Doin' The New Low Down

Doin' The New Low Down

by Don Redman & His Orchestra

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Overview

Doin' The New Low Down

The second of two Don Redman LPs released by the Scottish Hep label has two alternate takes not included on the Classics CDs. Altoist/vocalist/arranger Don Redman led a fine big band during this era, even if they never really hit it big. Such numbers as "Doin' What I Please," "Nagasaki," and "Sophisticated Lady" are memorable, while the two-part "Doin' the New Lowdown" features such guests as tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Cab Calloway and the Mills Brothers. Since there are vocals on all but one selection (the best are the leader's good-natured half-spoken refrains), the talented orchestra is not always showcased as much as one wishes, but the music overall is quite enjoyable.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/10/2005
Label: Hep Records
UPC: 0603366100423
catalogNumber: 1004

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Redman & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
Mills Brothers   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Cab Calloway   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet
Horace Henderson   Piano
Benny Morton   Trombone
Don Redman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Jerry Blake   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Shirley Clay   Trumpet
Rupert Cole   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Langston Curl   Trumpet
Edward Inge   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Manzie Johnson   Drums
Claude Jones   Trombone,Soloist
Don Kirkpatrick   Piano
Harlan Lattimore   Vocals
Talcott Reeves   Banjo,Guitar
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson   Taps
Bob Ysaguirre   Bass,Bowed Bass
Fred Robinson   Trombone
Gene Simon   Trombone
Benny Morton's All Stars   Trombone

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Lee Wiley   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Don Redman   Arranger,Composer,Director
Ron Geesin   Liner Notes
Andy Razaf   Composer
Shelton Brooks   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Harry Mills   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Alastair Robertson   Producer
J. Russel Robinson   Composer
Alain DuBois   Composer
John Jacob Loeb   Composer
Ben Ellison   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Moritz Seidermann   Composer

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