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Jazz in Paris: Louis Armstrong and Friends

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The title of this compilation is a bit misleading, as Louis Armstrong only appears on seven of the CD's 20 tracks. All of them were recorded during a visit by the trumpeter to France in 1934 and were made on the sly, since he was under an exclusive contract to another label. The all-stars were primarily European musicians assembled for the session, though pianist Herman Chittison, a fellow American, makes his mark in "Super Tiger Rag," along with the leader's crisp, high-note solo. They compare favorably with some of Armstrong's later work back home with larger orchestras, but for the most part, the music is of minimal interest aside from his contributions. The other ...
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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The title of this compilation is a bit misleading, as Louis Armstrong only appears on seven of the CD's 20 tracks. All of them were recorded during a visit by the trumpeter to France in 1934 and were made on the sly, since he was under an exclusive contract to another label. The all-stars were primarily European musicians assembled for the session, though pianist Herman Chittison, a fellow American, makes his mark in "Super Tiger Rag," along with the leader's crisp, high-note solo. They compare favorably with some of Armstrong's later work back home with larger orchestras, but for the most part, the music is of minimal interest aside from his contributions. The other selections are a mixed bag. Pianist Freddy Johnson and trumpeter Arthur Briggs lead an orchestra that offers rather dated treatments of "Sweet Georgia Brown" and Spencer Williams' "Foxy and Grapesy." Actress Marlene Dietrich sings in her native German in "Wo Ist der Mann?" Where Is the Man?, though the lyrics are half-spoken, backed by Briggs and Johnson leading a quintet. Tracks featuring vocalist Louis Cole with Briggs and Johnson are simply forgettable. Austrian singer Greta Keller is far more interesting than Dietrich on her pair of songs, including a moving "Goodbye to Summer" and the humorous, lightly swinging "I'm Gonna Lock My Heart and Throw Away the Key." The band is a good one, with expatriates Herman Chittison on piano and trumpeter Bill Coleman soloing. Clarinetist Danny Polo leads a sextet on the last four tracks, featuring either Garland Wilson or Una Mae Carlisle on piano and the phenomenal but underrated guitarist Oscar Alemán. The unaccredited "Doing the Gorgonzola" is easily the high point of this rare session. Overall, this music falls somewhat short of being essential, though the very reasonable price like all of the CDs in Universal's Jazz in Paris series makes it a bit more attractive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/28/2008
  • Label: Emarcy Import
  • UPC: 044001397929
  • Catalog Number: 013979

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 St. Louis Blues (2:45)
  2. 2 Super Tiger Rag (3:09)
  3. 3 Will You, Won't You Be My Baby? (2:50)
  4. 4 On the Sunny Side of the Street, Pt. 1 (2:58)
  5. 5 On the Sunny Side of the Street, Pt. 2 (3:09)
  6. 6 St. Louis Blues (3:08)
  7. 7 Song of the Vipers (2:57)
  8. 8 Sweet Georgia Brown - Louis Armstrong & Friends (3:17)
  9. 9 Foxy and Grapesy - Louis Armstrong & Friends (3:38)
  10. 10 Wo Ist Der Mann? - Louis Armstrong & Friends (3:15)
  11. 11 Nobody's Sweetheart - Arthur Briggs (3:19)
  12. 12 Grabbin' Blues - Arthur Briggs (3:33)
  13. 13 I Got Rhythm - Arthur Briggs (3:19)
  14. 14 Japanese Sandman - Arthur Briggs (3:43)
  15. 15 Goodbye to Summer - Greta Keller (3:40)
  16. 16 I'm Gonna Lock My Heart and Throw Away the Key - Greta Keller (3:11)
  17. 17 Doing the Gorgonzola - Danny Polo and His Swing Stars (3:06)
  18. 18 Montparnasse Jump - Danny Polo and His Swing Stars (2:47)
  19. 19 China Boy - Danny Polo and His Swing Stars (2:57)
  20. 20 Polo-Naise - Danny Polo and His Swing Stars (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louis Armstrong Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals
Bill Coleman Trumpet
Herman Chittison Piano
Greta Keller Vocals
Alix Combelle Tenor Saxophone
Arthur Briggs Trumpet
Philippe Brun Trumpet
Juan Fernandez Double Bass
Frank "Big Boy" Goudie Tenor Saxophone
Jackie Hamilton Trumpet
Maceo Jefferson Guitar
Jerry Mengo Drums
Wilson Myers Double Bass
Danny Polo Clarinet
Louis Vola Double Bass
Freddie Johnson Piano
Garland Wilson Piano
Leslie Thompson Trumpet
Una Mae Carlisle Piano
Bobby Lee Jones Trumpet
Oscar Alemán Guitar
Sterling Conaway Guitar
Peter DuConge Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Joe Hayman Clarinet
Alcide Castellanos Alto Saxophone
Alfred Pratt Tenor Saxophone
Billy Burns Trombone
John Mitchell Guitar
Billy Taylor Drums
Lionel Guimaraes Trombone
German Arago Double Bass
Technical Credits
Ernest Hemingway Liner Note Source
Freddie Johnson Arranger
Alain Tercinet Liner Notes
Pierre Carlu Collaboration
Martin Davies translation
Christophe Henault Remastering
Alexis Frenkel Remastering
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