A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 27, 2021
The Big Apple Bash (Jay McShann album, 1979)

Jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and bandleader Jay McShann (1916-2006) released the album The Big Apple Bash (1979). It was recorded at the Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City.


Wikipedia: Jay McShann
James Columbus “Jay” McShann (January 12, 1916 – December 7, 2006) was a jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and bandleader. He led bands in Kansas City, Missouri, that included Charlie Parker, Bernard Anderson, Walter Brown, and Ben Webster.

Wikipedia: The Big Apple Bash
The Big Apple Bash is an album by jazz pianist Jay McShann recorded in 1978 and released by the Atlantic label.

Reception
The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow noted “On this excellent release, McShann appears with two groups of all-stars. ... The unusual grouping of swing, bop and modern stylists is successful “.

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Crazy Legs and Fried Strut
Nov 8, 2014
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The Big Apple Bash
℗ 1979 Atlantic Records
Drums: Connie Kay
Trombone: Dickey Wells
Trumpet: Doc Cheatham
Alto Saxophone: Earle Warren
Bass: Eddie Gomez
Baritone Saxophone: Gerry Mulligan
Flute: Herbie Mann
Bass: Jack Six
Drums: Joe Morello
Guitar: John Scofield
Bass: Milt Hinton
Writer: Jay Mcshann

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Georgia on My Mind
Nov 8, 2014
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Georgia on My Mind · Jay McShann

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Dickie’s Dream
Nov 7, 2014
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Dickie’s Dream · Jay McShann

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Ain’t Misbehavin’
Nov 7, 2014
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Ain’t Misbehavin’ · Jay McShann

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I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water
Nov 8, 2014
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I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water · Jay McShann

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Blue Feeling
Nov 8, 2014
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Jumpin’ Blues
Nov 8, 2014
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Jumpin’ Blues · Jay McShann

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