All Star Swing Sessions

All Star Swing Sessions

by Bud Freeman
     
 

Bud Freeman is heard with three separate small groups on the All Star Swing Sessions compilation. He's paired with Shorty Baker and Claude Hopkins for the first eight tracks, including swinging treatments of standards like "Love Me or Leave Me" and "But Not for Me," plus originals composed…  See more details below

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Bud Freeman is heard with three separate small groups on the All Star Swing Sessions compilation. He's paired with Shorty Baker and Claude Hopkins for the first eight tracks, including swinging treatments of standards like "Love Me or Leave Me" and "But Not for Me," plus originals composed by the group for the sessions, such as the snappy "Hector's Dance" and the sassy "Shorty's Blues." Freeman's work on tenor sax is smooth as silk, while Baker primarily sticks to muted trumpet. Bassist George Duvivier's imaginative lines and J.C. Heard's strong drumming help to propel the proceedings. The next three selections come from a date led by bassist Leonard Gaskin that is a truly Dixieland affair. The sextet is expanded to a nonet for a swinging "Darktown Strutter's Ball," easily the highlight of the date. Finally, a vintage sextet meeting with ill-fated trumpeter Bunny Berigan, Eddie Condon, and Claude Thornhill showcases Freeman on both clarinet and tenor sax in his upbeat original "The Buzzard" and his delicious bluesy "Tillie's Downtown Now," titles which also reflect his sense of humor. Highly recommended.

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All About Jazz
Saxophonist Bud Freeman was one of the greats, but most casual jazz fans would likely be hard pressed to name him. This recent Prestige compilation goes a long way toward retrieving his visage from the clutches of anonymity.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2003
Label:
Prestige
UPC:
0025218528627
catalogNumber:
24286
Rank:
304906

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bud Freeman   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet
Eddie Condon   Guitar
Claude Hopkins   Piano
Claude Thornhill   Piano
Cozy Cole   Drums
Pee Wee Erwin   Trumpet
Leonard Gaskin   Bass,Leader
Red Richards   Piano
Herb Hall   Clarinet
Grachan Moncur   Bass
George Duvivier   Bass
Herman Autrey   Trumpet
Harold Baker   Trumpet
J.C. Heard   Drums
Herb Lovelle   Drums
Big Chief Russell Moore   Trombone
Dicky Wells   Trombone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Bud Freeman   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Shelton Brooks   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Esmond Edwards   Composer,Cover Photo
Kirk Felton   Remastering
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Paul Mares   Composer
Dan Morgenstern   Liner Notes
Leon Roppolo   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Henry Nemo   Composer
Paul Denniker   Composer
Stephen Ballantine   Composer
Lewis Gensler   Composer
John Redmond   Composer

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