What a thrill to do this album with all these stars. I will never will forget seeing Freddie Greens hands around the neck of his guitar after playing Rhythm Guitar for Basie for 50 years. I never met Freddie before and after the first tune in which i had a trumpet solo i overheard him turn to Milt Hinton and say “he reminds me of Buck” meaning Buck Clayton. It is hard to describe how that made Continue reading Butch Miles Salutes Count Basie
I had a ball doing this album with George. We did a lot of albums together for Famous Door Records and many jazz festivals. George is on my Secret Love album and played and wrote the arrangements for my Christmas Album. One of the truly great trombone players and great guy !
More Butch and more swingin’ from a great band with arrangements by Jorge Anders!! Continue reading Butch Miles Swings Some Standards
This was my very first real pro jazz session for Famous Door Records. I was a “kid” and had just arrived in NYC and was playing at a jazz club “Eddie Condon’s” on 52nd st. with John Bunch and Mousey Alexander when Record Producer Harry Lim who had quite a stellar history from Mercury Records and recorded many legends started his own label Famous Door Records and walked in the club. Continue reading The Mouse Roars!