'll enjoy each as I play for my personal enjoyment or on my weekly radio show."

When you hear this question, 'Whatever happened to the big bands?' be sure to reply, 'They are alive and producing great music for dancing, listening, or just sitting and enjoying.'

Rob Leonard and Blue Moon Big Band remain true to the idea of the big band sound with swinging arrangements of today, yet bring back memories of earlier swing music. On the new album, Rob features several of his long-time members - Chris Poole-bari sax, Scott Stansfield-trumpet, Marty Knapp-drums, Clem Ehoff-piano, and Chris Skowronski and Bob Jordon-trombones. Plus, he's added the new talents of Paul duBois-trumpet, Bernie Robier-trombone, Joe Sullivan-tenor sax, Eric Wetzel, alto sax and clarinet, and Kevin Shaner-bass.

The focus of The Polar Bear's Pajamas is songbird, Teresa Leonard, featured on nine of the fifteen songs. She is in excellent voice, and gets better with each new album. Her style is straight ahead singing - we can understand every word on each of the nine songs she performs. No gimmicks. Check out Teresa on the Latin number "Sway."

Big bands should have a boy singer, too, and Blue Moon veteran Mike Hirsh is on two songs made famous by "the chairman of the board", but Mike does it his way.

You will certainly enjoy the TRI-BONES of Bernie Robier, Chris Skowronski, and Bob Jordan on their version of "Lassus Trombone."

Music lovers will recognize nearly all the songs. Do I have a favorite? Nope, each song stands alone. I'll enjoy each as I play for my personal enjoyment or on my weekly radio show.

For any fan of big band and swing music, The Polar Bear's Pajamas is a must-have. Do your local radio fans a favor - get a copy for yourself and one for your local Public Radio Station. If we want this sort of music to prosper, we've got to do our part. Tell a friend about The Polar Bear's Pajamas.
- Rich Harrison, 90.3 FM KEDM "Mostly Big Bands"





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