Ultimate Big Band Collection: Harry James

Ultimate Big Band Collection: Harry James

by Harry JamesHarry James




One of the things that set Harry James and his band apart during the swing era were the arrangements. They were extremely formal and, because he was a trumpeter, brassy more often than not. That said, his music was not only for dancing, but provided an often exotic listening experience as well. The James volume in Sony's Masterworks Jazz series is a solid, decent-sounding, budget-priced introduction to some of the most ambitious and moody music to come from this group. While tracks like "Sleepy Lagoon" and "I Don't Want to Walk Without You" provide the more romantic side of the James' sound (complete with strings), other numbers, such as the Cuban-flavored "Ciribiribin," and the brief but dramatic reading of "Flight of the Bumblebee," offer an aural view of the band's fascination with color, texture, dynamic, and nuance.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2011
Label: Masterworks
UPC: 0886978054821
catalogNumber: 780548

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry James   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Frank Sinatra   Vocals
Willie Smith   Saxophone
Vido Musso   Saxophone
Arnold Ross   Piano
Helen Forrest   Vocals
Dick Haymes   Vocals
Drew Page   Saxophone
Hoyt Bohannon   Trombone
Claude Bowen   Trumpet
Russell Brown   Trombone
Nick Buono   Trumpet
Gene Corcoran   Saxophone
Jack Gootkin   Violin
Sam Marowitz   Saxophone
Jack Palmer   Trumpet
Ramsey   Trumpet
Jerome Reisler   Violin
Harry Rodgers   Trombone
Jack Schaeffer   Trumpet
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Irwin Berken   Trumpet
Clint Davis   Saxophone
Friede   Cello
Jesse Heath   Trombone
Glenn Herzer   Violin
Henry Jaworski   Violin
Sindel Kopp   Violin
Claude Lakey   Saxophone
Lerner   Piano
Edward Mihelich   Bass
Alex Pevsner   Violin
Dalton Rizzotto   Trombone
Sam Rosenblum   Violin
Micky Scrima   Drums
Bill Spears   Viola
Stearns   Trumpet
Thurman Teague   Bass
James Troutman   Trumpet
Murray Williams   Saxophone
Betty Grable   Vocals
Dave Uchitel   Viola
Hayden Causey   Guitar
Tom Gonsoulin   Trumpet
Vic Hamann   Trombone
Leo Zorn   Violin
Bill Luther   Saxophone
Truett Jones   Trombone
Bryan "Red" Kent   Guitar
Jack Gardner   Piano
Dave Matthews   Saxophone
Robert Bein   Violin
Stewart Bruner   Saxophone
George Grossman   Violin
Ernest Karpati   Violin
Harold Sorin   Viola
Ray Toland   Drums
Alex Cuozzo   Trumpet
John Peter DeVoogt   Violin
Samuel Caplan   Violin
Willard Culley   French Horn
Johnny Mezey   Saxophone
George Davis   Saxophone
James Campbell   Trumpet
Gerson Oberstein   Violin
Ralph Hawkins   Drums
Ben Heller   Guitar
Charlie Preble   Trombone
Charles Gentry   Saxophone
Carl Zeigler   Cello
Alexander Nieman   Viola
Sol Gliskin   Violin

Technical Credits

Eric Coates   Composer
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov   Composer
Harry James   Arranger,Composer
Andy Gibson   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
John Hudson   Product Development
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Arthur Altman   Composer
James V. Monaco   Composer
Morty Beck   Composer
Alberto Pestalozza   Composer
Joseph McCarthy   Composer
Billy Hays   Composer

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