1946-47 Performances, Vol. 2

1946-47 Performances, Vol. 2

by Claude Thornhill
     
 
The U.K.'s Hep label continues its tribute to Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra with this second volume devoted specifically to recordings made in 1946 and 1947. Opening with a pair of definitively rare transcription discs from an unspecified date in 1946, this exciting compilation plows through the standard

Overview

The U.K.'s Hep label continues its tribute to Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra with this second volume devoted specifically to recordings made in 1946 and 1947. Opening with a pair of definitively rare transcription discs from an unspecified date in 1946, this exciting compilation plows through the standard Thornhill session discography from August 11 to December 17, 1947, salvaging a long-lost alternate rendition of "La Paloma" and an adaptation of "The Troubadour," a movement from Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition." What makes this edition perhaps more adventuresome than Vol. 1 is the emphasis upon early modern jazz. This means that even as the sweet element was still active (especially in the form of pop tunes interpreted by vocalist Fran Warren), Thornhill was hiring skilled young improvisers like Red Rodney, Danny Polo, and Lee Konitz while granting arranger Gil Evans freedom and license to incorporate bop themes and progressive tropes into the band's operative infrastructure. Suddenly, Thornhill's book was sprouting contemporary outgrowths like Trummy Young's "Sorta Kinda" and Sir Charles Thompson and Illinois Jacquet's "Robbins' Nest," as well as Dizzy Gillespie and/or Charlie Parker compositions like "Anthropology," "Donna Lee," and "Yardbird Suite." The omission of ten quartet recordings dating from this part of the Thornhill chronology suggests that the producers saved the more intimate small-group episodes for a different volume in the series.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2007
Label:
Hep Records
UPC:
0603366007425
catalogNumber:
74
Rank:
235655

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Claude Thornhill   Primary Artist,Piano
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Red Rodney   Trumpet,Soloist
Fran Warren   Vocals
Bill Bushey   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Clark   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Paul Cohen   Trumpet
Irving Cottler   Drums
Jack DuLong   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Billy Exner   Drums
Mickey Folus   Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Barry Galbraith   Guitar,Soloist
James Genus   Flute,Piccolo
Bill Glover   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Allan Langstaff   Trombone
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Danny Polo   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Mario Rollo   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Rosa   Trombone
Iggy Shevak   Bass
Sandy Siegelstein   Flugelhorn
Tak Takvorian   Trombone,Soloist
Bob Walters   Clarinet
Walter Welscher   Flugelhorn
Clarence Willard   Trumpet
Eddie Zandy   Trumpet
Jake Koven   Trumpet
Jack Ferrier   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bob Jenney   Trombone
Victor Harris   Flute,Piccolo
Joe Aglora   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Antonucci   French Horn
Ted Goddard   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Emil Terry   Trumpet
John Torick   Trombone
Billy Ray Barber   Tuba

Technical Credits

Claude Thornhill   Arranger
Trummy Young   Composer
Sebastián Yradier   Composer
Gil Evans   Arranger
James Van Heusen   Composer
Alastair Robertson   Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Tiffany Gillespie Hutchings   Composer

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