They played the biggest hits of the era: Swing, Serious Jazz, Dance … Call it what you will, The Commodores Orchestra has been delighting listeners for over nine decades. In their heyday, they were considered the best Big Band between Toronto and Montreal. People dressed in their finest clothing to go out and dance to the music. These were not full-time musicians, plying their trade by playing the circuit. These were men with “real” jobs and families, who played for the love of the music. Author and bandleader, Andy Sparling spent two decades collecting stories. He guides the reader through the decades, drawing a portrait of talented musicians so skillfully that one feels as though one can almost imagine that one knows them personally. Big Band jazz continues to enthrall audiences. The Commodores Orchestra: Dance of the Decades has the “wow factor”.