Georgie Auld - Let's Jump (2018) [Big Band, Swing, Bop]; FLAC (tracks)

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Georgie Auld - Let's Jump (2018) [Big Band, Swing, Bop]; FLAC (tracks)

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Artist: Georgie Auld
Album: Let's Jump
Genre: Big Band, Swing, Bop
Label: nagel heyer records
Released: 2018
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Tracklist:
  1. A Smooth One
  2. Route 66
  3. Sweet Lorraine
  4. I've Found a New Baby
  5. Canyon Passage
  6. I Can't Give You Anything but Love
  7. Wholly Cats
  8. I Don't Know Why
  9. On the Alamo
  10. Blue Moon
  11. Just You, Just Me
  12. Seven Come Eleven
  13. 100 Years from Today
  14. Soft Winds
  15. Air Mail Special
  16. Gilly
  17. Breakfast Feud
  18. Rose Room
  19. Handicap
  20. Scarecrow
  21. Let's Jump
  22. Mo-Mo
  23. You're Blasé
  24. Flying Home
  25. Gone with the Draft
  26. Chicken Lickin'
  27. Benny's Bugle

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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 much closer to Lester Young when he joined Benny Goodman. With B.G., Auld was a major asset, jamming with a version of Goodman's Sextet that also included Cootie Williams and Charlie Christian. He was back with Shaw in 1942, and then led his own big band (1943-1946), an excellent transitional unit between swing and bop that at various times included such young modernists as Dizzy Gillespie, Erroll Garner, and Freddie Webster; Sarah Vaughan also guested on a couple of his recordings. After the band's breakup, Auld led some smaller groups that tended to be bop-oriented. He was with Count Basie's octet in 1950 and then freelanced for the remainder of his career, maintaining a lower profile but traveling frequently overseas and not losing his enthusiasm for jazz. Some may remember that, in 1977, he had a small acting role as a bandleader and played Robert De Niro's tenor solos in the otherwise forgettable Liza Minelli movie New York, New York.
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