Signed copies of The Lost 1974 Sessions are now available while supplies last!
The Lost 1974 Sessions is a reflection of a moment in time. It is an album inspired by the artists that created it and an album born from the serendipitous circumstances that brought together an extraordinary group of jazz musicians.
Complete with session outtakes, the album takes the listener into the studio, almost experiencing the recording as it happens. Each musician’s brilliance is showcased on specific tracks chosen to highlight their individual talents. The album achieves what it set out to do; capture a moment in time, exquisitely conveying the mood and feel of that night.
As a member of Benny Goodman’s jazz sextet, Appleyard had the opportunity to play with members of Goodman’s band at Ontario Place Forum in 1974. Assembling Slam Stewart on bass, Hank Jones on Piano, Zoot Sims on Tenor, Urbie Green on trombone, Bobby Hackett on cornet and Mel Lewis on drums, under the name “The Jazz Giants,” Appleyard had the foresight to record this group of incredible Jazz musicians after that night’s show. The result is the phenomenal The Lost 1974 Sessions.