Midnight in Moscow/The Roaring Twenties

Midnight in Moscow/The Roaring Twenties

by Eddie Condon
     
 
A pair of dates from Eddie Condon & His All-Stars make up this Collectables two-fer. Both are quasi-concept albums, the first (1962's Midnight in Moscow) a swing-around-the-world session prompted by Kenny Ball's surprise hit with the title song one year earlier. The lineup includes

Overview

A pair of dates from Eddie Condon & His All-Stars make up this Collectables two-fer. Both are quasi-concept albums, the first (1962's Midnight in Moscow) a swing-around-the-world session prompted by Kenny Ball's surprise hit with the title song one year earlier. The lineup includes trumpeter Bobby Hackett, pianist Dick Cary, Peanuts Hucko on clarinet, and Lou McGarity on trombone; Hucko, especially, does some great work during the opener, "Meadowland," and a stately version of "Londonderry Air." The second LP included on the program, 1957's The Roaring Twenties, salutes a host of jazz luminaries of the pre-swing era, from Lee Wiley and Turk Murphy to Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Condon -- appearing with cornetist Wild Bill Davison, drummer George Wettling, clarinetist Bob Wilber, bassist Leonard Gaskin, and trombone player Vic Dickenson -- illustrates perfectly how much fun jazz was before it took itself seriously, jamming on "Minor Drag," "That's a Plenty," and ten other tunes.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/21/2003
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431752722
catalogNumber:
7527
Rank:
108533

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddie Condon   Primary Artist,Guitar
Bobby Hackett   Trumpet
Bob Wilber   Clarinet
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Dick Cary   Piano,Alto Horn
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Lou McGarity   Trombone
George Wettling   Drums
Wild Bill Davison   Cornet
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Buzzy Drootin   Drums
Jack Lesberg   Bass
Gene Schroeder   Piano

Technical Credits

Eddie Condon   Liner Notes
George Avakian   Liner Notes
Lev Konstantinovich Knipper   Composer

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