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HARRY JAMES: The In Person & Hi-Fi Sounds Of Harry James (2 CDS)

HARRY JAMES: The In Person & Hi-Fi Sounds Of Harry James (2 CDS)


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AVID Entertainment’s new jazz imprint AVID JAZZ welcomes one of the greatest star sidemen of the 1930’s
……..Harry James.
Harry found fame while performing with the Benny Goodman Band and went on to form his own big band achieving
huge success from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. Our collection captures four classic albums released in the 1950’s, “One
Night Stand” recorded live at the Aragon Ballroom, the critically lauded “Jazz Session” , “Harry James in Hi Fi” and
“More Harry James In Hi Fi”. These releases signalled a return for Harry following a period of semi retirement and as
you will hear his trumpet playing has retained all its old qualities of verve and brash excitement encouraged by playing
alongside an orchestra full of fine soloists.
Indeed the great musicologist Gunther Schuller described James as “ the most technically assured and prodigiously
talented white trumpet player of the late Swing Era”
Great praise indeed! listen and wonder!

1-11: ‘One Night Stand’
1. Ultra
2. Blues from ‘An American in Paris’
3. Mam Bongo
4. Memphis Blues
5. The Flight of the Bumble Bee
6. There They Go (Tiny’s Blues)
7. Jackpot Blues
8. You Go To My Head
9. Don’t Stop
10. Feet Draggin’ Blues
11. Back Beat Boogie
12- 21: ‘Jazz Session’
12. Anything
13. One for My Baby
14. Marchin’
15. Tenderly
16. Moonlight Fiesta
17. I’ll Remember April
18. Concerto for Clarinet
19. Bali Hai
20. Stealin’ Apples
21. Perdido

1-16: ‘Harry James in Hi-Fi’
1. Ciribiribin
2. Trumpet Blues
3. You Made Me Love You
4. James Session
5. I’ve Heard That Song Before
6. Cherry
7. I’m Beginning To See The Light
8. My Silent Love
9. Sleepy Lagoon
10. Two O’Clock Jump
11. I Cried For You
12. Jalousie
13. It’s Been A Long Long Time
14. Velvet Moon
15. Music Makers
16. Ciribiribin
17-25: ‘More Harry James in Hi-Fi’
17. The Mole
18. Autumn Serenade
19. Sleepy Time Gal
20. Crazy Rhythm
21. Melancholy Rhapsody
22. September Song
23. Carnival
24. Strictly Instrumental
25. Blue Again

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