Month: October 2016

“Summer Sequence Part 4” (1947) and “Early Autumn” (1948) Woody Herman

“Summer Sequence Part 4” Composed and Arranged by Ralph Burns. Recorded by Woody Herman and His Orchestra for Columbia on December 27, 1947 in Hollywood, California.  Woody Herman, alto saxophone, directing: Bernie Glow,Stan Fishelson, Marky Markowitz,Ernie Royal and Shorty Rogers, trumpets; Ollie Wilson, Earl Swope and Bob Swift, trombones; Sam Marowitz, alto saxophone; Herbie Steward, […]

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“Spinnin’ the Webb” (1938) Chick Webb

  “Spinnin’ the Webb” Composed by Chick Webb and Ella Fitzgerald. Arranged by Wayman Carver. Recorded by Chick Webb and His Orchestra on May 3, 1938 for Decca in New York City. Chick Webb, drums, directing: Mario Bauza, first trumpet; Bobby Stark and Taft Jordan, trumpets; George Matthews, Nat Story and Sandy Williams, trombones; Garvin […]

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“Dream of You” (1934) Jimmie Lunceford

“Dream of You” Composer, lyricist and arranger, Sy Oliver. Recorded by Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra for Decca on October 29, 1934. Jimmie Lunceford, directing: Eddie Tompkins, Sy Oliver and Tommy Stevenson, trumpets; Henry Wells and Russell Bowles, trombones; Willie Smith, La Forest Dent, Joe Thomas and Earl Caruthers, saxophones; Eddie Wilcox, piano; Al Norris, […]

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Gershwin’s Piano Prelude 2, played by Buddy Morrow (1964)

More Music by Gershwin I continue my tribute to the music of George Gershwin by presenting a superb 1964 performance of his Piano Prelude 2 in a magnificent arrangement by John Woehrmann, for trombone virtuoso Buddy Morrow and His Orchestra. Gershwin originally planned to compose 24 piano preludes, but for various reasons ended up with only […]

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“I Can’t Get Started” (1937) Bunny Berigan

Music composed by Vernon Duke, lyric by Ira Gershwin. Recorded by Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra for Victor on August 7, 1937 in New York. Bunny Berigan, trumpet, directing: Steve Lipkins, first trumpet, Irving Goodman, trumpet; Thomas “Sonny” Lee, first trombone; Al George, trombone; Robert “Mike” Doty, first alto saxophone; Joe Dixon, alto saxophone; Clyde […]

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