Don Byas Collection: 1939-61

Don Byas Collection: 1939-61

by Don Byas

The Don Byas Collection: 1939-61 is a hefty two-disc anthology that brings together tracks recorded by the influential jazz tenor saxophonist from throughout his career. Byas was a highly regarded musician in his day, with prodigious talents that bridged the gap between swing music andSee more details below


The Don Byas Collection: 1939-61 is a hefty two-disc anthology that brings together tracks recorded by the influential jazz tenor saxophonist from throughout his career. Byas was a highly regarded musician in his day, with prodigious talents that bridged the gap between swing music and bebop. Here we get a cross section of his recordings, running the gamut from big-band to small-group jazz.

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Disc 1

  1. A Wee Bit of Swing  - Timmie Rosenkranz
  2. Wham Re Bop Boom Bam  -  Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy
  3. Practice Makes Perfect  -  Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra
  4. Something New  -  Count Basie & His Orchestra
  5. Sugar Blues  -  Count Basie & His All American Rhythm Section
  6. The Breaks  -  Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings
  7. On the Sunny Side of the Street  -  Coleman Hawkins & His Sax Ensemble
  8. Dance of the Tambourine  -  Hot Lips Page Swing Seven
  9. Riffin' and Jivin'  -  Savoy Jam Party
  10. 1944 Stomp  -  Savoy Jam Party
  11. Swing Street  -  Buck Ram All Stars
  12. These Foolish Things  - Hot Lips Page
  13. Memories of You  -  Cozy Cole & His Orchestra
  14. That's the Blues  -  Clyde Hart All Stars
  15. Salt Peanuts  -  Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
  16. Be-Bop  -  Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
  17. You Call It Madness  -  Don Byas' All Star Quintet
  18. S.K. Blues, Pt. 2  - Big Joe Turner
  19. Now's the Time  -  Cozy Cole & His Orchestra
  20. I Got Rhythm
  21. Out of Nowhere  -  Don Byas All Stars
  22. Harvard Blues  -  Don Byas Quartet
  23. Slam-In Around  -  Don Byas Quartet
  24. Laura  -  Don Byas Quartet
  25. Melody In Swing  -  Don Byas Quartet

Disc 2

  1. My Melancholy Baby  -  Don Byas Quartet
  2. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams  -  Don Byas Quartet
  3. Candy  -  Don Byas Quintet
  4. Sophisticated Lady  -  Johnny Guarnieri Quartet
  5. Gone With the Wind  -  Esquire All American Award Winners
  6. Ol Man Rebop  -  Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra
  7. Cherokee  -  Don Byas Quartet
  8. September In the Rain  -  Don Byas Quartet
  9. September Song  -  Don Byas Quartet
  10. Gloria  -  Don Byas Quartet
  11. Body and Soul  -  Don Byas Quartet
  12. I Surrender, Dear  -  Tyree Glenn & His Orchestra
  13. Walking Around  -  Don Byas Re-Boppers
  14. Stormy Weather
  15. Yesterdays  -  Don Byas Quintet
  16. Lover Man  -  Don Byas Quintet
  17. Where or When
  18. I Can't Give You Anything But Love  -  Don Byas Quartet
  19. Them There Eyes  -  Don Byas Quintet
  20. Lullaby of the Leaves
  21. Indiana
  22. Jackie My Little Cat  -  Bud Powell Quintet

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Byas   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Big Joe Turner   Vocals
Earl Bostic   Alto Saxophone
Albert Ammons   Piano
Count Basie   Piano
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Bill Coleman   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Erroll Garner   Piano
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet,Vocals
Freddie Green   Guitar
Tiny Grimes   Guitar
Haig   Piano
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Peter Johnson   Piano
Jo Jones   Drums
Shelly Manne   Drums
Pierre Michelot   Bass
Red Norvo   Vibes
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Bud Powell   Piano
Specs Powell   Drums
Max Roach   Drums
Tab Smith   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Martial Solal   Piano
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Slam Stewart   Bass
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Wilen   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Cozy Cole   Drums
Bill DeArango   Guitar
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
Tyree Glenn   Trombone,Vibes
Sanford Gold   Piano
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Chubby Jackson   Bass
Bernard Peiffer   Piano
Guy Lafitte   Tenor Saxophone
Don Redman   Alto Saxophone
Mike Bryan   Guitar
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
Mary Lou Williams   Piano
Rudy Williams   Alto Saxophone
Trummy Young   Trombone
Eddie Safranski   Bass
Israel Crosby   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Walter Page   Bass
Georgie Auld   Alto Saxophone
Buddy Banks   Bass
Benny Bennett   Drums
Denzil Best   Drums
Marcel Bianchi   Guitar
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Teddy Brannon   Piano,Celeste
Ray Brown   Bass
Ernie Caceres   Baritone Saxophone
Harry Carney   Baritone Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Booker Collins   Bass
John Collins   Guitar
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Jacques Diéval   Piano
Ted Donnelly   Trombone
Hall   Bass
Jimmy Hamilton   Tenor Saxophone
John Harrington   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Benny Harris   Trumpet
Clyde Hart   Piano,Celeste
J.C. Heard   Drums
Peanuts Holland   Trumpet,Vocals
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Killian   Trumpet
Billy Kyle   Piano
Harry Lawson   Trumpet
Earl Miller   Alto Saxophone
Armand Molinetti   Drums
Buford Oliver   Drums
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet,Mellophonium,Vocals
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone
Eli Robinson   Trombone
Hubert Rostaing   Clarinet
Arvell Shaw   Bass
John Simmons   Bass
Lucien Simoens   Bass
Franklin Skeete   Bass
Floyd Smith   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Ted Sturgis   Bass
Idrees Sulieman   Trumpet
Billy Taylor   Piano
Pha Terrell   Vocals
Ben Thigpen   Drums
Earl Thompson   Trumpet
Clarence Trice   Trumpet
Maurice Vander   Piano
Leonard Ware   Guitar
Jack Washington   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
Dick Wilson   Tenor Saxophone
Lucas   Bass
Gerard Pochonet   Drums
June Richmond   Vocals
Jean-Pierre Sasson   Guitar
Jean Bouchety   Bass
Fred Robinson   Trombone,Vocals
Billy Taylor   Bass
Brick Fleagle   Guitar
Remo Palmieri   Guitar
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Joe Thomas   Trumpet
Inez Cavanaugh   Vocals
Christian Chevallier   Piano
Fred Radcliffe   Drums
Billy Hicks   Trumpet
June Hawkins   Vocals
Horsecollar Williams   Alto Saxophone
Robert Scott   Trombone
Jean-Jacques Tilche   Guitar
Leo Guarnieri   Bass
George Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Géo Daly   Vibes
Pete Johnson's All Stars   Accompaniment
Earl Warren   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Richie Frost   Drums
Roger Paraboschi   Drums
Frank Newton   Trumpet
Jack "the Bear" Parker   Drums
John Levy   Bass
Butch Hammond   Alto Saxophone
Jacques "Popoff" Medvedko   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Count Basie   Arranger
Eubie Blake   Composer
Buck Clayton   Arranger
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Pierre Michelot   Composer
Tab Smith   Arranger,Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Ray Noble   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Buck Ram   Arranger,Composer,Director
Mary Lou Williams   Arranger
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Don Byas   Composer
Kenny Clarke   Composer
Con Conrad   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Eddie Durham   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Ernest Gold   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Saunders King   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Billy Moll   Composer
Hot Lips Page   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Russ Columbo   Composer
Joseph Young   Composer
Nilo Menendez   Composer
Claude Nougaro   Composer
George Frazier   Composer
Maxwell Anderson   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Bernice Petkere   Composer
Ernie Burnett   Composer
Gordon Clifford   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
George Norton   Composer
Doris Tauber   Composer
William Tracey   Composer
Joan Whitney   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Gladys Dubois   Composer
Lucy Fletcher   Composer
Albert Gamse   Composer
Hattie Young   Composer
Alex Kramer   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer
Don Roberts   Composer
Maybelle E. Watson   Composer
James Sherman   Composer
Leo Mathisen   Arranger
Roger Ramirez   Composer
Paul Watts   Liner Notes
John Green   Composer
James Hanley   Composer
Floyd Wilson   Composer
Earl Warren   Arranger
Joseph Taps Miller   Composer
Kanner   Composer
Paul Gregory   Composer

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