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Charlie May & The Pony Boy All-Star Big Band, Plays the Arrangements of Gaylord Jones

New Orleans tenor sax sound meets classic big band! Old and modern charts by historic arranger, recorded live at Kellys’ Restaurant. This was first formation of Pony Boy All-Star Big Band, which now plays festivals and concerts throughout the year. Downbeat Poll rated Gaylord Jones' arrangement of "Riffette" as one of the best swing numbers of the 1940’s. He was an originator of the style - a hot-jazz pianist-arranger-bandleader going back to the late 1930’s Seattle. Charlie May, a son of New Orleans, cut his teeth on Bourbon Street, sitting on Louis Armstrong’s knee! He appeared on The Colgate Comedy Hour at the age of 16, and played with both Al Hirt and Pete Fountain. He led his own band for many years in Las Vegas and Playboy Clubs around the world.