The former bass player and world-renowned pop big band leader James (originally Hans) Last will become honorary senator of the Hochschule fr Knste (University of the Arts) in his hometown of Bremen, Germany, next year as a tribute honoring his 80th birthday. In the 1950s Last had been an important jazz bassist who was regularly nominated Germany's number one bass player in jazz polls and recorded with the German All Stars. In the 1960s he formed his big band which moved away from jazz and became one of the most successful pop big bands. He developed a very specific big band sound that was loved by dancers from all over the world. He sold more than 80 million records and received 206 Golden and 16 Platin records. ON THE WEB | IMAGES |
Please allow about 30 seconds to display the player of our individual vintage orchestral music podcasts- presenting the Best of Beautiful Music from FM stereo radios' formative days. Selections from Broadway, Hollywood and America's great collection of standards...in sweeping instrumental programmed modules. Each was recorded off the air in the 1950's - '70s. Some later promo recordings are included in some of our podcasts. This material was distributed by the recording companies for promotional purposes and was not for sale. Enjoy these segments from the early years of FM Stereo radio broadcasting.
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