John Anderson, Neal Hefti (tp), Billy Byers (tb), Georgie Auld (as, ts), John Rotella (as), Irv Roth (ts), Pete Terry (bs), Jimmy Rowles (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Karl Kiffe (bgo). Billy Byers, Gerry Mulligan, Hal Vernon (arr).
OCM CD 033
Tenorman George Auld was a remarkable jazz musician gifted with a sort of
chameleon like personality as a soloist. In every style he played he gave a distinctive tone on the ballads and a vigorous modern style when playing Swing songs. This CD shows two different facets of Auld's work: leading a very rare modern small band session in 1949 pressed by Discovery label and in his more romantic ballad style playing the immortal standards in the early 1950's for Coral.
1. You've Got Me Jumpin' (2:38)
2. Darn That Dream (3:02)
3. Hollywood Bazaar (2:43)
4. They Didn't Believe Me (2.37)
5. Nashooma (3:12)
6. Vox Bop (2:53)
7. Mild And Mellow (2:55)
8. Settin' The Pace (3:15)
9. Take Me (2:15)
10. Be Still My Heart (2:12)
11. Manhattan (2:47)
12. Blue And Sentimental (2:35)
13. You'll Never Know (2:17)
14. Tenderly (2:38)
15. The Touch Or Your Lips (2:20)
16. Room With A View (3:07)
17. Isn't It Romantic (2:16)
18. If I Had You (3:07)
19. Just You Just Me (2:42)
20. Crazy She Calls Me (2:44)
21. On The Alamo (2:38)
22. Early Autumn (2:45)
23. Lullaby Of Broadway (2:19)
24. Harlem Nocturne (2:41)
Total time : (64:28)
Tracks #1-4: Georgie Auld Orchestra
John Anderson (tp); Billy Byers (tb); Georgie Auld (as, ts); John Rotella (as); Irv Roth (ts); Pete Terry (bs); Jimmy Rowles (p); Joe Mondragon (b); Alvin Stoller (d); Karl Kiffe (bgo). Billy Byers, Gerry Mulligan, Hal Vernon (arr).
Los Angeles, January 17, 1949
Same but Neal Hefti (tp) and Clint Neagley (as) replace Anderson and Rotella.
Los Angeles, March 21, 1949
Georgie Auld (ts) with poss. Harvey Leonard (p); Curly Russell (b) Tiny Kahn (d).
New York, March 30, 1951
Georgie Auld (ts); Arnold Ross (p); Barry Breen (b); Sammy Weiss (d); Lou Singer (vib); Jud Conlon Rhythmaires: Jud Conlon, Gloria Wood, Loulie Jean Norman, Charles Parlato, Mack McLean (vcl on 11).
Los Angeles, November 12, 1951
Same but Mike Rubin (b) replaces Breen.
Los Angeles, January 10, 1952
Georgie Auld (ts); Milt Raskin (p); Mike Rubin (b) Frank Carlson (d) Frank Flynn (vib); Jud Conlon Rhythmaires (vcl on 16).
Los Angeles, March 26, 1952
Georgie Auld (ts); Donn Trenner (p); Red Callender (b); Alvin Stoller (d); Larry Bunker (vib); Jud Conlon Rhythmaires (vcl).
Los Angeles, May 9, 1952
Same but Phil Stephens (b) replaces Callender.
Los Angeles, September 2, 1952