Ultimate Big Band Collection: Artie Shaw

Ultimate Big Band Collection: Artie Shaw

by Artie Shaw
     
 
Clarinetist and bandleader Artie Shaw led one of the most elegant dance bands of the swing era; it was a group whose arrangements were intensely formal, while simultaneously concentrating on solid groove. His volume in Sony's Masterworks Jazz series reveals this in spades. From the opening reading of "Begin the Beguine," with its strutting guitar comping, his

Overview

Clarinetist and bandleader Artie Shaw led one of the most elegant dance bands of the swing era; it was a group whose arrangements were intensely formal, while simultaneously concentrating on solid groove. His volume in Sony's Masterworks Jazz series reveals this in spades. From the opening reading of "Begin the Beguine," with its strutting guitar comping, his shimmering clarinet solo, and the brass strolling along the bassline, through uptempo banger's like "Traffic Jam," the slippery sentimentality of "All the Things You Are," and the colorful, easy shuffle in "The Man I Love," Shaw and his group knew how to put dancers out on the ballroom floor and keep them there. This budget comp collects ten of the group's best-known recordings, providing a solid, swinging introduction to a singular artist.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2011
Label:
Masterworks
UPC:
0886978054920
catalogNumber:
780549

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Artie Shaw   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Ray Conniff   Trombone
Buddy Rich   Drums
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Jack Jenney   Trombone
Tony Pastor   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Viola   Guitar
Helen Forrest   Vocals
Bobby Sherwood   Guitar
George Arus   Trombone
Georgie Auld   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Avola   Guitar
Robert Barene   Violin
Bus Bassey   Alto Saxophone
John Best   Trumpet
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Claude Bowen   Trumpet
Russell Brown   Trombone
Vernon Brown   Trombone
Burness   Piano
Jack Cave   Flugelhorn
Nick Fatool   Drums
Hank Freeman   Alto Saxophone
Harry Geller   Trumpet
Hendrickson   Electric Guitar
Jenkins   Trombone
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Kitsis   Piano
Manny Klein   Trumpet
George Koenig   Alto Saxophone
Eugene Lamas   Violin
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Randall Miller   Trombone
Ronnie Perry   Tenor Saxophone
Neely Plumb   Alto Saxophone
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Bill Rank   Trombone
Blake Reynolds   Alto Saxophone
Robinson   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Harry Rodgers   Trombone
Jack Stacey   Alto Saxophone
Julius Tannenbaum   Cello
George Thow   Trumpet
Sid Weiss   Bass
George Wendt   Trumpet
Irving Lipschultz   Cello
Carl Maus   Drums
Jack Cathcart   Trumpet
Chuck Peterson   Trumpet
Stanley Spiegelman   Viola
Jack Jenny   Trombone
Dave Cracov   Violin
Bob Morrow   Violin
Mark Levant   Violin
Jules Rubin   Tenor Saxophone
Malcolm Crain   Trumpet
Charlie Margulis   Trumpet
Henry Freeman   Saxophone
Ben Ginsberg   Bass
Alex Law   Violin
Ken Collins   Viola
Tom Dicarlo   Trumpet
Phil Nemoli   Oboe
David Sturkin   Viola
Babe Bowman   Trombone
Jack Gray   Viola
Jerry Joyce   Violin
Bud Carlton   Alto Saxophone
Joseph Krechter   Bass Clarinet
Ted Klages   Violin
Jud DeNaut   Bass
Bill Bower   Violin
Ted Vesley   Trombone
Beller   Violin
Harshman   Viola
Anita Bradley   Vocals
Jack Catchcart   Trumpet
Harry Rogers   Trombone
Fred Goemer   Cello
Stan Wrightman   Piano
Sid Brokow   Violin
Peter Eisenberg   Violin
Dick Clark   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Artie Shaw   Arranger,Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jerry Gray   Arranger
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Teddy McRae   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Alberto Borras Dominguez   Composer
John Hudson   Product Development

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