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1947 Transcription Performances
Claude Thornhill
1947 Transcription Performances
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Claude Thornhill
Title: 1947 Transcription Performances
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hep Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1999
Re-Release Date: 3/23/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 603366006022

CD Reviews

Essential music for anyone's jazz library...
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Since Thornhill's music is hard to come by these rare gems should be a part of any serious jazz collectors library. With cool arrangemts by Gil Evans and sizzling yet cool vocals by Fran Warren, and timeless jazz standards, you can't go wrong. Also the sound quality is excellent. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED>"
Thornhill Band of 1947--Still wonderful to listen to.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The fidelity is not great, but this was 1947 and these are transcription performances. But with early Gil Evans arrangements, Lee Konitz on alto sax, and the intense beauty of Fran Warren's vocals, this CD is a must. Evans' swinging arrangement behind Gene Williams' vocal on "Sorta Kinda" breaks me up. And then there's the "everything-but-the-kitchen-sink" version of "Oh, You Beautiful Doll" with Thornhill having great fun playing speakeasy, stride piano. I've owned this CD for over a year, and I kept getting back to it for yet another listen."
One of the coolest and most ahead of it's time orchestras...
(5 out of 5 stars)

"from the 40's. Thornhill's band was much like Kenton's, Thornhill had Gil Evans as an arranger and the sumptious Fran Warren as his June Christy. Warren and Evans are highlights in this amazing Orchestra that was way ahead of it's time. This entire CD has great sound quality and is highly recommeded."