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Album Review

Throughout his career, Ray Noble (who was most notable as a songwriter) generally led big bands whose main purpose was to provide classy dance music, usually sprinkled with a little bit of jazz. The 20 previously unissued (at least to the general public) performances on this CD were all made as radio transcriptions during 1940-1941. The music swings in its fashion but generally emphasizes the melodies and smooth tempoes. Inventive use of the reed section and mildly swinging adaptations of classical melodies are heard on this set, along with some fine musicianship and a few vocals from Snooky Lanson. Fine music, but do not look for much jazz here!

Biography

Born: 17 December 1903 in Brighton, England

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s

Ray Noble had an odd career. Most notable as the composer of "The Very Thought of You," "I Hadn't Anyone Till You," "The Touch of Your Lips," "Goodnight Sweetheart" and "Cherokee" (as well as leader of the orchestra which backed the popular radio show of Edgar Bergen), Noble was an important bandleader in the 1930s but he never seemed to reach his potential. Classically-trained as a pianist, Noble was more interested in dance music and he won a big band arranging contest sponsored by Melody Maker...
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