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Goldkette Project
     

Goldkette Project

by Vince Giordano
 
Bill Challis contributed most of the best arrangements for the Jean Goldkette Orchestra from 1926-1927. Sixty years later, he conducted Vince Giordano's Nighthawks in their versions of 16 of his charts (including a pair of three-song medleys). With cornetist Tom

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Bill Challis contributed most of the best arrangements for the Jean Goldkette Orchestra from 1926-1927. Sixty years later, he conducted Vince Giordano's Nighthawks in their versions of 16 of his charts (including a pair of three-song medleys). With cornetist Tom Pletcher taking Bix Beiderbecke's place and such top players as trumpeter Peter Ecklund, trombonist Dan Barrett, clarinetist Bob Wilber, pianist Dick Wellstood, and Goldkette alumnus Spiegel Wilcox on trombone guesting with the Nighthawks, the results are outstanding and very enjoyable. Not only are such songs as "Proud of a Baby Like You," "My Pretty Girl," and "Clementine" brought back, but also some charts that Jean Goldkette's band played but never recorded (such as "The Blue Room," "I've Found a New Baby," and "Tiger Rag"). Highly recommended for 1920s and classic jazz collectors.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/1994
Label:
Circle
UPC:
0762247411826
catalogNumber:
118
Rank:
87217

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Performance Credits

Vince Giordano   Primary Artist,Bass,String Bass
Bill Challis   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Dan Barrett   Trombone
Bob Wilber   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Dick Wellstood   Piano
James Chirillo   Banjo,Guitar
Spanky Davis   Trumpet
Peter Ecklund   Trumpet,Cornet
Herb Gardner   Trombone
Mark Lopeman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Jack Stuckey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Frank Vignola   Banjo,Guitar
Spiegle Willcox   Trombone
Arnie Kinsella   Drums,Snare Drums
Dave Gale   Trumpet
Stan Kurtis   Violin
Ted Nash   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Randy Reinhart   Trumpet
Tom Pletcher   Trumpet,Cornet

Technical Credits

Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
George H. Buck   Producer
Harry Da Costa   Composer
Paul Helmick   Composer
Chris Schoenberg   Composer
Leonard Stevens   Composer

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