The Complete Thesaurus Transcriptions 1949

January 12, 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: January 12, 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: HEP Records
  • Copyright: 2010 HEP Records
  • Total Length: 2:33:46
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  • ASIN: B003HV2O62
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Brian H. Williams on January 31, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Fisrt off, I must say that I am a HUGE Arite Shaw fan and collect virutally everything that he has recorded. Having said this, I have some of the tracks included here on previous issues. Some from the same company Hep. Hep has issued some outstanding jazz cd's in the past. They always have outstanding liner notes, good remastering and a detailed discography. So when I bought this, I thought this would perfect since it has all of Shaw's 1949 transcription recordings for Thesaurus. So imagine my surprise that some of the recordings issued here sound better on other issues. For example, the 5 Gramercy Five recordings, "The Pied Piper", "Cross Your Heart", "Summit Ridge Drive", "Grabtown Grapple", and the superior remake of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", sound MUCH better on Hep's issue "The Artistry of Artie Shaw." Makes you wonder why they didn't just use the same transfers. The ones on this cd have more surface noise and slightly less dynamic range, and have less presence, resulting in an older sound. Also, the track listings show the song "You Do Something To Me" as being on this cd. It's not, so the numberings on the first cd is off by one track. The track is missing and should have been included since this was recorded at Thesaurus. This is clearly stated in the Vladimir Simosko discography of Shaw's entire career. So now, we're missing one track thereby rendering this set as incomplete. This really upset me, since I wanted to have everything! Why call complete if it's not?? I wonder if they producers even now that this cut is missing? Other Shaw collectors like me are going to be just as upset. The 1949 songs that were issued on the Music Masters cd in 1990 and on the Self Portrait box set sound inferior here. Far more surface noise.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RJS on March 9, 2013
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I've always been a big fan of Shaw's playing (and I mean for 50 years), but I am no collector of his ouevre, much less a completist, so I'll simply explain what led me to buy this collection. A friend of mine, excellent musician, mentioned he had heard "Inuendo" on the air and wanted to know if Shaw had (ironically, it seems) Claude Thornhill doing any arranging for him? I said I had only the vaguest familiarity with Shaw's very late stuff and couldn't imagine (aside from a Musicraft issue I own) where the station had gotten the recording. So, once I found this, my curiosity was killing me, and I bought it. Really interesting listening. My first reaction was that Shaw's tone sounded noticeably thinner on a couple of the tracks, to the point where I wondered if he wasn't having problems with his chops. After reading some of the other reviews, I wonder whether or not maybe the issue is with the transfer and not with Shaw--especially since the change is only discernible on a few tracks, and then he seems to recover his customary timbre. Hmm? I'm also surprised at the band--great musicians by and large, including a killer lead trumpet I had never heard before (Don Paladino), but you know, Shaw's bands were always really tight--like "I hear a chord" from that section tight-- which seems, at least to my ears, not to be inevitably the case on some of the tracks. But anyway, it's a kick to hear Shaw throw in the occasional bop cliche, and who's really going to complain about a band with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims and Don Fagerquist (a barely audible solo on "Krazy Kat," for one). Some of the rehashes (especially "Stardust," where the bone player won't make you forget Jack Jenney) aren't compelling, but I have to admit, I even bought a CD of the movie "Second Chorus" just to watch Shaw "act".Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Gardner on February 1, 2012
Format: MP3 Music
I'll pretty much agree with the previous reviewer. I'm a long-time Shaw collector but this band is new to me. I think the transfers are quite good, different from some releases, but better than others with fake reverb added. And it's a terrific band, that's for sure, very worth having if you've overlooked this edition of Shaw's orchestra before.

However, the track order on the download version is seriously messed up. Everything's okay up until Don't Take Your Love From Me, then the order should be:

Pied Piper Theme
Cross Your Heart
The Very Thought of You
Love Is the Sweetest Thing
Bedford Drive
Love of My Life
Smooth and Easy
Cool Daddy
Easy to Love
Minnesota
Similau
Fred's Delight
Time On My Hands
Love for Sale
Orinoco
Gue-Le-Le/Afro Cubano
I Get A Kick Out of You
Love Walked In
Outro

There is no "Exactly Like You" recorded, that's what throws it off.
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By Michael on October 1, 2012
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As always, Artie Shaw's clarinet solos are brilliant in the style of the 'Big Band era', and the music is highly 'danceable'.

I have to say, however, that named as TRANSCRIPTIONS I was expecting some written music of the songs, as well as the CD. I have a large number of jazz transcription publications from performers such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Joe Lovano, Milt Jackson, etc etc and every single one of them is basically the written, transcribed music of their solos. I already have Artie Shaw's 'April in Paris' and 'Concerto for Clarinet' but was looking for more trascriptions and thought I had found them. But there were no transcriptions here. I wonder if you have any such published anywhere?

You also sent me two copies, whereas I had only ordered one, so I am wondering what to do with the duplicate!

Regards,

Michael Willoughby
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