Personnel includes: Claude Thornhill (arranger, piano); Irving Fazola.
Recorded in New York, New York in 1941.
Personnel: Claude Thornhill (piano); Bob Jenney (vocals, trombone); Lillian Lane, Buddy Stewart (vocals); Barry Galbraith (guitar); Marty Berman (clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone); Carl Swift, Dale Brown, Jack Ferrier (clarinet, alto saxophone); Hammond Russum, Johnny Fresco (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Jimmy Abato (clarinet, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone); Irving Fazola, Danny Polo (clarinet); Conrad Gozzo , Randy Brooks (tenor saxophone, trumpet); Louis Mucci, Lyle "Rusty" Dedrick , Bob Sprentall, Steve Steck, Billy Butterfield (trumpet); Vinnie Jacobs, John Graas (French horn); Tasso Harris, Bud Smith (trombone); Lou Fromm, Nick Fatool (drums).
Recording information: New York, NY (08/25/1941-02/05/1942).
Photographer: Ian Crosbie.
Arrangers: Claude Thornhill; Bill Borden; Danny Hurd; Andy Phillips; Gil Evans.
All of the Claude Thornhill orchestra's recordings have been getting reissued by the Scottish Hep label. This second volume has 24 selections, with the beautiful "Autumn Nocturne," "Somebody Nobody Loves," and Gil Evans' arrangement of "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place" being among the most memorable performances. Ranging from standard vocal ballads (with vocals by Dick Harding, Lillian Lane, and Kay Doyle and the four-voice Pair of Pairs) to haunting pieces utilizing as many as seven clarinets together plus two French horns, this CD has plenty of subtle surprises along the way from the unique orchestra. ~ Scott Yanow