Putumayo Presents: Swing Around the World

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Swing Around the World is certainly an unusual set, featuring modern swing and retro-swing as performed in several countries, most from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The most interesting selections are the rarest ones, including selections from bands based in Zimbabwe, Mauritius, and Hawaii. The six numbers from American groups are largely unnecessary since several are common, and Clark Terry's "Mumbles" though a classic of its kind is a bit out of place. Several of the groups are strongly influenced by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. It is a pity that the complete personnel and dates are not given; however, there are enough interesting and rare ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Swing Around the World is certainly an unusual set, featuring modern swing and retro-swing as performed in several countries, most from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The most interesting selections are the rarest ones, including selections from bands based in Zimbabwe, Mauritius, and Hawaii. The six numbers from American groups are largely unnecessary since several are common, and Clark Terry's "Mumbles" though a classic of its kind is a bit out of place. Several of the groups are strongly influenced by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. It is a pity that the complete personnel and dates are not given; however, there are enough interesting and rare performances to make this project of interest.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2005
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • UPC: 790248023922
  • Catalog Number: 239

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Van Enkulu (2:54)
  2. 2 Mari Niça Swing - Triton (2:53)
  3. 3 Pallin' With Al (2:40)
  4. 4 Mumbles - Clark Terry (1:59)
  5. 5 Fotoromanza - Alfredo Rey (3:04)
  6. 6 Swing Pan Alley - Duke Heitger & His Swing Band (2:27)
  7. 7 Mamma Mi Piace il Ritmo - Renzo Arbore & I Suoi Swing Maniacs (6:18)
  8. 8 Blue Drag (4:20)
  9. 9 Gypsy Fire - Romane (3:23)
  10. 10 Opihi Man (2:48)
  11. 11 Hey, Rock (2:36)
  12. 12 Minor Swing (To Django) (4:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Oscar Peterson Piano
Ed Thigpen Drums
Ray Brown Bass
Clark Terry Vocals
Francis Varis Accordion
Renzo Arbore Vocals
Duke Heitger Trumpet
Reggie Watts Vocals
Florin Niculescu Violin
Geoffrey Castle Violin
John Rodli Vocals
Technical Credits
Cootie Williams Composer
Gianna Nannini Composer
Josef Myrow Composer
Clark Terry Composer
Kenneth David Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Terry Huval Composer
Jorge Maldonado translation
Tom Maxwell Composer
Dan Storper Executive Producer
Nicola Heindl Illustrations
Jacob Edgar Liner Notes
Emily Lazar Mastering
Julien Massardier translation
Eric Jaeger Composer
Bonnie Slotnick Proof Reading
Gaëlle Erkens Proof Reading
Eric Triton Composer
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