Jubilee Broadcasts: 1946

Jubilee Broadcasts: 1946

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by Boyd Raeburn
     
 

Boyd Raeburn was not much of a musician and, although he played bass sax in his mid-1940's orchestra, he never soloed and could barely be heard in the ensembles. However the jazz world owes him a debt of gratitude because he not only allowed but encouraged such advanced arrangers as Eddie Finckel, JohnnySee more details below

Overview

Boyd Raeburn was not much of a musician and, although he played bass sax in his mid-1940's orchestra, he never soloed and could barely be heard in the ensembles. However the jazz world owes him a debt of gratitude because he not only allowed but encouraged such advanced arrangers as Eddie Finckel, Johnny Richards and particularly George Handy to let their imaginations run wild and not be concerned about selling records or pleasing dancers. Ironically Raeburn's earlier bands were quite conservative but by 1944 he started changing directions. At a time when the swing era was ending and jazz orchestras were breaking up, his big band was soon playing some of the most adventurous music around although it would involve quite a struggle to survive (which he lost by the end of the 1940's). This Hep CD features 22 selections from 1945-46 that were performed on radio broadcasts. The Boyd Raeburn Orchestra is captured at the height of its powers with such soloists as trumpeter Ray Linn, trombonist Ollie Wilson, the great tenor Lucky Thompson and pianist Dodo Marmarosa getting their share of solo space. A dozen of the charts are George Handy's including "Tonsillectomy," bizarre renditions of "Temptation" and "Body And Soul" and a four-part suite. Other highlights include a guest appearance by Dizzy Gillespie on "A Night In Tunisia," Mel Torme and the Mel-Tones being featured on "That's Where I Came In," a performance by Ray Linn's septet on "Caravan" that has an early flute solo by Harry Klee and two versions of "Boyd Meets Stravinsky." This is an essential set both for bebop collectors (although the harmonies are often beyond bop) and jazz historians. Boyd Raeburn's music still sounds exciting decades later.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/12/1995
Label:
Hep Records
UPC:
0723721039158
catalogNumber:
1
Rank:
15978

Tracks

  1. Tonsillectomy  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  2. Picnic in the Wintertime  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  3. A Night in Tunisia  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  4. Rip Van Winkle  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  5. Yerxa  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  6. Eagle Flies  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  7. Temptation  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  8. Boyd Meets Stravinsky  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  9. Caravan  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  10. Two Spoos in an Igloo  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  11. Body and Soul  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  12. Memphis in June  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  13. I Don't Care Who Knows It  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  14. How Deep Is the Ocean?  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  15. Boyd Meets Stravinsky  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  16. That's Where I Came In  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  17. Dalvatore Sally  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  18. Hey, Look, I'm Dancing  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  19. Grey Suede, Special Maid  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  20. Keef (Key F)  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  21. A Night in Tunisia  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
  22. Hep Boyds  -  Boyd Raeburn Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boyd Raeburn   Primary Artist,Bass Saxophone
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Mel Tormé   Vocals
Harry Babasin   Bass,Baritone Saxophone
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Frank Beach   Trumpet
Hendrickson   Guitar
Jules Jacobs   Oboe,Tenor Saxophone,Cor anglais
Harry Klee   Flute
Dodo Marmarosa   Piano
Jackie Mills   Drums
Gus McReynolds   Bassoon,Tenor Saxophone
Hal Smith   Trombone
Bob Parker   Background Vocals
Ellie Decker   Background Vocals
Julie Jacobs   Oboe,Tenor Saxophone,Cor anglais

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Arranger,Composer
George Handy   Arranger
Ray Linn   Arranger
Irving Mills   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Sonny Burke   Arranger
Duke Ellington   Composer
Eddie Finckel   Arranger
R. Flanagan & H. Hendler   Arranger
Johnny Mandel   Arranger
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Barry Ulanov   Liner Notes,Author
Alan Copeland   Contributor
B. Decker   Contributor
Max Harrison   Liner Notes
Alastair Robertson   Producer
John J. Mandel   Arranger
Harold Adamson   Composer

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