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Don Sebesky

Don Sebesky is best known as house arranger for many of producer Creed Taylor's Verve, A&M, and CTI productions; the man whose orchestral backgrounds helped make artists like Wes Montgomery, Paul Desmond, Freddie Hubbard, and George Benson acceptable to audiences outside of jazz. He has taken critical heat for this, but Sebesky's arrangements have usually been among the classiest in his field, reflecting a solid knowledge of the orchestra, drawing variously from big band jazz, rock, ethnic music, classical music of all eras, and even the avant-garde for ideas. He once cited Bartok as his favorite composer, but one also hears lots of Stravinsky in his work.

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Albums

Giant Box
Giant Box
CTI Masterworks
2011
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[no cover]
Compositional Jazz
Nonesuch
1995
buy
[no cover]
Full Cycle
Nonesuch
1983
buy
[no cover]
Three Works For Jazz...
Nonesuch
1979
buy
[no cover]
Skyliner
Nonesuch
1975
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[no cover]
Giant Box
Nonesuch
1973
buy

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