1941-1942

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In the summer of 1941, Artie Shaw organized yet another big band, his fourth in five years. This particular ensemble was one of his most fun groups, featuring trumpeter/singer Hot Lips Page, trombonist Jack Jenney, tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld, pianist Johnny Guarnieri, drummer Dave Tough, and a full string section with some arrangements by trombonist Ray Conniff. All but the last six recordings of this big band are on this CD, including "Blues in the Night," the adventurous "Nocturne," "Take Your Shoes off, Baby," "Just Kiddin' Around," "Dusk," and the two-part "St. James Infirmary." The music alternates between swing, Hot Lips Page features, and classical-oriented ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In the summer of 1941, Artie Shaw organized yet another big band, his fourth in five years. This particular ensemble was one of his most fun groups, featuring trumpeter/singer Hot Lips Page, trombonist Jack Jenney, tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld, pianist Johnny Guarnieri, drummer Dave Tough, and a full string section with some arrangements by trombonist Ray Conniff. All but the last six recordings of this big band are on this CD, including "Blues in the Night," the adventurous "Nocturne," "Take Your Shoes off, Baby," "Just Kiddin' Around," "Dusk," and the two-part "St. James Infirmary." The music alternates between swing, Hot Lips Page features, and classical-oriented works, succeeding on all levels. But shortly after Pearl Harbor, Artie Shaw called it quits again, enlisting in the navy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2002
  • Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
  • UPC: 723724411128
  • Catalog Number: 1206

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra Primary Artist
Artie Shaw Indexed Contributor, Clarinet
Ray Conniff Trombone
Max Kaminsky Trumpet
Lee Castle Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri Piano
Jack Jenney Trombone
Mike Bryan Guitar
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Charlie DiMaggio Alto Saxophone
Mickey Folus Tenor Saxophone
Gene Kinsey Trombone
Bonnie Lake Vocals
Steve Lipkins Trumpet
Hot Lips Page Trumpet, Vocals
Les Robinson Trombone
Morey Samuel Trombone
Dave Tough Drums
Paula Kelly Vocals
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Ray Conniff Arranger
Irving Mills Composer
Lennie Hayton Arranger
Paul Jordan Arranger
Fred Norman Arranger
Wendy Rene Composer
Anatol Schenker Liner Notes
Alexander Scott Composer
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