Ultimate Big Band Collection: Harry James

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
One of the things that set Harry James and his band apart during the swing era were the arrangements. They were extremely formal and, because he was a trumpeter, brassy more often than not. That said, his music was not only for dancing, but provided an often exotic listening experience as well. The James volume in Sony's Masterworks Jazz series is a solid, decent-sounding, budget-priced introduction to some of the most ambitious and moody music to come from this group. While tracks like "Sleepy Lagoon" and "I Don't Want to Walk Without You" provide the more romantic side of the James' sound (complete with strings), other numbers, such as the Cuban-flavored "Ciribiribin," and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
One of the things that set Harry James and his band apart during the swing era were the arrangements. They were extremely formal and, because he was a trumpeter, brassy more often than not. That said, his music was not only for dancing, but provided an often exotic listening experience as well. The James volume in Sony's Masterworks Jazz series is a solid, decent-sounding, budget-priced introduction to some of the most ambitious and moody music to come from this group. While tracks like "Sleepy Lagoon" and "I Don't Want to Walk Without You" provide the more romantic side of the James' sound (complete with strings), other numbers, such as the Cuban-flavored "Ciribiribin," and the brief but dramatic reading of "Flight of the Bumblebee," offer an aural view of the band's fascination with color, texture, dynamic, and nuance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2011
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886978054821
  • Catalog Number: 780548
  • Sales rank: 13,342

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ciribiribin - Harry James & His Orchestra (2:30)
  2. 2 From the Bottom of My Heart - Harry James & His Orchestra (3:08)
  3. 3 I Don't Want To Walk Without You - Harry James & His Orchestra (2:53)
  4. 4 I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You) - Harry James & His Orchestra (2:42)
  5. 5 The Flight of the Bumble Bee - Harry James & His Orchestra (1:55)
  6. 6 You Made Me Love You - Harry James & His Orchestra (3:14)
  7. 7 All or Nothing At All - Harry James & His Orchestra (2:58)
  8. 8 I've Heard That Song Before - Harry James & His Orchestra (3:00)
  9. 9 Sleepy Lagoon - Harry James & His Orchestra (2:56)
  10. 10 I Can't Begin To Tell You - Harry James & His Orchestra (2:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Harry James Primary Artist, Trumpet
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Willie Smith Saxophone
Vido Musso Saxophone
Arnold Ross Piano
Helen Forrest Vocals
Dick Haymes Vocals
Drew Page Saxophone
Hoyt Bohannon Trombone
Claude Bowen Trumpet
Russell Brown Trombone
Nick Buono Trumpet
Gene Corcoran Saxophone
Jack Gootkin Violin
Sam Marowitz Saxophone
Jack Palmer Trumpet
Al Ramsey Trumpet
Jerome Reisler Violin
Harry Rodgers Trombone
Jack Schaeffer Trumpet
Juan Tizol Trombone
Irwin Berken Trumpet
Clint Davis Saxophone
Al Friede Cello
Jesse Heath Trombone
Glenn Herzer Violin
Henry Jaworski Violin
Sindel Kopp Violin
Claude Lakey Saxophone
Al Lerner Piano
Edward Mihelich Bass
Alex Pevsner Violin
Dalton Rizzotto Trombone
Sam Rosenblum Violin
Micky Scrima Drums
Bill Spears Viola
Al Stearns Trumpet
Thurman Teague Bass
James Troutman Trumpet
Murray Williams Saxophone
Betty Grable Vocals
Dave Uchitel Viola
Hayden Causey Guitar
Tom Gonsoulin Trumpet
Vic Hamann Trombone
Leo Zorn Violin
Bill Luther Saxophone
Truett Jones Trombone
Bryan "Red" Kent Guitar
Jack Gardner Piano
Dave Matthews Saxophone
Robert Bein Violin
Stewart Bruner Saxophone
George Grossman Violin
Ernest Karpati Violin
Harold Sorin Viola
Ray Toland Drums
Alex Cuozzo Trumpet
John Peter DeVoogt Violin
Samuel Caplan Violin
Willard Culley French Horn
Johnny Mezey Saxophone
George Davis Saxophone
James Campbell Trumpet
Gerson Oberstein Violin
Ralph Hawkins Drums
Ben Heller Guitar
Charlie Preble Trombone
Charles Gentry Saxophone
Carl Zeigler Cello
Alexander Nieman Viola
Sol Gliskin Violin
Technical Credits
Eric Coates Composer
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Composer
Harry James Arranger, Composer
Andy Gibson Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
John Hudson Product Development
Jack Lawrence Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Roy Turk Composer
Roxanne Slimak Art Direction
Arthur Altman Composer
James V. Monaco Composer
Morty Beck Composer
Alberto Pestalozza Composer
Joseph McCarthy Composer
Billy Hays Composer
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