“Opus One” (1944) Tommy Dorsey/Sy Oliver with Buddy DeFranco/Glen Gray (1959) with Gus Bivona/Gene Krupa (1945) with Anita O’Day and Don Fagerquist

“Opus One”(*) Composed and arranged by Sy Oliver. Recorded by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra for Victor on November 14, 1944 in Hollywood. Tommy Dorsey, first trombone, directing: George Seaberg, Vito Mangano, Dale Pierce, Roger [..]

“Jack the Bear” (1940) Duke Ellington with Jimmie Blanton, Barney Bigard, Cootie Williams, Harry Carney and Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton / (1959) Glen Gray with Mike Rubin, Gus Bivona, Shorty Sherock, Chuck Gentry and Si Zentner

“Jack the Bear” Composed and arranged by Duke Ellington. Recorded by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra for Victor on March 6, 1940 in Chicago. Duke Ellington, piano, directing: Wallace Jones, first trumpet; Cootie Williams, trumpet; [..]