Bixieland/Eddie Condon's Treasury of Jazz

Bixieland/Eddie Condon's Treasury of Jazz

by Eddie Condon
     
 
Few jazzmen active during the mid-'50s were more worthy of recording tributes to the era of classic jazz, just three decades distant, than Eddie Condon. Fitting, then, that two of his most interesting throwback dates, Bixieland and Eddie Condon's Treasury of Jazz, were combined for this Collectables two-fer. The first includes

Overview

Few jazzmen active during the mid-'50s were more worthy of recording tributes to the era of classic jazz, just three decades distant, than Eddie Condon. Fitting, then, that two of his most interesting throwback dates, Bixieland and Eddie Condon's Treasury of Jazz, were combined for this Collectables two-fer. The first includes ten of Bix Beiderbecke's most popular features from the man who coined the most famous description of his style ("The sound came out like a girl saying yes"). Bobby Hackett takes onto his shoulders the heavy weight of living up to the legend's cornet, a fitting assignment for the man briefly known as "the new Bix" only a few years after Beiderbecke's death in 1931. Though a Dixieland date hardly need worry about artistic tension, Hackett performs admirably on versions of Beiderbecke's best ("I'm Comin' Virginia," "Singin' the Blues," "Jazz Me Blues"), echoing the melodic clarity and quick decisions of Beiderbecke, framed by Condon and the all-stars. The second date was a tribute as well, the musical version of a book just published, featuring Condon's salutes to some of his favorite jazz artists, including rarer choices like Lee Wiley and Turk Murphy as well as obvious ones like Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. The lineup features these songs well, combining Condon's guitar with Wild Bill Davison on cornet, Pee Wee Russell or Edmond Hall on clarinet, Walter Page on bass, George Wettling on drums, and Cutty Cutshall on trombone. All in all, this reissue combines a pair of sessions playful, brash, and unassuming, welcome to fans of Dixieland jazz.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/21/2003
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431752524
catalogNumber:
7525
Rank:
126800

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddie Condon   Primary Artist,Guitar
Bud Freeman   Voices
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet
Ralph Sutton   Piano
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
George Wettling   Drums
Wild Bill Davison   Cornet
Walter Page   Bass
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Gene Schroeder   Piano

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Bing Crosby   Composer
Eddie Condon   Liner Notes
Turk Murphy   Composer
Pee Wee Russell   Composer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Con Conrad   Composer
Will Marion Cook   Composer
Tom Delaney   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Donald Heywood   Composer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Howdy Quicksell   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Ellis Reynolds   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Ray Lodwig   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
J. Russel Robinson   Composer
J.C. Jones   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
John Klenner   Composer
Bob Schafer   Composer
Doc Daugherty   Composer
Edwin Edwards   Composer

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