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Complete 1955 Session Import

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For the first time ever on CD, this 2010 release contains the one and only quartet session by Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton and Teddy Wilson without Benny Goodman, presented here in it's entirety and for the first time ever on CD. Eight tracks. Essential Jazz Classics.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 15, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Essential Jazz Class
  • ASIN: B003M987E2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,431 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Originally, I bought a copy of this from a collector, who transferred an old vinyl lp to cd. To have a pristine copy of this great album is truly wonderful!

If you are a fan of Krupa, Wilson and Hampton - or just a fan of good small group jazz, then this is a winner. What you have here is the Benny Goodman Quartet, minus Benny Goodman! The music is superbly tasteful and swingin'.

Tracks include: Avalon, Just You Just Me, Moonglow, Blues for Benny,I Got Rhythm, Airmail Special, and more.
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This is all of the tracks laid down for both Clef (Norman Granz' label) and an EP recorded for Columbia two days later. Both were record in Los Angeles.

Before proceeding, there are sound samples of a digital version of this album titled The Complete 1955 Session (with Lionel Hampton & Teddy Wilson). Please refer to those because they describe the actual music on this album far better than I.

Tracks 1 through 6 are an out of print LP titled Gene Krupa - Lionel Hampton - Teddy Wilson Play Selections From "The Benny Goodman Story" on which Gene, Hamp and Teddy (backed by Red Callender on bass) play the tunes they recorded for the 1955 movie, the Gene Krupa Story. This album was recorded on July 31, 1955 and released the same year as Clef MGC 681.

Tracks 7 and 8 are from an extended play (EP) 45 RPM record titled Strollin' Along that was released by Columbia as catalog number SEB 10086. These two sides were recorded by the same personnel on August 2, 1955.

I've uploaded customer-supplied images for the covers and liner notes for the album and EP, which provides some interesting information about each. The music is excellent and at a few seconds less than fifty-seven minutes is a great way to spend almost an hour.
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A lot of fun with some seriously great music. Gene is one of my inspirations and influences, and I have always liked him in small group settings like this one where he focused on playing more than theatrics. He, Hamp and Teddy had a long history and it shows in the energy given off by each track. Red Callender on bass adds a dimension that was missing from the usual Benny Goodman Quartet in which Gene, Hamp and Teddy normally played. Listen to the sound samples to hear what I am trying to say.

This album is the complete out-of-print LP titled Gene Krupa - Lionel Hampton - Teddy Wilson Play Selections From "The Benny Goodman Story" plus an extended play (EP) 45 RPM record titled Strollin'.

All of the tracks feature Gene, Hamp and Teddy (backed by Red Callender on bass). The first six tracks are the title album on which they reprise an earlier set of recordings they did for the movie titled The Gene Krupa Story. The session was recorded in Los Angeles for the Clef label on July 31, 1955.

The two bonus tracks were also recorded in Los Angeles with the same personnel. This session was two days later on August 2, 1955 and was released by Columbia as an extended play 45 RPM record.
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Sounds great and I am grateful is is available on Amazon.com as a CD because it is no longer available on 33 RPM plastic records. I lost its record album 51 years ago and am grateful to Amazon for making the CD of it available and at a reasonable price. Kudos to Amazon.com
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