Freddy Gardner and His Golden Tone Saxophone

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Saxophonist Freddy Gardner (1910-1950) is saluted with a pleasant Living Era compilation that samples great moments from the final 15 years of his tragically truncated recording career. A mainstay in the cheerful, elegant, and wholesome world of British dance and swing bands during the second half of the '30s, Gardner was tremendously active as both leader and sideman and can be heard fronting his own groups on tracks one through 19. Tracks 20 through 26 showcase Gardner as spot-lit soloist with Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra, a fulsome postwar pop flotilla buoyed by a sugary sweet string section. Gardner sounded great in any company and this commemorative album ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Saxophonist Freddy Gardner (1910-1950) is saluted with a pleasant Living Era compilation that samples great moments from the final 15 years of his tragically truncated recording career. A mainstay in the cheerful, elegant, and wholesome world of British dance and swing bands during the second half of the '30s, Gardner was tremendously active as both leader and sideman and can be heard fronting his own groups on tracks one through 19. Tracks 20 through 26 showcase Gardner as spot-lit soloist with Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra, a fulsome postwar pop flotilla buoyed by a sugary sweet string section. Gardner sounded great in any company and this commemorative album will enable the listener to enjoy his woodwind artistry in a variety of instrumental settings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2003
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • UPC: 743625545425
  • Catalog Number: 5454

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Freddy Gardner Primary Artist, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ted Heath Trombone
Arthur Young Piano
Tony Bromley Double Bass
George Chisolm Trombone
Albert Harris Guitar
Frank Weir Alto Saxophone
Patrick Dodd Piano
Dick Escott Double Bass
Paul Fenoulhet Trombone
Barry Wicks Drums
Cecil Norman Piano
Jock Jacobson Drums
Abe Walters Piano, Trombone
Norman Payne Trumpet
George Elliot Guitar
Dick Ball Double Bass
Poggy Pogson Alto Saxophone
Archie Craig Trumpet
Sid Heiger Drums
Max Bacon Drums
Technical Credits
Sigmund Romberg Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Larry Clinton Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Freddy Gardner Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
David Franklin Composer
Cliff Friend Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Allie Wrubel Composer
Harry Archer Composer
Terry Shand Composer
Peter Dempsey Liner Notes
Mark Ranshaw Cover Illustration
Rudy Wiedoeft Composer
Robert Sour Composer
Frank Eyton Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Phil Boutelje Composer
Philip Braham Composer
Paul Denniker Composer
Douglas Furber Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Harlan Thompson Composer
Dick Winfree Composer
Jim Eaton Composer
Raymond B. Egan Composer
Hayden Wood Composer
Doug Shearer Remastering
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer
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