1949-52 Studio Performances

1949-52 Studio Performances

by Buddy DeFrancoBuddy DeFranco


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Hep Records' issue of Buddy DeFranco's recordings as a leader of both a quintet and an orchestra between 1949 and 1952 is a welcome one. The material on these 26 cuts is standard fare from the swing era, which was way over by 1949, but it proves that DeFranco knew how to lead a big band and swing hard as a soloist in a quintet setting -- especially with the company he kept. Some of his crew on these sides include Serge Chaloff, Teddy Charles, Teddy Kotick, Lee Konitz, Max Roach, Jimmy Raney, and Al Cohn, just to name a few. Arrangements for these tunes were done by DeFranco, George Russell, and Manny Albam, which gives the listener a taste of the varied sonic interests of the great clarinetist. The sound on these sides is a tiny bit thin, but that's a minor complaint. The material swings no matter the arrangement or the size of the band. This is an intimate look at an often overlooked jazz great.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2006
Label: Hep Records
UPC: 0603366007722
catalogNumber: 77
Rank: 194170

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy DeFranco   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Leader
Serge Chaloff   Baritone Saxophone
Teddy Charles   Vibes,Soloist
Tal Farlow   Guitar
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Jimmy Raney   Guitar,Soloist
Max Roach   Drums
Gene Quill   Alto Saxophone
Earl Swope   Trombone
Buddy Arnold   Tenor Saxophone
Harvey Leonard   Piano
Teddy Kotick   Bass
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Porcino   Trumpet
George Arus   Trombone
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Billy Byers   Trombone
Eddie Caine   Alto Saxophone
Bob Carter   Bass
Paul Cohen   Trumpet
Frank DeVito   Drums
Gene DiNovi   Piano
Morey Feld   Drums
Stan Fishelson   Trumpet
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Sam Herman   Guitar
Jerry Sanfino   Tenor Saxophone
Irv Kluger   Drums
Frank Lane   Trombone
Tom Mace   Alto Saxophone
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Jimmy Pupa   Trumpet
Dick Sherman   Trumpet
Frank Socolow   Alto Saxophone
Bart Varsalona   Trombone
Charlie Walp   Trumpet
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Ollie Wilson   Trombone
Freddie Zito   Trombone
Tommy Mace   Alto Saxophone
Dale Pierce   Trumpet
Eddie Wasserman   Tenor Saxophone
Ed Badgley   Trumpet
Stan Kosow   Tenor Saxophone
Pat Collins   Vocals
Angelo Cicalese   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Lyon   Piano
Andy Cicalese   Alto Saxophone
Robertson   Trombone
Dave Lambert & His Singers   Vocals
Ed Bagley   Trumpet
Ben Lary   Tenor Saxophone
Mert Goodspeed   Trombone

Technical Credits

Buddy DeFranco   Arranger
Harold Arlen   Composer
Manny Albam   Arranger
Tiny Kahn   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Gerald Valentine   Arranger
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
Alastair Robertson   Producer,Liner Notes
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Kenneth Casey   Composer

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