From the Age of Swing

From the Age of Swing

by Dick HymanDick Hyman


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As the title implies, this is very much a swing set. Pianist Dick Hyman (a master of all pre-bop styles) has little difficulty emulating Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum and Count Basie (among others) plus his own style in an octet also featuring trumpeter Joe Wilder, trombonist Urbie Green, altoist-clarinetist Phil Bodner, baritonist Joe Temperley, rhythm guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Butch Miles and (on three tunes) altoist Frank Wess. The opening and closing numbers are ad-lib blues both titled "From the Age of Swing"; sandwiched in between are ten swing-era standards plus a couple of obscure Duke Ellington items. Among the highlights are "Topsy," "Them There Eyes," "Rose Room" and "Mean to Me." No real surprises occur, but mainstream fans should like this swinging set.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/1994
Label: Reference Recordings
UPC: 0030911105921
catalogNumber: 59

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dick Hyman   Primary Artist,Piano
Phil Bodner   Clarinet,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Urbie Green   Trombone
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Joe Temperley   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Joe Wilder   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Milt Hinton   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Butch Miles   Drums
Frank Wess   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Benny Goodman   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Dick Hyman   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Fletcher Henderson   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Dick Sudhalter   Liner Notes
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Doris Tauber   Composer
William Tracey   Composer
Keith O. Johnson   Engineer

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