Buddy DeFranco (cl), Don Fagerquist (tp), Georgie Auld (ts), Victor Feldman (vib), Carl Perkins (p), Barney Kessel (g), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Stan Levey (d), Larry Bunker (vb), Bob Neal (d),Ray Linn (tp), Jimmy Rowles (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (d)
Bar code: 8436019582817
COLABORATIONS: DON FAGERQUIST, GEORGIE AULD, JIMMY ROWLES, CARL PERKINS, BARNEY KESSEL
THE COMPLETE "PLAYS BENNY GOODMAN AND ARTIE SHAW" SESSIONS - VOL. 2
Personnel: BUDDY DE FRANCO, clarinet on all tracks, plus:
CD 1: Don Fagerquist (tp), Georgie Auld (ts), Victor Feldman (vb), Carl Perkins (p), Barney Kessel (g), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Stan Levey (d), Larry Bunker (vb) & Bob Neal (d) replace Victor Feldman and Stan Levey on tracks #9 and #10 only. Recorded in Los Angeles, October 30, 1957.
CD 2: Ray Linn (tp), Jimmy Rowles (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Milt Holland (d). Recorded in Los Angeles, November 1, 1957.
1. Don't Be Th at Way
2. After You've Gone
3. Th e Sheik of Araby
4. Flying Home
5. Soft Winds
6. Medley: Sweet Lorraine / Body and Soul / Memories of You
7. Limehouse Blues
8. Medley: Poor Butterfly / Where or When / These Foolish Things
9. Rose Room
10. Oh, Lady Be Good.
Total time: 53:38 mins.
1. 'S Wonderful
2. My Heart Stood Still
4. Night and Day
5. Keepin' Myself for You
6. Medley: It Could Happen to You / I Cover the Waterfront / Someone to Watch Over Me
7. Concerto for Clarinet
8. All the Th ings You Are
9. Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
10. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
11. I Surrender, Dear
12. Tin Reed Blues*.
*Bonus track (from the album Live Date!): Herbie Mann (fl ), Bob Hardaway (saxes), Victor Feldman (vb), Pete Jolly (p), Barney Kessel (g), Scott LaFaro (b), Stan Levey (d).
Recorded in Los Angeles, April 4, 1958.
Total time: 52:37 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".