Ralph Burns

Bijou

Bijou

  • Release Date: 05 Oct 1999
  • OJCCD-1917-2

Although Ralph Burns was a pianist in Woody Herman’s First and Second Herds, the power of his composing and arranging for Herman put his considerable keyboard talent in the shade. After his Herman years, he went on to a distinguished career as one of the major arrangers in jazz, movies, television, and Broadway. His piano playing was barely remembered. This reissue of Bijou and Spring Sequence is a welcome reminder that the elements of Burns’s arranging genius we… MORE