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Great Scott: The Birth of a Legend

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Ronnie Scott will always be best remembered as the owner of England's most famous jazz club, Ronnie Scott's. However he was also quite significant as one of England's top musicians of the bebop era and the 1950s. The tenor saxophonist is featured throughout this CD on some of his best recordings of the 1946-1953 period. Rather than a complete reissue of his early titles, this double-CD gives listeners a fine overview of Scott's most important playing period. He is featured as a sideman with Ted Heath, Jack Parnell, the Esquire Five, Alan Dean, Arnold Ross and several specially assembled all-star groups in addition to leading his own combos and orchestra. While Scott, who at...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Ronnie Scott will always be best remembered as the owner of England's most famous jazz club, Ronnie Scott's. However he was also quite significant as one of England's top musicians of the bebop era and the 1950s. The tenor saxophonist is featured throughout this CD on some of his best recordings of the 1946-1953 period. Rather than a complete reissue of his early titles, this double-CD gives listeners a fine overview of Scott's most important playing period. He is featured as a sideman with Ted Heath, Jack Parnell, the Esquire Five, Alan Dean, Arnold Ross and several specially assembled all-star groups in addition to leading his own combos and orchestra. While Scott, who at various times recalls Lester Young, Flip Phillips and Dexter Gordon, is the solo star throughout, there are also many fine spots for quite a few other talented British players including Jack Parnell on vibes, altoist Johnny Dankworth, trumpeter Kenny Baker, a young Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, trumpeter Jimmy Deuchar and altoists Spike Robinson (decades before he emerged in the U.S. on tenor) and Derek Humble. It is particularly interesting hearing how the music of the Great Britain jazz scene paralleled that in the United States, perhaps trailing two years behind during this period. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/2006
  • Label: Giant Steps Uk
  • EAN: 5013929851320
  • Catalog Number: 13

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Them That Has, Gets (2:59)
  2. 2 Ad Lib Frolic (3:17)
  3. 3 Scrubber Time (2:58)
  4. 4 On the Sunny Side of the Street (3:10)
  5. 5 Lady Be Good (5:33)
  6. 6 Boppin' at Esquire (2:59)
  7. 7 Buzzy (6:01)
  8. 8 How High the Moon (9:46)
  9. 9 Wee Dot (2:42)
  10. 10 52nd Street Theme (4:45)
  11. 11 Ow! (5:06)
  12. 12 Stoned (4:05)
  13. 13 Donna Lee (4:11)
  14. 14 Galaxy (2:46)
  15. 15 Brand's Essence (3:18)
  16. 16 Marshall's Plan (3:20)
  17. 17 Too Marvellous for Words (3:03)
  18. 18 September Song (3:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Chasin' the Bird (3:09)
  2. 2 Little Willie Leaps (2:55)
  3. 3 El Sino (3:28)
  4. 4 Crazy Rhythm (2:57)
  5. 5 Battle Royal (2:59)
  6. 6 Leap Year (3:42)
  7. 7 The Champ (3:08)
  8. 8 Once in a While (3:43)
  9. 9 The Champ (3:13)
  10. 10 All the Things You Are (9:41)
  11. 11 Pantagrulian (3:02)
  12. 12 Mullenium (3:58)
  13. 13 Popo (7:58)
  14. 14 The Champ (4:10)
  15. 15 Seven Eleven (2:51)
  16. 16 Ballot Box (3:08)
  17. 17 Lover Come Back to Me (2:21)
  18. 18 Compos Mentos (3:29)
  19. 19 Body Beautiful (3:21)
  20. 20 Stompin' at the Savoy (2:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ronnie Scott Primary Artist
Victor Feldman Piano, Vibes
Spike Robinson Alto Saxophone
Tony Crombie Drums
Jimmy Deuchar Trumpet
Tony Kinsey Drums
Arnold Ross Piano
Ralph Sharon Piano
Phil Seaman Drums
Victor Ash Clarinet
Jack Bentley Trombone
Lennie Bush Bass
Keith Christie Trombone
Jimmy Coombes Trombone
Johnny Dankworth Alto Saxophone
Jack Fallon Bass
Dave Goldberg Guitar
Max Harris Piano
Derek Humble Alto Saxophone
Ginger Johnson Bongos
Pete King Tenor Saxophone
Harry Klein Baritone Saxophone
Joe Mudele Bass
Stanley Roderick Trumpet
Johnny Rogers Alto Saxophone
Hank Shaw Trumpet
Martin Slavin Vibes
Alan Dean Vocals
Ivor Mairants Guitar
Jack Parnell Drums, Vocals, Vibes
Tommy Pollard Piano
Dennis Rose Piano, Trumpet
Charlie Short Bass
Bill McGuffie Piano
Johnny Hawkesworth Bass
Jimmy Skidmore Tenor Saxophone
Norman Stenfalt Piano
Ken Wray Trombone
Dave Shand Baritone Saxophone
Jackie Armstrong Trombone
Henry McKenzie Clarinet
Alan Franks Trumpet
Kenny Baker Trumpet
JoAnn M. Hunter Trumpet
Ronnie Scott's Quintet Tenor Saxophone
Pete Chilver Guitar
Carlo Krahmer Drums
Kenny Graham Tenor Saxophone
Harry Letham Trumpet
Reg Arnold Trumpet
Bernie Fenton Piano
Leslie "Les" Gilbert Alto Saxophone
Laurie Morgan Drums
Johnny "Thunderbolt" Gray Tenor Saxophone
Gordon Langhorn Trombone
Technical Credits
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Chick Webb Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Roy Carr Liner Notes
Dorothy Fields Composer
Bud Green Composer
Charlie Parker Composer
Andrew Thompson Mastering
Joseph Meyer Composer
Roger Wolfe Kahn Composer
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Composer
Norman Stenfalt Composer
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