The Glenn Miller Band Reunion features original members of Miller's bands, the famed civilian one based in New York City and the specialty group he put together briefly for the Army Air Corps. The trombonist/band-leader was killed during World War II when his plane mysteriously disappeared crossing the English Channel. Jack Jones is the host, singing solo and with the other guests, 1950's recording artist Kay Starr and Los Angeles based jazz vocal group String of Pearls. Choreographer Lester Wilson created energetic nouveau jitterbugs to accompany and enhance the featured instrumentals. The music performed includes just about every Miller hit, from ''Moonlight Serenade,'' ''In the Mood,'' ''Chattanooga Choo Choo'' and ''Pennsylvania 6-5000'' to more obscure pieces like ''Love With a Capital U''. In between the live recorded musical numbers, there are biographical documentary segments, presented in the format of personal anecdotes from the original musicians themselves. Recalled are ...
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Famous Sinatra Era arranger and instrumentalist Billy May makes a rare appearance on camera as the Conductor of the Reunion Band. Mr. May's own archives provided much of the original orchestrations and literature played by the orchestra and sung by the guest artists. See more