Carnegie Hall Concert

The Carnegie Hall Concert

by Glenn Miller
     
 

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It took RCA-BMG until 1993 to get this performance out on CD, but the wait was worth it. Apart from its brief 35 minutes (Miller was sharing a program with Benny Goodman, Fred Waring, and Paul Whiteman, the self-proclaimed "King of Jazz," and who also introduces him), this is a

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It took RCA-BMG until 1993 to get this performance out on CD, but the wait was worth it. Apart from its brief 35 minutes (Miller was sharing a program with Benny Goodman, Fred Waring, and Paul Whiteman, the self-proclaimed "King of Jazz," and who also introduces him), this is a choice release, capturing Glenn Miller and his orchestra in the midst of their first big flush of success -- it was only a few months earlier that their gig at the Glen Island Casino and the resulting radio broadcasts transformed Miller into a household name. Miller had a reputation for stuffiness that has outlived him -- he did, indeed, hold the jazzier impulses of his band members in check -- but here the performance really jumps. The core of Miller's repertory is featured, including a swinging version of "Little Brown Jug," a bracing "Running Wild," a rocking "Bugle Call Rag," and a bouncing, soaring "One O'Clock Jump" (complete with a male chorus that works), all culminating in a cooking version of "In The Mood" (Miller's latest recording at the time of the show). The pop elements are restrained here, in contrast to many of Miller's most familiar recordings, with only one vocal number by Ray Eberle and three by Marion Hutton, one of which, "Jim Jam Jump," is pretty hot -- one can even forgive the instrumental digression of "Danny Boy." The sound is surprisingly good given the age of the performance, and the digital remastering works wonders.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/1993
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078636614724
catalogNumber:
66147

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Performance Credits

Glenn Miller   Primary Artist,Trombone
Klink   Saxophone
Hal McIntyre   Saxophone
Ray Eberle   Vocals
Tom Mack   Trombone
Jimmy Abato   Saxophone
Tex Beneke   Saxophone
John Best   Trumpet
Roland Bundock   Bass
Clyde Hurley   Trumpet
Marion Hutton   Vocals
Legh Knowles   Trumpet
J.C. MacGregor   Piano
Mastern   Trombone
R.D. McMickle   Trumpet
Moe Purtill   Drums
Wilbur Schwartz   Saxophone
Paul Tanner   Trombone
Mastren   Trombone
Glenn Miller Orchestra   Track Performer
Tommy Mack   Trombone
Kink   Saxophone
Richard Fisher   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jack Pettis   Composer
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Bill Finegan   Arranger,Composer
Glenn Miller   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
John Snyder   Producer,Reissue Producer
Billy Meyers   Composer
Gene Kalbacher   Liner Notes
Jacqueline Murphy   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer

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