World's Greatest Jazz Band

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The World's Greatest Jazz Band was an all-star jazz ensemble active from 1968 to 1978.

Dick Gibson founded the group at his sixth Jazz Party, an annual event. The group performed mostly Dixieland jazz and recorded extensively. It was co-led by Yank Lawson and Bob Haggart, and did early jazz standards alongside contemporaneous pop songs done in a Dixieland style.[1] Though the group disbanded in 1978, the name was revived several times by Lawson and Haggart for limited engagements.



  • World's Greatest Jazz Band of Yank Lawson and Bob Haggart (1968)
  • Extra! (1968)
  • Live (1970)
  • What's New (1970)
  • Live at Roosevelt Grill (1970)
  • Century Plaza (1972)
  • Hark the Herald Angels Swing (1972)
  • At Massey Hall (1972)
  • Plays Duke Ellington (1973)
  • Plays Eddie Barefield (1974)
  • Plays Cole Porter (1974)
  • On Tour, Vol. 1 (1975)
  • On Tour, Vol. 2 (1975)
  • Plays Rodgers and Hart (1975)
  • Plays George Gershwin (1977)