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October 18, 2019

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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
Directed by Nick Hilscher
The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street
Saturday October 19
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Yes, this is the same “world famous orchestra” that’s been touring almost continually since 1938 - or 1937, if you want to count Glenn Miller’s first unsuccessful band (or even 1935, when Miller made his first recordings as a bandleader). Since the founder, Miller himself, disappeared in 1944, the The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been practically the first and certainly the most durable of all so-called “ghost” bands. Admittedly, there have been long stretches wherein the band seems to have given up the ghost, but there were also inspired leaders over the decades, most especially Tex Beneke, Ray McKinley, Buddy DeFranco, and now, the brilliant singer Nick Hilscher, who took over as director in 2012. Under Mr. Hilscher’s baton, the band has hit a new creative peak, and that’s not only because the leader is enough of a scholar to resurrect a lot of excellent music that hasn’t been heard much over the years (such as Bill Finegan’s remarkable but unrecorded arrangement of “Song of the Bayou”) in addition to such beloved and unavoidable warhorses as “In the Mood” and “Moonlight Serenade.” But also, Mr. Hilscher is an outstanding baritone who croons in a style wholly authentic to the period, the era of Dick Haymes, Miller’s own Johnny Desmond, and the young Sinatra - his singing has now become an ineffable part of the band’s sonic identity, its aural “brand.” The official Miller band hasn’t played within Manhattan city limits since the centennial 15 years ago, and, hence, I’m actually considering attending both shows on Saturday October 19.
 

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Author: Will Friedwald

Will Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, VANITY FAIR and PLAYBOY magazine and reviews current shows for THE CITIVIEW NEW YORK. He also is the author of nine books, including the award-winning A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP SINGERS, SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU, STARDUST MELODIES, TONY BENNETT: THE GOOD LIFE, LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES, and JAZZ SINGING. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.


New Books:

THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP VOCAL ALBUMS (Pantheon Books / Random House, November 2017)

SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU - NEW REVISED EDITION (Chicago Review Press, May 2018)


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