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Antill – Corroboree / Ginastera – Panambi
In 1947, Sir Eugene Goossens gave the first performance of this composition that documents the Australian Aboriginal dance known as a "Corroboree". This longplay record was cut directly from the original 35mm magnetic film using an "all tube" cutting system for maximum fidelity.
Bennie Green – Back On The Scene
You too can be "Back on the Scene" with Bennie Green accompanied by Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, Louis Hayes on drums, Joe Knight on piano and George Tucker on bass. As part of the Classic Blue Note Signature LP Reissue Series, this title was cut on Classic's all-tube mono cutting system from the original full-track mono master tapes by Barnie Grundman, pressed on Classic's exclusive 200-gram super vinyl profile and packaged in an authentic tip-on cover, making this a must have.
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Berlioz – Requiem
A solo male tenor voice is featured in the ninth movement, the Sanctus. There are long held notes played by the flute. Women's voices also sing, perhaps answering the tenor. Later, the low strings and cymbals join in. A full orchestral fugue ends the movement. In his original version, Berlioz requested ten tenors for the solo part. The final movement, containing the Agnus Dei and Communion sections of the Mass, features long held chords by the woodwinds and strings. The movement recapitulates melodies and effects from previous movements.
Billie Holiday – Body And Soul -45
Small jazz groups brought out the best in Billie Holiday - especially groups as good as the one heard on this classic 1957 recording. Ben Webster, Harry 'Sweets' Edison and the other members of this stellar ensemble were not just gifted soloists but sensitive accompanists as well. 'Lady Day' was rarely more ably supported than she was on this program of sturdy standards, including three gems by the Gershwin brothers - and she rarely sounded more luminous. Recording: in mono
Billie Holiday : All or Nothing at All
As this set demonstrates in the subtle blending and dissolving of moods within one number as well as in the emotional changes throughout the program as a whole, perhaps the primary reason Billie was always able to reach so deeply into her listeners is that more than any other jazz singer, she could communicate the complexities of feeling in which we're all involved.
Charlie Rouse : Bossa Nova Bacchanal
The exact origin of bossa nova is as indeterminable as the genesis of jazz. As Charlie Rouse said, "I've always been every interested in all forms of Latin music, so when the opportunity can along to make this album, I was prepared to make it as authentic as possible, injecting the true rhythmic feeling of bossa nova - that's why I used Latin rhythm players - but also including enough jazz feeling to keep my own personality intact."
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Chet Atkins : Atkins in Hollywood
So what can we tell you about CHET ATKINS IN HOLLYWOOD? We'll leave the three-syllable adjectives to the press agents and just say that Chet Atkins' West Coast album is merely "posh". Now, "posh" according to the dictionary is a slang term meaning: smart, rich, fine, splendid. Slang or not, it describes exactly Chet's first musical venture in the land of the starlet and swimming pool.