Bar code: 8436019582824
COLABORATIONS: BARNEY KESSEL, GEORGIE AULD, DON FAGERQUIST, RAY LINN, JOE MONDRAGON
THE COMPLETE "PLAYS BENNY GOODMAN AND ARTIE SHAW" SESSIONS - VOL. 1
Personnel: BUDDY DE FRANCO, clarinet on all tracks, plus:
#1-7: Don Fagerquist (tp), Georgie Auld (ts), Victor Feldman (vb), Carl Perkins (p), Barney Kessel (g), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Stan Levey (d). Recorded in Los Angeles, October 29, 1957.
#8-14: Ray Linn (tp), Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g on 8-11), Howard Roberts (g on 12-14), Joe Mondragon (b), Milt Holland (d). Recorded in Los Angeles,October 31, 1957.
1. Benny's Bugle
2. A Smooth One
3. Air Mail Special
4. More Th an You Know
5. Wholly Cats,
7. Seven Come Eleven
8. My Blue Heaven
10. Cross Your Heart
12. Medley: Dancing in the Dark / Moonglow / Time on my Hands
13. Indian Love Call
14. Summit Ridge Drive
Total time: 72:52 mins.
5 complete LPs presented on 2 companion volumes! Featuring Carl Perkins, Jimmy Rowles, Barney Kessel and Don Fagerquist! Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw were among the most famous and beloved figures in swing music both as clarinet soloists and orchestra conductors. Th ey were still very active musically in 1957, when Buddy De Franco decided to record a series of sessions paying homage to them. Thirty-five performances were recorded (including four medleys containing three songs each) in four extended sessions made on four consecutive days and with two different groups (guitarist Barney Kessel, however, is present on most of the tracks). Th e fi rst two sessions included trumpeter Don Fagerquist, tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld and pianist Carl Perkins. T e second group includes trumpeter Ray Linn and another modern jazz pianist: Jimmy Rowles.
These two companion volumes include the complete LPs FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON CD!: "I Hear Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw", "Buddy De Franco plays Benny Goodman", "Buddy De Franco plays Artie Shaw", "Wholly Cats" and "Closed Session".
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