At the Swing Cats Ball · Featuring Coleman Hawkins
  • Don Redman
    Don Redman

Don Redman

At the Swing Cats Ball · Featuring Coleman Hawkins

Fresh Sound Records

Don Redman (as, ss, p, vib), Joe Wilder, Charlie Shavers (tp), Tyree Glenn, Bobby Byrne, Sonny Russo, Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Red Press (fl, cl, as), Coleman Hawkins, Seldon Powell, Al Cohn (ts), Danny Bank (bs, b-cl), Hank Jones (p, org), Barry Galbraith, George Barnes (g), George Duvivier, Al Hall (b), Osie Johnson (d), Melvin Moore (vcl)

Reference: FSRCD 393

Bar code: 8427328603935

Don Redman has been one of the most influential people in the development of swing and the proliferation of big band jazz during the 20's and 30's. He actually was the first musician in jazz's history to write complex arrangements for big orchestras.

This album was never released commercially, the music in this CD is a compilation of two sessions recorded in New York in 1957 for use at broadcasting stations. The first one has many song composed by Don Redman. The formation playing is variable but well balanced and includes great musicians as Joe Wilder, Seldon Powell and Coleman Hawkins who leaves his unique style. For the next session, Redman gathered a true big band. This time he had the collaboration of a few composers, most of them little known, taking care himself of alla arrangements and also participating as a musician. We can hear again Coleman Hawkins, Joe Wilder and Seldon Powell joined by Charlie Shavers and Al Cohn. 

01. Park Avenue Patter (Don Redman) 3:13
02. Good Boog Di Goodie (Logan-Washington) 2:10
03. Black Velvet (H. Hufnagle) 3:13
04. Ballade De Ballet (A. Templeton) 2:38
05. My Confectionary Baby (Don Redman) 2:24
06. My Girl Friday (Don Redman) 2:54
07. Looney (J. Chapman) 2:24
08. The Blames On You (Fields-Redman) 2:52
09. Penthouse Alley (Don Redman) 2:26
10. Seedlees Grapefruit (Don Redman) 2:33
11. Last Night In Town (Keller) 2:42
12. To The River (Stanton) 2:18
13. Ballad N Bounce (Eaymann) 2:31
14. Dreamy Melody (Koch) 2:26
15. Desert Dance (Klemm) 2:40
16. Chevys Chase (Keller) 2:37
17. Christmas In The Valley (O'Connell, Jr.) 2:05
18. Donnybrook (Buzuk) 2:53
19. Aint Gonna Get Fooled Again (Cook-Kanner) 3:51
20. Voodoo (Haubiel) 1:18

Album details

All tracks were originally published on Sesac Recordings
Never commercially released in his time, only for use at broadcasting stations

Personnel and dates:

Tracks #1-10:
Joe Wilder (tp), Bobby Byrne, Tyree Glenn (tb), Red Press (fl, cl, as), Don Redman (as, ss, p, celesta, vib), Coleman Hawkins, Seldon Powell (ts), Danny Bank (b-cl, bs), Hank Jones (p, org), Barry Galbraith (g), George Duvivier (b), Osie Johnson (d), Melvin Moore (vcl).
Recorded in New York City, April 1957

Tracks #11-20:
Joe Wilder, Charlie Shavers, Al Mattaliano (tp), Sonny Russo, Jimmy Cleveland, Bobby Byrne (tb), Don Redman (as, vib, whistling), George Dorsey, Milt Yaner (fl, as), Coleman Hawkins, Al Cohn (ts), Seldon Powell (fl, ts), Danny Bank (bs), Hank Jones (p), George Barnes (g), Al Hall (b), Osie Johnson (d).
Recorded in New York City, July 22 & 26, 1957

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

9,95 €  (tax incl.)

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