Saturday Night Swing Session
by Various Artists
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- Released: October 19, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: OJC
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Personnel: Roy Eldridge (vocals, trumpet); Mel Torme (vocals, drums); Flip Phillips, Charlie Ventura, Allen Eager (tenor saxophone); Fats Navarro (trumpet); Bill Harris (trombone); Mike Colicchio, Ralph Burns (piano); Al Casey, Al Valente (guitar); Eddie Safranski, Chubby Jackson (bass); Specs Powell, Buddy Rich (drums).
Recorded live at WNEW Saturday Night Swing Session, New York, New York in March & May 1947. Includes liner notes by Bob Bach.
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (1999, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Roy Eldridge (vocals, trumpet); Mel Torm‚ (vocals, drums); Al Valente, Al Casey (guitar); Flip Phillips, Allen Eager, Charlie Ventura (tenor saxophone); Fats Navarro (trumpet); Bill Harris (trombone); Mike Colicchio, Ralph Burns (piano); Specs Powell, Buddy Rich (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Liner Note Author: Bob Bach.
Recording information: New York, NY (03/1947/05/1947).
Composed of broadcast sessions from 1947, Saturday Night Swing Session proves that there was some middle ground between swing and early bebop after all, contradicting the widely held impression that the bop movement split the jazz world into two neatly divided, non-communicating factions. Swing stylists, bop pioneers, and in-betweeners populate these performances, which feature -- among many others -- trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Fats Navarro, drummer Buddy Rich, vocalist Mel Torm‚, tenor saxophonists Flip Phillips, Charlie Ventura, and Allen Eager, and trombonist Bill Harris. The music is stimulating, accessible, and historically important. ~ Steve Huey
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