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Johnny Dankworth - African Waltz: The Singles Collection 1950-62 - It's a fine showcase for a noted pioneer of British jazz and a hugely innovative jazz personality. - Sir John Dankworth CBE, as he was formally known, was a jazz saxophonist, clarinettist, bandleader and composer who probably did more than any other musician to introduce and promote modern jazz in the UK, becoming an internationally respected figure in the process, as well as introducing his future wife and renowned singer Cleo Laine to the jazz scene. Born in 1927, he trained at the Royal Academy of Music, before being further exposed to jazz while serving in the RAF and in post-war years playing on transatlantic liners enabling him to see and play jazz in New York. After playing with Charlie Parker at the 1949 Paris Jazz Festival he formed the Johnny Dankworth Seven in 1950, eventually developing to a big band in 1953. His early recordings came out on singles and EPs, and even as he turned increasingly towards albums, he continued to release singles on a regular basis. This 75-track 3-CD collection comprises most of the A & B sides of his UK releases on the Jazz Parade, Esquire, Parlophone, Capitol, Columbia and Fontana labels from these years, and features his Top 10 UK hits "Experiments With Mice" and "African Waltz", which also made the US charts. It features vocal performances by Dame Cleo Laine and Frank Holder, as well as performances by noted British jazz musicians, including Jimmy Deuchar, Eddie Harvey, Don Rendell, Bill LeSage, Tony Kinsey, Steve Race, Tommy Whittle, Kenny Clare, Ronnie Ross, Alan Branscombe, Pete King and Dudley Moore. It's a fine showcase for a noted pioneer of British jazz and a hugely innovative jazz personality.
Johnny Dankworth - African Waltz: The Singles Collection 1950-62 - It's a fine showcase for a noted pioneer of British jazz and a hugely innovative jazz personality. - Sir John Dankworth CBE, as he was formally known, was a jazz saxophonist, clarinettist, bandleader and composer who probably did more than any other musician to introduce and promote modern jazz in the UK, becoming an internationally respected figure in the process, as well as introducing his future wife and renowned singer Cleo Laine to the jazz scene. Born in 1927, he trained at the Royal Academy of Music, before being further exposed to jazz while serving in the RAF and in post-war years playing on transatlantic liners enabling him to see and play jazz in New York. After playing with Charlie Parker at the 1949 Paris Jazz Festival he formed the Johnny Dankworth Seven in 1950, eventually developing to a big band in 1953. His early recordings came out on singles and EPs, and even as he turned increasingly towards albums, he continued to release singles on a regular basis. This 75-track 3-CD collection comprises most of the A & B sides of his UK releases on the Jazz Parade, Esquire, Parlophone, Capitol, Columbia and Fontana labels from these years, and features his Top 10 UK hits "Experiments With Mice" and "African Waltz", which also made the US charts. It features vocal performances by Dame Cleo Laine and Frank Holder, as well as performances by noted British jazz musicians, including Jimmy Deuchar, Eddie Harvey, Don Rendell, Bill LeSage, Tony Kinsey, Steve Race, Tommy Whittle, Kenny Clare, Ronnie Ross, Alan Branscombe, Pete King and Dudley Moore. It's a fine showcase for a noted pioneer of British jazz and a hugely innovative jazz personality.
824046914721
Johnny Dankworth - African Waltz: The Singles Collection 1950-62

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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 05/24/2024
UPC: 824046914721

African Waltz: The Singles Collection 1950-62
Artist: Johnny Dankworth
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Lightly Politely
2. Marmaduke
3. Strike Up the Band
4. Haunted Ballroom Theme
5. Seven Not Out (Tea for Me)
6. Cherokee
7. Perhaps
8. Lament and Wild Dance (Excerpts from "The Conway Suite"
9. Marching Through Georgia
10. Star Dust
11. I Hear Music
12. Webb City
13. Mr. ; Mississippi
14. Lush Life
15. Strictly Confidential
16. Allen's Alley
17. (It's No) Sin
18. Wedding of the Painted Doll
19. Stompin' at the Savoy
20. M.Y.O.B
21. The Very Thought of You
22. Bopscotch
23. Belle of the Ball
24. Someone to Watch Over Me
25. Honeysuckle Rose
26. Swingin'
27. Moon Flowers
28. I Get a Kick Out of You
29. Easy Living
30. 's Wonderful
31. It's the Talk of the Town
32. The Slider
33. My Buddy
34. Runnin' Wild
35. Oo-Be-Doop
36. I Got Rhythm
37. I Know You're Mine
38. Perdido
39. Four of a Kind
40. Mambo in the Moonlight
41. Bugle Call Rag
42. You Go to My Head
43. Ain't Misbehavin'
44. I Got It Bad, and That Ain't Good
45. Cole Storage
46. Get Happy
47. Singin' in the Rain
48. Non-Stop London
49. Indiana
50. Feather Merchant
51. Memories of You
52. Moby Dick
53. Experiments with Mice
54. Applecake
55. Blues in the Night
56. Adios
57. All Clare
58. Melbourne Marathon
59. Duke's Joke
60. Coquette
61. Big Jazz Story
62. Firth of Fourths
63. The Colonel's Tune
64. Jim and Andy's
65. African Waltz
66. Moanin'
67. Avengers Theme
68. Chano
69. String of Camels
70. Winter Wail
71. Cannonball
72. S O Blues
73. O Pato
74. Hoe Down
75. Sing, Sing, Sing

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Johnny Dankworth - African Waltz: The Singles Collection 1950-62 - It's a fine showcase for a noted pioneer of British jazz and a hugely innovative jazz personality. - Sir John Dankworth CBE, as he was formally known, was a jazz saxophonist, clarinettist, bandleader and composer who probably did more than any other musician to introduce and promote modern jazz in the UK, becoming an internationally respected figure in the process, as well as introducing his future wife and renowned singer Cleo Laine to the jazz scene. Born in 1927, he trained at the Royal Academy of Music, before being further exposed to jazz while serving in the RAF and in post-war years playing on transatlantic liners enabling him to see and play jazz in New York. After playing with Charlie Parker at the 1949 Paris Jazz Festival he formed the Johnny Dankworth Seven in 1950, eventually developing to a big band in 1953. His early recordings came out on singles and EPs, and even as he turned increasingly towards albums, he continued to release singles on a regular basis. This 75-track 3-CD collection comprises most of the A & B sides of his UK releases on the Jazz Parade, Esquire, Parlophone, Capitol, Columbia and Fontana labels from these years, and features his Top 10 UK hits "Experiments With Mice" and "African Waltz", which also made the US charts. It features vocal performances by Dame Cleo Laine and Frank Holder, as well as performances by noted British jazz musicians, including Jimmy Deuchar, Eddie Harvey, Don Rendell, Bill LeSage, Tony Kinsey, Steve Race, Tommy Whittle, Kenny Clare, Ronnie Ross, Alan Branscombe, Pete King and Dudley Moore. It's a fine showcase for a noted pioneer of British jazz and a hugely innovative jazz personality.
        
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