Snowfall [Living Era]

Snowfall [Living Era]

by Claude ThornhillClaude Thornhill


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Any chance to appreciate the imaginative arrangements of Claude Thornhill is worth savoring, as his meticulous determination and playful disposition flutter out with each note he recorded. Living Era's Snowfall collection reflects this quite well; however, each of the recordings on the collection is in mono, and although that might be an exciting notion to purists, it does tend to rob some of the richness of Thornhill's dense arrangements. Regardless, the title track is delightful in any incarnation (and there are many, since it was the orchestra's theme) due to its cinematic shuffle and surprising dynamics. To hear it alongside Thornhill's arrangements of the traditional Scottish folk song "Loch Lomond" (led by Maxine Sullivan's lovely vocal) and "Autumn Nocturne" (during which Thornhill very cleverly overlays quotes from George Gershwin's classic "Rhapsody in Blue") as well as Gil Evans' forward-thinking arrangements of "I Knew You When," Charlie Parker's "Yardbird Suite," and others makes this set worth spinning on an early Saturday evening.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/2004
Label: Asv Living Era
UPC: 0743625554229
catalogNumber: 5542

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Claude Thornhill   Primary Artist,Piano
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
John Kirby   Bass
Lee Konitz   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Red Rodney   Trumpet
Maxine Sullivan   Vocals
Lyle "Rusty" Dedrick   Trumpet
Irving Fazola   Clarinet
John Graas   French Horn
Frankie Newton   Trumpet
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Fran Warren   Vocals
Randy Brooks   Trumpet
Jimmy Abato   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Billy Barber   Tuba
Bill Bushey   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Paul Cohen   Trumpet
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Irving Cottler   Drums
Jack DuLong   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Exner   Drums
Nick Fatool   Drums
Mickey Folus   Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Babe Fresk   Tenor Saxophone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Bill Glover   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Conn Humphreys   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jerry Sanfino   Tenor Saxophone
Allan Langstaff   Trombone
Bill Motley   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Danny Polo   Clarinet
Joe Reisman   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Mario Rollo   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Rosa   Trombone
Joe Shulman   Bass
Sandy Siegelstein   French Horn
O'Neill Spencer   Drums
Buddy Stewart   Vocals
Tak Takvorian   Trombone
Bob Walters   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Don Whitaker   Bass
Clarence Willard   Trumpet
Eddie Zandy   Trumpet
Ray Hagan   Drums
Hammond Russum   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Barney Spieler   Bass
Terri Goddard   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jake Koven   Trumpet
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Steve Steck   Trumpet
Harold Tennyson   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Bud Smith   Trombone
Jack Ferrier   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Gemus   Flute,Piccolo
Bob Jenney   Trombone
Chester Pardee   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Carl Swift   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Victor Harris   Flute,Piccolo
Frederick Schmidt   French Horn
Snowflakes   Vocals
Lesley Mitchell Clarke   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tasso Harris   Trombone
Lillian Lane   Vocals
Joe Aguanno   Trumpet
Dale Brown   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Joe Aglora   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Sprentall   Trumpet
Michael Glass   French Horn
Ralph N. Harden   Trumpet
Antonucci   French Horn
Buddy Hughes   Vocals
John Torick   Trombone
Walt Weschler   French Horn

Technical Credits

Robert Schumann   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Louis Prima   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Woody Herman   Composer
Illinois Jacquet   Composer
Claude Thornhill   Arranger,Composer
Ralph Burns   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Josef Myrow   Composer
Charles Thompson   Composer
Sebastián Yradier   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Gil Evans   Arranger,Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Billy Reid   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Peter Dempsey   Liner Notes
Mark Ranshaw   Artwork
Anita Leonard   Composer
Stan Rhodes   Composer
Harry Stoddard   Composer
Barbara Bell   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Marcy Klauber   Composer

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