Later Recordings: The Crystal Gazer

The Later Recordings: The Crystal Gazer

by Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra
     
 
The Crystal Gazer is a very appropriate title for this overview of Claude Thornhill's recorded works from the years 1946-1956, endowed with Thornhill's sparkle-eyed, grinning visage and released on the Sounds of Yester Year label in 2005. It is appropriate because for all his involvement with the bop and cool schools of modern

Overview

The Crystal Gazer is a very appropriate title for this overview of Claude Thornhill's recorded works from the years 1946-1956, endowed with Thornhill's sparkle-eyed, grinning visage and released on the Sounds of Yester Year label in 2005. It is appropriate because for all his involvement with the bop and cool schools of modern jazz, Thornhill was a master of mainstream mood music and poetic reverie who specialized in delicate reflective studies like "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" and his gentle theme song and magnum opus "Snowfall," both of which are nestled into this collection along with what at the time were less conventional numbers like "720 in the Book," "Mambo Nothing," and Gerry Mulligan's "Five Brothers." Arrangements are credited to Thornhill, Mulligan, and Bill Borden, with vocals by Gene Williams, Fran Warren, Paula Martin, and a singing group billed as the Snowflakes. Because this collection traces Thornhill's progress well into the '50s, it includes later material than is generally available on collections of his music that have appeared on the digital format since the early '90s.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
Label:
Sounds Of Yesteryear
UPC:
5019317600563
catalogNumber:
656
Rank:
246326

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Fran Warren   Vocals
Gene Williams   Vocals
Paula Martin   Vocals
Snowflakes   Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Louis Prima   Composer
Gerry Mulligan   Arranger,Composer
Claude Thornhill   Arranger,Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Josef Myrow   Composer
Bill Borden   Arranger
Johnny Burke   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Richard March   Liner Notes
Clifford Grey   Composer
Harry Ruskin   Composer
Henry Sullivan   Composer
J.C. Evans   Composer
Nat D. Ayer   Composer

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