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The Essential Artie Shaw

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All Music Guide - Campbell
The Essential Artie Shaw collects 38 tracks recorded between 1938 and 1953 for Bluebird. The compilation does an admiral job of showcasing Shaw's skills as bandleader, composer, showman, and musician. The focus of the disc is mainly instrumentals, both in small-group and orchestral settings, with a few tracks spotlighting the vocals of Helen Forrest, Hot Lips Page, Tony Pastor, and Billie Holiday. Along with the abundance of swing standards from the era like "Nightmare," "Frenesi," and "Begin the Beguine," the combination of big band and strings allows for colorful and intricate arrangements on "April in Paris," "Any Old Time," "All the Things You Are," and the Shaw-penned ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
The Essential Artie Shaw collects 38 tracks recorded between 1938 and 1953 for Bluebird. The compilation does an admiral job of showcasing Shaw's skills as bandleader, composer, showman, and musician. The focus of the disc is mainly instrumentals, both in small-group and orchestral settings, with a few tracks spotlighting the vocals of Helen Forrest, Hot Lips Page, Tony Pastor, and Billie Holiday. Along with the abundance of swing standards from the era like "Nightmare," "Frenesi," and "Begin the Beguine," the combination of big band and strings allows for colorful and intricate arrangements on "April in Paris," "Any Old Time," "All the Things You Are," and the Shaw-penned "Concerto for Clarinet Pts. 1-2," finding the unique composer on par with Stan Kenton. Collectors should take note of the previously unissued 1936 take of "Streamline."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/16/2005
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 828766923926
  • Catalog Number: 69239
  • Sales rank: 8,467

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Artie Shaw Primary Artist, Clarinet
Ray Conniff Trombone
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Lena Horne Vocals
Max Kaminsky Trumpet, Soloist
Barney Kessel Guitar
Buddy Rich Drums
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri Piano, Harpsichord
Jack Jenney Trombone
Tony Pastor Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
George Wettling Drums
Helen Forrest Vocals
Skitch Henderson Piano
George Arus Trombone
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Billie Holiday Vocals
Harry Bluestone Violin
Vernon Brown Trombone
Les Burness Piano
Nick Fatool Drums
Al Hendrickson Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jerry Jerome Tenor Saxophone
Bob Kitsis Piano
Manny Klein Trumpet
Dodo Marmarosa Piano
Hot Lips Page Trumpet, Vocals
Les Robinson Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Shirley Guitar
Leo Watson Vocals
Tony Gottuso Guitar
Jud de Naut Bass
Johnny Best Trumpet
Dick Clark Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Rudolf Friml Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Sigmund Romberg Composer
William Grant Still Arranger
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Artie Shaw Arranger, Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Gene Austin Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Saul Chaplin Composer
Peter DeRose Composer
Howard Dietz Composer
Barry Feldman Reissue Producer
Arthur Freed Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Jerry Gray Arranger
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Lennie Hayton Arranger
Isham Jones Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Teddy McRae Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Doug Pomeroy Mastering
Cole Porter Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Al Stillman Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Stuart Gorrell Composer
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra Composer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Margarita Lecuona Composer
Lloyd Rauch Liner Notes
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Henry Nemo Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Einar A. Swan Composer
Joe Primrose Composer
John Carleton Composer
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