Stop, Look & Listen [Living Era]

Stop, Look & Listen [Living Era]

by Tommy Dorsey
     
 
Having remastered everything that Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra ever cut with Frank Sinatra, BMG now turns its attention to Dorsey's pre-Sinatra catalog, more or less doing with Dorsey's late-'30s catalog what the two-CD Essential Glenn Miller did with Miller's output of hits. The 21 tracks here have been remastered very carefully using the CEDAR system, which

Overview

Having remastered everything that Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra ever cut with Frank Sinatra, BMG now turns its attention to Dorsey's pre-Sinatra catalog, more or less doing with Dorsey's late-'30s catalog what the two-CD Essential Glenn Miller did with Miller's output of hits. The 21 tracks here have been remastered very carefully using the CEDAR system, which run circles around any previous collections of Dorsey's work. The range of sounds among these 64 minutes of music is impressive, from hot swing like Lew Pollack's "That's a Plenty" and jazzed classics like "Mendelssohn's Spring Song" and "Song of India" (from Rimsky-Korsakov) to smooth pop like "After You've Gone," with lots of room in between for hot dance numbers ("Keepin' Out of Mischief Now") and future pop standards (including Irving Berlin's "Marie," sung by Jack Leonard). Regardless of the music, whether pop or jazz, the playing is impeccable -- the singing by Edythe Wright on "The Goona Goo," is forgettable, but there are only three vocal numbers here. It's still not easy to pick out the sound of the rhythm guitar, but boy does the bass bounce here, and the reeds, trumpets (Bunny Berigan excels throughout), and trombones are radiant in their clarity. Berigan's solos of "Song of India" and "Marie" are worth the price of this disc. The notes are a bit of a puzzle, presented as a quotes from opposed legal-style briefs, alternately attacking and defending Dorsey's jazz credentials.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/1994
Label:
Asv Living Era
UPC:
0743625510522
catalogNumber:
5105

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy Dorsey   Primary Artist,Trombone
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet
Bud Freeman   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Max Kaminsky   Trumpet
Yank Lawson   Trumpet
Buddy Rich   Drums
Charlie Spivak   Trumpet
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Lee Castle   Trumpet
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Pee Wee Erwin   Trumpet
Deane Kincaide   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Mince   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Howard Smith   Piano
Heine Beau   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Mitchell   Piano
George Arus   Trombone
Noni Bernardi   Alto Saxophone
Red Bone   Trombone
Bob Cusmano   Trumpet
Mike Doty   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bill Graham   Trumpet
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Hurley   Trumpet
Jenkins   Trombone
Dick Jones   Piano
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Don Lodice   Clarinet,Saxophone
Lowell Martin   Trombone
Carmen Mastren   Guitar
Moe Purtill   Drums
Milt Raskin   Piano
Clyde Rounds   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
William Schaffer   Guitar
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Phil Stevens   Bass
Fred Stulce   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dave Tough   Drums
Gene Traxler   Bass
John Van Eps   Tenor Saxophone
Sid Weiss   Bass
Jimmy Welch   Trumpet
Clark Yocum   Guitar
David Jacob   Trombone
Jimmy Blake   Trumpet
Sid Block   Tenor Saxophone
Mickey Bloom   Trumpet
Harry Schuchman   Alto Saxophone
Sammy Shapiro   Trumpet
Elmer Smithers   Trombone
Sid Stoneburn   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Zito   Trumpet
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Ward Silloway   Trombone
Joe Bauer   Trumpet
Charlie Peterson   Trumpet
Cliff Weston   Trombone
Slats Long   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bob Bunch   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Andy Ferrati   Trumpet
Walter Mercurio   Trombone
Ben Pickering   Trombone
Sam Skolnick   Trumpet
Mac Cheikes   Guitar
Earle H. Hagen   Trombone
Sam Rosen   Drums
Joe Dixon   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jimmie Lunceford   Composer
Sy Oliver   Composer
George Van Eps   Composer
New Orleans Rhythm Kings   Composer
Harry Beasley Smith   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Vic Bellerby   Liner Notes
Walter Melrose   Composer
Ralph Freed   Composer
Francis Wheeler   Composer

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