Sunday Bandstand 28 March 2021

Sunday Bandstand 28 March 2021

William (Billy) George Maxted (January 21, 1917 – October 11, 2001) Racine, Wisconsin, U.S and was an American jazz pianist.

He began his career in 1937 as a member of the Red Nichols big band, for which he wrote  a number of arrangements. After three years, he played with Teddy Powell, Ben Pollack, and Will Bradley.

He served in the U.S. Navy, then wrote arrangements for the big bands of Claude Thornhill and Benny Goodman. During 1947, he led a band with Ray Eberle and soon after led the Manhattan Jazz Band, which played Dixieland with Bob Zurke on boogie-woogie piano.

During the 1950s, he had a steady job as house pianist at Nick's club in Greenwich Village. He also recorded for MGM, Brunswick, Cadence, and Seeco.

In 1958, British bandleader Reg Owen had a major hit on the American charts with his upbeat instrumental composition, "Manhattan Spiritual", released on the Palette label.

In the 1960s, he recorded for K&H and Liberty and as a sideman for Bob Crosby, Pee Wee Erwin, and Red Nichols. He moved to Florida in the 1970s and continued to play around Broward County for many years, including a year’s long stay at The Beach Club.

He died in Fort Lauderdale on October 11, 2001.

This was a popular brass band concert piece in the 1980s and we are featuring it on this week’s show.  


Playlist  28 March 2021 

Recording Details 

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010
Bacchanal - Saint Seans arr. Keith Wilkinson  The Flowers Band - Philip Harper - 2009  'Ovation' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 229D - 2009
Theme From Schubert's Fifth Symphony arr. Brian Bowen The Manchester Citadel Salvation Army Band BM: Colin Wilson -   'Praise' - CD - Manchester Citadel Band MCB -1 - 1991
Anna Karenina – Helen Johnstone Euphonium Soloist Riki McDonnell (New Zealand) with the Marple Band MD: Gary Cutt - 2009  'The Euphonium Songbook' - CD - Polyphonic QPRL 097D - 1999
Ritual Fire Dance - Manuel de Falla arr. Allan Street Williams Fairey Band MD: Bryan Hurdley - 1997  'Spanish Impressions' - CD - Chandos Brass CHAN 4544 - 1997
Deux Grotesques -  1. Balletomane 2. March Des Buffoons - A. Picon (Anthony Spurgin)  CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1960  'Rhapsody in Brass' - Vinyl - Fontana Recording TFL 5108 - 1960
I Vow to Thee my Country from Jupiter The Planets  - Gustav Holst arr. Stephen Roberts  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2004  ' Summer Prom' - CD - Doyen Recording AMSCDO75 - 2004
Feelin' Good - Anthony Newley arr. Foster / Kerwin Flugel Soloist Alexandra Kerwin with the Kiwi All Stars Ensemble MD: Howard Taylor - 2006  'Poles Apart' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD222 - 2006
The Southern Cross - Brian Bowen International Staff Band  BM:  Col. Bernard Adams - 1972  'Sounds Triumphant' - Vinyl - EMI Recording - SXLP 50014 - August 1972
Festival Overture - Dmitri Shoshtakovich arr. Peter Kitson Bon-Accord Silver Band MD: Duncan Beckley - 2005  'Northern Lights Stars of the North' - CD - Wax Digital Bon-Accord Silver Band CD1 - 2005
Coventry Variations - Bramwell Tovey Foden's Band MD: Bramwell Tovey - 2009  'Maestro' - CD - SP&S Egon SFZ136 - 2009
Serenade - Franz Schubert arr. Keith Wilkinson  Trombone Soloist Brett Baker accompanied by Pianist Fenell Haworth-Smith - 2010  'The World of the Trombone Vol 2' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRZ 027D - 2010
Happy Trombones - Rob Ares Trombone Trio Thijs Oud, Gerben Brunia and Willem Flisijn - Brass Band Soli Deo Gloria (The Netherlands) MD: Jan de Haan - 1995  'More Soli Gold' - CD - De Haske Recording DHM 3.020-3 - 1995
Singing In The Rain - Nacio Herb Brown arr. Alan Fernie  The BT Band MD: Graham O'Connor  - 1998  'The BT Band ' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD089 - 1998
Colditz March - Robert Farnon arr. Philip Sparke Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2014  'Into the sky' - CD - De Haske Recording DHR03-061-3 - 2014
The Beautiful Galathea - Franz von Suppe arr. Gordon Langford  Black Dyke Mills Band MD: David Hirst - 1988  'Overtures' - Vinyl - Chandos Recording BBRD  1036 - 1988
Manhattan Spiritual - William (Billy) George Maxted arr. G. Ritchie  The Jayess (Queensbury) Band MD: James Shepherd - 1987  'Making Tracks III' - Vinyl - CJS Recording - 1987
Poles Apart - Simon Kerwin  Duet Riki McDonnell Euphonium and Alexandra Kerwin Soprano with the Kiwi All Star Brass (New Zealand) MD: Howard Taylor - 2006  'Poles Apart' - CD - Doyen Recording  DOYCD222 -  2006
Toccata in D Minor - J.S. Bach  Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2002  'Toccata' - CD - 2002
Wellington March - Wilhelm Zehle  West Yorkshire Police Band MD: Barry Thompson - 1997  'West Yorkshire Police Band' - CD - Kirklees Recording  KRCD 1030 - 1997
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010

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