'S Wonderful: Concord Jazz Salutes Ira Gershwin

'S Wonderful: Concord Jazz Salutes Ira Gershwin

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Concord Records documented many fine jazz singers in the tail end of their careers, and this collection gives listeners a taste of several, while emphasizing the classic American popular songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. There are three Rosemary Clooney selections that show

Overview

Concord Records documented many fine jazz singers in the tail end of their careers, and this collection gives listeners a taste of several, while emphasizing the classic American popular songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. There are three Rosemary Clooney selections that show she was at the top of her game until the finish line. The most precious cut is Carol Sloane's "He Loves and She Loves," Jack Sheldon does a typical slapstick version of "I Can't Get Started," while Karrin Allyson, by far the youngest vocalist on the date, scats up a storm during "'S Wonderful." Big bands back up Mel Tormé (Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass) and Ernestine Anderson (the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra), while small groups fill the rest of the bill. A notable singer still very much with us at the time of this release is Mary Stallings, who has a limited discography and needs to be discovered further. The fact that Concord was based in California lends to the breezily cool overall sound, though many of these singers lived in N.Y.C. This compilation only scratches the surface, and should prompt fans of these various singers to search for their recordings, if in fact you can find them on CD.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/1996
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431474128
catalogNumber:
4741

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosemary Clooney   Vocals,Track Performer
Ernestine Anderson   Vocals,Track Performer
John Colianni   Piano
Cal Collins   Guitar
Eddie Duran   Guitar
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Ron Eschete   Guitar
Gary Foster   Woodwind
Dave Frishberg   Piano
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Scott Hamilton   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Harris   Piano
Luther Hughes   Bass,Drums
Cleo Laine   Vocals,Track Performer
Tania Maria   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Rob McConnell   Conductor,Valve Trombone,Background Vocals
Susannah McCorkle   Vocals,Track Performer
Ken Peplowski   Tenor Saxophone
Nat Pierce   Piano
Ross Tompkins   Piano
Mel Tormé   Vocals,Track Performer
Warren Vaché   Cornet,Flugelhorn
Paul Humphrey   Drums
Moe Koffman   Woodwind
Herman Riley   Woodwind
Guido Basso   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Alex Dean   Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Roger Glenn   Flute
John Leitham   Bass
Mary Stallings   Vocals,Track Performer
Rickey Woodard   Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Stefan Scaggiari   Piano
Karrin Allyson   Vocals,Track Performer
Clay Jenkins   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Tommy Newsom   Woodwind
Chris Amberger   Bass
Colin Bailey   Drums
Rick Baptist   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
George Bohannon   Trombone
Bob Bowman   Bass
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ray Brown   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Joe Cartwright   Piano
Bill Charlap   Piano
Arnie Chycoski   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Gene Cipriano   Woodwind
Jeff Clayton   Alto Saxophone
John Clayton   Bass,Conductor
John Dankworth   Clarinet,Conductor
Bill Elton   Trombone
Danny Embrey   Electric Guitar
Larry Fuller   Piano
Steve Gilmore   Bass
John Goldsby   Bass
George Graham   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Bill Green   Woodwind
Thurman Green   Trombone
Jack Sheldon   Trumpet,Vocals,Track Performer
John Johnson   Woodwind
Bob Leonard   Woodwind
Bob Livingston   Trombone
John Lockwood   Bass
Charles Loper   Trombone
Warren Luening   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
John MacLeod   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Steve McDade   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Herb Mickman   Bass
Ira Nepus   Trombone
Jack Nimitz   Woodwind
John Oddo   Piano,Conductor
Donny Osborne   Drums
George Roberts   Bass Trombone
Reg Schwager   Guitar
Andy Simkins   Bass
Andy Simpkins   Bass
Carol Sloane   Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Soldo   Woodwind
Maurice Spears   Bass Trombone
Todd Strait   Drums
Ross Tomkins   Piano
Vince Trombetta   Woodwind
Ron Vincent   Drums
Ted Warren   Drums
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Rick Wilkins   Woodwind
Snooky Young   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Gregg Field   Drums
Jim Hershman   Guitar
Alastair Kay   Trombone
Ernie Pattison   Bass Trombone
Gary Pattison   French Horn
Dave Restivo   Piano
Kevin Turcotte   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jim Vivian   Bass
Gerry Wiggins   Piano
Gene Harris Quartet   Background Vocals
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ray Loeckle   Bass Clarinet
Pat Collins   Guitar
Jerry Johnson   Trombone
James MacDonald   French Horn
Terry Clarke   Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Rob McConnell   Arranger
Ken Peplowski   Director
Mel Tormé   Arranger
Karrin Allyson   Producer
Wally Buck   Engineer
John Burk   Producer,Contributor,Executive Producer
John Clayton   Arranger,Producer
John Dankworth   Director
Phil Edwards   Engineer
Danny Embrey   Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jack Sheldon   Producer
Carl Jefferson   Producer,Executive Producer
Leslie Ann Jones   Engineer
Dick Lewzey   Engineer
James Mooney   Engineer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
John Oddo   Director,Adaptation
Joe Soldo   Contributor
Ed Trabanco   Engineer
Ron Ubel   Engineer
Alan Varner   Engineer
Allen Sviridoff   Producer
Jeff Tobie   Contributor
John Blank   Engineer
Robert W. Richards   Illustrations
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
Philip Furia   Liner Notes
Sara Morris   Director,Art Direction

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