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Best of the Big Bands: Evolution of a Band
     

Best of the Big Bands: Evolution of a Band

by Glenn Miller
 

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The majority of Glenn Miller's early recordings as a bandleader are included on this CD which is subtitled "Evolution of a Band." Miller heads a studio group (which includes trumpeter Bunny Berigan) on two numbers from 1935 (why weren't all four from that date included?) and on three complete sessions from 1937-38; if the liner notes are

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The majority of Glenn Miller's early recordings as a bandleader are included on this CD which is subtitled "Evolution of a Band." Miller heads a studio group (which includes trumpeter Bunny Berigan) on two numbers from 1935 (why weren't all four from that date included?) and on three complete sessions from 1937-38; if the liner notes are to be believed the final four performances are previously unissued alternate takes. All of the selections from 1937-38 are taken from a period when Miller was struggling to find his sound and, even by the time of "Dippermouth Blues" (from May 23, 1938), he had not found it yet. But although these recordings are not that distinctive, there are some good moments; the vocals by Kathleen Lane and Gail Reese are excellent.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/1992
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644883121
catalogNumber:
48831

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Performance Credits

Glenn Miller   Primary Artist,Trombone,Leader,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Bandleader
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet
Charlie Spivak   Trumpet
Claude Thornhill   Piano
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Irving Fazola   Clarinet,Saxophone
Jack Jenney   Trombone
Hal McIntyre   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Johnny Mince   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ray Eberle   Vocals
George Siravo   Alto Saxophone
Tex Beneke   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Roland Bundock   Bass
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
J.C. MacGregor   Piano,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Carmen Mastren   Guitar
Eddie Miller   Tenor Saxophone
Wilbur Schwartz   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bob Smith   Trombone
Harry Waller   Viola
Doc Cenardo   Drums
Sol Kane   Tenor Saxophone
Delmar Kaplan   Bass
Smith Ballew   Vocals
Johnny Austin   Trumpet
Bill Schumann   Cello
Stanley Aronson   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Bob Jenney   Trombone
Gasparre Rabito   Trumpet
Tony Viola   Alto Saxophone
Jesse Ralph   Trombone
Bob Spangler   Drums
Robert Price   Trumpet
Tweet Peterson   Trumpet
Carl Biesacker   Tenor Saxophone
Ardell Garretson   Trumpet
Bill Peyser   Guitar
Larry Hall   Guitar

Technical Credits

J.C. MacGregor   Composer
Glenn Miller   Arranger,Composer
Dick Sudhalter   Liner Notes
Smith Ballew   Director
John Scott Trotter   Director
Chummy MacGregor   Composer
Tweet Peterson   Contributor
Sam Coslow   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Ange Lorenzo   Composer
Joseph Reed Alden   Composer
Raymond B. Egan   Composer
Barry Trivers   Composer

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