Verve Jazz Masters 55

Verve Jazz Masters 55

by Harry James
     
 
Although he has surprisingly few CDs currently available, Harry James remains one of the world's most famous trumpeters, more than a decade after his death. This Verve CD is a sampler of his MGM recordings of 1959-64 and, although the claim in the liner notes that this was James' most creative period is nonsense, he does sound versatile and in consistently fine form

Overview

Although he has surprisingly few CDs currently available, Harry James remains one of the world's most famous trumpeters, more than a decade after his death. This Verve CD is a sampler of his MGM recordings of 1959-64 and, although the claim in the liner notes that this was James' most creative period is nonsense, he does sound versatile and in consistently fine form on the wide-ranging set. Whether it be swing standards, challenging charts by Ernie Wilkins and Ralph Burns (including two that were previously unissued) or a tribute to Louis Armstrong on "Cornet Chop Suey," James is in fine form.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/1996
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731452990228
catalogNumber:
529902

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Performance Credits

Harry James   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Jake Hanna   Drums
Buddy Rich   Drums
Matty Matlock   Clarinet
Dick Cathcart   Trumpet
Dempsey Wright   Guitar
John Audino   Trumpet
Bud Billings   Trumpet
Modesto Briseno   Tenor Saxophone
Nick Buono   Trumpet
Joe Comfort   Bass
Jay Corre   Tenor Saxophone
Vince Diaz   Trombone
Bob Edmondson   Trombone
Larry McGuire   Trumpet
Eddie Miller   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Mills   Drums
Ollie Mitchell   Trumpet
Charlie Persip   Drums
Russ Phillips   Bass
Bob Poland   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Riggs   Alto Saxophone
Bob Rolfe   Trumpet
Ray Sims   Trombone
Ernie Small   Baritone Saxophone
Dick Hyde   Trombone
Dick Leith   Trombone
Corky Corcoran   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Cadena   Trombone
Fred Koyen   Trumpet
Dave Madden   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Perciful   Piano
Sam Firmature   Tenor Saxophone
Herb Lorden   Alto Saxophone
Rob Turk   Trumpet
Dick McQuardy   Trombone
Red Kelly   Bass
Ernie Tack   Trombone

Technical Credits

Bob Florence   Arranger
Harry James   Arranger
Ralph Burns   Arranger
Neal Hefti   Arranger
Matty Matlock   Arranger
Bill Kirchner   Liner Notes
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Michael Lang   Compilation Supervisor
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Jesse Kaye   Producer
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Wendi Traub-Cohen   Artwork
Ben Young   Compilation Research
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer

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