BRIAN CARPENTER'S GHOST TRAIN ORCHESTRA

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The Ghost Train Orchestra was founded in 2006 by composer/arranger Brian Carpenter. That year Carpenter was hired as the musical director for an event marking the 90th anniversary of the historic Regent Theater in Boston. He selected five composers from a transitional time and place in America: the late 1920s Chicago and Harlem, when the jazz orchestra was being developed by bandleaders such as Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Tiny Parham, Fess Williams, and Charlie Johnson. Carpenter began transcribing the parts from old 78s and arranged the music for a 9-piece ensemble to back performers on stage. The reaction to the band's debut at the Regent was tremendous, and since then the band has performed regularly in New York City, home of all its members except the leader, a Boston resident.

In 2008, Carpenter arranged the music with added strings, voice, and musical saw, and the following year recorded the band in
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Big Band 2011
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Big Band 2015
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Big Band 2017

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