Traditional Jazz

  1. PAUL WHITEMAN CONDUCTS GEORGE GERSHWIN

    PAUL WHITEMAN CONDUCTS GEORGE GERSHWIN

    $14.95


    Live performances from New York and Los Angeles, covering the period 1934-1948; including 2 performances of Rhapsody in Blue (with Roy Bargy and Earl Wild, pianists); Dawn of a New Day; They Can't Take That Away From Me; Nice Work If You Can Get It; Love Walked In; Second Rhapsody (with Roy Bargy, piano); Clap Your Hands; Do It Again; I Got Rhythm; Somebody Loves Me: Mischa, Jascha, Toscha, Sascha; An American In Paris; Cuban Overture; and others. AAD. Total time: 79 minutes. UPC # 0-17685-10422-0



    There was a period in the 1920's when Paul Whiteman was much better-known than the up-and-coming George Gershwin. Whiteman's band leading career began after World War I: within a short period of time he had some major hit records on the charts and he was being billed as "The King of Jazz" although "King of Jazz Age" would have been more accurate. For about a decade, he was the most famous bandleader in the world, heading a huge variety of orchestra which played, in addition to viable jazz, show tunes, novelties, vocal ballads, symphonic jazz and the compositions of George Gershwin. Whiteman commissioned and premiered Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue as well as the Concerto in F and remained a lifelong advocate of Gershwin's music, even using the main melody from Rhapsody in Blue as his theme song.



    One day short of the one-year anniversary of George Gershwin's death, Paul Whiteman performed a concert in tribute to his friend in Hollywood; the first half of this CD is drawn from that radio broadcast. The second half includes other rare and authoritative renditions of Gershwin's music by musicians closely associated with his times. Not to be confused with a recent collection of Paul Whiteman's commercial recordings, also produced (like this set) by the eminent Canadian transfer engineer David Lennick (Efrem Productions, Toronto), this CD features exclusively rare, non-commercial broadcast transcriptions by Whiteman. Liner notes by Scott Yanow, editor, All Music Guide to Jazz.


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  2. AMERICANA WITH ART HODES

    AMERICANA WITH ART HODES

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    From the last live concert & studio sessions of Art Hodes, piano, with Kenny Davern, clarinet, & Jim Galloway, soprano saxophone. (DDD) UPC # 017685-47822-2


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  3. THAT DEVILIN' TUNE: Volume 4 (of 4) [1946-1951]

    THAT DEVILIN' TUNE: Volume 4 (of 4) [1946-1951]

    $89.70


    From Allen Lowe, the Writer/Producer of the international best seller Minstrel to Mojo: An Audio History of American Popular Song, 1893~1946, comes this new epic survey of jazz. Volume 4 (of 4) [1946-1951] includes rare recordings by Frank Sinatra, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Kenton, Sidney Bechet, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Dizzie Gilespie, Dave Brubeck, and others, in state-of-the art digital restorations, with extensive notes by Allen Lowe. Total time: 11+ hours.. AAD; EAN Nr.4015 023 160064 Special! 9 CDs priced as 6.


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  4. DUKE ELLINGTON: LIVE FROM THE 1956 STRATFORD FESTIVAL

    DUKE ELLINGTON: LIVE FROM THE 1956 STRATFORD FESTIVAL

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    A never-before-released collection of Ellington recordings of:   Hark the Duke's Trumpets! (Ellington), featuring Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Ray Nance and W. Cook, trumpets; Harlem Air Schaft (Ellington), featuring Clark Terry, trumpet; Clarinet Melodrama (J. Hamilton), featuring Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet & Jimmy Woode, bass; Theme Trambene (J. Hamilton), featuring Britt Woodman, trombone; Sophisticated Lady (Ellington), featuring Harry Carney, baritone saxophone; Take the 'A' Train (Billy Strayhorn), featuring Ray Nance, vocal & Paul Gonsalves, tenor saxophone; La Virgen De La Macarena (traditional bullfighter's song), featuring Cat Anderson, trumpet; Pretty and The Wolf (also known as Monologue) (Ellington), featuring Duke Ellington, narrator, with J. Hamilton, R. Procope & H. Carney, clarinets; I Got It Bad, and That Ain't Good (Ellington & Paul Webster), featuring Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Harlem Suite (Ellington). With Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Ray Nance and W. Cook, trumpets; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman & John Sanders, trombone; J. Hodges, R. Procope, J. Hamilton, P. Gonsalves and H. Carney, reeds; D. Ellington, piano; J. Woode, bass & Sam Woodyard, drums. [AAD] Total Time: 54:31.

    UPC # 017685-46162-0


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