Ec-Stacy: 25 Great Piano Performances 1935-1945

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Much admired for his soulful dignity and poise, Jess Stacy came up with Eddie Condon in Chicago and soon distinguished himself as a masterful jazz pianist for all occasions. This wonderful overview of Stacy's heyday covers the decade from 1935 to 1945 without any attempt to follow a chronology. Stacy is heard with bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Gene Krupa; with hot little bands led by Lionel Hampton, Pee Wee Russell, and Bud Freeman; with Eddie Condon's Windy City Seven and George Wettling's Chicago Rhythm Kings; with bands led by Bob Crosby and Benny Goodman; accompanying his wife, vocalist Lee Wiley, with Muggsy Spanier providing cornet obbligato; leading his own ...
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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Much admired for his soulful dignity and poise, Jess Stacy came up with Eddie Condon in Chicago and soon distinguished himself as a masterful jazz pianist for all occasions. This wonderful overview of Stacy's heyday covers the decade from 1935 to 1945 without any attempt to follow a chronology. Stacy is heard with bassist Israel Crosby and drummer Gene Krupa; with hot little bands led by Lionel Hampton, Pee Wee Russell, and Bud Freeman; with Eddie Condon's Windy City Seven and George Wettling's Chicago Rhythm Kings; with bands led by Bob Crosby and Benny Goodman; accompanying his wife, vocalist Lee Wiley, with Muggsy Spanier providing cornet obbligato; leading his own short-lived orchestra; in three duets with drummer Gordon "Specs" Powell and as a solo pianist on three themes composed by Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke. This treasure trove of classic swing music is guaranteed to please even those who believe they've heard it all.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/1995
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • UPC: 743625517224
  • Catalog Number: 5172

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Barrelhouse (3:01)
  2. 2 Rhythm, Rhythm (I Got Rhythm) (2:53)
  3. 3 Take Me to the Land of Jazz (3:04)
  4. 4 Rose of Washington Square (2:40)
  5. 5 I Got Rhythm (2:48)
  6. 6 The Blue Room (3:05)
  7. 7 Carnegie Jump (2:43)
  8. 8 The Darktown Strutters' Ball (3:05)
  9. 9 Madhouse (2:49)
  10. 10 Roll 'Em (3:13)
  11. 11 Big John Special (3:07)
  12. 12 Opus 3/4 (2:57)
  13. 13 Vultee Special (3:07)
  14. 14 Ec-Stacy (4:23)
  15. 15 Spain (3:07)
  16. 16 Down to Steamboat Tennessee (4:31)
  17. 17 Daybreak Serenade (2:58)
  18. 18 It's Only a Paper Moon (3:13)
  19. 19 In a Mist (3:03)
  20. 20 Candlelights (3:12)
  21. 21 In the Dark/Flashes (3:13)
  22. 22 I Ain't Got Nobody (3:24)
  23. 23 Blue Fives (2:41)
  24. 24 Ridin' Easy (2:42)
  25. 25 Sing, Sing, Sing (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jess Stacy Primary Artist, Piano
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Will Bradley Trombone
Eddie Condon Guitar
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Bobby Hackett Cornet
Lionel Hampton Vibes
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Harry James Trumpet
John Kirby String Bass
Gene Krupa Drums
Yank Lawson Trumpet
Specs Powell Drums
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Lee Wiley Vocals
Ray Bauduc Drums
Georg Brunis Trombone
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Cozy Cole Drums
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Irving Fazola Clarinet
Bob Haggart String Bass
Matty Matlock Clarinet
Buddy Morrow Trombone
Vido Musso Tenor Saxophone
Warren Smith Trombone
Charlie Teagarden Trumpet
George Wettling Drums
Pee Wee Irwin Trumpet
Israel Crosby String Bass
Red Ballard Trombone
Noni Bernardi Alto Saxophone
Larry Binyon Tenor Saxophone
Jack Bland Guitar
Vernon Brown Trombone
Harry Goodman String Bass
Chris Griffin Trumpet
Benny Heller Guitar
Nate Kazebier Trumpet
George Koenig Alto Saxophone
Nappy Lamare Guitar
Eddie Miller Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Muzillo Trumpet
Floyd O'Brien Trombone
Danny Polo Clarinet
Gil Rodin Tenor Saxophone
Arthur Rollini Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer Alto Saxophone
Buddy Schutz Drums
Artie Shapiro String Bass
Dave Tough Drums
Lyman Vunk Trumpet
Sid Weiss String Bass
Max Herman Trumpet
Henry Ross Alto Saxophone
Jack Satterfield Trombone
Elmer Smithers Trombone
William DePew Alto Saxophone
Salvator Franzella Clarinet
Arthur Rando Alto Saxophone
Allan Ruess Guitar
Mario Toscarelli Drums
Frank Worrell Guitar
Julius Bradley Tenor Saxophone
Joe Harris Trombone
Artt Mendelsohn Alto Saxophone
Dick Clark Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Joaquín Rodrigo Composer
Louis Prima Composer
Eddie Condon Composer
Bob Crosby Composer
Bud Freeman Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Earl Hines Composer
Horace Henderson Composer
Joe Marsala Contributor
Jimmy Mundy Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Mary Lou Williams Composer
Bix Beiderbecke Composer
Shelton Brooks Composer
Chick Corea Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Roger Graham Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Bert Kalmar Composer
Ballard MacDonald Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Jess Stacy Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Vic Bellerby Liner Notes
William Gottlieb Cover Photo
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Edgar Leslie Composer
James F. Hanley Composer
Pete Wendling Composer
Wendy Brueder Composer
Billy Rose Composer
Dave Peyton Composer
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