Plays the Arrangements of George Williams

Plays the Arrangements of George Williams

by Ray Anthony

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks / Spanish Import)

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Plays the Arrangements of George Williams

Recorded at a time when big-band dance music was still being marketed to college students, Ray Anthony's concisely presented jazz albums are now compiled into one energetic and uplifting retrospective. Using as many as 18 pieces, trumpeter Anthony presided over these brightly balanced sessions in Hollywood and New York between 1950 and 1955. Ideal for freeway driving, retro-lounging, or hosting an informal open-air function, this crisp and sometimes quirky compendium of traditional swing melodies never relies too heavily on camp or corn; the band even pulls off a smart rendition of "Skip to My Lou" without sacrificing too much dignity. This is largely because of the arrangements written by George Williams, Dick Reynolds, Don Simpson, and Ray Anthony himself. Noteworthy jazz instrumentalists include Marshall Royal, Ted Nash, Barney Kessel, George Barnes, and Mel Lewis. Most importantly, this music is fun. Nothing too serious or complicated here -- just good clean fun.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2005
Label: Lonehill Jazz Spain
UPC: 8436019581940
catalogNumber: 10194
Rank: 132728

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Anthony   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Ray Anthony   Composer
Chu Berry   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Abe Lyman   Composer
George Williams   Arranger
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Bonnie Lake   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
G. Clarke   Composer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
John Golden   Composer
Bernardo Bautista Monterde   Composer
Arthur Kramer   Liner Notes

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