Friday, April 02, 2010
Harry Carney Centennial Celebration (3/5)
Harry Carney – Centennial Celebration
Boston, Massachusets, April 1, 1910 – New York, October 14, 1974
The third volume takes the story a step further, including just two sessions: the entire Capitol date by Louie Bellson, featuring an intriguing mix of swing and modern musicians including Clark Terry, Juan Tizol, John Graas, Willie Smith, Wardell Gray, Wendell Marshall, and Billy Strayhorn, and then the full glorious "Harry Carney with Strings" album done in 1954 for Norman Granz' Clef label.
Programmed out of sequence, but I thought it fits in here better, you'll get the two Ellington sides from Granz' "The Jazz Scene" album - both featuring Harry Carney, backed by an orchestra, and of course he plays magnificently!