DON SEBESKY

Progressive Big Band / Post-Fusion Contemporary / Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk / Third Stream / Soul Jazz • United States
Jazz music community with review and forums
DON SEBESKY picture
As a composer, arranger and conductor, he has worked with such orchestras as the London Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Pops, The New York Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic of London, and the Toronto Symphony.

His Broadway theater credits include Porgy and Bess (London production by Trevor Nunn), Sinatra At The Palladium, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate (2000 Tony Award), Bells Are Ringing, Flower Drum Song, Parade, The Life, Cyrano, The Goodbye Girl, Will Rogers Follies, and Sinatra At Radio City.

Among his film credits are The Rosary Murders (starring Donald Sutherland), Hollow Image (starring Morgan Freeman), The Last of the Belles (starring Susan Sarandon), Let's Get Lost (starring Chet Baker “ Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival), The People Next Door (starring Eli Wallach and Julie Harris), Time Piece (Jim Henson Productions “ Academy Award nomination for Best Short Subject).

For television, Sebesky's work has included Allegra's
read more...
Thanks to EZ Money for the addition and snobb, dreadpirateroberts for the updates

DON SEBESKY Online Videos

No DON SEBESKY online videos available. Search and add one now.

Buy DON SEBESKY music

Amazon (logo)
Rape Of El MorroRape Of El Morro
Cti 2016
$11.67
$15.79 (used)
Three Works for Jazz Soloist & Symphony OrchestraThree Works for Jazz Soloist & Symphony Orchestra
Dcc Compact Classics 1999
$18.50
$7.02 (used)
I Remember Bill: A Tribute to Bill EvansI Remember Bill: A Tribute to Bill Evans
RCA Victor 1998
$69.75
$8.46 (used)
Don Sebesky - Full Cycle - Lp Vinyl RecordDon Sebesky - Full Cycle - Lp Vinyl Record
GNP Crescendo
$25.00
$77.00 (used)
Moving LinesMoving Lines
$50.00
$4.58 (used)
Showing 5 items | Cache expiring in 71h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
TERRY BAXTER The Best Of '69 Don Sebesky Johnny Spence TERRY BAXTER The Best Of '69 Don Sebesky Johnny Spence USD $16.00 Buy It Now 1h 59m
DON SEBESKY / MOVING LINES / DOCTOR'S JAZZ / KING JAPAN OBI K26P6405 DON SEBESKY / MOVING LINES / DOCTOR'S JAZZ / KING JAPAN OBI K26P6405 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 11h
Charlie Mariano-A Jazz Portrait Of Volume 1-Regina 286-DON SEBESKY Charlie Mariano-A Jazz Portrait Of Volume 1-Regina 286-DON SEBESKY USD $29.99 Buy It Now 13h
Don Sebesky - Three Works For Jazz Soloists & Symphony... GER 2LP 1979 FOC /4* Don Sebesky - Three Works For Jazz Soloists & Symphony... GER 2LP 1979 FOC /4* USD $24.99 Buy It Now 14h
Jackie and Roy-Time & Love-CTI 6019-DON SEBESKY Jackie and Roy-Time & Love-CTI 6019-DON SEBESKY USD $14.99 Buy It Now 17h
DON SEBESKY: 3 Works For Jazz Soloists LP (2 LPs, original master recording, ha DON SEBESKY: 3 Works For Jazz Soloists LP (2 LPs, original master recording, ha USD $30.00 Buy It Now 19h
MILT JACKSON Sunflower Cassette Tape CTI Billy Cobham Don Sebesky Ron Carter MILT JACKSON Sunflower Cassette Tape CTI Billy Cobham Don Sebesky Ron Carter USD $8.00 Buy It Now 23h
MFSL 2-503 * DON SEBESKY: 3 WORKS FOR JAZZ SOLOISTS & SYMPHONY * 1/2 SPEED * NM MFSL 2-503 * DON SEBESKY: 3 WORKS FOR JAZZ SOLOISTS & SYMPHONY * 1/2 SPEED * NM USD $34.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Don Sebesky Joe Beck CTI RVG LP 1975 Don Sebesky Joe Beck CTI RVG LP 1975 USD $12.00 Buy It Now 1 day
DON SEBESKY Giant Box CTI 2XLP boxset quadraphonic w/booklet > DON SEBESKY Giant Box CTI 2XLP boxset quadraphonic w/booklet > USD $20.50 (7 bids)
1 day
DON SEBESKY The Distant Galaxy VERVE LP VG+/VG++ > DON SEBESKY The Distant Galaxy VERVE LP VG+/VG++ > USD $8.00 (0 bids)
1 day
DON SEBESKY The Rape Of El Morro CTI LP VG++/VG+ gatefold > DON SEBESKY The Rape Of El Morro CTI LP VG++/VG+ gatefold > USD $8.00 (0 bids)
1 day
Don Sebesky: Full Cycle LP Record Album, 1984 GNPS 2164 SEALED MINT Don Sebesky: Full Cycle LP Record Album, 1984 GNPS 2164 SEALED MINT USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
WES MONTGOMERY A Day in the Life EXC 1967 A&M/CTI LP Herbie Hancock-Don Sebesky WES MONTGOMERY A Day in the Life EXC 1967 A&M/CTI LP Herbie Hancock-Don Sebesky USD $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
JACK SHELDON Cool World Don Sebesky Dot stereo LP JACK SHELDON Cool World Don Sebesky Dot stereo LP USD $14.97 Buy It Now 1 day
Don Sebesky-  Moving Lines-  new/sealed  cassette tape Don Sebesky- Moving Lines- new/sealed cassette tape USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
DON SEBESKY: Full Cycle LP Sealed (cut corner) Jazz DON SEBESKY: Full Cycle LP Sealed (cut corner) Jazz USD $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
12 12" RARE LP THE RAPE OF EL MORRO BY DON SEBESKY (1975) CTI RECORDS CTI 6061 S1 USD $12.31 Buy It Now 1 day
DON SEBESKY-JOYFUL NOISE A TRIBUTE TO DUKE ELLINGTON-BMG-1999 DON SEBESKY-JOYFUL NOISE A TRIBUTE TO DUKE ELLINGTON-BMG-1999 USD $9.79 Buy It Now 2 days
CHRIS HUNTER (Self Titled) LP VINYL RECORD SEALED! Don Sebesky / Hiram Bullock CHRIS HUNTER (Self Titled) LP VINYL RECORD SEALED! Don Sebesky / Hiram Bullock USD $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Don Sebesky Moving Lines USA vinyl LP album record FW40155 DOCTOR JAZZ 1985 Don Sebesky Moving Lines USA vinyl LP album record FW40155 DOCTOR JAZZ 1985 USD $14.64 Buy It Now 2 days
Don Sebesky & The Jazz Rock Syndrome – CD – Verve – Japan, 2007 Don Sebesky & The Jazz Rock Syndrome – CD – Verve – Japan, 2007 USD $49.50 Buy It Now 2 days
Don Sebesky.  'Giant Box' Don Sebesky. 'Giant Box' USD $24.50 Buy It Now 2 days
DON SEBESKY Giant Box (1973) CTI LP's Jazz Fusion Funk Soul Freddie Hubbard+ DON SEBESKY Giant Box (1973) CTI LP's Jazz Fusion Funk Soul Freddie Hubbard+ USD $8.40 Buy It Now 2 days
Don Sebesky And Jazz-Rock Syndrome S/T 2007 Japan CD 1st Press With Obi PROA-160 Don Sebesky And Jazz-Rock Syndrome S/T 2007 Japan CD 1st Press With Obi PROA-160 USD $69.80 Buy It Now 3 days
DON SEBESKY THE RAPE OF EL MORRO  CTI RECORDS 1975GATEFOLD SLEEVE SUPERB EXAMPLE DON SEBESKY THE RAPE OF EL MORRO CTI RECORDS 1975GATEFOLD SLEEVE SUPERB EXAMPLE USD $18.24 Buy It Now 3 days
LON RITCHIE the Lon Ritchie Album SEALED Don Sebesky LP LON RITCHIE the Lon Ritchie Album SEALED Don Sebesky LP USD $25.95 Buy It Now 3 days
Don Sebesky - Giant Box (French Import) - Don Sebesky CD DXVG The Fast Free Don Sebesky - Giant Box (French Import) - Don Sebesky CD DXVG The Fast Free USD $23.48 Buy It Now 3 days
DON SEBESKY Giant Box 2xLP BOXSET CTI CTX 6031/32 US 1973 VG+ Jazz Fusion BX2 DON SEBESKY Giant Box 2xLP BOXSET CTI CTX 6031/32 US 1973 VG+ Jazz Fusion BX2 USD $7.99 Buy It Now 4 days
DON SEBESKY - SKYLINER   7 DON SEBESKY - SKYLINER 7" VINYL USD $5.50 Buy It Now 4 days
DON SEBESKY RAPE OF EL MORRO CTI LAX-3271 Japan VINYL LP DON SEBESKY RAPE OF EL MORRO CTI LAX-3271 Japan VINYL LP USD $0.99 (1 bids)
4 days
DON SEBESKY - Joyful Noise: A Tribute To Duke Ellington - CD - **SEALED/NEW** DON SEBESKY - Joyful Noise: A Tribute To Duke Ellington - CD - **SEALED/NEW** USD $27.95 Buy It Now 4 days
FRANCO AMBROSETTI/DON SEBESKY Sleeping Gypsy - Gryphon G-915 SEALED FRANCO AMBROSETTI/DON SEBESKY Sleeping Gypsy - Gryphon G-915 SEALED USD $20.00 Buy It Now 4 days
DON SEBESKY Giant Box 1973 VG++ 2 LP box set Jackie & Roy Paul Desmond Airto DON SEBESKY Giant Box 1973 VG++ 2 LP box set Jackie & Roy Paul Desmond Airto USD $5.99 (0 bids)
4 days
FRANCO AMBROSETTI & DON SEBESKY  * JAZZ FUNK LP DIRE FRANCO AMBROSETTI & DON SEBESKY * JAZZ FUNK LP DIRE USD $33.82 Buy It Now 4 days
DON SEBESKY-GIANT BOX-JAPAN BLU-SPEC CD B50 DON SEBESKY-GIANT BOX-JAPAN BLU-SPEC CD B50 USD $10.80 (0 bids)
5 days
CHET BAKER She Was Too Good To Me WLP Vinyl Don Sebesky Ron Carter PLAYS WELL CHET BAKER She Was Too Good To Me WLP Vinyl Don Sebesky Ron Carter PLAYS WELL USD $59.99 Buy It Now 5 days
CARMEN McRAE Carmen's Gold LP Mainstream Don Sebesky Peter Matz Gentleman Friend CARMEN McRAE Carmen's Gold LP Mainstream Don Sebesky Peter Matz Gentleman Friend USD $8.99 Buy It Now 5 days
BOBBY LAUREL Cool DON SEBESKY Arranged Jazz Pop VOCAL LP Oddity Beautiful Days BOBBY LAUREL Cool DON SEBESKY Arranged Jazz Pop VOCAL LP Oddity Beautiful Days USD $9.50 Buy It Now 5 days
DON SEBESKY-THE RAPE OF EL MORRO -JAPAN Blu-spec CD B63 DON SEBESKY-THE RAPE OF EL MORRO -JAPAN Blu-spec CD B63 USD $13.99 Buy It Now 5 days
MFSL SEALED  DON SEBESKY Three Works For Jazz Soloists 2LP Jazz Audiophile MoFi MFSL SEALED DON SEBESKY Three Works For Jazz Soloists 2LP Jazz Audiophile MoFi USD $195.00 Buy It Now 5 days
[SOUL/JAZZ]~EXC LP~EMILY YANCY~DON SEBESKY~ [SOUL/JAZZ]~EXC LP~EMILY YANCY~DON SEBESKY~"Yancy"~Self Titled~{1965~MAINSTREAM USD $8.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Three SEALED Uncut Audiophile DCC CDs SONNY STITT & DON SEBESKY & RUSTY DEDRICK Three SEALED Uncut Audiophile DCC CDs SONNY STITT & DON SEBESKY & RUSTY DEDRICK USD $9.99 Buy It Now 5 days
DON SEBESKY ~ FULL CYCLE ~ waltz for debby ~ VINYL LP bill evans NM- DON SEBESKY ~ FULL CYCLE ~ waltz for debby ~ VINYL LP bill evans NM- USD $25.77 Buy It Now 5 days
DON SEBESKY DON SEBESKY "THREE WORKS FOR JAZZ SOLOISTS & SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA" DOUBLE LP VINYL USD $16.99 (0 bids)
5 days
Rape Of El Morro - Don Sebesky (CD New) Rape Of El Morro - Don Sebesky (CD New) USD $12.73 Buy It Now 6 days
MFSL 2-503 Don Sebesky Three Works for Jazz Soloists & Symphony Orchestra MFSL 2-503 Don Sebesky Three Works for Jazz Soloists & Symphony Orchestra USD $91.89 Buy It Now 6 days
Don Sebesky : Moving lines CD Value Guaranteed from eBay’s biggest seller! Don Sebesky : Moving lines CD Value Guaranteed from eBay’s biggest seller! USD $6.20 Buy It Now 6 days
DON SEBESKY - Full Cycle - LP Vinyl Record DON SEBESKY - Full Cycle - LP Vinyl Record USD $3.66 (0 bids)
6 days
DON SEBESKY~Moving Lines~Doctor Jazz~1985~Factory Sealed Vinyl LP FW40155 DON SEBESKY~Moving Lines~Doctor Jazz~1985~Factory Sealed Vinyl LP FW40155 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Alfie LP Carmen McRae Mainstream S 6084 Peter Matz & Don Sebesky shrink vg+ Alfie LP Carmen McRae Mainstream S 6084 Peter Matz & Don Sebesky shrink vg+ USD $9.33 Buy It Now 6 days
Don Sebesky Bob James CTI RVG 2LP Box Set & Booklet Don Sebesky Bob James CTI RVG 2LP Box Set & Booklet USD $14.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Jackie & Roy Don Sebesky Bob James RVG CTI LP 1972 Jackie & Roy Don Sebesky Bob James RVG CTI LP 1972 USD $14.00 Buy It Now 6 days
CHRIS CONNOR - NOW - ABC LABEL - STEREO LP - DON SEBESKY CHRIS CONNOR - NOW - ABC LABEL - STEREO LP - DON SEBESKY USD $12.95 Buy It Now 6 days
JIMMY DEAN The First Thing Ev'ry Morning LP Mono Don Sebesky Under The Sun JIMMY DEAN The First Thing Ev'ry Morning LP Mono Don Sebesky Under The Sun USD $7.99 Buy It Now 6 days
don sebesky 2lp three works for jazz soloists & symph. orch.  g-2-791  vg/m- don sebesky 2lp three works for jazz soloists & symph. orch. g-2-791 vg/m- USD $4.99 Buy It Now 7 days
DON SEBESKY Three Works for Jazz Soloists ORIG 1st GRYPHON 2 LP 6.28488 DX NM DON SEBESKY Three Works for Jazz Soloists ORIG 1st GRYPHON 2 LP 6.28488 DX NM USD $12.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Giant Box [Digipak] by Don Sebesky (CD, Apr-2011, Masterworks Jazz) Giant Box [Digipak] by Don Sebesky (CD, Apr-2011, Masterworks Jazz) USD $6.00 Buy It Now 7 days
CARMEN McRAE-PETER MATZ/DON SEBESKY (2 discs) NM/VG+ VINYL RECORD ALBUM LP CARMEN McRAE-PETER MATZ/DON SEBESKY (2 discs) NM/VG+ VINYL RECORD ALBUM LP USD $11.98 Buy It Now 7 days
Don Sebesky LP Three Works For Jazz Soloists MFSL Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Don Sebesky LP Three Works For Jazz Soloists MFSL Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab USD $29.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Don Sebesky - The Rape Of El Morro [New CD] Blu-Spec CD, Japan - Import Don Sebesky - The Rape Of El Morro [New CD] Blu-Spec CD, Japan - Import USD $9.00 Buy It Now 7 days
LON RITCHIE Language of the Heart (Don Sebesky) Riparia d'Oro RDO-S-1900 SEALED LON RITCHIE Language of the Heart (Don Sebesky) Riparia d'Oro RDO-S-1900 SEALED USD $15.00 Buy It Now 7 days
 DON SEBESKY: Rape of El Morro VINYL LP CTI Jazz VAN GELDER RVG NM- DON SEBESKY: Rape of El Morro VINYL LP CTI Jazz VAN GELDER RVG NM- USD $14.50 Buy It Now 7 days
George Benson White Rabbit Don Sebesky Record lp original vinyl album George Benson White Rabbit Don Sebesky Record lp original vinyl album USD $20.00 Buy It Now 7 days
DON SEBESKY MOVING LINES - U.S. PRESS - 1985 DOCTOR JAZZ ASLP 811 NEAR MINT COND DON SEBESKY MOVING LINES - U.S. PRESS - 1985 DOCTOR JAZZ ASLP 811 NEAR MINT COND USD $9.79 Buy It Now 7 days
DON SEBESKY -THREE WORKS FOR JAZZ SOLOISTS - DCC JAZZ - 1999 - SEALED CD DON SEBESKY -THREE WORKS FOR JAZZ SOLOISTS - DCC JAZZ - 1999 - SEALED CD USD $19.95 Buy It Now 8 days
MFSL 2-503 DON SEBESKY MFSL 2-503 DON SEBESKY "THREE WORKS " (DEMO-DO-LP/JAPANPRESSING-SERIES/SEALED) USD $279.99 Buy It Now 8 days
MFSL 2-503 DON SEBESKY MFSL 2-503 DON SEBESKY " THREE WORKS FOR JAZZ " (JAPANPRESSING-SERIES/NEARMINT) USD $99.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Vinyl LP Records K26P_6405 Don Sebesky & Contemporary Arranger's Workshop w/OBI Vinyl LP Records K26P_6405 Don Sebesky & Contemporary Arranger's Workshop w/OBI USD $33.60 Buy It Now 8 days
Vinyl LP Records K28P_6246 Don Sebesky - Full Cycle Vinyl LP Records K28P_6246 Don Sebesky - Full Cycle USD $29.60 Buy It Now 8 days
Vinyl LP Records GXC_3005/6 Don Sebesky - Sebesky Fantasy w/OBI Vinyl LP Records GXC_3005/6 Don Sebesky - Sebesky Fantasy w/OBI USD $39.40 Buy It Now 8 days
Vinyl LP Records GSW_3009/10 Don Sebesky - Giant Box Vinyl LP Records GSW_3009/10 Don Sebesky - Giant Box USD $33.60 Buy It Now 8 days
Vinyl LP Records RJ-7496 Don Sebesky - Three Works For Jazz Soloists Vinyl LP Records RJ-7496 Don Sebesky - Three Works For Jazz Soloists USD $29.60 Buy It Now 8 days
Three Works for Jazz Soloists and Symphony Orchestra by Don Sebesky(CD)Brand New Three Works for Jazz Soloists and Symphony Orchestra by Don Sebesky(CD)Brand New USD $47.50 Buy It Now 8 days
The Contemporary Arranger, Don Sebesky C. 1975 The Contemporary Arranger, Don Sebesky C. 1975 USD $45.00 Buy It Now 8 days
Don Sebesky The Rape of El Morro LP NM 1975 Fusion Funk Jazz RVG CTI DJ WLP Don Sebesky The Rape of El Morro LP NM 1975 Fusion Funk Jazz RVG CTI DJ WLP USD $8.99 Buy It Now 8 days
PROMO Don Sebesky 'Moving Lines' LP PROMO Don Sebesky 'Moving Lines' LP USD $4.95 Buy It Now 8 days
Wes Montgomery Bumpin' (CD, 1984) West Germany 1st Press (821 985-2) Don Sebesky Wes Montgomery Bumpin' (CD, 1984) West Germany 1st Press (821 985-2) Don Sebesky USD $99.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Lon Ritchie - Language Of The Heart LP New Sealed RDO S-1900 Don Sebesky Rare Lon Ritchie - Language Of The Heart LP New Sealed RDO S-1900 Don Sebesky Rare USD $35.00 Buy It Now 8 days
Don Sebesky And Contemporary Arranger's Workshop - Moving Lines Don Sebesky And Contemporary Arranger's Workshop - Moving Lines USD $5.00 Buy It Now 8 days
JACK SHELDON The Cool World Of Jack Sheldon 1969 DOT Stereo JAZZ LP Don Sebesky JACK SHELDON The Cool World Of Jack Sheldon 1969 DOT Stereo JAZZ LP Don Sebesky USD $15.00 Buy It Now 8 days
DON SEBESKY-GIANT BOX-JAPAN BLU-SPEC CD B50 DON SEBESKY-GIANT BOX-JAPAN BLU-SPEC CD B50 USD $15.76 Buy It Now 9 days
DON SEBESKY - Moving Lines - CD - **Excellent Condition** DON SEBESKY - Moving Lines - CD - **Excellent Condition** USD $20.95 Buy It Now 9 days
SEALED 1986 ATLANTIC JAZZ LP CHRIS HUNTER SELF TITLED DON SEBESKY PRODUCER SEALED 1986 ATLANTIC JAZZ LP CHRIS HUNTER SELF TITLED DON SEBESKY PRODUCER USD $12.50 Buy It Now 9 days
Don Sebesky ‎Claire's Song Demo White Label 12 Don Sebesky ‎Claire's Song Demo White Label 12" SGL Record Doctor Jazz WAS 2278 USD $5.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Factory Sealed Hot Air - The Music of Don Sebesky CD Factory Sealed Hot Air - The Music of Don Sebesky CD USD $14.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Don Sebesky - Rape Of El Morro [New CD] Blu-Spec CD, Japan - Import Don Sebesky - Rape Of El Morro [New CD] Blu-Spec CD, Japan - Import USD $15.73 Buy It Now 9 days
Jimmy Dean Don Sebesky Columbia Mono LP in Shrink 1965 Jimmy Dean Don Sebesky Columbia Mono LP in Shrink 1965 USD $12.00 Buy It Now 9 days
Wes Montgomery Bumpin’ Arranged By Don Sebesky Verve Records 1st Press 1965 Wes Montgomery Bumpin’ Arranged By Don Sebesky Verve Records 1st Press 1965 USD $40.00 Buy It Now 9 days
DON SEBESKY - THREE WORKS FOR JAZZ SOLOISTS - MFSL / ORIG. MASTER - 2 LP SET DON SEBESKY - THREE WORKS FOR JAZZ SOLOISTS - MFSL / ORIG. MASTER - 2 LP SET USD $24.95 Buy It Now 10 days
DON SEBESKY & THE JAZZ-ROCK SYNDROME - Verve V6-8756 SEALED DON SEBESKY & THE JAZZ-ROCK SYNDROME - Verve V6-8756 SEALED USD $25.00 Buy It Now 10 days
WES MONTGOMERY  Giutar  Don SEBESKY  Lp MELODIYA  Moscow  RUSSIA  1978 WES MONTGOMERY Giutar Don SEBESKY Lp MELODIYA Moscow RUSSIA 1978 USD $26.90 Buy It Now 10 days
DON SEBESKY compositional jazz BARTOK Stravinsky BACH Arabesque LP DON SEBESKY compositional jazz BARTOK Stravinsky BACH Arabesque LP USD $8.09 Buy It Now 10 days
Don Sebesky Skyliner 7 Don Sebesky Skyliner 7" CTI CTSP003 EX 1975 there is a 2mm drill hole in label USD $7.95 Buy It Now 10 days
DON SEBESKY & CONTEMPORARY ARRANGER'S WORKSHOP-MOVING LINES-NEW SEALED VINYL LP DON SEBESKY & CONTEMPORARY ARRANGER'S WORKSHOP-MOVING LINES-NEW SEALED VINYL LP USD $8.98 Buy It Now 10 days
KITT MORAN The Planetary Anthem DON SEBESKY Jazz LP SEALED SS KITT MORAN The Planetary Anthem DON SEBESKY Jazz LP SEALED SS USD $9.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Symphonic Sondheim: Don Sebesky Conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, London S Symphonic Sondheim: Don Sebesky Conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, London S USD $6.98 Buy It Now 11 days
[SOUL/JAZZ]~EXC LP~DON SEBESKY~Three Works For Soloists & Symphony Orchestra~'79 [SOUL/JAZZ]~EXC LP~DON SEBESKY~Three Works For Soloists & Symphony Orchestra~'79 USD $6.00 Buy It Now 11 days
Don Sebesky THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR Original Soundtrack Vinyl LP FREE UK POST Don Sebesky THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR Original Soundtrack Vinyl LP FREE UK POST USD $30.63 Buy It Now 11 days
DON SEBESKY / THE RAPE OF EL MORRO LP w/OBI Insert Gatefold JAPAN ISSUE GP-3031 DON SEBESKY / THE RAPE OF EL MORRO LP w/OBI Insert Gatefold JAPAN ISSUE GP-3031 USD $29.99 Buy It Now 11 days
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

DON SEBESKY Discography

DON SEBESKY albums / top albums

DON SEBESKY The Distant Galaxy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Distant Galaxy
Soul Jazz 1968
DON SEBESKY Don Sebesky and the Jazz-Rock Syndrome album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Don Sebesky and the Jazz-Rock Syndrome
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 1968
DON SEBESKY Giant Box album cover 4.05 | 2 ratings
Giant Box
Third Stream 1973
DON SEBESKY The Rape of el Morro album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Rape of el Morro
Progressive Big Band 1975
DON SEBESKY Three Works for Jazz Soloists and Symphony Orchestra album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Three Works for Jazz Soloists and Symphony Orchestra
Third Stream 1979
DON SEBESKY Full Cycle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Full Cycle
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1983
DON SEBESKY Moving Lines album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Moving Lines
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1985
DON SEBESKY I Remember Bill: A Tribute to Bill Evans album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
I Remember Bill: A Tribute to Bill Evans
Progressive Big Band 1998
DON SEBESKY Joyful Noise: A Tribute to Duke Ellington album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joyful Noise: A Tribute to Duke Ellington
Progressive Big Band 1999
DON SEBESKY Kiroron I-Kiroro Melodies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kiroron I-Kiroro Melodies
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 2000

DON SEBESKY EPs & splits

DON SEBESKY live albums

DON SEBESKY demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

DON SEBESKY re-issues & compilations

DON SEBESKY Sebesky Fantasy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sebesky Fantasy
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 1980

DON SEBESKY singles (0)

DON SEBESKY movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

DON SEBESKY Reviews

DON SEBESKY Giant Box

Album · 1973 · Third Stream
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Chicapah
Don Sebesky was (and still is) highly respected in the jazz community as a musician, arranger, composer and conductor. He got his start in the 50s as a trombonist working with the likes of Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson and Kai Winding. His reputation grew in the 60s through his association with artists such as Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Paul Desmond and Freddie Hubbard. In the early 70s Creed Taylor, owner of CTI Records, decided that Don should take advantage of his close friendships with so many gifted and renown jazz musicians and round them up to contribute their talents to an album of songs masterminded by none other than Sebesky himself. The project went so well that Taylor gave him the go-ahead to make it a double LP set and “Giant Box” was the result. According to the liner notes the hardest job was getting all these in-demand, big name jazz celebrities off the road and into the studio to lay down their parts but somehow it worked and one glance at the stellar roster will tell you volumes about its quality quotient. This is an exemplary album containing many varieties of great jazz music.

Being a starving musician in 1973 I wasn’t often in the financial position of being able to afford more than one record at a time but when I saw that Don had combined Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” (my preferred prog band Yes blared it through the P.A. as they took the stage every time I saw them) with John McLaughlin’s “Birds of Fire” (the Mahavishnu Orchestra album by that name had me hooked like a steelhead trout at the time) it was futile to resist so I took a calculated risk without sampling it first. It turned out to be one of my most rewarding impulse purchases of all time. The epic “Firebird/Birds of Fire” begins with the great symphonic composer’s ominous, threatening theme rising up from the orchestra pit. Suddenly you’re thrust into the world of jazz/rock fusion for “BoF” where spirited strings perform the song’s stirring melody. Hubert Laws steps into the breach to deliver a superb flute solo, then a clever mixture of both pieces leads to Freddie Hubbard’s sharp-edged trumpet ride. Sebesky utilizes a hot horn section to stick punchy accents on the 9/8 time signature groove before Billy Cobham takes over and causes sparks to shoot from his drums. Don’s electric piano adds a new angle to the start of the build up to the classical suite’s thrilling, climactic movement that never fails to stimulate my imagination (certainly not here), then loud gong smashes herald a return to the undulating “BoF” rip-tide current that makes me envision a massive flock of sky-darkening, flying predators streaming into the distant sunrise. This experimental synthesis of styles is everything I’d hoped it would be. Wow.

Sebesky’s take on Joni Mitchell’s “Song to a Seagull” follows and it is greatness. Paul Desmond’s immaculate tone pours forth from his sax like honey and the effect is as soothing as a hot bath on a cold night. Ron Carter’s bass lines are exquisite and Don’s electric piano solo flows by ever so smoothly. The ensemble’s flawless execution of the scintillating arrangement makes this one of my favorite jazz numbers ever. It is magical. Sebesky wrote the next selection, “Free as a Bird.” After an electric piano introduction it segues to a fast-paced, big band deal where the horns deliver a densely-packed, muted chord structure. The rhythm section of Jack DeJohnette and Ron Carter sizzles beneath Bob James’ terrific piano ride, Freddie Hubbard’s blazing flugelhorn display and Grover Washington Jr.’s invigorating soprano sax solo. Don fills in the tune’s short recess with his delightful electric pianoisms, then the track slowly fades away with Freddie and Grover furiously duking it out. Sebesky really pulls out all the stops for his version of Jimmy Webb’s “Psalm 150.” He curiously opens it with what sounds like a group of monks chanting scripture in unison. Cobham and percussionists Rubens Bassini and Ralph MacDonald then proceed to lay down a Latin feel that sambas below Jackie Cain’s and Roy Kral’s crystal-clear voices. Freddie Hubbard’s trumpet blows bold and brassy while the studio cats administer swift kicks and odd time signatures all the way through. Carter gets a chance to shine on his upright bass and shine he does ere to Bob James contributing a playful organ ride. This eclectic number may not be everyone’s cup of Lipton but boring it ain’t.

The hypnotizing treatment given “Vocalise” by Sergei Rachmaninoff brings back the inimitable Paul Desmond (always a good thing) and his golden alto sax to blend with Milt Jackson’s ethereal vibes, creating a glowing aura of tranquility that hovers over your psyche like a soft cloud until it shifts to a lighthearted swing where Don’s opulent orchestral score makes its entrance and becomes the unexpected scene-stealer. The track is a gorgeous five and a half minutes of inspired jazz. Hubert Laws’ echoing flute marks the onset of Sebesky’s “Fly” and “Circles” combination. Don croons a bit on the former (he’s no Sinatra but he’s okay) and then you’re treated to more flute and some of Joe Farrell’s sweet soprano sax riffs. The latter is a saucy, swinging big band affair that supports Farrell’s extended ride and Bob James’ exuberant piano solo before it slides into a slinky shuffle beat for Laws’ sprightly flute spasms. Don’s uneven “Semi-Tough” gets off to a decent beginning by adopting a tasty, early 70s funk groove that’s refreshing (although a tad dated by now). George Benson comes forward with his guitar and he avails himself of a “bubbly” effect for his lead that’s interesting for a while but quickly grows tiresome from it making too many bubbles. Grover Washington Jr. does his wild thing on the alto saxophone but Bob James feeds his organ through a wah-wah pedal and ruins the mood. It’s horribly annoying. This is one busy little cut that justifiably deserves to come in last.

In the grand scheme of things “Giant Box” is a treasure trove because it is chock full of fabulous jazz music that’s sure to thoroughly entertain most any jazz enthusiast. For the neophyte it’s a splendid way to hear some of the greatest jazz musicians in history being allowed to vamp freely without restraint in an environment intentionally conducive to highlighting and emphasizing their professional craftsmanship. In deference to their good friend Don Sebesky it’s apparent that each of these titans of the genre strove to give him their very best and, with few exceptions, they succeeded every time. This package epitomizes what a four-star rating equates to in my book. It’d be an excellent addition to any jazz lover’s collection.

DON SEBESKY Movies Reviews

No DON SEBESKY movie reviews posted yet.

DON SEBESKY Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Chapters Eclectic Fusion
KNEEBODY
Buy this album from MMA partners
Music of Allen Toussaint Jazz Related RnB
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Buy this album from MMA partners
Pensées Rotatives Nu Jazz
THÉO GIRARD
Buy this album from MMA partners
Théo Girard Quartet : Bulle Nu Jazz
THÉO GIRARD
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

Tequila
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
js· 8 hours ago
Five Miles from Town
EBONY HILLBILLIES
js· 14 hours ago
Sara Gazarek // Thirsty Ghost (2019) EPK
SARA GAZAREK
js· 19 hours ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us