The Complete Rhythm Makers Sessions 1937-1938, Vol. 2

The Complete Rhythm Makers Sessions 1937-1938, Vol. 2

by Artie Shaw



It is confusing that this set is titled the Complete Rhythm Makers Sessions, 1937-1938, Vol. 2. In 2003, Jazzland issued a single disc with the same title that offered 25 tracks. This set is a double disc with 45!! Somebody's lying or stretching an interpretation of the facts to the breaking point. In any case, these sides are Artie Shaw's earliest after leaving the Three T's, a group that was comprised of brothers Charlie and Jack Teagarden, and Frankie Trumbauer. This mob stars Shaw, of course, but also first-chair trumpeter Max Kaminsky, tenor saxophonist and vocalist Tony Pastor, Hank Freeman on alto, guitarist Al Avola (who also played with Georgie Auld and later with Helen Forrest and Buddy Rich), drummer Cliff Leeman, and pianist Les Burness, who had been with Bunny Berigan before, and Shaw and Tony Pastor afterward. All of this material, of course, came before the late-1938 band that featured Auld, Rich, and Forrest, before "Begin the Beguile." Regardless, these sides virtually sing with swing, and tracks like "Shindig," "Whispers in the Dark," "Til the Clock Strikes Three," "The Folks Live on the Hill," and literally dozens of others reveal -- even at this juncture -- what an able and innovative bandleader Shaw was -- not to mention what a tough soloist. The sound is fine and warm, and the liner notes by Vladimir Simosko are informative and appear complete.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2004
Label: Jazz Band
UPC: 5020957219220
catalogNumber: 2192

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Artie Shaw   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Max Kaminsky   Trumpet
Tony Pastor   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
George Arus   Trombone
Avola   Guitar
Burness   Piano
Hank Freeman   Alto,Alto Saxophone
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Fred Petry   Tenor Saxophone
Robinson   Alto Saxophone
Harry Rodgers   Trombone
Chuck Peterson   Trumpet
Malcolm Crain   Trumpet
Ben Ginsberg   Bass,Double Bass
Tom Dicarlo   Trumpet
Peg LaCentra   Vocals
Dolores O'Neil   Vocals
John McClanian Best   Trumpet
Tom DiCarlo   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Stephen Foster   Composer
Billy Hill   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Artie Shaw   Composer,Contributor
Fats Waller   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Avola   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Saul Chaplin   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Cliff Friend   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Jesse Greer   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Raymond Klages   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Harry Armstrong   Composer
John McDonough   Liner Notes
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Ted Shapiro   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Harry Revel   Composer
Lou Handman   Composer
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Harry Williams   Composer
Sammy Mysels   Composer
Vladimir Simosko   Writer
Richard Gerard   Composer
Jack Judge   Composer

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