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GLENN MILLER

Bandleader, Arranger, Trombonist

Glenn Miller led one of the most famous orchestra’s of the 20th century. The distinctive sound that he created was born of his prior musical experiences in several orchestras and a few failures. When he formed his second band in 1938, he featured his reed section, and the unique sound caught on. The trombonist/leader immediately began drawing record crowds, and hit songs followed: “Tuxedo Junction,” “In the Mood,” and “Pennsylvania 6-5000”.

In 1941 and 1942 the band made two popular movies: Sun Valley Serenade which introduced “Chatanooga Choo-Choo” and Orchestra Wives which featured “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo”. Not only was the band popular for songs particularly associated with them, such as “String of Pearls” (1941), but with singer Ray Eberle, they made many hit recordings of standards such as “Moonlight Serenade” and “Stairway to the Stars” in 1939, “The Nearness of You,” “It’s a Blue World,” “Fools Rush In,” “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” “Skylark,” and “Imagination” in 1940, and “Angel Eyes, “Skylark,” and “At Last” in 1942.

In 1942 Miller left his successful civilian career to join the Army and modernized the Army Air Force Band to entertain troops in the war zones. In 1944 Miller was lost in a plane crash on his way to Paris ahead of the band to make arrangements for an upcoming tour.

-- Sandra Burlingame

Courtesy of JazzStandards.com

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Role: Non-Classical Artist 
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DORSEY BROTHERS: Stop, Look And Listen (1932-1935) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120762
Jazz
GIANTS OF JAZZ Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120756-57
Jazz
HITS OF THE 1940s, Vol. 1 (1940): I'll Never Smile Again Naxos Nostalgia
8.120636
Nostalgia
JAZZ LEGENDS - Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Glenn Miller Naxos Jazz Legends
8.102002
Jazz
Jazzin Legeanat - 60 kaikkien aikojen klassikkoa Naxos Jazz Legends
8.103014
Jazz
MILLER, Glenn: Community Swing (1937-1938) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120648
Jazz
MILLER, Glenn: Oh, So Good (1939-1943) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120573
Jazz
THEMES OF THE BIG BANDS: Here's That Band Again (1934-1947) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120619
Jazz
ULTIMATE BIG BAND COLLECTION (THE) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120861-62
Nostalgia

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AIRMEN OF NOTE: Keep E'm Flying Altissimo
75442271102
Contemporary Jazz
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF THE ROCKIES: String of Pearls Altissimo
75442260462
Contemporary Jazz
UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD CHORUS AND BAND: In Concert Altissimo
75442270152
Choral - Secular
WE CAN DO IT! - Celebrating Women in WWII Altissimo
75442272022
Contemporary Jazz

Role: Non-Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
DORSEY BROTHERS: Stop, Look And Listen (1932-1935) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120762
Jazz
MILLER, Glenn: Community Swing (1937-1938) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120648
Jazz
THEMES OF THE BIG BANDS: Here's That Band Again (1934-1947) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120619
Jazz
THOSE WERE OUR SONGS - Hits from World War II Altissimo
75442255452
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
ULTIMATE BIG BAND COLLECTION (THE) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120861-62
Nostalgia
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AIRMEN OF NOTE: Come Out Swingin' Altissimo
75442253392
Contemporary Jazz
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AIRMEN OF NOTE: In the Glenn Miller Mood Altissimo
75442255512
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ORCHESTRA: Remembering the Glenn Miller Army Air Forces Orchestra Altissimo
75442260542
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND AND SOLDIERS' CHORUS: Band Music Altissimo
75442262652
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND JAZZ AMBASSADORS: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Altissimo
75442270012
Contemporary Jazz

Role: Lyricist 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF MID-AMERICA: Evening with Starlifter (An) Altissimo
75442260042
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD CHORUS AND BAND: In Concert Altissimo
75442270152
Choral - Secular

Role: Arranger 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AIRMEN OF NOTE: In the Glenn Miller Mood Altissimo
75442255512
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF MID-AMERICA: On Tour Altissimo
75442261502
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND: Imagine the Possibilities Altissimo
75442270422
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ORCHESTRA: Remembering the Glenn Miller Army Air Forces Orchestra Altissimo
75442260542
Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Role: Conductor 
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