Dick Cary & His Tuesday Night Friends

Dick Cary & His Tuesday Night Friends

by Dick Cary & His Tuesday Night Friends
     
 

Dick Cary, best-known for being an original member of the Louis Armstrong All-Stars in 1947 and for his work as a major force on the 1950s Los Angeles Dixieland scene, led a rehearsal band on a regular basis every Tuesday night for over a decade. A prolific composer and arranger, Cary reportedly wrote over 1, 500…  See more details below

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Dick Cary, best-known for being an original member of the Louis Armstrong All-Stars in 1947 and for his work as a major force on the 1950s Los Angeles Dixieland scene, led a rehearsal band on a regular basis every Tuesday night for over a decade. A prolific composer and arranger, Cary reportedly wrote over 1, 500 originals for his group even though the ensemble (generally around 12 pieces) rarely appeared in public. This 1996 CD, recorded less than a year before Cary's death, has 14 of his pieces which range from modern swing to "Fugue" and a couple of classical-oriented works. Most of the horns get some opportunities to solo (particularly clarinetist Abe Most) and there are some swinging pieces in the set. However the arrangements are surprisingly modern (particularly considering Cary's background) and quite original. It is as if bebop never existed and jazz, from a swing base, continued evolving steadily after 1940. Although "The Tueday Night Band" has continued rehearsing on a regular basis after its leader's death, it is fortunate that they did record these sessions while Dick Cary was still around to supervise. Recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2008
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941113228
catalogNumber:
19132

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dick Cary & His Tuesday Night Friends   Primary Artist
Dick Cary   Indexed Contributor,Trumpet,Electric Piano
Abe Most   Reeds
Bob Summers   Trumpet
Tommy Newsom   Reeds
Fred Cooper   Reeds
Gene Estes   Drums
Dick Hamilton   Trombone
Terry Harrington   Reeds
Dave Koonse   Guitar
Herb Mickman   Bass
Barrett O'Hara   Trombone
Betty O'Hara   Trumpet
Lee Callett   Reeds
Jerry Lestock McKenzie   Drums
Dick Forest   Trumpet
Ernie Tack   Trombone

Technical Credits

Dick Cary   Arranger,Composer
Dick Hamilton   Engineer
Wendy Sherman   Cover Design
Mat Domber   Producer
Rachel Domber   Producer
Floyd Levin   Liner Notes

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