V-Disc Recording Parties

V-Disc Recording Parties

by Bobby Hackett
     
 

V-Disc's Recording Parties, made exclusively for the use of the U.S. military during and after World War II features rare material by Bobby Hackett and Bob Haggart. The first session finds Hackett working with a reunited edition of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, including original members Eddie Edwards on…  See more details below

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V-Disc's Recording Parties, made exclusively for the use of the U.S. military during and after World War II features rare material by Bobby Hackett and Bob Haggart. The first session finds Hackett working with a reunited edition of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, including original members Eddie Edwards on trombone and drummer Tony Spargo, along with pianist Frank Signorelli and clarinetist Brad Gowans. Hackett blends in very well with the band as they play four songs from their early repertoire, including "Tiger Rag" (with Gowans taking all of the solo breaks); Edwards' on-the-money impression of Kid Ory's raucous trombone in "Muskrat Ramble," and Hackett in the forefront during "Sensation Rag." The cornetist leads a second session with Eddie Condon, clarinetist Peanuts Hucko, baritone saxophonist Ernie Caceres, trombonist Cutty Cutshall, pianist Charlie Queener, bassist Irv Manning, and drummer Morey Feld. An extended performance of "Oh! Baby" is used by Condon to individually introduce the musicians. The band delves into classic jazz and ballads that became popular in the 1930s and 1940s, all with an effortless swing, and with the superb interplay in "Fidgety Feet" making it an obvious highlight. Haggart's session includes some veterans of Benny Goodman's orchestra (trumpeter Chris Griffin and alto saxophonist Toots Mondello), along with Hucko, pianist Stan Freeman, guitarist Danny Perri, and vocals by Jimmy Brown (who sounds somewhat like Johnny Mercer). Most of the material is fairly obscure, including Frank Loesser's blues "Rumble, Rumble" (which features some sassy muted solo work by Griffin), the leader's boppish "Haggart's Lady," and Hoagy Carmichael's ballad "Ivy." The sound quality throughout all three dates is excellent, so fans of either musician will want to pick up this Jazz Unlimited compilation.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2005
Label:
Storyville Records
UPC:
0717101209422
catalogNumber:
2094

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Hackett   Primary Artist,Cornet
Eddie Condon   Guitar
Brad Gowans   Clarinet
Bob Haggart   String Bass
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Stan Freeman   Piano
Ernie Caceres   Baritone Saxophone
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Morey Feld   Drums
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Danny Perri   Guitar
Norris "Bunny" Shawker   Drums
Frank Signorelli   Piano
Jimmy Brown   Vocals
Charlie Queener   Piano
Art Drellinger   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Spargo   Drums

Technical Credits

Rudolf Friml   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Original Dixieland Jazz Band   Composer
Carl A. Hällström   Reissue Producer
Floyd Levin   Liner Notes

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