Almost Big Band
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The Almost Big Band was a 13 piece jazz band formed by Ernie Wilkins in 1980 after his permanent move to Copenhagen, Denmark. Members included expatriate American such as Kenny Drew and Ed Thigpen as well as prominent Danish jazz musicians such as Jesper Thilo and Bent Jaedig.
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by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler
The Almost Big Band. Inactive in '90s after suffering a paralyzing stroke '91. Wilkins' arrangements were a vital factor in the success of the Basie and James bands.
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