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John Dankworth Million Dollar Collection

Julian Joseph presents exclusive performance of the late John Dankworth composition Million Dollar Collection, conducted by the composer and saxophonist's son Alec.

Julian Joseph presents Jazz Line-Up from the garden of the Dankworth residence in Wavendon at their annual 'Music in the Garden' Series.
The "Million $ Collection" is a suite for large ensemble written by John Dankworth in 1967. It followed his previous suites for Big Band - "What the Dickens", and "Zodiac Variations".
The pieces are inspired by paintings by Mondrian, Toulouse-Latrec, Picasso and Hogarth, amongst others. Alec Dankworth has assembled a new band to perform the suite in its entirety, along with some charts from his own Generation Band pad.
The Band are:- Noel Langley, Trumpet/Freddie Gavita, Trumpet/Henry Lowther Trumpet & Violin/Robbie Robson, Trumpet/Mataius Eskilsson, Trombone, Barnaby Dickinson, Trombone/Dave Powell, Tuba/Andy Panayi, Alto Sax/Martin Hathaway, Alto Sax/Tim Garland, Tenor Sax/Julian Siegel, Tenor Sax/Alec Dankworth, Bass/Ralph Salmins, Drums/Jim Hart, Vibes/Tom Cawley, Piano.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Million Dollar Big Band directed by Alec Dankworth

    The Maggot

    All recorded at the Music In The Garden Series, The Stables, Wavendon on Sunday 4th July 2010

  • Million Dollar Big Band directed by Alec Dankworth

    Every Time We Say Goodbye

  • Million Dollar Big Band directed by Alec Dankworth

    I Got Rheumatics

  • Million Dollar Big Band directed by Alec Dankworth

    Million $ Collection – Winter Scene

  • Million Dollar Big Band directed by Alec Dankworth

    Million $ Collection – Sailor

  • Million Dollar Big Band directed by Alec Dankworth

    Million $ Collection – Two-Piece Flower

  • Million Dollar Big Band directed by Alec Dankworth

    Million $ Collection – Little Girl Blue

  • Million Dollar Big Band directed by Alec Dankworth

    Million $ Collection – Composition with Colour

  • Million Dollar Big Band directed by Alec Dankworth

    Million $ Collection – Face In A Crowd

  • Million Dollar Big Band directed by Alec Dankworth

    Million $ Collection – La Clownesse

  • Million Dollar Big Band directed by Alec Dankworth

    Million $ Collection – Garden of Delights

  • Million Dollar Big Band directed by Alec Dankworth

    Million $ Collection – Madonna

  • Million Dollar Big Band directed by Alec Dankworth

    Million $ Collection – Hogshead of Hogarth

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