Claude Thornhill 1949-1953 Performances

1949-1953 Performances
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  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Hep Records


  • Buy for $0.991.Oh You Beautiful Doll
  • Buy for $0.992.Moonlight Bay
  • Buy for $0.993.Sweet and Lovely
  • Buy for $0.994.You Go to My Head
  • Buy for $0.995.Breezin' Along (With the Breeze)
  • Buy for $0.996.The One I Love
  • Buy for $0.997.I'll See You in My Dreams
  • Buy for $0.998.Night and Day
  • Buy for $0.999.You Wore a Tulip
  • Buy for $0.9910.Anthropology
  • Buy for $0.9911.Autumn Nocturne
  • Buy for $0.9912.Arab Dance
  • Buy for $0.9913.Mambo Nothin
  • Buy for $0.9914.Jeru
  • Buy for $0.9915.Adios
  • Buy for $0.9916.Family Affair
  • Buy for $0.9917.Pussy Footin'
  • Buy for $0.9918.(Now That) Summer Is Gone
  • Buy for $0.9919.(Now That) Summer Is Gone
  • Buy for $0.9920.Deep Purple
  • Buy for $0.9921.To Each His Own
  • Buy for $0.9922.Rose of the Rio Grand
  • Buy for $0.9923.Poor Little Rich Girl
  • Buy for $0.9924.Five Brothers
  • Buy for $0.9925.Medley: When I'm With You / By the Rippling Stream / Puttin' and Takin': When I'm With You / Puttin' And Takin'
  • Buy for $0.9926.You Go to My Head

Product Description:

Personnel: Claude Thornhill (piano); Joe Derise (vocals, guitar); Paula Martin (vocals); Danny Perri, Barry Galbraith (guitar); Hal McKusick, Med Flory, Danny Polo (clarinet, alto saxophone); Gene Quill (alto saxophone); Dick Hafer, Jeff Massingill, Ray Norman, John Andrews (tenor saxophone); Gene Allen (baritone saxophone); Sonny Rich , Tom Arthur, Thomas Patton, Lee Katzman (trumpet); Al Antonucci, Junior Collins, Sandy Siegelstein (French horn); Allan Langstaff, Milt Gold (trombone); Billy Barber (tuba); Winston Welch, Billy Exner (drums); Al Epstein (bongos).
Arranger: Joe Derise.
The Claude Thornhill Orchestra was a unique big band, a "sweet" orchestra with strong jazz sensibilities that helped lead the way toward West Coast cool jazz. Often having his reed section play five clarinets without vibrato, emphasizing long atmospheric tones, and performing dreamy ballads, Thornhill also kept his band open to the influence of bebop. This CD starts off with Thornhill's radio transcriptions of 1949-1950, a time when his band included few major names but still had a strong and unique ensemble sound. The final 14 selections are from a two-day session in 1953 that ranks among Thornhill's last significant recordings. The band, which included Gene Quill and Med Flory on altos, mostly performs the arrangements of Gerry Mulligan, tenor saxophonist Ralph Aldridge, and Thornhill. It still sounded unique, and as out of place in the 1950s jazz world as it had a decade earlier. Overall, the highlights of this set of rarities include "Moonlight Bay," "Anthropology," the beautiful "Autumn Nocturne," "Mambo Nothing," "Jeru," two versions of "Summer Is Gone," and "Five Brothers." ~ Scott Yanow

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