Midnights at V-Disc

Midnights at V-Disc

by Jack Teagarden
     
 

Midnights at V-Disc documents two extended transcription sessions that were intended solely to entertain members of the U.S. military during World War II. The first dozen tracks come from a three-hour session, with seven different combinations of the many players present. Jack Teagarden's solid trombone and vocals are featured inSee more details below

Overview

Midnights at V-Disc documents two extended transcription sessions that were intended solely to entertain members of the U.S. military during World War II. The first dozen tracks come from a three-hour session, with seven different combinations of the many players present. Jack Teagarden's solid trombone and vocals are featured in both takes of "Jack Armstrong Blues," with Louis Armstrong sticking to ensembles. Tenor saxophonist Don Byas shines in both takes of "Rosetta," though trombonist Trummy Young and trumpeter Charlie Shavers also merit praise. Armstrong's warm vocals in both takes of "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)" wrap the first date. For an early 1945 session, Woody Herman drew musicians from his own band, along with a few guests. Flip Phillips devours "The Jeep Is Jumpin'," while "Northwest Passage" showcases pianist Ralph Burns, tenorists Phillips and Georgie Auld, altoist Herbie Fields, vibraphonist Marjorie Hyams, trombonist Bill Harris, and finally, the leader on clarinet. While "Somebody Loves Me" is a Herman vocal feature, Ben Webster's magnificent tenor steals the show. Both sessions were well recorded and have survived the ravages of time very well.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/04/1998
Label:
Jazz Unlimited
UPC:
0717101204823
catalogNumber:
2048

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Teagarden   Primary Artist,Trombone,Vocals
Bill Clifton   Piano
Billy Bauer   Guitar
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Bobby Hackett   Cornet
Bill Harris   Trombone
Woody Herman   Clarinet,Vocals
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Specs Powell   Drums
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Sonny Berman   Trumpet
Ralph Burns   Piano
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Cozy Cole   Drums
Herbie Fields   Alto Saxophone
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Bob Haggart   Bass
Chubby Jackson   Bass
John LaPorta   Alto Saxophone
Lou McGarity   Trombone,Vocals
Trummy Young   Trombone
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Vocals
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Blowers   Drums
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Caceres   Clarinet
Nick Caiazza   Tenor Saxophone
Hall   Bass
Margie Hyams   Vibes
Pete Mondello   Tenor Saxophone
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet,Vocals
Dave Tough   Drums
Carl Warwick   Trumpet
Sid Weiss   Bass
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
Ray Wetzel   Trumpet
Skippy de Sair   Baritone Saxophone
Ed Kiefer   Trombone
Billy Taylor   Bass
Ralph Pfeffner   Trombone
Sam Markowitz   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Frankhouser   Trumpet
Felix Giobbe   Bass
Nat Jaffe   Piano
BOOM!   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Ellis Reynolds   Composer
George Simon   Producer
Robert Hilbert   Liner Notes
Doc Daugherty   Composer
George Hall   Liner Notes

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