Trumpet Blues: The Best of Harry James

Trumpet Blues: The Best of Harry James

by Harry James
     
 
Released to coincide with the publication of Peter Levinson's biography of the same name, Capitol Jazz's Trumpet Blues: The Best of Harry James is an excellent collection of 16 highlights from James' stint at Capitol between 1955 and 1958. These don't quite rank among James' very best recordings, which are generally considered to be his

Overview

Released to coincide with the publication of Peter Levinson's biography of the same name, Capitol Jazz's Trumpet Blues: The Best of Harry James is an excellent collection of 16 highlights from James' stint at Capitol between 1955 and 1958. These don't quite rank among James' very best recordings, which are generally considered to be his '30s and '40s work, but they're enjoyable latter-day waxings, finding him in a relaxed, generous mood. Among the highlights are the re-recorded title tracks and duets with Buddy Rich, Willie Smith, Corky Corcoran, and Helen Forrest. Trumpet Blues shouldn't be considered a definitive statement, but it's a nice addendum of latter-day recordings to a collection of James' classic recordings.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/1999
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724352122424
catalogNumber:
21224
Rank:
29892

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry James   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Buddy Rich   Drums
Willie Smith   Alto Saxophone
Helen Forrest   Vocals
Gene Estes   Drums
Jeff Massingill   Tenor Saxophone
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Corky Corcoran   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Perciful   Piano
Sam Firmature   Tenor Saxophone
Pat Chartrand   Tenor Saxophone
Doug Parker   Piano

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Harry James   Arranger,Composer,Contributor
Bennie Moten   Composer
Buddy Rich   Contributor
Willie Smith   Contributor
Neal Hefti   Arranger
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Helen Forrest   Contributor
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Buster Moten   Composer
Corky Corcoran   Contributor
Herb Lorden   Arranger
Jay Hill   Arranger
Jack Matthias   Arranger,Composer
Dave Matthews   Arranger
Alberto Pestalozza   Composer
Gray Rains   Arranger
Marge Gibson   Arranger

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >