World's Greatest Jazz Band

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The World's Greatest Jazz Band was an all-star jazz ensemble active from 1968 to 1978.

Dick Gibson founded the group at his sixth Jazz Party, an annual event; the group performed mostly Dixieland jazz and recorded extensively. It was co-led by Yank Lawson and Bob Haggart, and did early jazz standards alongside contemporaneous pop songs done in a Dixieland style.[1] Though the group disbanded in 1978, the name was revived several times by Lawson and Haggart for limited engagements.

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Discography[edit]

  • World's Greatest Jazz Band of Yank Lawson and Bob Haggart (1968)
  • Extra! (1968)
  • Live (1970)
  • What's New (1970)
  • Live at Roosevelt Grill (1970)
  • At Manchester's Free Trade Hall (1971)
  • Century Plaza (1972)
  • Hark the Herald Angels Swing (1972)
  • At Massey Hall (1972)
  • Plays Duke Ellington (1973)
  • Good News (with Teresa Brewer) (1974)
  • Plays Eddie Barefield (1974)
  • Plays Cole Porter (1974)
  • On Tour, Vol. 1 (1975)
  • On Tour, Vol. 2 (1975)
  • Plays Rodgers and Hart (1975)
  • Plays George Gershwin (1977)

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