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Georgie Auld: The Tiger Bands

Georgie Auld: The Tiger Bands

Tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld was a born soloist. By the time he was 20 in 1939, Auld had recorded more solos than musicians twice his age. While in Bunny Berigan's band between 1936 and 1938, Auld had nearly as many solos on records as Berigan himself. Auld also was a standout in Artie Shaw's orchestra between ...


Buck Clayton Legacy Band: Claytonia

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Buck Clayton, an acclaimed trumpet soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra in the late 1930s and early '40s, had lip surgery in 1969 that all but ended his playing career. After setting the trumpet aside for good in 1979, he turned full-time to composing and arranging, and the Buck Clayton Big Band made its debut in ...


Georgie Auld in the Late '40s

Georgie Auld in the Late '40s

Georgie Auld should be better known today, but he isn't. In his prime, he was a furiously swinging tenor saxophonist and leader of some pretty hip bop bands of the '40s. Today, the late reedman is probably best known for appearing in Martin Scorsese's New York, New York (1977) as bandleader Frankie Harte, working as a ...


Artie Shaw: Classic Bluebird and Victor Sessions

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Classic Bluebird and Victor Sessions

Mosaic Records


Shortly after its critically acclaimed box set comprising clarinetist Benny Goodman's essential recordings-- The Columbia and Okeh Benny Goodman Orchestra Sessions (2009), which was released to coincide with the centenary of the “King of Swing"--Mosaic Records has done it again. The Classic ...