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Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 [Charlie Shavers/Ray Bryant Quartet]

  • 1. C'est Si Bon (It's So Good)
    2. Domino
    3. Mam'selle
    4. Last Time I Saw Paris, The
    5. Pigalle
    6. Song From"Moulin Rouge" (Where Is Your Heart)
    7. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
    8. Petite Fleur
    9. My Man (Mon Homme)
    10. I Kiss Your Hand, Madame
    11. Comme i, Comme a
    12. I Love Paris
    13. Alexander's Ragtime Band
    14. Basin Street Blues
    15. Jazz Me Blues
    16. Beale Street Blues
    17. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
    18. Royal Garden Blues
    19. At the Jazz Band Ball
    20. Muskrat Ramble
    21. Margie
    22. St. Louis Blues
    23. Daddy's Got the Gleeks
    24. When the Saints Go Marching In
    25. One O'Clock Jump
    26. Man With a Horn
    27. You Came a Long Way From St. Louis
    28. Back Home Again in Indiana
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10182

  • Credits

    The 28 remarkable tracks collected here embody the classic collaboration of The Charlie Shavers and Ray Bryant Quartet, recorded in Paris and New York in the late 1950s and in 1964.
    Personnel: Charlie Shavers (vocals, trumpet); Ray Bryant (piano); Oliver Jackson (drums).
    Liner Note Author: John Flanagan.
    Recording information: New York, NY (1958-1964); Paris, France (1958-1964).
    Charlie Shavers was one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time. He had brilliant technique, a very wide range, his own sound, a witty and swinging style, and gave the impression that he could play anything. Over five CDs, the Lone Hill label has reissued most of Shavers' recordings as a leader from 1954-1964, just skipping an album for Capitol, live sets put out by Hep and Spotlight, a Storyville date and two albums released by Vogue. Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 is a perfect place to start, because this CD reissues a set of French-associated songs (from the album Charlie Digs Paree), an exciting and successful program of Dixieland tunes (from Charlie Digs Dixie) and four numbers from the trumpeter's At Le Crazy Horse Saloon, an album whose contents are split between three CDs in this series. Shavers is heard throughout as the only horn in a quartet, with pianist Ray Bryant on all but the Crazy Horse selections. Sometimes the rhythm section provides a shuffle rhythm ( la Jonah Jones) while at other times they swing conventionally. It is particularly fun to hear the trumpeter tear into the Dixieland repertoire. Shavers is the star throughout and was at the peak of his remarkable powers during this period. It is a pity that he is largely forgotten today, for he was a truly remarkable player. ~ Scott Yanow

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