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Hemi Demi Semi Quaver: Buried Treasures of the Raymond Scott Big Band

Raymond Scott is best known as the composer of famous tunes that pop up throughout Warner Bros cartoons. In the late '30s, his celebrated Raymond Scott Quintette was a huge commercial success, a singular ensemble playing a unique and unmistakable style of jazz, full of whimsy and bravura. By the late 'Forties, he had become an electronic music pioneer, both as an instrument inventor and composer. The lost chapter between the Quintette and his electronic music was every bit as compelling, starting with the first multiracial radio big band, the 'CBS Big Band' whose ranks included legends Ben Webster, Cozy Cole, and Charlie Shavers. Hemidemisemiquaver: Buried Treasures of the Raymond Scott Big Band collects 26 exciting cuts, mostly unreleased radio broadcasts recorded by Scott himself and features photos from the Scott family archive.


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