The Power And The Glory is a special, modern big band tribute to the greatest jazz musician of all time: Louis Armstrong. Recorded live in concert in Denmark, 2001, it allows plenty of blowing room for New Orleans native trumpet star (and guest soloist) Leroy Jones, and others from the highly talented and professional Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra - one of the best big bands in Europe. Bandleader Jim McNeely, highly respected in the world of big band jazz, says "It's a great band; it’s strong in every section and has some excellent soloists. It’s a real pleasure to write for such an experienced ensemble which interprets arrangements so sensitively, so impeccably." This CD succeeds in accomplishing the difficult feat of interpreting Louis Armstrong's wonderful music in a modern big band context, in a way which will delight both traditional and modern jazz lovers.