1948 Transcription Performance

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD has the only existing performances of the Claude Thornhill Orchestra from 1948, a year when a recording strike kept most bands off of records. With many charts by Gil Evans or Gerry Mulligan, the Thornhill big band was often quite bop-oriented and featured fine solos from clarinetist Danny Polo, altoist Lee Konitz and the tenor of Mickey Folus; a few numbers also include Brew Moore on tenor, baritonist Gerry Mulligan and trumpeter Gene Roland. In addition there are some vocals from the Snowflakes a vocal quintet and Joe Derise. The highly enjoyable and somewhat historical CD is easily recommended to bop collectors and listeners who are interested in the later Claude...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD has the only existing performances of the Claude Thornhill Orchestra from 1948, a year when a recording strike kept most bands off of records. With many charts by Gil Evans or Gerry Mulligan, the Thornhill big band was often quite bop-oriented and featured fine solos from clarinetist Danny Polo, altoist Lee Konitz and the tenor of Mickey Folus; a few numbers also include Brew Moore on tenor, baritonist Gerry Mulligan and trumpeter Gene Roland. In addition there are some vocals from the Snowflakes a vocal quintet and Joe Derise. The highly enjoyable and somewhat historical CD is easily recommended to bop collectors and listeners who are interested in the later Claude Thornhill Orchestra.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/1994
  • Label: Hep Records
  • UPC: 603366001720
  • Catalog Number: 17
  • Sales rank: 285,118

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Poor Little Rich Girl (3:11)
  2. 2 Adios (3:21)
  3. 3 Where or When (2:47)
  4. 4 Spanish Dance (3:01)
  5. 5 Anthropology (3:21)
  6. 6 Baia (2:05)
  7. 7 Arab Dance (4:31)
  8. 8 Robbins' Nest (3:48)
  9. 9 Royal Garden Blues (2:29)
  10. 10 Polka Dots and Moonbeams (2:08)
  11. 11 There's a Small Hotel (3:27)
  12. 12 I Knew You When (3:35)
  13. 13 Someone to Watch over Me (2:52)
  14. 14 Sometimes I'm Happy (2:36)
  15. 15 I Don't Know Why (2:48)
  16. 16 April in Paris (1:47)
  17. 17 Begin the Beguine (4:36)
  18. 18 Godchild (3:11)
  19. 19 The Song Is You (3:02)
  20. 20 La Paloma (Grey Dove) (4:08)
  21. 21 Lover Man (2:07)
  22. 22 To Each His Own (2:38)
  23. 23 Elevation (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Claude Thornhill Primary Artist, Piano
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Gene Roland Trumpet
Joe Derise Guitar
Billy Barber Tuba
Johnny Carisi Trumpet
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Jerry Sanfino Tenor Saxophone
Allan Langstaff Trombone
Louis Mucci Trumpet
Johnny Napton Trumpet
Danny Polo Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Joe Shulman Bass
Walter Welscher French Horn
Leon Cox Trombone
Bob Peck Trumpet
Bill Exiner Drums
Snowflakes Vocals
Technical Credits
Illinois Jacquet Composer
Gerry Mulligan Arranger
Claude Thornhill Arranger
Gene Roland Arranger
Sir Charles Thompson Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Sebastián Yradier Composer
Johnny Carisi Arranger
Gil Evans Arranger
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Andy Phillips Arranger
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