Interview: Ralph Carmichael (Part 1) - JazzWax

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April 06, 2011


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Rick M

Ralph Carmichael's Christmas arrangements for Kenton live on with the annual Capitol Bones Big Band gig at Blues Alley in Washington, DC.

Talk about sacred.

Walt Grant

Uncle Ralph was a good man to work for. He was always an encourager. He wrote the best arrangements, not always the easiest to play but the best sounding overall!! I was privileged to be a part of many of his projects. I loved doing the musical premiers we did with E. Martene Craig. Thank You Ralph for sharing your gifts!!!

Your Brother in Christ
Walter Grant III

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