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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!


ubu said...

Get the music here, here and here

Covers and info for the whole series are here

ubu said...

Discography - CD3/66:19

May 23, 1952 – Louis Bellson's Just Jazz All Stars
Capitol Studio, Los Angeles – Capitol

Clark Terry (tp), Juan Tizol (tb), John Graas (frh), Willie Smith (as), Wardell Gray (ts), Harry Carney (bari), Billy Strayhorn (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Louis Bellson (d)
Arranged by Shorty Rogers, Buddy Baker, Juan Tizol, Billy Strayhorn & Louis Bellson

The Jeep Is Jumpin' (Duke Ellington-Johnny Hodges) 3:07
Passion Flower (Billy Strayhorn-Milton Raskin) 2:46
Johnny Come Lately (Billy Strayhorn) 2:46
Sticks (Shorty Rogers) 3:20
Punkin' (Shorty Rogers) 3:21
Eyes (Louis Bellson) 2:42
Rainbow (Juan Tizol) 2:44
Shadows (Louis Bellson) 2:30

December 13, 1954 – Harry Carney with Strings
Fine Sound, New York City – Clef (LP MGC 604)

Harry Carney (bcl on #1, bari on all others), accompanied by:
Tony Miranda (frh), Ray Nance (t,vln), Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts), Mac Ceppos, Martin Donegan, Ben Gerrard, Howard Kay, Eugene Orloff, Sylvan Shulman, Zelly Smirnoff, Isadore Zir (vln), Sidney Edwards, Doris Johnson, Alan Shulman (vc), Leroy Lovett (p), Billy Bauer (g), Wendell Marshall (b), Louie Bellson (d)
Arranged by Jimmy Hamilton (#1), Ralph Burns (#2,5,6,8), Gerald Wilson (#3), Ray Biondi (#4), Mike Simpson (#7)

(I Don't Stand) A Ghost of a Chance (with You) (Victor Young-Bing Crosby-Ned Washington) 5:51
Take the "A" Train (Billy Strayhorn) 4:50
We're in Love Again (Harry Carney) 3:43
Chalmeau (Harry Carney-Billy Strayhorn) 3:40
Moonlight on the Ganges (Sherman Myers-Chester Wallace) 3:43
It Had to Be You (Isham Jones-Gus Kahn) 4:19
My Fantasy (Michael) 4:11
I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good) (Duke Ellington-Paul Francis Webster) 4:22

late summer or fall 1947 – Duke Ellington feat. Harry Carney
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA – Verve

Harry Carney (bari), Billy Strayhorn (p), Fred Guy (g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Sonny Greer (d), Duke Ellington (arr), unknown strings

Sono (Duke Ellington) 4:36
Frustration (Duke Ellington) 3:36

Note: these are the two Ellington sides from Norman Granz’ „The Jazz Scene“ album

Agamemnon Padar said...

I am sitting now, my jaw down on the floor, listening to the first set of this HC collection. Wonderfull!!!

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