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Album Review

This compilation of music by Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra comes from 1940s transcriptions, though no specific dates or personnel lists are given on the record jacket. Barnet is in great form on both soprano and tenor saxes, though none of the other soloists are identified in John C. Brown's liner notes, which discuss his career as a whole rather than any of the specific songs present. Few of the songs are remembered today, with the exception of a swinging interpretation of the Russian folk song "Volga Boatman." The instrumental tracks, especially the blues "Blue Juice," stand up better than the vocal features by Mary Ann McCall, Lena Horne, or Bob Carroll. The tracks on this Jazz Bird LP have appeared on a number of different labels compiled with various other Barnet recordings, so it is hard to call this 1981 reissue an essential part of his discography.

Biography

Born: 26 October 1913 in New York, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Charlie Barnet was unusual in several ways. One of the few jazzmen to be born a millionaire, Barnet was a bit of a playboy throughout his life, ending up with a countless number of ex-wives and anecdotes. He was one of the few white big band leaders of the swing era to openly embrace the music of Duke Ellington (he also greatly admired Count Basie). Barnet was a pioneer in leading integrated bands (as early as 1935). And, although chiefly a tenor saxophonist (where he developed an original sound...
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