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*If you don't know what a 'Muggle'  is, go out to the woods, find a clear running stream and look down into it. That face looking back up at you, that's a Muggle!

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For Maynard Fans:
A rare, never commercially recorded version of Maynard's

'Broadway Bit'

This is a great Willie Maiden Arrangement -
Recorded at the Embasy Club, Allentown P.A. on 1/24/58 by me.

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Family Tree (some new pictures)







The High-School Years: 

The Starlighters and the Savoy Six

A Summer in Europe:

The Brunotes - 1958

The Grand Hotel:

Summer of '61

Grossingers...

('62-'70)

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The Joe Gaines Band - Update - Joseph DeGatana - R.I.P. 2/24/2012

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The Pines Hotel Midnight Band

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Big-Band Arrangements

All have MP3 audio, from live performance or from the Sibelius files.

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Words of Wisdom:
From George RR Martin

"A Reader lives a thousand lives before he dies;

A Man that doesn't read
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Big-Band Library Available!

(Usually Comes with a Conductor!)

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Janis Ian & the RIAA

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AMEN!

"Fortunately, I live in the United States of America, where we are gradually coming to understand that nothing we do is ever our fault, especially if it is really stupid."

Dave Barry

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Musical Terms That You Have to know!

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How To Play Saxophone!

From Lee Nittel...Enjoy!

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Translation Guide to A Recording Session!

From Jim Buchanan - Enjoy!

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What Happened to Jazz?

Unknown Author...
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Some Funny Stuff...

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The Doctor Visit

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"Take my Wife, Please!"

Henny Youngman
with
Eddie Ashman

Excerpt From 'What Happened To Jazz'
(unknown author)
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"Ah, the jazz years were sweet, and we had a good run.
We partied all night and we hid from the sun.
We drank lots of booze, smoked grass by the ton,
Played games with the chicks and quite often won.
Life was a ball---playing music was fun.
I guess we did it all. It all seems to be done.
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Be-bop to Hip-Hop in fifty short years.
You can't call that progress, not if you have ears."

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Definitely Hip!
Thanx, Jim Buchanan!
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09/02/2015
Carlos sent me some YouTubes from the Coral Springs gig we did last year. Great track here from Wes Anthony on tenor sax, who playes his 'butt' off on 'Chelsea Bridge'. Check it out....
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02/13/2015
I added most of the second set from Maynard's 1958 gig in Allentown (till the tape broke...). You can find the only link right here. Enjoy it; Maynard's band was 'smokin' back in the day!
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Here's a true collector's item:  Luckily I had my tape-recorder running.  Jazz Radio History: In 1966, "George Crater" did a late-nite NY radio interview with Lennie Bruce.  Some amazing stuff in here. The only link for it is right here!


07/11/2014
I put the entire whole first half-hour set of Maynard's Allentown 1958 gig up on my private_stuff page. This is the only link for it, right here!

These are pretty large files, so please right-clik on them and just download them to your own desktop.

Enjoy - It's a smokin' half hour set!
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Who Is Lee Harris?

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A Short Bio...

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Welcome To The 'REAL'

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Here's a Quick Link To:

Returning to the American Rock Bar & Grill

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Everything Else is Still Right Here!

Maynard - 1973 @ Colony Three - Nutley, N.J.

Thanx Jon Plante!  - This Is Totally Awesome!

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There's a bunch of  new tunes

on the "Arrangements" page!

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YouTube from the
Coral Springs Festival of the Arts - 3/08/15
Thanx, Carlos!
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Check out Wes Anthony on:
Chelsea Bridge
Arranged by Lee Harris
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Lee Harris SoundMachine II
Pictures and Tracks Added


YouTubes From the LFO Big-Band
Summer 2014 Recording Sessions


Dennis Noday Orchestra:
A Swinging Sunday at O'Hara's


Trax from Osburn's Concert Hall -
Hollywood, Florida - 1989



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Grossinger's Show Band (1962-1970)

Rear: Chuck SanFilipo, Abe Cooper, Steve Kupferschmid, Trigs Morgan, Roy Markowitz

Front: Milt Werner, Lee Brody, Fred Nittel, Eddie Ashman, Danny Riccardi

(Thanx, Steve!)

(Not Shown: David Heimer)

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"Those Were the Days, My Friend..."
and the VERY BEST of Times!

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Lee Harris SoundMachine II (1972-78)

A 'ball While it Lasted...

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Brunotes in Europe (Summer 1958)


Three Months of Groovin'

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Pines Hotel Midnite Band (Summer 1963)

This was a Smokin' Band...

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The Savoy Six (1954-57)

The High-School Years were a Ball!

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The Dennis Noday Orchestra

Dennis

Click on Dennis for 'Maria.mp3'

Arranged by Don Sebesky

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Dennis Noday Orchestra:

A Swinging Sunday at O'Hara's

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SetList & Personnel from Dennis's

12/21/10 Boca Concert

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50 Years of Goodies:

Miscellaneous Rehearsal & Concert Tracks

Stuff From:

Adams Tavern Mystery Band

Joe Gaines 1963 & 1965 Bands

Grossingers Summer 1968 Rehearsal Band

O.D.O. 1965  Studio Demo Session

Pines Hotel 1963 Midnite Rehearsal Band 

The Hip Pocket - Summer 1968 

SoundMachine 1972 Media Studio Demo Sesson 

Lee Harris Osburn's Hollywood FL 1989 Concert 

Nick Augustine 'Pumpkin Man' 1978 Session 

Assorted other tracks.

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Carlos Pinera's 

"Last Flight Out" Big Band

YouTube Videos!

Recorded Summer 2013

"Us and Them"

Arranged by Lee Harris

Featuring Scott Klarman on Soprano Sax

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"Ghost of a Chance"

Featuring Les Blachut on Vibes

Arranged by Lee Harris

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"After You've Gone, Finally"

Featuring Scott Klarman, Soprano Sax,

Scott Ankron, Tenor Sax,

and the Sax Section.

Arranged by Lee Harris

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Here's the LFO Big Band on

 WLRN 91.3 FM - 02/12/10

"South Florida Arts Beat"

Birdland- Arr. by Lee Harris

All of Me- Arr. by Lee Harris

Band Personnel:

Ross Goldman, Marty Fried Alto Sax
Scott Ankron, Bob Vandivort Tenor Sax
Carlos Pinera Barisax, Leader
Mark Edwards, Tom Lacy, Jim McGongial, John McKevitt Trombones
Dennis Noday, Tony Pearsall, Tom Swayzee, Randy Stevens Trumpets

Gary Mayone Piano
Rances Colon Bass
Tom Mann Drums
Les Blachut Vibes
Terri Gonzalez Female singer
Mark Fernicola Male singer

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The Vegas East Big Band

Live At Whippany Park High School - July 14, 1982
The WNEW Theme...
Thanx, Jon Plante
Monmouth County Library Gig - 11/21/81
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Lee Harris New Millennium Big Band - 2000

Alligator Alley, June 11, 2000
18 Guys playing their asses off for a handful of dancers...

(more pictures below...)

Make A Joyful Noise!

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Sign of the Times?

"No Jazz" by Leith O'Malley

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2003 Leith O'Malley
Used by Permission - Thanx Leith!

Leith's Stuff is Very Cool - Check Out His WebSite
(click on either of the pictures....)

"PianoMan" by Leith O'Malley

2014 Leith O'Malley
Used by Permission - Thanx Leith!

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Some Highlights:

Yours Truly conducting the Mike Vax 'Kenton Alumni Band'
at Bayonne NJ - 4/26/01 for Dennis Noday.

Click for full-size view!


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Pictures by James J. Lazarus


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Odds and Ends...

@Alligator Alley - 2000

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This is my buddy Charlie! He was very cool!

After I started getting sick a few years ago, 

I gave him to a 'bird lady' who still loves him a lot!

Most Grossingers bandstand or celebrity photos were taken by:

Ted Howard, Liberty, N.Y.

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Contact Les Howard: 

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All the rest were taken by me.

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Most of the music on this site was Arranged by 

"Lee Harris"

All Lee's Original Compositions are for sale


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