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The Battle of the Saxes [ASV/Living Era]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
ASV/Living Era's Battle Of The Saxes offers exactly what the title suggests, collecting classic performances from players like Chu Berry, Earl Bostic and Charlie Parker. Coleman Hawkins' "Battle Of The Saxes," Bud Freeman's "Tea For Two," Harry Carney's "Have You Changed?" and "Prelude To A Kiss" and performances from Ernie Cacedres and the Lester Young Quartet round out this compilation of saxophone greats.
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
ASV/Living Era's Battle Of The Saxes offers exactly what the title suggests, collecting classic performances from players like Chu Berry, Earl Bostic and Charlie Parker. Coleman Hawkins' "Battle Of The Saxes," Bud Freeman's "Tea For Two," Harry Carney's "Have You Changed?" and "Prelude To A Kiss" and performances from Ernie Cacedres and the Lester Young Quartet round out this compilation of saxophone greats.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/1997
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • UPC: 743625524727
  • Catalog Number: 5247

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Battle of the Saxes - Coleman Hawkins & His Sax Ensemble (4:43)
  2. 2 Esquire Swank (3:36)
  3. 3 The Favor of a Fool (3:03)
  4. 4 Willow Weep for Me (3:25)
  5. 5 Willie Weep for Me - Willie Smith (3:06)
  6. 6 Ornithology - Charlie Parker Sextet (3:02)
  7. 7 You Need Coachin' - Hot Lips Page (3:12)
  8. 8 Lullaby - Coleman Hawkins (2:57)
  9. 9 Tea for Two - Bud Freeman & His Orchestra (2:54)
  10. 10 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You (2:57)
  11. 11 Afternoon of a Basie-Ite (3:15)
  12. 12 Lotta Sax Appeal - Dick Wilson (2:57)
  13. 13 Call Me a Taxi (3:24)
  14. 14 Concerto for Tenor (3:20)
  15. 15 Have You Changed? (2:57)
  16. 16 Stompin' at the Savoy (2:37)
  17. 17 Trumbology (3:05)
  18. 18 Pompton Turnpike (3:06)
  19. 19 Indian Summer (3:10)
  20. 20 Tired Socks (2:50)
  21. 21 Prelude to a Kiss (3:05)
  22. 22 Humoresque in Swing Time - Ernie Caceres (2:26)
  23. 23 Beatin' the Dog (2:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Earl Bostic Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Les Paul Guitar
Cat Anderson Trumpet
Danny Barker Guitar
Charlie Barnet Soprano Saxophone
Billy Bauer Guitar
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Miles Davis Trumpet
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Eddie Heywood Piano
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Track Performer
Andy Kirk Bass Saxophone, Track Performer
Eddie Lang Banjo, Guitar
Shelly Manne Drums
Billy May Trumpet
Ray Nance Trumpet, Violin
Oscar Pettiford Bass, String Bass
Flip Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Al Sears Tenor Saxophone
Tab Smith Alto Saxophone
Willie Smith Alto Saxophone
Rex Stewart Trumpet
Slam Stewart Bass, String Bass
Lucky Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Joe Venuti Violin
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Ray Bauduc Drums
Sonny Berman Trumpet
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Ralph Burns Piano
Cozy Cole Drums
Tyree Glenn Trombone
Johnny Guarnieri Piano
Bob Haggart Clarinet
Chubby Jackson Bass, String Bass
Taft Jordan Trumpet
Adrian Rollini Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Track Performer
Arnold Ross Piano
Joe Sullivan Piano
Frankie Trumbauer C-Melody Saxophone, Track Performer
George Wettling Drums
Bob Zurke Piano
Stanley Black Piano
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Russell Procope Alto Saxophone
Mary Lou Williams Piano
Quentin Jackson Trombone
Jimmy Blanton Bass, String Bass
Sonny Greer Drums
Al Cohn Tenor Saxophone
Hayes Alvis Bass, String Bass
Jimmy Archey Trombone
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Harold Baker Trumpet
Sidney Bechet Soprano Saxophone, Track Performer
Bix Beiderbecke Cornet
Benny Carter Alto Saxophone
Barney Bigard Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Harry Biss Piano
Jerry Blake Alto Saxophone
Kurt Bloom Tenor Saxophone
Ted Brinson Guitar
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Ernie Caceres Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Harry Carney Baritone Saxophone, Track Performer
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Kenny Clarke Drums
Booker Collins Bass, String Bass
Rudy DeLuca Trombone
Vic Dickenson Trombone
Ted Donnelly Trombone
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Duke Ellington Piano
Bus Etri Guitar
Nick Fatool Drums
Carl Frye Alto Saxophone
Fred Guy Guitar
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
John Harrington Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Clyde Hart Piano
Shelton Hemphill Trumpet
Milt Hinton Bass, String Bass
Hilton Jefferson Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Keg Johnson Trombone
Claude Jones Trombone
Gene Kinsey Alto Saxophone
James Lamare Alto Saxophone
Harry Lawson Trumpet
Cliff Leeman Drums
Ulysses Livingston Guitar
Dodo Marmarosa Piano
Carmen Mastren Guitar
Castor McCord Tenor Saxophone
Murray McEachern Trombone
Paul Mertz Piano
Wilson Myers Bass, String Bass
Eddie Miller Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Chauncey Morehouse Drums
Ed Mullens Trumpet
Claude "Spud" Murphy Trombone
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Hot Lips Page Trumpet, Violin, Tenor (Vocal)
Charlie Parker Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Jack Parker Drums
Benny Payne Piano
Roy Porter Drums
Jimmy Powell Alto Saxophone
Bernie Privin Trumpet
Bill Rank Trombone
Morris Rayman Bass, String Bass
Bill Robertson Trombone
Irving Roth Tenor Saxophone
Don Ruppersberg Trombone
Arthur Schutt Piano
George Schwartz Trumpet
Phil Stevens Bass, String Bass
Billy Strayhorn Piano
Ben Thigpen Drums
Walter Thomas Tenor Saxophone
Juan Tizol Trombone
Lyman Vunk Trumpet
Sid Weiss Bass, String Bass
Henry Wells Trombone
Sonny White Piano
John Williams Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Dick Wilson Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Lammar Wright Sr. Trumpet
Wilbur De Paris Trombone
Wallace Jones Trumpet
Al Lucas Bass, String Bass
Emilio Caceres Violin
Jerry Dorn Trombone
Arv Garrison Guitar
Johnny Gomez Guitar
Albert Harris Guitar
Charlie Howard Electric Guitar
Andrew Brown Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Benny Carter & His Orchestra Track Performer
Cab Calloway & His Orchestra Track Performer
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra Track Performer
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Track Performer
Lester Young Quartet Track Performer
John Williams Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Junior Raglin Bass, String Bass
Tiny Winters Bass, String Bass
Robert Lord Trombone
Ernie Powell Tenor Saxophone
Lammar Wright Jr. Trumpet
Francis Williams Trumpet
Otto Hardwick Alto Saxophone
Joe Thomas Trumpet
Vic McMillan Bass, String Bass
Earl Thomson Trumpet
Leo White Alto Saxophone
Sam Skolnick Trumpet
Lincoln Mills Trumpet
Bill Miller Piano
Bob Cats Track Performer
B.G. Hammond Alto Saxophone
Paul King Trumpet
Bud Freeman & His Orchestra Track Performer
Eddie Heywood & His Jazz Six Piano
Henry Morrison Drums
Lou Drums
Technical Credits
Antonin Dvorak Composer
Victor Herbert Composer
Bing Crosby Composer
Charlie Barnet Orchestra Leader
Cab Calloway Orchestra Leader
Bud Freeman Orchestra Leader
Johnny Hodges Orchestra Leader
Andy Kirk Orchestra Leader
Willie Smith Orchestra Leader
Frankie Trumbauer Orchestra Leader
Jay Gordon Composer
Georgie Auld Orchestra Leader
Benny Carter Orchestra Leader
Al Dubin Composer
Duke Ellington Orchestra Leader
Benny Harris Composer
Hot Lips Page Orchestra Leader
Charlie Parker Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
David Flemming Liner Notes
Martin Haskell Remastering
Sylvia Dee Composer
Mort Van Duyke Composer
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