Buster's Last Stand

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD wraps up Hep's three-CD reissue of all of the recordings of the 1940-1942 Claude Thornhill Orchestra. The disc begins with eight selections from radio transcription sessions recorded in March and April of 1941 and then continues with the 17 numbers including two versions of "Lullabye of the Rain" that the Thornhill band cut during February through July of 1942. Among the more notable performances of this unique band which by 1942 had two French horns and could not be classified as just "swing" or "sweet" are "Night and Day," "Grieg's Piano Concerto," "Buster's Last Stand" one of nine songs arranged by Gil Evans, "There's a Small Hotel," "I Don't Know Why," and a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD wraps up Hep's three-CD reissue of all of the recordings of the 1940-1942 Claude Thornhill Orchestra. The disc begins with eight selections from radio transcription sessions recorded in March and April of 1941 and then continues with the 17 numbers including two versions of "Lullabye of the Rain" that the Thornhill band cut during February through July of 1942. Among the more notable performances of this unique band which by 1942 had two French horns and could not be classified as just "swing" or "sweet" are "Night and Day," "Grieg's Piano Concerto," "Buster's Last Stand" one of nine songs arranged by Gil Evans, "There's a Small Hotel," "I Don't Know Why," and a surprisingly hot version of "Stealin' Apples." Although the soloists along the way include trumpeter Randy Brooks and clarinetist Danny Polo, it is the atmospheric ensembles that gave the Claude Thornhill Orchestra its own niche.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2001
  • Label: Hep Records
  • UPC: 603366107422
  • Catalog Number: 1074
  • Sales rank: 154,532

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Claude Thornhill Primary Artist, Piano
Lyle "Rusty" Dedrick Trumpet
Irving Fazola Clarinet
John Graas French Horn
Randy Brooks Trumpet
Marty Berman Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Lou Fromm Drums
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Conn Humphreys Alto Saxophone
Louis Mucci Trumpet
Danny Polo Clarinet
Buddy Stewart Vocals
Dave Tough Drums
Bob Walters Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Hammond Russum Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Vinnie Jacobs French Horn
Steve Steck Trumpet
Bud Smith Trombone
Jack Ferrier Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bob Jenney Trombone, Vocals
Carl Swift Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bob Walter Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Snowflakes Vocals
Tasso Harris Trombone
Lillian Lane Vocals
Dale Brown Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bob Sprentall Trumpet
Michael Glass French Horn
Gene Leman Drums
Chuck Robinson Guitar
Terry Allen Vocals
Technical Credits
Georges Bizet Composer
Claude Thornhill Arranger
Bill Borden Arranger
Howard Dietz Composer
Gil Evans Arranger
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Ted Kendall Remastering
Alastair Robertson Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
Dale Brown Arranger
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