The Issued Recordings: 1947-1949

The Issued Recordings: 1947-1949

by Ziggy ElmanZiggy Elman


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This marvelous compilation brings together Ziggy Elman's issued recordings (as opposed to radio broadcast airchecks) made in New York during 1947 and Los Angeles in 1949. This material belongs to that interesting subgenre of big-band swing with elements of bop, suspended somewhere between entrenched traditions and trenchant trends. Notable jazz improvisers include trumpeter Charlie Shavers, clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, saxophonists Babe Russin and Boomie Richman, and drummer Louie Bellson. Aside from a couple of sweet vocals by Virginia Maxey and Bob Manning, this disc is packed with pleasant swing instrumentals based on arrangements by Larry Clinton and Sid Cooper. There are updated renditions of old tunes like "Me and My Shadow" and "Carolina in the Morning" along with acknowledgements of contemporary developments in jazz ("Boppin' with Zig") and Elman's famous reconstructions of old Jewish melodies, "And the Angels Sing" and "Bublitchki." A superb selection of great swing music recorded at a time when the entertainment industry was turning its back on big bands in general.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/11/2000
Label: Jazz Band
UPC: 5020957215420
catalogNumber: 2154

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ziggy Elman   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Babe Russin   Tenor (Vocal)
Heine Beau   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Buddy Cole   Piano
Vern Arslan   Trumpet
Red Ballard   Trombone
Marty Berman   Baritone Saxophone
Perry Botkin   Guitar
Harry DiVito   Trombone
Jack Dougherty   Trumpet
Jack Dumont   Alto Saxophone
Nick Fatool   Drums
Chuck Gentry   Baritone Saxophone
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
Herbie Haymer   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Heller   Guitar
Joe Koch   Baritone Saxophone
Harry Lawson   Tenor Saxophone
Don Lodice   Tenor Saxophone
Mickey Mangano   Trumpet
Virginia Maxey   Vocals
Dick Noel   Trombone
Milt Raskin   Piano
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Boomie Richman   Tenor Saxophone
Norm Seelig   Bass
Ray Sherman   Piano
Bruce Squires   Trombone
Phil Stephens   Bass
Bob Manning   Vocals
Karl de Karske   Trombone
Chuck Peterson   Trumpet
Ziggy Elmer   Trombone
Clint Garvin   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
George Seaburg   Trumpet
Fred Stultz   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jolson   Composer
Larry Clinton   Arranger
Ziggy Elman   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Sid Cooper   Arranger
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Tony Middleton   Producer,Back Cover,Cover Photo
Dave Dreyer   Composer
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Fred Stultz   Arranger
Billy Rose   Composer

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