Ultimate Big Band Collection: Artie Shaw

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2011
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886978054920
  • Catalog Number: 780549

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Begin the Beguine (3:14)
  2. 2 Traffic Jam (2:16)
  3. 3 Goodnight Angel (2:46)
  4. 4 All the Things You Are (3:13)
  5. 5 Star Dust (3:31)
  6. 6 Frenesi (3:03)
  7. 7 Any Old Time (3:11)
  8. 8 The Man I Love (3:13)
  9. 9 Concerto for Clarinet, Pts. 1 & 2 (9:15)
  10. 10 Nightmare (2:48)
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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
Al Viola Guitar
Helen Forrest Vocals
Bobby Sherwood Guitar
George Arus Trombone
Al 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
Les Burness Piano
Jack Cave Flugelhorn
Nick Fatool Drums
Hank Freeman Alto Saxophone
Harry Geller Trumpet
Al Hendrickson Electric Guitar
Les 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
Les 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
George Auld Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ted Vesley Trombone
Al Beller Violin
Al 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 II Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Teddy McRae Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Allie Wrubel Composer
Roxanne Slimak Art Direction
Alberto Borras Dominguez Composer
John Hudson Product Development
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