Paul Desmond - Two Of A Mind + 1 Bonus Track

Paul Desmond - Two Of A Mind + 1 Bonus Track

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Artie Shaw was a unique personality in jazz, big band and swing music - as clarinettist, bandleader, composer, and arranger, he pursued his own often idiosyncratic, original and some might say perverse approach to his music and career, and along the way produced some of the most popular and memorable recordings of the swing era. He came to prominence when in 1936 he introduced strings into the performance of what was effectively a chamber piece Interlude in B flat, and he kept strings as feature of his swing orchestra for a number of years. He reached the zenith of his popularity in the '40s with hits like Begin The Beguine, undoubtedly his best-known recording, Frenesi, a tune which he introduced to the jazz canon, and his composition Summit Ridge Drive, his success fuelled by his matinee idol good looks and his colourful private life. This great value 44-track 2-CD collection continues our popular and successful Jazz Legends series on the Fabulous label. It traces his career across the two decades and more from his earliest recordings in the early '30s through to his effective retirement from the music business in 1954. It includes some lesser known material from the '30s with other leader's bands - Roger Wolfe Kahn, Adrian Rollini, Wingy Manone, Red Norvo and Frankie Trumbauer before he formed his own orchestra, and it draw from recordings both by his full orchestra and the various incarnations of his breakdown ensemble The Gramercy Five. It's an enjoyable overview of the career of a master craftsman and unique jazz personality.

1. My Silent Love
2. I Can'T Believe It'S True
3. Sittin' On A Log (Pettin' My Dog)
4. Never Had No Lovin'
5. Old Fashioned Love
6. S Wonderful
7. Interlude In B Flat
8. The Japanese Sandman
9. Sobbin' Blues
10. Born To Swing
11. All Alone
12. The Blues Pt. 1
13. Begin The Beguine
14. Nightmare
15. Copenhagen
16. Blue Interlude
17. Rosalie
18. Any Old Time
19. Frenesi
20. Summit Ridge Drive
21. Special Delivery Stomp
22. Star Dust
1. When The Quail Come Back To San Quentin
2. Concerto For Clarinet
3. Moonglow
4. Beyond The Blue Horizon
5. Love Me A Little
6. Take Your Shoes Off, Baby
7. St James Infirmary Blues Pt. 1
8. Carnival
9. Lady Day
10. The Grabtown Grapple
11. Little Jazz
12. Mysterioso
13. Hop, Skip And Jump
14. They Can'T Convince Me
15. Mood In Question
16. Krazy Kat
17. Crumbum
18. Count Every Star
19. My Little Nest Of Heavenly Blue
20. Tenderly
21. Besame Mucho
22. My Funny Valentine

Product UPC: 8436542013758

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