Stompin' at the Savoy

Stompin' at the Savoy

by Harry James



This budget CD looks like a bootleg, does not list the recording date (which is 1948) and only has around 40 minutes of music, but it is recommended anyway. Trumpeter Harry James was at the height of his powers during this underrated period, his orchestra sometimes is quite influenced by bop, and these ten instrumentals generate more than their share of heat. Highlights include "Shine," an extended "King Porter Stomp," "Stomping at the Savoy" and "Roly Poly." In addition to James, altoist Willie Smith, pianist Bruce MacDonald and tenorman Corky Corcoran all make strong impressions and the music is much better than one might expect. Well worth picking up.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/1992
Label: Delta
UPC: 0018111577120
catalogNumber: 15771


  1. Bluebeard Blues  - Harry James
  2. The Lady Was Moody  - Harry James
  3. Shine  - Harry James
  4. Lament d' Amour  - Harry James
  5. King Porter Stomp  - Harry James
  6. The Roach and I  - Harry James
  7. Roly Poly  - Harry James
  8. Stompin' at the Savoy  - Harry James
  9. Arrival Time  - Harry James
  10. Snooty Fruity  - Harry James

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry James   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Leader,Track Performer
Willie Smith   Saxophone
Neal Hefti   Trumpet
Don Lamond   Drums
Nick Buono   Trumpet
Bruce MacDonald   Piano
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Ralph Osborne   Trumpet
Tiny Timbrell   Guitar
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Charles Preble   Trombone
Corky Corcoran   Saxophone
Pinky Savitt   Trumpet
Pelligrini   Saxophone
Ziggy Elmer   Trombone
Sam Sachelle   Saxophone
Bob Pollard   Saxophone
David Robbins   Trombone

Technical Credits

Harry James   Contributor
Jimmy Mundy   Composer

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