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  Наименование CD :
   1947-1949



Год издания : 2000

Компания звукозаписи : Classics

Музыкальный стиль : Bop, Swing, Big Band, Standards, Saxophone Jazz

Время звучания : 1:10:58

Код CD : Chronological 1149

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Retro Records)      

The main reasons to investigate the recordings of Charlie Ventura are of course his wonderful handling of the tenor saxophone and the excellent ensembles he led. Ventura's recordings were predominately instrumental in 1945 and 1946. As the decade drew to a close, singers dominated the recording industry and many bandleaders chose to feature more and more of them. The third volume of the complete recordings of Charlie Ventura illustrates this process in high relief. Four sides recorded for the National label in September of 1947 spotlight the vocal talents of Buddy Stewart, an able crooner who sounded best when bop scatting like a third horn alongside Ventura and trombonist Kai Winding on "East of Suez" and the dynamic "Eleven Sixty," a masterpiece of high-energy bop that Ventura had recorded in March of 1947 as "Stop and Go." A stack of sides recorded in Chicago during October of 1948 packs a few surprises. Ventura switches to baritone sax on "If I Had You" and begins to feature vocalist Jackie Cain as a lone balladeer and in bop scat tandem with pianist Roy Kral. Their cutely hip, wordless passages closely emulate a widely imitated style of singing perfected by Babs Gonzales. As nice as the vocals are, one begins to relish the sax and trombone breaks, while the increasingly rare instrumental tracks ("Oh, Lady Be Good," "Sweet Georgia Brown," and a gorgeous treatment of "Once in a While") begin to feel like precious nuggets of unaffected inspiration. Three of the four titles recorded for Victor on January 6, 1949, showcase the increasingly popular Jackie & Roy in highly charged bop scat mode. The instrumental "Body and Soul" was Ventura's second recorded outing on baritone sax. A smoky, apparently live nightclub recording of "Fine and Dandy" captures the sound of Ventura's sextet at its most unrestrained and inspired, including fine solos by Bennie Green and trumpeter Conte Candoli. Contrary to what the enclosed discography says, Jackie & Roy do not sing on "Fine and Dandy." By April of 1949, Ventura's act had practically become the Jackie & Roy show, albeit with excellent instrumentation behind the singers. "Flamingo" achieves an interesting balance as the vocalists are mainly heard in the background during the introduction, as if to pave the way for the leader's passionate, sophisticated saxophone.

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  Соисполнители :

Bennie Green (Trombone)
Bob Carter (Bass)
Buddy Stewart (Violin)
Chubby Jackson (Bass)
Conte Candoli (Trumpet)
Ed Shaughnessy (Drums)
Jackie Cain (Vocals)
Kai Winding (Trombone)
Kenny O'Brien (Bass)
Lou Stein (Piano)
Norman Faye (Trumpet)
Roy Kral (Piano, Vocals)
Shelly Manne (Drums)


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   1 Pennies From Heaven     T       0:03:15 Johnny Burke / Arthur Johnston
   2 Eleven Sixty         0:02:47 Charlie Ventura
   3 East Of Suez         0:02:50 Lou Stein / Charlie Ventura
   4 Baby, Baby All The Time         0:03:12 Benny Carter / Ray Sonin
   5 If I Had You         0:02:49 Jimmy Campbell / Reginald Connelly / Ted Shapiro
   6 Euphoria         0:03:06 Roy Kral / Charlie Ventura
   7 Lonely Woman     T       0:02:58 Benny Carter / Ray Sonin
   8 F.Y.I.         0:03:04 Charlie Ventura
   9 Oh, Lady Be Good         0:03:14 George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin
   10 'Deed I Do         0:02:45 Walter Hirsch / Fred Rose
   11 Sweet Georgia Brown     T       0:03:13 Ben Bernie / Kenneth Casey / Maceo Pinkard
   12 Pina Colada         0:02:53 Roy Kral / Charlie Ventura
   13 I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles         0:02:46 James Brockman / John Kellette / James Kendis / Nat Vincent
   14 Gone With The Wind     T       0:03:01 Herbert Magidson / Allie Wrubel
   15 Once In A While     T       0:02:55 Michael Edwards / Bud Green
   16 Whatta Ya Say We Go         0:02:52 Roy Kral / Charlie Ventura
   17 Body And Soul     T       0:03:17 Frank Eyton / Johnny Green / Edward Heyman / Robert Sour
   18 Birdland         0:03:04 Gene Roland
   19 Lullaby In Rhythm         0:03:20 Benny Goodman / Walter Hirsch / Clarence Profit / Edgar Sampson
   20 Fine And Dandy, Pt. 1         0:03:06 Paul James / Kay Swift
   21 Fine And Dandy, Pt. 2         0:02:25 -"-
   22 For Boppers Only         0:02:42 Charlie Ventura
   23 Flamingo         0:02:41 Edmund Anderson / Ted Grouya
   24 'Deed I Do         0:02:43 Walter Hirsch / Fred Rose

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