The Post-War Era

The Post-War Era

by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra



The funny part about this CD is that there is relatively little Dorsey on it. His trombone is mostly heard in a cameo role with the exception of "Trombonology." The real stars of this fine CD are arranger Bill Finegan (who wrote the charts for the majority of these 22 performances) and the fiery trumpeter Charlie Shavers although drummer Louis Bellson also gets featured on "Drumology." After 1946, Tommy Dorsey's music was definitely behind the times (he always had a strong resistance to bebop) and some of these later tracks sound like tired dance music, but this CD does an excellent job of summing up his better recordings of the 1946-50 period, leaving out the real dog tunes and bad vocalists he sometimes utilized.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/1993
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078636615622
catalogNumber: 66156

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Louie Bellson   Drums
Will Bradley   Trombone
Buddy DeFranco   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Buddy Rich   Drums
Paul Smith   Piano
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet,Vocals
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Deane Kincaide   Tenor Saxophone
Lou Levy   Piano
Buddy Morrow   Trombone
Abe Most   Clarinet,Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Sy Oliver   Vocals
Hugo Loewenstern   Alto Saxophone
Tony Rizzi   Guitar
Bill Pritchard   Trombone
Hal Ableser   Trumpet
Bill Ainsworth   Alto Saxophone
Johnny Amoroso   Trumpet
Vern Arslan   Trumpet
Cy Baker   Trumpet
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Benson   Trombone
Marty Berman   Reeds,Baritone Saxophone
Sandy Block   Bass
Claude Bowen   Trumpet
Bruce Branson   Reeds,Baritone Saxophone
Angie Callea   Trombone
Sam Cheifetz   Bass
Rocky Collucio   Piano
Sid Cooper   Alto Saxophone
Art Depew   Trumpet
Nick Dimaio   Trombone
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Jack Dougherty   Trumpet
Ward Erwin   Bass
Stuart Foster   Vocals
Babe Fresk   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Sid Harris   Trombone
Sam Herman   Guitar
George Kennon   Alto Saxophone
Joe Koch   Reeds
Gebe Kutch   Piano
Charles LaRue   Trombone
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Sam Levine   Trombone
Walter Levinsky   Alto Saxophone
Don Lodice   Tenor Saxophone
Mickey Mangano   Trumpet
Johnny Martel   Trumpet
Carmen Mastren   Guitar
Paul McCoy   Trumpet
Dick Noel   Trombone
Johnny Potoker   Piano
Lou Prisby   Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Boomie Richman   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
John Rotella   Alto Saxophone
Bill Schallen   Trombone
Sol Schlinger   Baritone Saxophone
George Seaberg   Trumpet
Norm Seelig   Bass
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Bill Siegal   Trombone
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Stan Stout   Trumpet
Sol Train   Trombone
Ray Wetzel   Trumpet
Jerry Winner   Alto Saxophone
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Corky Corcoran   Reeds
Mastren   Trombone
Chuck Peterson   Trumpet
William Pritchard   Trombone
Paul Andrew Smith   Piano
Louie Bellson & His Jazz Orchestra   Drums
Larry Hall   Trombone
Tex Satterwhite   Trombone
John Youngman   Trombone
Greg Phillips   Trombone
Bob Baldwin   Bass

Technical Credits

Loren Schoenberg   Liner Notes,Annotation
Charlie Shavers   Arranger
Andy Gibson   Arranger
Sy Oliver   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Hardrock Gunter   Composer
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Sid Cooper   Arranger
Bill Finegan   Arranger
Orrin Keepnews   Reissue Producer
Bill Lacey   Engineer,Digital Transfer Assistant
Tommy Todd   Arranger
Jacqueline Murphy   Art Direction
Victor Stabin   Illustrations
William Finegan   Composer
Sid Gunter   Composer

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