Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Performance Dedication

Craig Ball whose White Heat Swing Orchestra was named "Boston's Best Dance Band" by Boston Magazine was a longtime friend of George and would often discuss music by telephone over the years. George covered Ball's performances in The Mississippi Rag for years and had great respect for him as a clarinet player and person.

Upon hearing the news of George's death, Ball, on November 3, 2009 playing with his smaller band at the Sherborn Inn in Sherborn, Massachusetts dedicated the nights performance to George Borgman.

Ball's orchestra recorded the soundtrack for the movie Dick Tracy and has played backup for Tony Bennett and Nora Jones who used to sing with the band.

Here is Craig Ball's White Heat Swing Quintet from February 23, 2008.

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