The Very Best of Artie Shaw

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David R. Adler
This RCA Victor compilation features some of Shaw's finest work spanning the years 1938-1945. As such, it's an interesting document in the history of World War II America. All 18 tracks are meticulously annotated, and Loren Schoenberg's biographical essay is a gem -- well-written, insightful, and free of banality and cliché. As for the music, it's classic swing, with performances by Billie Holiday, Buddy Rich, Roy Eldridge, and many more. The sound is top-notch by reissue standards. Shaw's masterful clarinet is a powerful presence, but there's also the writing and arranging to consider: Gershwin's "Summertime," Thomas Griselle's "Nocturne," Shaw's "Concerto for ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $16.20   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$16.20
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(780)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
03/30/2011 CD New. Still sealed in manufacturer's original shrinkwrap. Pasadena's finest new and used book and music store.

Ships from: Pasadena, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David R. Adler
This RCA Victor compilation features some of Shaw's finest work spanning the years 1938-1945. As such, it's an interesting document in the history of World War II America. All 18 tracks are meticulously annotated, and Loren Schoenberg's biographical essay is a gem -- well-written, insightful, and free of banality and cliché. As for the music, it's classic swing, with performances by Billie Holiday, Buddy Rich, Roy Eldridge, and many more. The sound is top-notch by reissue standards. Shaw's masterful clarinet is a powerful presence, but there's also the writing and arranging to consider: Gershwin's "Summertime," Thomas Griselle's "Nocturne," Shaw's "Concerto for Clarinet," and Eddie Sauter's "The Maid With the Flaccid Air" take some pretty innovative turns, balancing out more pop-oriented fare like "Begin the Beguine" and "Deep Purple." The latter would become a theme song of sorts for Marie Osmond some 35 years later. The inclusion of three barnstorming radio broadcasts from 1939, "Everything Is Jumpin'," "My Blue Heaven," and "Diga Diga Doo," make the package all the more valuable. For a concise yet thorough introduction to Shaw's intelligent brand of swing, one couldn't ask for better.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/9/2001
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 090266375325
  • Catalog Number: 63753

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Artie Shaw Primary Artist, Clarinet
Ray Conniff Trombone
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Max Kaminsky Trumpet
Barney Kessel Guitar
Buddy Rich Drums
Dave Barbour Guitar
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Lee Castle Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri Piano
Jack Jenney Trombone
Tony Pastor Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Helen Forrest Vocals
Mike Bryan Guitar
Herbie Steward Tenor Saxophone
George Arus Trombone
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Al Avola Guitar
Bus Bassey Alto Saxophone
Billie Holiday Vocals
Claude Bowen Trumpet
Vernon Brown Trombone
Les Burness Piano
Paul Cohen Trumpet
Charlie DiMaggio Alto Saxophone
Nick Fatool Drums
Stan Fishelson Trumpet
Mickey Folus Tenor Saxophone
Hank Freeman Alto Saxophone
Lou Fromm Drums
Harry Geller Trumpet
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Al Hendrickson Guitar
Gus Ischia Trombone
Les Jenkins Trombone
Jerry Jerome Tenor Saxophone
Bob Kitsis Piano
George Koenig Alto Saxophone
Cliff Leeman Drums
Steve Lipkins Trumpet
Tom Mace Alto Saxophone
Dodo Marmarosa Piano
Ed McKinney Bass
Neely Plumb Alto Saxophone
Lou Prisby Alto Saxophone
Bernie Privin Trumpet
Morris Rayman Bass
Les Robinson Alto Saxophone
Harry Rodgers Trombone
Ralph Rosenlund Tenor Saxophone
Morey Samuel Trombone
George Schwartz Trumpet
Bob Swift Trombone
Rudy Tanza Alto Saxophone
Dave Tough Drums
Ted Vesely Trombone
Jon Walton Tenor Saxophone
Sid Weiss Bass
George Wendt Trumpet
Ollie Wilson Trombone
Tony Faso Trumpet
Chuck Peterson Trumpet
Oran Thaddeus Page Trumpet
Jud de Naut Bass
Charles Coolidge Trombone
Technical Credits
Loren Schoenberg Liner Notes
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Dennis Ferrante Engineer, Remastering
Dorothy Fields Composer
Orrin Keepnews Reissue Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously