Charlie Barnet & Stan Kenton (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Crown CST-131
    Crown CST-131
  • Crown CST-128
    Crown CST-128
  • Charlie Barnet
    Charlie Barnet
  • Stan Kenton
    Stan Kenton

Maxwell Davis

Charlie Barnet & Stan Kenton (2 LP on 1 CD)

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Maxwell Davis (arr, dir), Bob Clark, Don Fagerquist, Ray Linn, Al Porcino, Zeke Zarchy, Maurice Harris, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Ollie Mitchell, Al Porcino (tp), Dick Nash, Murray McEachern, Dick Taylor, Tommy Pederson, Milt Bernhart, Dick Noel, Frank Rosolino, John Halliburton, Bob Fitzpatrick (tb), Bob Jung, Bud Shank (as), Mahlon Clark (cl, as), Arthur 'Skeets' Herfurt (as, ss), Teddy Lee (as, ts), Plas Johnson, Fred Fallensby, Vido Musso, Bob Cooper, Bill Holman (ts), Bob Dawes, Chuck Gentry (bs), Claude Williamson, Milt Raskin (p), Allen Reuss, Al Hendrickson, Laurindo Almeida (g), Phil Stephens, Don Bagley (b), Dick Shanahan, Jack Sperling, Mel Lewis (d), Chico Guerrero (perc), Bunny Briggs (vcl), Charlie Barnet, Stan Kenton (compositions)

Reference: FSRCD1053

Bar code: 8427328610537

A Tribute to the Big Bands · Orchestras Arranged and Conducted by MAXWELL DAVIS

Tribute to CHARLIE BARNET & STAN KENTON
Two collectible albums in the finest Stereophonic sound
Comprehensive booklet including original liner notes
Additional texts and historic photos of the orchestras

· Collector's Edition
· Original LP Covers
· Complete Personnel Details
· 16-page Booklet
· Stereo Recordings
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit

With signs of a resurgence of interest in big bands in the late 1950s, Maxwell Davis came up with the idea of producing a series of albums for Crown Records recorded in the finest stereophonic sound, in a tribute to such legendary bandleaders as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among others. For this purpose, he wrote all new arrangements and reimagined and conducted a number of tribute bands to perform the music with the signature spirit that made their original leaders famous. The personnel for each album consisted primarily of prominent members and soloists who performed with the original bands, with additional valuable contributions from some of the best jazz musicians working in the Hollywood and New York studios.

Maxwell Davis' writing is as fresh in these sessions as it was when it inspired the work of the early arrangers. Thanks to his efforts, each of these albums retains the lush, individual sound of those notable bands. Listening to these performances brings us joy and memories from the golden age of big bands, which up to this day illuminate the music scene every time that a good band charges and swings through timeless material



01. Cherokee (Ray Noble) 3:20
02. Pompton Turnpike (Rogers-Osborne) 2:22
03. Charleston Alley (Kirkland-Henderson) 3:12
04. Really? (Kai Winding) 2:36
05. Charlie's Other Aunt (Manny Albam) 2:54
06. Redskin Rhumba (Dale Benett) 2:46
07. Skyliner (Charlie Barnet) 3:00
08. East Side, West Side (Lawlor-Blake) 2:54
09. Lonely Street (Paul Villepigue) 2:50
10. Claude Reigns (Manny Albam) 3:48
11. Artistry in Rhythm (Stan Kenton) 6:46
12. The Peanut Vendor (Moises Simons) 2:06
13. Estrellita (Manuel M. Ponce) 3:01
14. Intermission Riff (Ray Wetzel) 3:20
15. Come Back to Sorrento (Ernesto De Curtis) 2:58
16. Dark Eyes (Traditional) 2:10
17. Martha (Larry Clinton) 2:32
18. Elegy (Jules Massenet) 3:01

Album details

Sources:
Tracks #1-10, from “A Tribute to Charlie Barnet” (Crown CST-131)
Tracks #11-18, from “Salute to Stan Kenton” (Crown CST-128)

Personnel on "A Tribute to Charlie Barnet":
Bob Clark, Don Fagerquist, Ray Linn, Al Porcino, Zeke Zarchy, trumpets; Dick Nash, Murray McEachern, Dick Taylor, Tommy Pederson, trombones; Bob Jung, alto sax; Arthur “Skeets” Herfurt, alto & soprano sax; Teddy Lee, alto & tenor sax; Plas Johnson, Fred Fallensby, tenor saxes; Bob Dawes, baritone sax; Claude Williamson, piano; Allen Reuss, Al Hendrickson, guitar; Phil Stephens, bass; Dick Shanahan, drums; Bunny Briggs, vocals (on #8)
Recorded at Modern Records Studio, Hollywood, December 19, 1958

Same personnel, but on tracks #3, 5, 6, 9, 10:
Maurice Harris, trumpet, Milt Bernhart and Dick Noel, trombones; and Jack Sperling, drums, replace Fagerquist, Nash, Taylor and Shanahan.
Recorded at Modern Records Studio, Hollywood, December 23, 1958

Personnel on "Salute to Stan Kenton":
Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Ollie Mitchell, Al Porcino, trumpets; Milt Bernhart, Frank Rosolino, John Halliburton, Bob Fitzpatrick, trombones; Mahlon Clark, clarinet & alto sax; Bud Shank, alto sax; Vido Musso, Bob Cooper, Bill Holman, tenor saxes; Chuck Gentry, baritone sax; Milt Raskin, piano; Laurindo Almeida, guitar; Don Bagley, bass; Mel Lewis, drums; Chico Guerrero, conga.
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, November 17 & 18, 1958

Original liner notes: Frank Evans
Cover photography: Frank Bez
Cover design: Hobco Arts

Recordings produced by Maxwell Davis
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.
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10,95 €  (tax incl.)

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