The 1946-47 Performances, Vol. 1

The 1946-47 Performances, Vol. 1

by Claude ThornhillClaude Thornhill


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During the mid- to late '40s, pianist Claude Thornhill led an orchestra that specialized in accessible instrumental mood music, sweet pop vocals, and (largely thanks to the creative sensibilities of arranger Gil Evans) beautifully orchestrated compositions associated with the latest developments in modern jazz. The Hep label has dedicated more than half-a-dozen CD compilations to Thornhill's musical legacy. Released in 2003, The 1946-47 Performances, Vol. 1 is almost entirely devoted to the sweet strata with vocals by Fran Warren, Buddy Hughes, and Gene Williams. Instrumental treats include Richard Addinsell's "Warsaw Concerto" and extended treatments of "La Paloma" and the "Arab Dance" from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite." Those itchy for a taste of the big-band bop aesthetic should go directly to The 1946-47 Performances, Vol. 2.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2007
Label: Hep Records
UPC: 0603366007227
catalogNumber: 72
Rank: 162516

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Claude Thornhill   Primary Artist,Piano,Leader
Fran Warren   Vocals
Bill Bushey   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Irving Cottler   Drums
Jack DuLong   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Billy Exner   Drums
Mickey Folus   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Bill Glover   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Allan Langstaff   Trombone
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Danny Polo   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Mario Rollo   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Rosa   Trombone
Iggy Shevak   Baritone Saxophone
Sandy Siegelstein   Flugelhorn
Tak Takvorian   Trombone
Bob Walters   Clarinet
Walter Welscher   Flugelhorn
Clarence Willard   Trumpet
Eddie Zandy   Trumpet
Barney Spieler   Baritone Saxophone
Jake Koven   Trumpet
Jack Ferrier   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
John Hefti   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Bob Jenney   Trombone
Carl Swift   Tenor Saxophone
Victor Harris   Flute
Frederick Schmidt   Flugelhorn
Bill Exiner   Drums
Lesley Mitchell Clarke   Alto Saxophone
Tasso Harris   Trombone
Joe Aglora   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
James Gemus   Flute
Antonucci   Flugelhorn
Ted Goddard   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Emil Terry   Trumpet
John Torick   Trombone
Billy Ray Barber   Tuba

Technical Credits

Richard Addinsell   Composer
Louis Prima   Composer
Loren Schoenberg   Liner Notes
Claude Thornhill   Arranger
Sebastián Yradier   Composer
Bill Borden   Arranger
Ervin Drake   Composer
Gil Evans   Arranger
Billy Reid   Composer
Jimmy Shirl   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Alastair Robertson   Producer
Louis Alter   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
Anita Leonard   Composer
Stan Rhodes   Composer
Alex Alstone   Composer

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