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Neal Thornton

Photo by Bill Knight

A truly outstanding septet of musicians recreate the small band sounds of Benny Goodman and the swing era

Set list includes

Slipped Disc

Dont be that way

Sheik Of Araby

Lazy River

Soft Winds

Seven Come Eleven


Sweet Georgia Brown

Sing Sing Sing

Air Mail Special

Paganini Caprice 24

Memories of you

Lady Be Good/ Rifftide

Here’s that Rainy Day



The World is waiting for the sunrise

After You’ve Gone

Click on the image for Julian’s site

and the CD of the show

Julian Bliss and the king of swing

with Martin Shaw (tpt)

Jim Hart (vibes)

Colin Oxley (guitar)

Tim Thornton (bass)  

Matt Skelton (druma)

Bliss is a member of the new breed that was smitten by Goodman and has crafted a loving tribute that’s both respectful and organic. Delightfully classic jazzbo tooting by a cat who loves his work, this is just a wonderful record from  any angle no matter where you jump in. …….a sterling example of how to make the past come alive.  Well done.

Chris Spector - MidWestRecord - Seattle