RELEASE
1993
LABEL
Universal Division Jazz
GENRES
Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Sweet Bands

Album Review

This CD puts the emphasis on the Jimmy Dorsey orchestra's jazz sides rather than the vocal best-sellers. Popular singer Helen O'Connell does make three appearances (including the hit "Tangerine"), but most of these selections are instrumentals, with Dorsey's alto and clarinet in outstanding form (it was easy to forget how talented an instrumentalist he was during these commercial years). Most of the other fine soloists are lesser names, although they include future bandleaders Ray McKinley (on drums) and pianist Freddie Slack. Highlights are "Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps," "I Got Rhythm," "John Silver," "Ducks in Upper Sandusky," "Contrasts" (Dorsey's theme), and "King Porter Stomp," although there isn't a weak track on this release. Recommended -- this is Dorsey's definitive set.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Parade of the Milk Bottle Capshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/parade-of-the-milk-bottle-caps/id73543?i=73483&uo=5
  2. In a Sentimental Moodhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-a-sentimental-mood/id73543?i=73486&uo=5
  3. Stompin' at the Savoyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stompin-at-the-savoy/id73543?i=73489&uo=5
  4. I Got Rhythmhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/i-got-rhythm/id73543?i=73492&uo=5
  5. I Can't Face the Music (Without Singing the Blues)http://itunes.apple.com/album/contrasts-decca-jazz/id73543?uo=5
  6. Don't Be That Wayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/dont-be-that-way/id73543?i=73498&uo=5
  7. I Cried for Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/i-cried-for-you/id73543?i=73501&uo=5
  8. John Silverhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/john-silver/id73543?i=73504&uo=5
  9. The Darktown Strutters' Ballhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-darktown-strutters-ball/id73543?i=73507&uo=5
  10. Dusk in Upper Sanduskyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/dusk-in-upper-sandusky/id73543?i=73510&uo=5
  11. All of Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/all-of-me/id73543?i=73513&uo=5
  12. Contrastshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/contrasts/id73543?i=73516&uo=5
  13. Dolemitehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/dolemite/id73543?i=73519&uo=5
  14. Turn Lefthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/turn-left/id73543?i=73522&uo=5
  15. Turn Righthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/turn-right/id73543?i=73525&uo=5
  16. When the Sun Comes Outhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/when-the-sun-comes-out/id73543?i=73528&uo=5
  17. Charleston Alleyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/charleston-alley/id73543?i=73531&uo=5
  18. Tangerinehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tangerine/id73543?i=73534&uo=5
  19. Sorghum Switchhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/sorghum-switch/id73543?i=73537&uo=5
  20. King Porter Stomphttp://itunes.apple.com/album/king-porter-stomp/id73543?i=73540&uo=5
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