The Capitol Big Band Sessions

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although Charlie Barnet will always be best known for his popular swing band of 1939-1942, he continued leading orchestras throughout the 1940s. In 1949 he temporarily embraced bebop, with his band being full of modernists (some of which were Stan Kenton's sidemen, since Kenton was taking a year off). At one point his trumpet section had three screamers (Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen, and Ray Wetzel) in addition to the fine bop soloist Rolf Ericson. Other musicians who played with Barnet in 1949 included pianist Claude Williamson, bassist Eddie Safransky, altoist Vinny Dean, Dick Hafer on tenor, and trombonist Herbie Harper, with some of the arrangements provided by ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although Charlie Barnet will always be best known for his popular swing band of 1939-1942, he continued leading orchestras throughout the 1940s. In 1949 he temporarily embraced bebop, with his band being full of modernists (some of which were Stan Kenton's sidemen, since Kenton was taking a year off). At one point his trumpet section had three screamers (Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen, and Ray Wetzel) in addition to the fine bop soloist Rolf Ericson. Other musicians who played with Barnet in 1949 included pianist Claude Williamson, bassist Eddie Safransky, altoist Vinny Dean, Dick Hafer on tenor, and trombonist Herbie Harper, with some of the arrangements provided by Manny Albam, Gil Fuller, and Pete Rugolo. This CD has all of Barnet's bop recordings, plus a version of "Redskin Rhumba" from mid-1948 and a dance band date with a different orchestra in 1950. Among the highlights are "Cu-Ba," "Charlie's Other Aunt," "Overtime," "Portrait of Edward Kennedy Ellington," "Bebop Spoken Here" (featuring singing from Dave Lambert and Buddy Stewart), "Claude Reigns," and "Really." Particularly highly recommended to bop fans who would never have associated Charlie Barnet with that style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/1998
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724382125822
  • Catalog Number: 21258

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Redskin Rhumba (2:26)
  2. 2 Eugipelliv (2:28)
  3. 3 Lonely Street (3:08)
  4. 4 Cu-Ba (2:55)
  5. 5 Charlie's Other Aunt (3:05)
  6. 6 Easy Living (3:07)
  7. 7 Charlie's Other Aunt (3:05)
  8. 8 Overtime (2:47)
  9. 9 O'Henry (3:01)
  10. 10 Portrait of Edward Kennedy Ellington (5:25)
  11. 11 Bebop Spoken Here (2:44)
  12. 12 Gloomy Sunday (3:20)
  13. 13 Over the Rainbow (3:12)
  14. 14 All the Things You Are (3:08)
  15. 15 Pan Americana (2:45)
  16. 16 Ill Wind (3:06)
  17. 17 Claude Reigns (3:10)
  18. 18 Really? (2:18)
  19. 19 Spain (2:38)
  20. 20 My Crime (3:08)
  21. 21 Theme for Cynthia (2:51)
  22. 22 (I'm a Dreamer) Aren't We All? (2:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Barnet Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet, Valve Trombone
Herbie Harper Trombone
Bill Holman Tenor Saxophone
Bud Shank Tenor Saxophone
Dave Burns Trumpet
Claude Williamson Piano
Trudy Richards Vocals
Paul Nero Strings
Eddie Safranski Bass
Manny Albam Baritone Saxophone
Danny Bank Baritone Saxophone
Harry Betts Trombone
Kurt Bloom Tenor Saxophone
Bunny Briggs Vocals
Bob Burgess Trombone
John Coppola Trumpet
Vinnie Dean Alto Saxophone
Donn Trenner Piano
Rolf Ericson Trumpet
Dick Hafer Tenor Saxophone
Allan Harshman Strings
John Howell Trumpet
Tiny Kahn Drums
Cliff Leeman Drums
Ruben Leon Alto Saxophone
John Markham Drums
Dick Meldonian Alto Saxophone
Dave Nichols Trumpet
Frank Pappalardo Alto Saxophone
Lou Raderman Strings
Doc Severinsen Trumpet
Dick Shanahan Drums
Iggy Shevak Bass
Buddy Stewart Vocals
Carlos Vidal Conga, Vocals
Phil Washburn Trombone
Dave Wells Trombone
Ray Wetzel Trumpet
Edward Mihelich Bass
Bill Spears Strings
Werner Callies Strings
Karl de Karske Trombone
Jack Hansen Trumpet
Dick Kenney Trombone
Obie Massingill Trombone
Bob Dawes Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Lammar Wright Jr. Trumpet
Lamar Wright Trumpet
Carlton McBeath Trumpet
Dave Lambert Vocals
Irv Lewis Trumpet
Al DelSimone Trumpet
Art Raboy Alto Saxophone
Kenny Martlock Trombone
Fern Caron Trumpet
Charles Clarke Strings
David Matthews Tenor Saxophone
Diego Ibarra Bongos
Francisco Alvarez Bongos
Tony DiNardi Trumpet
Alan Curtis Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Charlie Barnet Composer
Gil Fuller Arranger
Bill Holman Contributor
Loren Schoenberg Liner Notes
Andy Gibson Arranger
Pete Rugolo Arranger
Claude Williamson Contributor
Johnny Richards Arranger
Eddie Safranski Contributor
Manny Albam Arranger
Danny Bank Contributor
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Rolf Ericson Contributor
Dennis Farnon Arranger
Ferguson Contributor
Tiny Kahn Arranger
Carlos Vidal Contributor
Paul Villepigue Arranger
Milton DeLugg Composer
Matty Malneck Composer
Odea Murphy Mastering
Geoff Achison Composer
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