Ultimate Big Band Collection: Great Theme Songs

Ultimate Big Band Collection: Great Theme Songs


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This easy-flowing ten-track set has a wonderful thematic premise -- it collects the signature musical themes of the biggest of the big bands from the swing era. Each of these bands had a composition that was its calling card, its brand, if you will, which means that here one gets vintage and timeless recordings of Duke Ellington's "Take the 'A' Train," Benny Goodman's "Let's Dance," Glenn Miller's "Moonlight Serenade," and Artie Shaw's "Begin the Beguine," among others. It's a nice way for jazz novices to get a quick introduction to each of these marvelous big bands and the signature themes that made them famous.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2010
Label: Masterworks
UPC: 0886977396120
catalogNumber: 773961

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Count Basie   Piano
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet,Vocals
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Johnny Hodges   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jo Jones   Drums
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Artie Shaw   Clarinet
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Tony Pastor   Tenor Saxophone
George Wettling   Drums
Freddy Martin   Conductor
Jimmy Blanton   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Walter Page   Bass
George Arus   Trombone
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Avola   Guitar
Red Ballard   Trombone
Bus Bassey   Tenor Saxophone
Edward Bergman   Violin
Artie Bernstein   Bass
John Best   Trumpet
Barney Bigard   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Claude Bowen   Trumpet
Vernon Brown   Trombone
Burness   Piano
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Mike Doty   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Duke Ellington   Piano
Buff Estes   Alto Saxophone
Nick Fatool   Drums
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Hank Freeman   Alto Saxophone
Allen George   Trombone
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
George Green   Bass
Fred Guy   Guitar
Glenn Hughes   Trombone
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
Killian   Trumpet
Russ Klein   Saxophone
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Johnny Martel   Trumpet
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Ronnie Perry   Tenor Saxophone
Eli Robinson   Trombone
Robinson   Alto Saxophone
Harry Rodgers   Trombone
Clyde Rounds   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Stone   Violin
Juan Tizol   Valve Trombone
Ted Vesely   Trombone
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington   Baritone Saxophone
Hank Wayland   Bass
Sid Weiss   Bass
Arnold Covarrubias   Guitar
Wallace Jones   Trumpet
Chris Richardson   Saxophone
Chuck Peterson   Trumpet
Bill Scott   Trombone
Clyde Rogers   Saxophone
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone
Harry McKeehan   Trumpet
Charlie Probert   Trombone
Tom Morgan   Guitar
Sonny Lee   Trombone
Joe Dixon   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Joe Lippman   Piano
Dickie Wells   Trombone
Joe Nanton   Trombone
Charles Bealick   Violin
Jack Francis Fina   Piano
Robert Cecil White   Drums
Norman Bailey   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Harry James   Arranger
Artie Shaw   Arranger
Claude Thornhill   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Freddy Martin   Composer
Ray Austin   Arranger
Vernon Duke   Composer
Jack Fina   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jerry Gray   Arranger
John Hudson   Product Development
Jack Lawrence   Arranger
Glenn Miller   Arranger,Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Gregory Stone   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
George Bassman   Arranger
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Bobby Worth   Composer
Alberto Pestalozza   Composer
Josef Bonime   Composer
Fanny Baldridge   Composer

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