The Complete Black & White Recordings 1946-1949 (2-CD Set)
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Earle Spencer

The Complete Black & White Recordings 1946-1949 (2-CD Set)

Fresh Sound Miscellaneous

Personnel:
Earle Spencer (cond, tb), with Al Killian, Buddy Childers (tp), Ray Sims, Jimmy Knepper (tb), Herb Stewart, Art Pepper, Herb Geller, Ronnie Lang (reeds), Milt Raskin, Hal Schaefer (p), Jack Marshall, Barney Kessel (g), Red Callender (b), Jackie Mills (d)

Reference: FSRCD 2501_2

Bar code: 8427328625012

The Pionneer of Modern Big Band

Earl Spencer's ambition was to be a progressive bandleader and a top-flight arranger-composer of an orchestra capable of playing his advanced ideas. When the first Black & White record by the new Earle Spencer Orchestra came out the band was already a sensation in Los Angeles.

The complete Black & White recordings 1946-1949 are available for the first time on CD. An historical moment for any Big Band Jazz fan.


Tracklisting:

CD 1 - Black & White Studio Recordings 1946-1949

01. Bolero In Boogie (Spencer-Gillett) 2:53
02. Concerto For Guitar (Spencer-Gillett) 2:48
03. Production On Melody (Spencer-Gillett) 2:36
04. Soft And Warm (Eppolito) 2:43
05. Earle Meets Stan (Erickson) 2:49
06. E.S. Boogie, Part I (Spencer-Gillett) 2:38
07. E.S. Boogie, Part II (Spencer-Gillett) 3:04
08. Rhapsody In Boogie, Part I (Spencer-Wham) 2:48
09. Rhapsody In Boogie, Part II (Spencer-Wham) 2:57
10. Amber Moon (Hayward-Hazard) 2:50
11. Spencerian Theory, Part I (Spencer-Polena-Erickson) 2:47
12. Spencerian Theory, Part II (Spencer-Polena-Erickson) 2:39
13. Five Guitars In Flight (Garrison) 2:38
14. Gangbusters (Spencer) 2:51
15. Piano Interlude (Spencer-Polena) 2:42
16. Oh! You Beautiful Doll (Brown-Ayler) 2:07
17. Sunday Afternoon (Seely-Blackburn) 2:48
18. Box Lunch (Nelson) 2:06
19. Jazzboo (Nelson) 2:48

CD 2 - Live performances at Casino Gardens 1946

01. Theme (Gillett) 2:47
02. Spenceria (Spencer-Gillett) 3:03
03. I May Be Wrong (Ruskin-Sullivan) 3:04
04. Hey! Mr Postman (D.R.) 3:04
05. In The Hall Of Mountain King (Grieg) 2:56
06. The Flying Saucer (D.R.) 4:13
07. Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop (Hampton-Hammer) 2:42
08. Bolero In Boogie (Spencer-Gillett) 3:06
09. Progressions In Boogie (E.S. Boogy, Part II) (Spencer-Polena) 3:03
10. Theme (Gillett) 1:57
11. E.S. Boogy, Part II (Spencer-Gillett) 3:39
12. E.S. Boogy, Part I (Spencer-Gillett) 2:57


Personnel on CD 1

Tracks #1-5: Earle Spencer (cond, tb), Jimmy Salko, Paul López, Bob Fowler, Dick Binns, Clair Jones (tp), Ray Heath, Jr, Durward Morsch, Eugene Manson, Marshall Cram (tb), Les Robinson, Galen McReynolds (cl, as), Ralph Lee, Joe Koch (cl, ts), Hy Mandell (bs), Jack Marshall (g), Tommy Todd (p), Red Callender (b), Jackie Mills (d).

Arrangements by Bill Gillett, Morty Corb, Paul Nelson, Frank Erickson

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, August 16, 1946

Tracks #6-8: Earle Spencer (cond, tb), Al Killian, Jimmy Salko, Bob Fowler, Dick Binns, Clair Jones (tp), Ollie Wilson, Jr. Durward Morsch, Eugene Manson, Marshall Cram (tb), Arthur 'Skeets' Herfurt, William Hudspeth (cl, as), Herb Stewart, Francis Polifroni (cl, ts), Bob Snell (bs), Tony Rizzi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Artie Shapiro (b), Jackie Mills (d).

Arrangements by Bill Gillett, Paul F. Polena, Harry Paul Wham

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, September 5, 1946

Tracks #9-12: Earle Spencer (cond, tb), Al Killian, Jimmy Salko, Bob Fowler, Dick Binns, Clair Jones (tp), James McGee, Richard G. Hofmann (frh), Ollie Wilson, Jr. Durward Morsch, Eugene Manson, Marshall Cram (tb), Les Robinson, William Hudspeth (cl, as), Herb Stewart, Francis Polifroni (cl, ts), Bob Snell (bs), Tony Rizzi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Paul F. Polena (p on #12,14), Morty Corb (b), Jackie Mills (d), Bob Hayward (vcl on #12,14).

Arrangements by Frank Erickson & Harry Paul Wham

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, September 5, 1946

Tracks #13-15: Earle Spencer (cond, tb), Al Killian, Frank Beach, Bob Fowler, Dick Binns, Mike Bryan (tp), Ollie Wilson, Jr. Durward Morsch, Eugene Manson, Ray Sims, Jim Gales (tb), Les Robinson, William Hudspeth (as), Ralph Lee, Don Lodice (ts), Hy Mandell (bs), Arv Garrison, Tony Rizzi, Barney Kessel, Irving Ashby, Gene Sargent (g), Hal Schaefer (p), Artie Shapiro (b), Sam Weiss (d).

Arrangements by Paul Polena & Marty Corb

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, October 19, 1946

Tracks #16-19: Earle Spencer (cond, tb), Tonny Facciuto, Buddy Childers, Jerry Munson, Jack Gerheim, Clyde Raesinger (tp), Jimmy Knepper, J.D. Morsch, Harry Forbes, Earl Hamlin (tb), Art Pepper, Herb Geller (cl, as), Tommy Makagon, Stan Heaney (cl, ts), Howard Phillips (bs), Laurindo Almeida (g), Shannon Fletcher (p), William Stader (b), Roy Hall (d), Tony Aubin (vcl on #17)

Arrangements by Paul Nelson

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, February 7, 1947


Personnel on CD 1

Tracks #1-10: Probably Al Killian, Paul López, Bob Fowler, Dick Binns, Clair Jones (tp), Ray Sims, Ollie Wilson Jr. Durward Morsch, Eugene Manson (tb), Ronny Lang, William Hudspeth (as), Ralph Lee, Francis Polifroni (ts), Stev Perlow (bs), Toni Rizzi (g), Bob Clarke (p), Morty Corb (b), Bobby White (d), Doris Carl (vcl on #4).

Recorded live at The Casino Gardens, Ocena Park, November 1946

Track #11: Recorded at the U.S. Services Hospital in California, November 1946

Track #12: Probably recorded at Casino Gardens, November 1946


This compilation produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

24-Bit Digitally Remastered
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