The Real Deal Big Band
This live recording was made at Kaleidoscope Sound on June 28 & 29, 2011. I started writing the music in 2003 when I was asked to put together an 18 piece band for a steady weekend gig at a New Jersey supper club. The idea was to create instrumental music that was challenging to play but that would also be accessible to a wide audience
Real Deal Big Band
by Zan Stewart/The Star-Ledger
Tuesday September 16, 2008:One of Jersey's ace ensembles
should be much
better known: The Real Deal Big Band, led by guitarist, composer
Willy Dalton. An outgrowth of the smaller Dalton Gang, the band
digs into a
melding of jazz, blues and Latin styles with aplomb.
By Roberto Carlos Lujan, The Solar Latin Club, August 8, 2012:
el guitarrista y arreglaste Willie Dalton dirige The Real Deal Big Band una
formación amplia con una sonoridad voluminosa e imponente, la cual
presenta en este disco su presentación en directo en Kaleidoscope Sound,
Union City en New Jersey, junio 28-29 de 2011
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
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