An amazing set in many ways. Never ever have you seen so many smiles on the faces of the members of this team of outstanding jazz performers – they were in the groove! And so [More]
“Rhapsody in Blue” Debut from the film “Rhapsody in Blue” (1945). “Rhapsody in Blue” is a 1945 fictionalized screen biography of the American composer and musician George Gershwin (1898–1937) released by Warner Brothers. Starring Robert [More]
“I Love Corny Music” (Don Raye and Gene de Paul). From the MGM musical, “Broadway Rhythm” (1944). Personnel: Charles Winninger – vocals Tommy Dorsey – vocals, trombone Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
DeFranco began his professional career just as swing music and big bands — many of which were led by clarinetists like Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman — were fading in popularity. While most [More]
Recorded live in concert at Carnegie Hall NYC on May 25th 1985 Track listing: 01. Opus One 02. Honeysuckle Rose 03. Sweet Georgia Brown 04. Four Brothers / P Town 05. ‘S Wonderful / They [More]
“Dark Rapture” (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Manny Kurtz). Personnel: Count Basie – piano Buck Clayton, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Ed Lewis – trumpets Dicky Wells, Dan Minor, Benny Morton – trombones Earl Warren, Herschel Evans, Lester [More]
Command Performance #37 October 21, 1942 James “Jimmy” Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957) was a prominent American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, trumpeter, composer, and big band leader. “One O’Clock Jump” is a jazz [More]
“Stardust” (Carmichael-Parish). “Charlie Shavers shared with Harry James, the ability to play emotionally and with unsurpassed technique at the same time. This version of Stardust comes from a Keynote session in 1944 with Earl Hines. [More]
Harry James was known as a virtuoso technician, swinging jazz player and bandleader. However, Harry James’ musical roots were firmly planted in Dixieland. This musical montage demonstrates how comfortable in the Dixie mode. This features [More]
Louis Armstrong and friends – Esquire Jazz Concert (1944) – Full Show. The first Esquire All-Star Concert, which took place in 1944, has been well documented on various discs, generally in bits and pieces, but [More]