Tag Archives: Harold Danko

Only Trust Your Heart

This was an album i totally forgot about.  I co-produced it with good friend Sonny Costanzo.  Great band and some nice material. Beside the Jobim material a great tune by Benny Carter “Only Trust Your Heart” and one by Gerry Mulligan “Parade Samba”.  Also a really nice paragraph on the back from Dave Brubeck who lived in Connecticut near Sonny, myself and Gerry Mulligan.

sonny and glenn front cover Continue reading Only Trust Your Heart

Stardust

On This Album I used Norris Turney who was the lead alto player in the Duke Ellington band.  Also I did a few originals one written by Harold Danko and another written by Mike Hall.  The great jazz writer and reviewer Leonard Feather gave this album 5 stars and remarked on my solo on “Stardust” that had Louis Armstong as inspiration which felt very good. Continue reading Stardust

Secret Love

This was a very special album with my daughter Christine on the front cover. I moved from Manhattan to Connecticut and didn’t want to travel so much anymore so I could spend more time at home with the family. It was a period of tremendous expansion as i started my own production company and teamed up with Bobby Rosengarden and went into the Rainbow Room in NY with my own Big band a first Continue reading Secret Love

Steamin’ Mainstream

This was a quartet i put together with some of my favorite players and one of my favorite bands.  I booked a 5 night a week jazz gig and then recorded a live album. That was the end of the band and we moved seperate ways Harold Danko doing his own band and Butch and I  joining Bob Wilber. Great quartet and can you believe Butch singing like this and playing at the same time wow ! The Continue reading Steamin’ Mainstream