Swiss Radio Days, Vol. 11: Live from Geneva 1946

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
This newly discovered 1946 concert is one of his last recordings as a leader. The all-star group with which he toured Europe that year includes Don Byas, trombonists Quentin Jackson and Tyree Glenn, pianist Billy Taylor as well as the leader on alto sax. Although many of Redman's arrangements were relatively new and under-rehearsed by the band, there are still enjoyable tracks. The swinging opener is the old chestnut "My Melancholy Baby," which like "Limehouse Blues," is primarily a feature for Glenn on vibes. Taylor's piano solo of "Alexander's Ragtime Band" is reminiscent of Teddy Wilson, while his rendition of "Tea for Two" explores new territory in a roundabout way. The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
This newly discovered 1946 concert is one of his last recordings as a leader. The all-star group with which he toured Europe that year includes Don Byas, trombonists Quentin Jackson and Tyree Glenn, pianist Billy Taylor as well as the leader on alto sax. Although many of Redman's arrangements were relatively new and under-rehearsed by the band, there are still enjoyable tracks. The swinging opener is the old chestnut "My Melancholy Baby," which like "Limehouse Blues," is primarily a feature for Glenn on vibes. Taylor's piano solo of "Alexander's Ragtime Band" is reminiscent of Teddy Wilson, while his rendition of "Tea for Two" explores new territory in a roundabout way. The musicians still seem to be finding their way through "Stormy Weather," but all is made well as Glenn returns to vibes for the romp through the closing "Stompin' at the Savoy," which also features nice solos by the big-toned tenor of Don Byas, Taylor, bassist Ted Sturgis, and an unidentified muted trumpet. The sound is very good for such an old air check, and swing fans should definitely consider acquiring this CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/1999
  • Label: Tcb Music
  • UPC: 723723559227
  • Catalog Number: 2112
  • Sales rank: 316,478

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Don Redman Primary Artist, Leader, Alto Saxophone
Tyree Glenn Trombone, Vibes
Quentin Jackson Trombone
Ray Abrams Tenor Saxophone
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone
Pete Clark Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Peanuts Holland Trumpet, Vocals
Buford Oliver Drums
Ted Sturgis Bass, Bass Guitar
Billy Taylor Piano
Bobby Williams Trumpet
Inez Cavanaugh Vocals
Jackie Carman Trombone
Chauncey Houghton Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Allan Jeffries Trumpet
Bob William Trumpet
Jackie Carman Trombone
Buford Oliver Drums
Peter Clark Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Don Redman Arranger
Don Byas Arranger
Nancy Hamilton Composer
Billy Taylor Arranger
Elton Hill Arranger
Yvan Ischer Radio Consultant
Antoine Ogay Mastering
Morgan Lewis Composer
Gigi Schmid-Huetiger Artwork
Kurt S. Weil Liner Notes
TCB Music SA Audio Production
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