Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Artie Shaw - Last Recordings

The first of two double-CD sets contains a healthy share of the recordings the clarinetist made with his final Gramercy Five, a unit that included pianist Hank Jones, either Tal Farlow or Joe Puma on guitar and usually Joe Roland's vibes. Unlike his longtime competitor Benny Goodman, Shaw felt perfectly comfortable with younger modernists. In fact his own clarinet playing had evolved through the years and sometimes he hints strongly at Buddy DeFranco without losing his own musical personality during these 20 performances. This is very rewarding music that makes one especially regret that Artie Shaw chose to give up the clarinet after this band ran its course.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/last-recordings-rare-and-unreleased-r186615

Artie Shaw
Last Recordings
(Rare and Unreleased)

Tracks

Cd. 1

1 Imagination (Burke, VanHeusen) 4:19
2 Besame Mucho (Skylar, Velazquez) 4:05
3 My Funny Valentine (Hart, Rodgers) 5:31
4 Too Marvelous for Words (Mercer, Whiting) 5:47
5 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin) 5:16
6 The Sad Sack (Harding, Shaw) 6:08
7 Dancing on the Ceiling (Hart, Rodgers) 7:15
8 Someone to Watch over Me (Gershwin, Gershwin) 4:49
9 Mysterioso (Carleton, Shaw) 5:21
10 The Chaser (Shaw) 8:00

Cd. 2

1 Pied Piper Theme (Shaw) 6:20
2 Love of My Life (Mercer, Shaw) 4:57
3 Rough Ridin' (Fitzgerald, Jones) 7:49
4 Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern) 6:07
5 Lyric (Shaw) 6:22
6 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Hart, Rodgers) 4:14
7 Lugubrious (Shaw) 4:42
8 S'posin' (Denniker, Razaf) 5:35
9 Tenderly (Gross, Lawrence) 4:46
10 When the Quail Come Back to San Quentin (Shaw) 5:57

Personnel
[cd. 1, # 1, 2, 5, 6 & 10 ; cd. 2 # 1, 2, 5, 7 9 & 10]
Artie Shaw - cl
Hank Jones - p
Tal Farlow - g
Tommy Potter - b
Joe Roland - vb
Irv Kluger - dr
Recorded in New York City ; February/March 1954
[cd. 1, # 3, 4 & 7 ; cd. 2, # 3, 4, 6 & 8]
Artie Shaw - cl
Hank Jones - p
Joe Puma - g
Tommy Potter - b
Irv Kluger - dr
Recorded in Hollywood, California ; June 1954

2 comments:

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bho wani said...

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