Various ‎– The Best Of The Big Bands

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Denon ‎– DC-8518, Lester Recording Catalog ‎– 8723
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1 Benny Goodman Lets Dance
Bass [b] – Arvell ShawClarinet [cl], Leader – Benny GoodmanDrums [ds] – Ray Burnes*Guitar [g] – Billy BauerPiano [p] – Roland HannaSaxophone [sax] – Al Block, Ernie Mauro, Gene Allen, Seldon Powell, Zoot SimsTrombone [tb] – Rex Peer, Vernon Brown, Willie DennisTrumpet [tp] – Billy Hodges, E.V. Perry*, John Frosk, Taft JordanWritten-By – Baldridge*, Stone*, Bonino*
0:49
2 Benny Goodman King Porter Stomp
Bass [b] – Arvell ShawClarinet [cl], Leader – Benny GoodmanDrums [ds] – Ray Burnes*Guitar [g] – Billy BauerPiano [p] – Roland HannaSaxophone [sax] – Al Block, Ernie Mauro, Gene Allen, Seldon Powell, Zoot SimsTrombone [tb] – Rex Peer, Vernon Brown, Willie DennisTrumpet [tp] – Billy Hodges, E.V. Perry*, John Frosk, Taft JordanWritten-By – Morton*
3:22
3 Benny Goodman Don't Be That Way
Bass [b] – Arvell ShawClarinet [cl], Leader – Benny GoodmanDrums [ds] – Ray Burnes*Guitar [g] – Billy BauerPiano [p] – Roland HannaSaxophone [sax] – Al Block, Ernie Mauro, Gene Allen, Seldon Powell, Zoot SimsTrombone [tb] – Rex Peer, Vernon Brown, Willie DennisTrumpet [tp] – Billy Hodges, E.V. Perry*, John Frosk, Taft JordanWritten-By – Goodman*, Sampson*, Parish*
3:19
4 Count Basie Jumpin At The Woodside
Alto Saxophone [as] – Bobby Plater, Danny TurnerBaritone Saxophone [bs] – Charles Fowlkes*Bass [b] – John DukeDrums [ds] – Butch MilesGuitar [g] – Freddie GreenLeader, Piano [p] – Count BasieTenor Saxophone [ts] – Eric Dixon, Jimmy ForrestTrombone [tb] – Al Grey, Bill Hughes (2), Dennis Wilson, Mel WanzoTrumpet [tp] – Bobby Mitchell, Lyn Biviano, Sonny Cohn, Waymon ReedWritten-By – Count Basie
3:12
5 Count Basie Way Out Basie
Alto Saxophone [as] – Bobby Plater, Danny TurnerBaritone Saxophone [bs] – Charlie FowlkesBass [b] – John DukeDrums [ds] – Butch MilesGuitar [g] – Freddie GreenLeader, Piano [p] – Count BasieTenor Saxophone [ts] – Eric Dixon, Jimmy ForrestTrombone [tb] – Al Grey, Bill Hughes (2), Dennis Wilson, Mel WanzoTrumpet [tp] – Bobby Mitchell, Lyn Biviano, Sonny Cohn, Waymon ReedWritten-By – Count Basie
3:52
6 Count Basie Whirly Bird
Alto Saxophone [as] – Bobby Plater, Danny TurnerBaritone Saxophone [bs] – Charlie FowlkesBass [b] – John DukeDrums [ds] – Butch MilesGuitar [g] – Freddie GreenLeader, Piano [p] – Count BasieTenor Saxophone [ts] – Eric Dixon, Jimmy ForrestTrombone [tb] – Al Grey, Bill Hughes (2), Dennis Wilson, Mel WanzoTrumpet [tp] – Bobby Mitchell, Lyn Biviano, Sonny Cohn, Waymon ReedWritten-By – Count Basie
7:24
7 Buddy Rich Three Day Sucker
Alto Saxophone [as] – Bill Blaut, Peter YellinBaritone Saxophone [bs] – Rodger Rosenberg*Bass [b] – Ben Brown (2)Congas – Ray ArmandoGuitar [g] – Cliff Morris, Cornell Dupree, Wayne Wright (2)Piano [p] – Greg KoganSoprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone [ss, ts] – Steve MarcusTenor Saxophone [ts] – Bob MintzerTrombone [Bass Trombone, btb] – Anthony SalvatoriTrombone [tb] – Barry Maur, Gerald ChamberlainTrumpet [tp] – Charles Camilleri, Danny Hayes, Lloyd Michels, Richard Hurwitz, Ross KonikoffWritten-By – B. Lofgreen*
5:06
8 Woody Herman At The Wood Choppers Ball
Bass [b] – Larry Rockwall*Clarinet [cl] – Woody HermanDrums [ds] – Rufus "Speedy" Jones*Piano [p] – Martin Harris*Tenor Saxophone [ts] – Sal NisticoTrombone [tb] – George Hanna (3), Harry Southall*, Jimmy GuinnTrumpet [tp] – Bill Chase, Don Rader, John Bennet*, Paul Fontaine, Rolf EricsonWritten-By – J. Bishop*
4:59
9 Woody Herman Northwest Passage
Bass [b] – Larry Rockwall*Clarinet [cl] – Woody HermanDrums [ds] – Rufus "Speedy" Jones*Piano [p] – Martin Harris*Tenor Saxophone [ts] – Sal NisticoTrombone [tb] – George Hanna (3), Harry Southall*, Jimmy GuinnTrumpet [tp] – Bill Chase, Don Rader, John Bennet*, Paul Fontaine, Rolf EricsonWritten-By – C. Jackson*, R. Burnes*, W. Herman*
7:12
10 Harry James (2) Flyin Home
Alto Saxophone [as] – Herb Lorden, Willie Smith (2)Baritone Saxophone [bs] – Ernie SmallBass – Russ Philips*Drums – Buddy RichGuitar [g] – Allen Reuss*Piano [p] – Larry KinnamonTrombone [tb] – Bob Edmonson*, Ray Sims, Bob Robinson*Trumpet [tp] – Art Depew, Bob Rolfe, Don Paladino, Harry James (2), Nick BuonoVocals – Jon Hendrics*
8:23
11 Duke Ellington Take The "A" Train
Bass [b] – Aaron BellDrums [ds] – Sam WoodyardSaxophone [sax] – Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Russell ProcopeTrombone [tb] – Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Lowrence Brown*Trumpet [tp] – "Cat" Anderson*, Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Roy BurrowesWritten-By – Strayhorn*
4:35
12 Duke Ellington Rockin' In Rhythm
Bass [d] – John LambDrums [ds] – Sam WoodyardSaxophone [sax] – Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Russell ProcopeTrombone [tb] – Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Lowrence Brown*Trumpet [tp] – "Cat" Anderson*, Cootie Williams, Herbie Jones, Nat WoodardWritten-By – Ellington*
4:08
13 Duke Ellington The Hawk Talks
Bass [b] – Jimmy Wood*Cornet [cor] – Ray NanceDrums [ds] – Sam WoodyardSaxophone [sax] – Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Russell ProcopeTrombone [tb] – Britt Woodman, John Sanders, Quentin JacksonTrumpet [tp] – "Cat" Anderson*, Clark Terry, Ray Nance, Willie CookWritten-By – Bellson*
2:50
14 Lionel Hampton Killer Joe
Arranged By [arr.] – Mike Abene*Bass [b] – Anthony Jackson, Bob CranshawDrums [ds] – Buddy RichGuitar [g] – Jack WilkinsPercussion [perc] – Stanley Kay, Teo Sommer*Piano [p] – Kenny BarronTenor Saxophone [ts] – Joe Romano (2), Sal NisticoVibraphone – Lionel HamptonWritten-By – B. Golson*
5:50

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Date of original recordings:
Tracks 1-3: 1958
Tracks 4-6: Early '70s Europe (Munich or South France) [C38-7481]
Track 7: June, 1974 New York [CY-1485]
Tracks 8-9: 1960
Track 10: 1959
Tracks 11-13: 1961 Europe [C38-7680]
Track 14: 1974 [C38-7973]

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