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The second of two Georgie Auld Musicraft LPs features his regular band of 1945-46, an interesting (and generally overlooked) outfit that included such sidemen as trumpeter Al Porcino, tenorman Al Cohn and baritonist Serge Chaloff. The modern orchestra features two early vocals by Sarah Vaughan (on "A Hundred Years from Today" and "You're Blase") and a pair by Auld, who otherwise contributes many warm tenor solos. Fine transitional music between swing and bop.


Born: 19 May 1919 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Georgie Auld had a long and varied career, changing his tenor sound gradually with the times and adapting to many different musical situations. He moved from Canada to the U.S. in the late '20s and, although originally an altoist, he switched to tenor after hearing Coleman Hawkins. While with Bunny Berigan during 1937-1938, Auld sounded like a dead ringer for Charlie Barnet. After spending a year with Artie Shaw in 1939 (including leading the band briefly after Shaw ran away to Mexico), Auld sounded...
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