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Buster's Last Stand
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Moments like this
STEVE CADWALLADER | Auburn,New York USA | 03/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd is excellent. the sound quality is very good, and the selections are also very good. My favorite being Moments like this. Lillian lane is terrific on this song. Also you have Something to remember you by with the Snowflakes and Lillian Lane,which is also very good. You'll get She'll always remember, a war song, that I consider one of the best. Also you'll get Be careful it's my heart. I never knew Lillian Lang sang this one,she even rivals Bing. If you're A Claude Thornhill fan you definitely won't be disappointed with this one. A true find."
Fading like a snowflake when it isn't quite cold enough outs
bukhtan | Chicago, Illinois, USA | 09/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Claude Thornhill, remembered by fewer and fewer every year, has a place on the margin of jazz history. A distinctive but not virtuosic pianist, he recorded with Billie Holiday as well as his own band. The orchestra had a sound unlike any other, more familiar, perhaps, in the later transmutations of Gil Evans, who in fact wrote the arrangements for a number of the tracks available here. Some may have seen a blurb attributed to Thelonious Monk, "best big band I've heard in a long time" - don't know where or when Monk said this, nor the context of Duke Ellington's kind words for Thornhill ("a beautiful man" or something like that), but rest assured that this fine musician's music was noticed by the greatest of the greats of "jazz", whatever his own music may have been called by whoever and whenever.
These recordings, largely studio transcriptions for licensed radio play, come from 1941 and 1942, and include several vocal numbers by the nearly obligatory (at that time) vocal trio or quartet.
Hep has done their usual excellent re-mastering job, and the valuable liner notes were written by Alistair Robertson."