Boyd Meets Stravinsky

Boyd Meets Stravinsky

by Boyd Raeburn
     
 

The Boyd Raeburn Orchestra never achieved much popularity with the general public, but it was admired by many top musicians of the bebop era as one of the most innovative large ensembles, on a par with the more well-known Stan Kenton band. Among the prominent musicians to have played with …  See more details below

Overview

The Boyd Raeburn Orchestra never achieved much popularity with the general public, but it was admired by many top musicians of the bebop era as one of the most innovative large ensembles, on a par with the more well-known Stan Kenton band. Among the prominent musicians to have played with Raeburn were trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Harris; saxophonists Johnny Bothwell, Al Cohn, and Serge Chaloff; drummers Don Lamond and Shelly Manne; and bassist Oscar Pettiford. This superb album is comprised of tracks recorded by the band at its creative peak in the mid-'40s. The arrangements and original compositions by pianist George Handy acknowledge developments in 20th-century classical music up to that time, melding poly-tonality, shifting meters, and irregular rhythms with bebop and contemporary big band techniques. The musicianship is absolutely top-notch. In terms of ensemble execution, the Raeburn band was nearly unsurpassed, and the solos -- while often talking a backseat to the compositions themselves -- are frequently excellent. Of particular note is the work of the Johnny Hodges-inspired alto saxophonist Bothwell. Handy's fanciful arrangements occasionally go off the deep end, but the extent of his creativity was considerable, and the balance of artistry and kitsch usually weighs in favor of the former.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/1994
Label:
Savoy Jazz
UPC:
0081757018524
catalogNumber:
185

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Tracks

  1. Boyd Meets Stravinsky  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  2. Temptation  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  3. Dalvatore Sally  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  4. I Only Have Eyes for You  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  5. Over The Rainbow
  6. Body and Soul  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  7. Interlude (Night In Tunisia)  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  8. Summertime  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  9. March Of The Boyds  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  10. Blue Prelude  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  11. Boyd's Nest  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  12. You've Got Me Crying Again  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  13. Hep Boyds  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  14. Rip Van Winkle  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boyd Raeburn   Primary Artist,Reeds,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Serge Chaloff   Reeds,Baritone Saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Shelly Manne   Drums
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
David Allyn   Vocals
Harry Babasin   Bass
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Johnny Bothwell   Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Ike Carpenter   Piano
George Handy   Piano,Dialogue
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Hal McKusick   Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Tony Rizzi   Guitar
Hal Schaefer   Piano
Si Zentner   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Trummy Young   Trombone
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Allison   Trumpet
Frank Beach   Trumpet
Carl Berg   Trumpet
Stan Fishelson   Trumpet
Benny Harris   Trumpet
Jules Jacob   Oboe,Tenor Saxophone
Steve Jordan   Guitar
Harry Klee   Flute,Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Irv Kluger   Drums
Ralph Lee   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Mandel   Reeds,Trombone
Dodo Marmarosa   Piano
Johnny Napton   Trumpet
Wilbur Schwartz   Reeds
Willie Schwartz   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Frank Socolow   Reeds
Ollie Wilson   Trombone
Marjorie Woods   Vocals
Freddie Zito   Trombone
Gail Laughton   Harp
Jackie Mills   Drums
Edward Mihelich   Bass
Dale Pierce   Trumpet
Lloyd Otto   French Horn
Joe Beris   Bass
Joe Berise   Bass
Hayden Causey   Guitar
Gus McReynolds   Reeds
Guy McReynolds   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Starkey   English Horn
Evan Vail   French Horn
Hal Smith   Trombone
Hy Mandel   Reeds,Baritone Saxophone
Alan Jeffreys   Trumpet
Colh   Reeds
Joe Magro   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Jack Carmen   Trombone
Walter Robertson   Trombone,Trumpet
Julie Jacobs   Reeds
Nelson Shelladay   Trumpet
Leonard Green   Alto Saxophone
Ginnie Powell   Vocals
Ginny Powell   Vocals
Stuart Anderson   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Handy   Arranger
Ozzie Cadena   Producer
Barry Feldman   Executive Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Original Release
H. Alan Stein   Liner Notes

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