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This CD set presents two memorable 1959 albums, Scheherajazz and Swingin with Prince Igor & Tannhäuser. They both provide a provocative, exciting blend of styles, tagged a symphony in jazz, with music played by a group of Hollywood topflight jazz and classical musicians under the leadership of Skip Martin.
These unique performances showcase the all-star jazz band interscored in the symphony orchestra with taste and surprise in three of the best of the known classical works, appealing to pop as well as jazz fans. THE SWINGINGEST DRIVING JAZZ EVER RECORDED, in great Stereo Fidelity.
Adapted from Rimsky Korsakovs Scheherazade
01. First Movement 8:50
02. Second Movement 8:01
03. Third Movement 8:21
04. Fourth Movement and Finale 7:11
SWINGIN with PRINCE IGOR & TANNHÄUSER
Adapted from Alexander Borodins Prince Igor and Richard Wagners Tannhäuser
05. First Movement 2:52
06. Second Movement 4:14
07. Third Movement 2:24
08. Fourth Movement 4:43
09. Overture 14:54
Tracks #1-4, from the Somerset LP "Scheherajazz" (SF-9700)
Tracks #5-9, from the Somerset LP "Swingin' with Prince Igor & Tannhäuser" (P-16000)
Personnel on "Scheherajazz"
Symphony Orchestra featuring: Eudice Shapiro, solo violin; Ed Lustgarten, first cello; and the Hollywood All-Star Jazz Band: Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Frank Beach, Joe Triscari, trumpets; Vince de Rosa, Dick Perissi, Jack Cave, French horns; Clarence Karella, tuba; Joe Howard, Milt Bernhart, Frank Rosolino, trombones; George Roberts, bass trombone; Gus Bivona, clarinet; Ted Nash, Paul Horn, alto saxes; Jules Jacobs, tenor sax; Chuck Gentry, baritone sax; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Larry Bunker, vibes; Irv Cottler, drums; Lou Singer, tympani & percussion.
Recorded in Hollywood at United Recording Studios, June 11 & 12, 1959
Personnel on "Swingin' with Prince Igor"
Symphony Orchestra featuring: Jacques Gasselin, solo violin and the Hollywood All-Star Jazz Band: Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Frank Beach, Mickey Mangano, Joe Triscari, trumpets; Vince de Rosa, Dick Perissi, Jimmy Magee, Bill Hinshaw, French horns; Clarence Karella, tuba; Dick Nash, Dick Noel, Joe Howard, trombones; George Roberts, bass trombone; Hugo Raimondi, Gus Bivona; clarinets; Paul Horn, alto sax & flute; Harry Klee, Jules Jacobs, tenor saxes; Chuck Gentry, baritone sax; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Red Mitchell, Rolly Bundock, basses; Gene Estes, vibes; Irv Cottler, drums; Dale Anderson, tympany & percussion.
Recorded in Hollywood at United Recording Studios, October 7 & 8, 1959
Original recordings under direction of D.L. Miller
Audio mix: Bill Putnam
Edit and assembly by Belinda Putnam
Photos: George Pickow
Original cover art: Will Dressler
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered