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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" who introduces

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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" who introduces him), this is a choice release, capturing 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. He had a reputation for stuffiness that has outlived him -- he did, indeed, hold the jazzier impulses of his bandmembers 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:
01/26/2010
Label:
Wounded Bird
UPC:
0664140150621
catalogNumber:
1506

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Performance Credits

Glenn Miller   Primary Artist,Trombone
Klink   Saxophone
Hal McIntyre   Saxophone
Ray Eberle   Vocals
Jimmy Abato   Saxophone
Tex Beneke   Saxophone
Clyde Hurley   Trumpet
Marion Hutton   Vocals
Legh Knowles   Trumpet
J.C. MacGregor   Piano
R.D. McMickle   Trumpet
Moe Purtill   Drums
Wilbur Schwartz   Saxophone
Paul Tanner   Trombone
Mastren   Trombone
Tommy Mack   Trombone
Richard Fisher   Guitar
Rowland "Rolly" Bundock   Bass

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
Cab Calloway   Composer
Frank Froeba   Composer
Harold Rome   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jack Pettis   Composer
Tommy Dorsey   Composer
Joe Garland   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Glenn Miller   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Leonard Ware   Composer
Billy Meyers   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Ted Shapiro   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Willie Spottswood   Composer
Jerry Brandow   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Edward Robinson   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Leonard Kent   Composer
Frankei Carle   Composer

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