The Lost 1974 Sessions

The Lost 1974 Sessions

by Peter Appleyard & The Jazz GiantsPeter Appleyard & The Jazz Giants


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Peter Appleyard and the Jazz Giants' The Lost 1974 Sessions features the British/Canadian vibraphonist backed by members of Benny Goodman's sextet at the time. Having played a show at the Ontario Place Forum with Goodman, Appleyard booked the ensemble for a recording session figuring, quite rightly, that the chance might not come around again. Featured here is truly an all-star cast of swingers including pianist Hank Jones, bassist Slam Stewart, tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims, trombonist Urbie Green, cornetist Bobby Hackett, and drummer Mel Lewis. Primarily sticking to standards, as well as a superb medley of Duke Ellington compositions, the Giants delivered an ad hoc, inspired and swinging performance that was somehow lost to time for over 30 years. Also included here are in-studio dialogue clips between the musicians and the engineer, which adds to the overall sense of being right there in the studio with the once-in-a-lifetime ensemble.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/2012
Label: Linus
UPC: 0803057013524
catalogNumber: 270135
Rank: 128964

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Appleyard & The Jazz Giants   Primary Artist
Urbie Green   Trombone
Bobby Hackett   Cornet
Hank Jones   Piano
Mel Lewis   Drums
Slam Stewart   Bass
Peter Appleyard   Vibes
Zoot Sims   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Peter Appleyard   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Gordon Mills   Composer
Phil Sheridan   Engineer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ray DePaul   Composer
Anthony Montano   Producer

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