Artie Shaw Orchestra - 22 big band recordings
Anthony | Tallahassee, FL USA | 06/30/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Taken from recorded radio broadcasts during the late 1930's and early 40's, a small amount of background noise gives an air of authenticity to the listener. To "Swing Jazz" enthusiasts one continues to marvel at just how good those musicians were!From jazz legends Buddy Rich, Tony Pastor and Helen Forrest to the great Shaw himself, you realize you are in the presence not only of great music but also THE golden era of American music history."
Good music, bad recordings.
Anthony | 07/20/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The tracks on this cd are from radio broadcasts and difer a lot from the studio recordings released. Also, there is crowd noise present in the background during the selections. But if you are a die-hard Shaw fan, it might not matter. The band is GOOD!"