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Claude Thornhill Collection 1934-1953 (2CD)

Claude Thornhill Collection 1934-1953 (2CD)

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Pianist, bandleader and composer Claude Thornhill was one of the most respected personalities in the swing and big band eras, admired by his peers for the unique, distinctive and stylish approach of his orchestras, as well as his skill and versatility as a pianist within other leaders orchestras, especially when accompanying the top singers of the day He came to prominence in the mid-30s, playing with the bands of Benny Goodman, Louis Prima, Ray Noble, Billie Holiday and Maxine Sullivan before forming his own orchestra in 1937. His unusual and original sound came from the fact that his musical textures did not employ vibrato with the colour coming from using instruments often not associated with jazz. Working with arranger Gil Evans in the 40s, he made some highly innovative recordings which greatly influenced bebop artists like Miles Davis, and his work stands apart from many of his contemporaries during those years.

This excellent-value 46-track collection covers the two core decades of his career, from his studio debut in 1934 through to 1953, by which time changing tastes and the economic climate had seen the demise of most big bands. It includes examples of his early work with other leaders, where his piano makes a tasteful and stylish contribution, but primarily features the recordings of his own orchestras before and after his WWII military service, with his style developing into sophisticated orchestral pieces which almost transcend the boundaries of jazz. It is an entertaining insight into the work of one of the genres most distinctive stylists.
 
 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Take My Word Benny Goodman & His Music Hall Orch.
2 Jamaica Shout Louis Prima And His New Orleans Gang
3 In A Little Spanish Town Glenn Miller And His Orch.
4 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans Ray Noble & His Orch.
5 The Buzzard Bud Freeman & His Windy City Five
6 Take My Heart Dick McDonough & His Orch.
7 Stop You're Breaking My Heart Claude Thornhill & His Orch. with Maxine Sullivan
8 Gone With The Wind Claude Thornhill & His Orch. with Maxine Sullivan
9 Loch Lomond Maxine Sullivan's Orchestra
10 He's Funny That Way Bille Holiday And Her Orchestra
11 The Moon Looks Down And Laughs Bille Holiday
12 I Wish I Had You Bille Holiday And Her Orchestra
13 Down The Old Ox Road Maxine Sullivan's Orchestra
14 Love Tales Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
15 Hungarian Dance No. 5 Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
16 Portrait Of A Guinea Farm Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
17 Snowfall Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
18 Where Or When Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
19 Le Papillon Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
20 Rustle Of Spring Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
21 Autumn Nocturne Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
22 Where Has My Little Dog Gone Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
23 Somebody Nobody Loves Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
24 Somebody Else is Taking My Place Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
25 Be Careful It's My Heart Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Buster's Last Stand Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
2 There's A Small Hotel Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
3 I Don't Know Why Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
4 Under The Willow Tree Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
5 Arab Dance Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
6 A Sunday Kind Of Love Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
7 I Get The Blues When it Rains Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
8 Early Autumn Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
9 The Troubadour Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
10 La Paloma Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
11 Warsaw Concerto Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
12 Anthropology Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
13 Sorta Kind Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
14 Love For Love Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
15 Robbins' Nest Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
16 Polka Dots And Moonbeams Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
17 Donna Lee Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
18 Yardbird Suite Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
19 Let's Call It A Day Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
20 To Each His Own Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
21 Medley: When I'm With You, Puttin' And Takin', By A Rippling Str Claude Thornhill & His Orch.
  • EAN:
    824046205423
  • Discs:
    2
  • Release:
    July 2015
  • Artist:
    Claude Thornhill
  • Product Code:
    FADCD2054
  • Weight:
    0.12kg