Buddy DeFranco Born to Swing!
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by Woody Herman ~ Blue Flame: Portrait of a Jazz Legend $12.58
- Released: April 11, 1994
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Hindsight Records
- 1.Don't Be That Way
- 3.I Wanna Be Loved
- 4.I Remember Clifford
- 7.Mr. Lucky
- 8.Melancholy Stockholm
- 9.Buy It and Fry It
Featured With The Al Raymond All Star Jazz Band.
Personnel: Buddy DeFranco (clarinet); Denis DiBlasio (vocals, tenor saxophone); George Rabbai (vocals); Larry McKenna (saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Wendell Hobbs (alto saxophone); John Simon (tenor saxophone); Joe Sudler (baritone saxophone); Lin Biviano, Dave Cooper, Donald Downs, Tony DeSantis (trumpet, flugelhorn); Joe Zeigenfus, Al Grey, Brian Pastor (trombone); Pete Jackson (piano); Tony Vigilante (drums).
Audio Remixer: John Vanore.
Recording information: Accoustical Concepts, Inc (1988).
Arrangers: Rob Pronk; Larry McKenna; Roger Neuman; Buddy DeFranco.
For this obscure session, the great clarinetist Buddy DeFranco is accompanied by the swing band of Al Raymond. DeFranco is the main star on six of the eight selections, but there is also solo space for trombonist Al Grey and pianist Pete Jackson, among others. The repertoire includes some swing tunes and originals by DeFranco and Denis DiBlasio; the latter along with George Rabbai contributes a scat vocal to "Buy It and Fry It." The music is pleasing and swinging, if somewhat predictable. ~ Scott Yanow
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