Live at the 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival

Live at the 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival

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by Louis Armstrong
     
 

In 2007, Concord and the Monterey Jazz Festival joined forces to celebrate the fiftieth edition of the long running festival by launching a special project, issuing selected performances from the vast Monterey Jazz Festival recorded archives held by the Braun Music Library of Stanford University. This CD comes from the opening night set by Louis Armstrong & His… See more details below

Overview

In 2007, Concord and the Monterey Jazz Festival joined forces to celebrate the fiftieth edition of the long running festival by launching a special project, issuing selected performances from the vast Monterey Jazz Festival recorded archives held by the Braun Music Library of Stanford University. This CD comes from the opening night set by Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars at the very first Monterey Jazz Festival in 1958. Armstrong had developed a fairly set routine by this point in his career, playing and singing a mix of classic jazz, swing, songs from movies and pop. Joining him are trombonist Trummy Young, clarinetist Peanuts Hucko, pianist Billy Kyle, bassist Mort Hebert and drummer Danny Barcelona, with vocalist Velma Middleton added for three songs at the end of the show. Armstrong has the audience in the palm of his hand throughout the concert, whether playing, singing or doing a bit of comedy. Hucko and the vastly underrated Billy Kyle also solo with gusto, though Young's blustery playing in "Undecided" comes off a bit ham-handed. The source material survived the years surprisingly well, with few audio flaws, aside from musicians occasionally moving away from the microphones and excessively loud drums at times. This is a promising start to what will hopefully become a long running CD series that is sure to be treasured by jazz aficionados.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2007
Label:
Monterey Jazz Fest
UPC:
0888072303119
catalogNumber:
30311
Rank:
163718

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Armstrong   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Mort Herbert   Bass
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Trummy Young   Trombone,Vocals
Danny Barcelona   Drums
Billy Kyle   Piano
Velma Middleton   Vocals

Technical Credits

Marc Blitzstein   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Chick Webb   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Henry Creamer   Composer
Richard Hadlock   Liner Notes
Turner Layton   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jason Olaine   Liner Notes,Digital Editing
Cole Porter   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Leon René   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
Larry Stock   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Joe Tarantino   Mastering
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Composer
Glen Barros   Series Executive Producer
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
James F. Hanley   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Clarence Muse   Composer
Otis Rene   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Carroll Loveday   Composer
Harry Da Costa   Composer
Tim "T-Bone" Jackson   Liner Notes,Series Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
Helmy Kressa   Composer
Harold Lindsay   Engineer
Larissa Collins   Art Direction
Simone Giuliani   Digital Editing

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