Hot Notes: New York, Vol. 1

Hot Notes: New York, Vol. 1


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During the second half of the 1920s, many hot jazz groups made records including quite a few that would later on be forgotten except by collectors. This CD (put out by the British Frog label) is quite valuable for containing the six selections cut by the underrated Savoy Bearcats (including "Stampede" and "How Could I Be Blue"), three numbers from Lloyd Scott's Orchestra (which served as the recording debut of trombonist Dickie Wells), three tunes by Leroy Smith (highlighted by a remarkable three-minute hot jazz performance of "Rhapsody in Blue" that includes all of the themes) and Joe Steele's two titles. In addition, singer Evelyn Preer is heard in a rare number backed by Duke Ellington's Orchestra and the master takes of Charlie Johnson's Paradise Ten's 1927-29 records (featuring Benny Carter, Benny Waters and Jabbo Smith among others) round out the reissue. The Charlie Johnson titles are available (along with their many alternate takes) elsewhere but otherwise the consistently enjoyable music on this 25-song CD is otherwise pretty scarce.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/1998
Label: Frog Uk
UPC: 0641654760829
catalogNumber: 8
Rank: 98003

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sidney DeParis   Trumpet
Charlie Johnson   Piano
Edgar Sampson   Clarinet,Violin,Alto Saxophone
Bubber Miley   Trumpet
Sonny Greer   Drums
Fletcher Allen   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Archey   Trombone
Benny Carter   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
Leonard Davis   Trumpet
Duke Ellington   Piano,Performing Ensemble
Don Frye   Piano
Jimmy Harrison   Trombone
Charlie Irvis   Trombone
Willie Lynch   Drums
James Reevy   Trombone
Kenneth Roane   Trumpet
Cecil Scott   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
George Stafford   Drums
Joe Steele   Piano
Benny Waters   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Ben Whitted   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Thomas Morris   Trumpet
Bobby Holmes   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
George Stevenson   Trombone
John Williams   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ramon Hernandez   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Harry Brooks   Piano
Otto Hardwick   Violin,Alto Saxophone
F. Mikell   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Sam Speed   Banjo
Freddy White   Banjo,Guitar
Charlie Gaines   Trumpet
Hubert Mann   Banjo
Lloyd Scott   Drums
Charlie Johnson & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Charlie Johnson & His Paradise Band   Band,Track Performer
John Long   Violin,Cello,Alto Saxophone,String Bass
Savoy Bearcats   Ensemble,Track Performer
Charlie Johnson's Original Paradise Ten   Ensemble,Track Performer
Emerson Harper   Clarinet,Oboe,Alto Saxophone
Carmelo Jejo   Clarinet
Edward Beeler   Drums
Frank Belt   Trumpet
Gus McClung   Trumpet
Percy Richardson   Banjo

Technical Credits

Charlie Johnson   Director
Duke Ellington   Director
Don Frye   Arranger
Kenneth Roane   Arranger
Stuff Smith   Director
Cyrus St. Clair   Brass Band
Benny Waters   Arranger
Billy Taylor   Brass Band
Lloyd Scott   Director
Chester Campbell   Brass Band
Evelyn Preer   Contributor
Frank Smith   Brass Band
Duncan Mayers   Director
Fred Peters   Brass Band

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