Gene Kardos & Joel Shaw, Vol. 2

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although the early '30s found popular music dominated by commercial dance orchestras and mundane singers, there were some exceptions. The recordings of Gene Kardos' orchestra are certainly exceptions, for the group is surprisingly heated throughout most of the performances on this CD all but two of which date from 1932. None of the soloists are too well-known trombonist Pete Salemi comes the closest, but the band is quite strong, with exciting ensembles and purposeful solos. Dick Robertson has harmless vocals on most of the numbers, and the many highlights include "Business in F," "Some of These Days," "Business in Q," "Dinah," and "How'm I Doin'." Hot jazz from an obscure ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although the early '30s found popular music dominated by commercial dance orchestras and mundane singers, there were some exceptions. The recordings of Gene Kardos' orchestra are certainly exceptions, for the group is surprisingly heated throughout most of the performances on this CD all but two of which date from 1932. None of the soloists are too well-known trombonist Pete Salemi comes the closest, but the band is quite strong, with exciting ensembles and purposeful solos. Dick Robertson has harmless vocals on most of the numbers, and the many highlights include "Business in F," "Some of These Days," "Business in Q," "Dinah," and "How'm I Doin'." Hot jazz from an obscure but worthy ensemble.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2001
  • Label: Old Masters
  • UPC: 705283012725
  • Catalog Number: 127

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gene Kardos Primary Artist, Violin, Leader
Dick Robertson Vocals
Gabe Galinas Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bob Dixon Vocals
Nat Brown Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Joel Shaw Piano
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Paul Barbarin Composer
Cab Calloway Composer
Luis Russell Composer
Archie Bleyer Arranger
Shelton Brooks Composer
Charles Randolph Grean Composer
Bennie Green Arranger
Will Jason Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Joe Young Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Val Burton Composer
Cy Coben Composer
Randy Skretvedt Liner Notes
The Old Masters Producer
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