Teddy Powell 1942

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CD Details

  • Released: February 17, 1999
  • Label: Circle

Tracks:

  • 1.Blue Moon
  • 2.Jesey Bounce
  • 3.Sleepy Lagoon
  • 4.Joltin' Joe Di Maggio
  • 5.A Robin Sings
  • 6.An Ode To Spring
  • 7.Heavenly, Isn't It?
  • 8.My Little Cousin
  • 9.Tell It To A Star
  • 10.Idaho
  • 11.If You Are But A Dream
  • 12.Gobs Of Love
  • 13.Last Night I Said A Prayer
  • 14.Boogie War Dance
  • 15.Blue Sentimental Mood
  • 16.Look Out!
  • 17.Tapestry In Blue
  • 18.Tomaschefsky's Laundry
  • 19.Somebody's Thinking Of You Tonight
  • 20.I Ain't Tellin'
  • 21.Heaven Is Mine Again
  • 22.Who Wouldn't Love You?
  • 23.Cedarhurst Shuffle
  • 24.Love Is A Song
  • 25.4:15 Jump
  • 26.Blue Mood

Product Description:

Personnel: Irving Fazola (alto clarinet); George Bohn (alto saxophone); Larry Molinelli (baritone saxophone); Dick Mains, John Austin (trumpet); Jack Satterfield (trombone); Lou Fromm (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Frank Driggs; George H. Buck, Jr.
Recording information: New York, NY (04/08/1942-06/18/1942).
Since Teddy Powell's orchestra would have no further opportunities to record after mid 1942 (although a radio broadcast or two from the following year has survived), this CD (which contains the music his big band recorded for Lang-Worth radio transcriptions) is historic in addition to being quite musical. The performances are actually a bit schizophrenic, alternating between exciting romps and middle-of-the-road pop vocals by Peggy Mann and Tommy Taylor. The nine instrumentals (out of 24 songs) are often quite heated and hard-swinging. Powell's best-known sideman was clarinetist Irving Fazola, although the rhythm section included pianist Tony Aless and guitarist Carmen Mastren. However, the obscure trumpeters and tenor saxophonists get their share of solo space and the musicianship of the band was quite strong. This long forgotten orchestra was always underrated and, even with the inclusion of the OK vocals, this is one of the better Teddy Powell CDs available. ~ Scott Yanow
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  • UPC: 762247413226
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