The Don Byas Collection: 1939-61

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2014
  • Label: Acrobat
  • UPC: 824046310622
  • Catalog Number: 3106
  • Sales rank: 112,856


Disc 1
  1. 1 A Wee Bit of Swing - Timmie Rosenkranz (2:32)
  2. 2 Wham Re Bop Boom Bam - Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy (3:02)
  3. 3 Practice Makes Perfect - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (2:24)
  4. 4 Something New - Count Basie & His Orchestra (2:17)
  5. 5 Sugar Blues - Count Basie & His All American Rhythm Section (2:56)
  6. 6 The Breaks - Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings (3:08)
  7. 7 On the Sunny Side of the Street - Coleman Hawkins & His Sax Ensemble (4:42)
  8. 8 Dance of the Tambourine - Hot Lips Page Swing Seven (3:01)
  9. 9 Riffin' and Jivin' - Savoy Jam Party (2:58)
  10. 10 1944 Stomp - Savoy Jam Party (2:59)
  11. 11 Swing Street - Buck Ram All Stars (2:59)
  12. 12 These Foolish Things - Hot Lips Page (3:11)
  13. 13 Memories of You - Cozy Cole & His Orchestra (2:50)
  14. 14 That's the Blues - Clyde Hart All Stars (2:50)
  15. 15 Salt Peanuts - Dizzy Gillespie Sextet (3:02)
  16. 16 Be-Bop - Dizzy Gillespie Sextet (3:09)
  17. 17 You Call It Madness - Don Byas' All Star Quintet (2:53)
  18. 18 S.K. Blues, Pt. 2 - Big Joe Turner (2:58)
  19. 19 Now's the Time - Cozy Cole & His Orchestra (3:11)
  20. 20 I Got Rhythm (4:55)
  21. 21 Out of Nowhere - Don Byas All Stars (3:11)
  22. 22 Harvard Blues - Don Byas Quartet (3:08)
  23. 23 Slam-In Around - Don Byas Quartet (2:45)
  24. 24 Laura - Don Byas Quartet (2:48)
  25. 25 Melody In Swing - Don Byas Quartet (3:14)
Disc 2
  1. 1 My Melancholy Baby - Don Byas Quartet (3:02)
  2. 2 Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams - Don Byas Quartet (2:58)
  3. 3 Candy - Don Byas Quintet (3:17)
  4. 4 Sophisticated Lady - Johnny Guarnieri Quartet (3:03)
  5. 5 Gone With the Wind - Esquire All American Award Winners (4:33)
  6. 6 Ol Man Rebop - Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra (2:41)
  7. 7 Cherokee - Don Byas Quartet (3:01)
  8. 8 September In the Rain - Don Byas Quartet (2:58)
  9. 9 September Song - Don Byas Quartet (2:53)
  10. 10 Gloria - Don Byas Quartet (3:09)
  11. 11 Body and Soul - Don Byas Quartet (2:56)
  12. 12 I Surrender, Dear - Tyree Glenn & His Orchestra (3:07)
  13. 13 Walking Around - Don Byas Re-Boppers (2:41)
  14. 14 Stormy Weather (3:11)
  15. 15 Yesterdays - Don Byas Quintet (2:30)
  16. 16 Lover Man - Don Byas Quintet (2:37)
  17. 17 Where or When (2:42)
  18. 18 I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Don Byas Quartet (2:47)
  19. 19 Them There Eyes - Don Byas Quintet (3:11)
  20. 20 Lullaby of the Leaves (4:09)
  21. 21 Indiana (7:57)
  22. 22 Jackie My Little Cat - Bud Powell Quintet (4:46)
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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 "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Erroll Garner Piano
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet, Vocals
Freddie Green Guitar
Tiny Grimes Guitar
Al Haig Piano
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Milt Jackson Vibes
Pete 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
Kenny Clarke Drums
Booker Collins Bass
John Collins Guitar
Shad Collins Trumpet
Vic Dickenson Trombone
Jacques Diéval Piano
Ted Donnelly Trombone
Al 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
Al 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
Al Lucas Bass
Gerard Pochonet Drums
June Richmond Vocals
Jean-Pierre Sasson Guitar
Jean Bouchety Bass
Fred Robinson Trombone, Vocals
Billy Taylor Sr. 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
Sidney Catlett 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
Al 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
Al Kanner Composer
Paul Gregory Composer
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