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Artie Shaw

Alyn Shipton is joined by Alan Barnes to explore the diverse key recordings of clarinettist Artie Shaw, including tracks by his big bands, and by Billie Holiday and Hot Lips Page.

Artie Shaw was one of the most technically brilliant clarinettists in jazz. He was also an improviser, composer and bandleader of the first order, until he ended his career at the age of 44, believing that he had said all he had to say as a musician. Alan Barnes, who has specialised in playing Shaw's music, joins Alyn Shipton to pick the key examples from Shaw's varied catalogue. The music includes tracks by his various big bands, by singers Billie Holiday and Hot Lips Page and by Shaw's small group the Gramercy Five.

1 hour

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Sat 27 Aug 2011 16:30

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  • Artie Shaw

    Nightmare

    Composer: Shaw Performers: Artie Shaw, cl; Chuck Peterson, John Best, Claude Bowen, t; George Arus, Russell Brown, Harry Rogers, tb; George Koenig, Hank Freeman, Tony Pastor, Ronnie Perry, reeds; Les Burnessm, p; Al Avola, g; Sid Weiss, b; Cliff Leeman, d. 27 Sept 1938.

    • The Very Best of Artie Shaw.
    • RCA.
    • 09026 63753-2.
  • Artie Shaw

    Streamline

    Composer: Shaw Performers: Artie Shaw, cl; Jerry Gray, Ben Plotkin, Sam Persoff, Bill Schumann, vn; Joe Lippman, p; Gene Stulz, g; Ben Ginsberg, b; George Wettling, d. 23 Dec 1936.

    • Artie Shaw Story.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 85.
  • Billie Holiday with Artie Shaw

    Any Old Time

    Composer: Shaw Performers: Artie Shaw, cl; Chuck Peterson, John Best, Claude Bowen, t; George Arus, Ted Vesely, Harry Rogers, tb; Les Robinson, Hank Freeman, Tony Pastor, Ronnie Perry, reeds; Les Burness, p; Al Avola, g; Sid Weiss, b; Cliff Leeman, d. 27 Sept 1938.

    • The Very Best of Artie Shaw.
    • RCA.
    • 09026 63753-2.
  • Artie Shaw

    What Is This Thing Called Love

    Composer: Porter Performers: Artie Shaw, cl; Chuck Peterson, John Best, Claude Bowen, t; George Arus, Russell Brown, Harry Rogers, tb; George Koenig, Hank Freeman, Tony Pastor, Ronnie Perry, reeds; Les Burnessm p; Al Avola, g; Sid Weiss, b; Cliff Leeman, d. 27 Sept 1938.

    • Artie Shaw Story.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 85.
  • Artie Shaw

    Traffic Jam

    Composer: McRae / Shaw Performers: Artie Shaw, cl; Chuck Peterson, John Best, Bernie Privin, t; George Arus, Les Jenkins, Harry Rogers, tb; Les Robinson, Hank Freeman, Tony Pastor, Georgie Auld, reeds; Bob Kitsis, p; Al Avola, g; Sid Weiss, b; Buddy Rich, d. 12 June 1939.

    • Artie Shaw Story.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 85.
  • Artie Shaw

    Frenesi

    Composer: Dominquez (arr Still) Performers: Artie Shaw, cl; Charles Margolis, Mannie Klein, George Thow, t; Randall Miller, Bill Rank, Babe Bowman, tb; Blake Reynolds, Bud Carlton, Jack Stacey, Dick Clark, Joe Kretcher, reeds; Jack Cave, frh; Martin Ruderman, fl; Phil Nemoli, ob; Stan Wrightsman,. P; Bobby Sherwood, g; Jud De Naur, b; Carl Maus, d. Plus strings, 3 March 1940.

    • Artie Shaw Story.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 85.
  • Artie Shaw and His Gramercy Five

    Special Delivery Stomp

    Composer: Shaw Performers: Artie Shaw, cl; Billy Butterfield, t; Johnny Guarnieri, hps; Al Hendrikson, g; Jud de Naut, b; Nick Fatool, d. 3 Sept 1940.

    • Artie Shaw Story.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 85.
  • Artie Shaw

    Star Dust

    Composer: Carmichael, Parish Performers: Artie Shaw, cl; J. Cathcart, Billy Butterfield, George Wendt, t; Jack Jenney, Vernon Brown, tb; Bus Bassey, Neely Plumb, Kes Robinson, Jerry Jerome, reeds; Johnny Guarnieri, p; Al Hendrikson, g; Jud de Naut, b; Nick Fatool, d. Plus strings, 7 Oct 1940.

    • Artie Shaw Story.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 85.
  • Artie Shaw

    Concerto For Clarinet

    Composer: Shaw Performers: Artie Shaw, cl; J. Cathcart, Billy Butterfield, George Wendt, t; Jack Jenney, Vernon Brown, Ray Conniff, tb; Bus Bassey, Neely Plumb, Kes Robinson, Jerry Jerome, reeds; Johnny Guarnieri, p; Al Hendrikson, g; Jud de Naut, b; Nick Fatool, d. Plus strings, 17 Dec 1940.

    • Artie Shaw Story.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 85 CD 3.
  • Artie Shaw

    St James Infirmary

    Composer: Primrose Performers: Artie Shaw, cl; Hot Lips Page, t, voc; Lee Castle, Max Kaminsky, Steve Lipkins, t; Ray Conniff, Jack Jenney, Morey Samuel, tb; Les Robinson, Artie Baker, Charlie Di Maggio, Georgie Auld, Mickey Folus, reeds; Johnny Guarnieri, p; Mike Bryan, g; Eddie McKinney, b; Dave Tough, d. Plus strings, 12 Nov 1941.

    • Artie Shaw Story.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 85 CD 3.
  • Artie Shaw

    Krazy Kat

    Composer: Chauncey, Morehouse, Trumbauer Performers: Artie Shaw, cl; Dan Palladino, Don Fagerquist, Dale Pierce, Vi Ford, t; Sonny Russo, Fred Zito, Angie Callea, Porlky Cohen, tb; Herbie Steward, Frank Socolow, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Danny Bank, reeds; Gil Barrios, p; Jimmy Raney, g; Dick Niveson, b; Irv Kluger, d. 1949

    • The Last Recordings, Vol 3.
    • Nimbus.
    • 2729/30.
  • Artie Shaw and His Gramercy Five

    September Song

    Composer: Weill Performers: Artie Shaw, cl; Hank Jones, p; Joe Puma, g; Tommy Potter, b; Irv Kluger, d. June 1954.

    • More Last Recordings – The Final Sessions.
    • MusicMaster.
    • 65101-2.

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