Casa Loma in Hi-Fi!

Casa Loma in Hi-Fi!

by Casa Loma Orchestra

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Overview

Glen Gray broke up his Casa Loma Orchestra in 1950. Six years later he was persuaded by Capitol to gather together alumni along with some studio musicians to recreate some of his more famous recordings for an LP. This album was a surprise hit, leading to Gray recording a series of records recreating the "sounds of the big bands." In reality these performances are quite predictable and are more nostalgic than creative. With trumpeters Manny Klein and Shorty Sherock, Murray McEachern on trombone and alto, tenor saxophonist Babe Russin, clarinetist Gus Bivona and pianist Ray Sherman contributing solos, the renditions of such songs as "No Name Jive," "Memories of You," "Maniac's Ball," "Casa Loma Stomp" and "Smoke Rings" are not without interest, but are generally not quite as exciting as the original versions.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/29/2008
Label: Collectables
UPC: 0090431676721
catalogNumber: 6767
Rank: 90202

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Casa Loma Orchestra   Primary Artist
Ted Nash   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Gus Bivona   Clarinet,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
George Van Eps   Guitar
Si Zentner   Trombone
Walter Benson   Trombone
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Nick Fatool   Drums
Chuck Gentry   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Francis Howard   Trombone
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Murray McEachern   Trombone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Mike Rubin   Bass
Kenny Sargent   Vocals
Ray Sherman   Piano
Shorty Sherock   Trumpet
Joe Howard   Trombone

Technical Credits

Andy Razaf   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Gene Gifford   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Ange Lorenzo   Composer
Joseph Reed Alden   Composer
Raymond B. Egan   Composer

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