Swing Along With Charlie Shavers
  • Sesac N-4701/02
    Sesac N-4701/02
  • Sesac N-4703/04
    Sesac N-4703/04

Charlie Shavers

Swing Along With Charlie Shavers

Fresh Sound Records

Charlie Shavers (tp), Ray Bryant, Tommy Flanagan (p), Tommy Bryant, Al Hall (b), Oliver Jackson (d)

Reference: FSRCD 327

Bar code: 8427328603270

While other trumpet men fell by the wayside or were merely content to occupy an accustomed groove, Charles James Shavers roared on. Charlie was one of the very few trumpeters who successfully bridged the gap between the swing era and the genuine jazz moods of today. His time-honoured formula consisted of a unique and completely original style and tone, a flair for showmanship, a dash of humour and an instrumental virtuosity thats difficult to transcend. As a "little Shavers", Charlie started on banjo, later switching to trumpet, thus launching a professional career that fulfilled stints with Lucky Millinder, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and John Kirbys combo, among others, and found him as a sextet co-leader with Louis Bellson and Terry Gibbs. He was an Esquire Silver Award and Down Beat Poll winner as well as an accomplished songwriter. On recordings, Charlie performed with most of the leading names in the jazz world.

Charlie's arranging prowess is also brought to the fore in this "SWING ALONG WITH CHARLIE SHAVERS" set. Backed and embellished by a highly volatile rhythm section from Ray Bryants usual trio, with Tommy Flanagan on piano for a handful of tunes, the Shavers trumpet shines with sizzling abandon, both fluent and fiery with tremendous vitality and drive, yet sensitive and touching with a beautifully projected gift of lyricism. The resultant tone is clean and robust with individual notes deliberately full-bodied.

01. Gilded Cage (Lamb-Von Tilzer) 2:26
02. My Wild Irish Rose (Rose Olcott) 2:15
03. Tetched In The Head (Ray-Thomas-Bradley) 2:10
04. Snow In Lovers Lane (DeVita-Ball-Keller) 2:32
05. You Got Nothin' (Keller) 2:32
06. Love Gaves Me You (Chapman) 2:41
07. Kentucky Home (Stephen Foster) 2:40
08. In the Good Old Summertime (George Evans) 2:03
09. Give My Regards To Broadway (George M. Cohan) 2:20
10. Fooled Again (Cobb-Kanner) 1:57
11. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (James A. Bland) 2:39
12. The Shape of the Old Apple Tree (Egbert Van Alstyne) 2:19
13. Kingdom Coming (Traditional) 2:48
14. Petals Of Roses (O'Connell Jr.) 2:52
15. Kiss Me Again (Victor Herbert) 2:41
16. Angie (Enoch) 3:04
17. Coffee Break (Castlon) 2:29
18. Deep River (Traditional) 2:25
19. Golden Slippers (James A. Bland) 2:16
20. Why Not (Jacob Maurice Coppersmith) 2_23
21. Molly Malone (Traditional) 3:10
22. Sweet And Simple (Marsters) 2:51
23. Charlie Is My Darling (Traditional) 3:03
24. Saw Mill River Road (O'Connell) 2:15

Album details

Tracks #1-12, from the Sesac Recordings "Swing along with Charlie Shavers" (N-4701/02)
Tracks #13,24, from the Sesac Recording "Off the Cuff" (N-4703/04)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet), Ray Bryant (piano), Tommy Flanagan (piano on #1,2,6,9 & 12), Tommy Bryant (bass), Al Hall (bass on #1,2,6,9 & 12), Oliver Jackson (drums).
Recorded in New York City, 1961

Original Sesac recordings produced by Red Clyde
This compilation produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
© 2002 by Fresh Sound Records

Hi Fi · Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas, S.L.

9,95 €  (tax incl.)

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