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VIC LEWIS NEW YORK JAZZMEN 1938

VIC LEWIS NEW YORK JAZZMEN 1938
£12.99
CD / Product Number: URCD192

This CD is a landmark in jazz history as it documents the first time a British jazzman recorded with American musicians in an informal setting. The thirteen tracks included here, cut privately at the Baldwin Company's Midtown studios, thanks to Vic Lewis' initiative, give a rare insight into the sort of ambience created at that time on 52nd Street and captured in part by Alistair Cooke's momentous transatlantic broadcast jam sessions from the St Regis Hotel the following month. The personnel featured here are Bobby Hackett, Zutty Singleton, Pee Wee Russell, Eddie Condon, Jack Parnell, George Chisholm, Johnny Mince Dick Katz and others. PLUS bonus tracks of a Vic Lewis Jam Session featuring Johnny Mince and recorded at the Star Sound Studios, London in February 1944.

Description

VIC LEWIS NEW YORK JAZZMEN

Tracks 1-6 5th October 1938 New York
Tracks 7-12 19th October 1938 New York
VIC LEWIS NEW JORK JAZZMEN - Bobby Hackett, cnt, Dave Bowman, pno, Eddie Condon Vic Lewis, gtrs, Zutty Singleton, drs
Tracks 14-19 Mid February 1944 London
VIC LEWIS JAM SESSION - Billy Jones tpt, Jake Kovan tpt, George Chisholm tbne, Johnny Mince cl, Joe Guidice tenor sax, Dick Katz pno, Vic Lewis guitar/voc, Charlie Short bass, Jack Parnell dms

1 New York Blues
2 Early Rising Blues
3 Hackett Picking Blues
4 Sugar
5 Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
6 Keep Smiling At Trouble
7 Basin Street Blues
8 Tiger Rag
9 Leader’s Headache Blues
10 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
11 That’s a Plenty
12 Muskrat Ramble
13 Hackett Picking Blues – Test Recording
14 Ain’t Misbehavin’
15 Wigmore Blues
16 Johnny’s Idea
17 Someday Sweetheart
18 Tea for Two
19 My Blue Heaven

TOTAL RUNNING TIME 72.25

Reviews of This Recording

Excellent CD - a landmark in jazz history - the first time a British jazzman recorded with American musicians in an informal setting.