Ken Burns Jazz

Ken Burns Jazz

by Fletcher HendersonFletcher Henderson

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Overview

It's hard to imagine one bandleader who had in tow, at various times, Buster Bailey, Rex Stewart, Roy Eldridge, Ben Webster, and Art Blakey. Such a proud institution -- Fletcher Henderson came from a highly educated, distinguished family -- could have easily sounded academic if not antiseptic. But hearing the band live evoked such descriptions as "powerhouse" and "tidal wave," owing to a rhythm section whose sole responsibility was to drive dancers mad. From the mid-Twenties until the Swing Era began, no band touched Henderson's for drive and distinction. But the secret to its success, aside from the matchless talent that came through it, was the unprecedented sophistication of its arrangements. They were so brilliant that they fascinated an up-and-coming bandleader named Benny Goodman, whose success from the mid-Thirties on owed much to Henderson.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2000
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646144725
catalogNumber: 61447

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fletcher Henderson   Primary Artist,Piano
Henry "Red" Allen   Trombone
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
John Kirby   Tuba
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Fats Waller   Organ
Horace Henderson   Piano
Benny Morton   Trombone
Edgar Sampson   Violin,Alto Saxophone
Don Redman   Clarinet,Oboe,Alto Saxophone
Coleman Hawkins   Bass Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Israel Crosby   Bass
Tommy Ladnier   Trumpet
Bernard Addison   Guitar
Fernando Arbello   Trombone
Louis Armstrong   Cornet
Benny Carter   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
June Cole   Tuba
Ed Cuffee   Trombone
Charlie Dixon   Banjo
Jimmy Harrison   Trombone
Clarence Holiday   Guitar
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
Walter Johnson   Drums
Claude Jones   Trombone
Lawrence Lucie   Guitar
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall   Drums
Teddy Nixon   Trombone
Joe "Fox" Smith   Trumpet
Russell Smith   Trumpet
Dick Vance   Trumpet
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Elmer "Skippy" Williams   Tenor Saxophone
Elmer Chambers   Cornet
Ralph Escudero   Tuba
Dick Robertson   Vocals
Charlie Green   Trombone
Elmer James   Bass
Bob Lessey   Guitar
Bobby Stark   Trumpet
Harvey Boone   Alto Saxophone
Joe Thomas   Trumpet
George "Scoops" Carry   Alto Saxophone
Don Pasquall   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Howard Scott   Cornet

Technical Credits

King Oliver   Composer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Horace Henderson   Arranger,Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Don Redman   Arranger
Leon Berry   Composer
Coleman Hawkins   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Ken Burns   Executive Producer
Larry Conley   Composer
Didier C. Deutsch   Discographical Information
Fletcher Henderson   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Marvin Lee   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Brian Priestley   Liner Notes
Mel Stitzel   Composer
Gene Rodemich   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Ron Goldstein   Executive Producer
Charlie Davis   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Ben Young   Discographical Information
Ray Lopez   Composer
Geoerge D. Lottman   Composer
Alcide "Yellow" Nunez   Composer
Carlos Kase   Discographical Information
John Christiana   Packaging Manager
Lauren Atlas   Packaging Manager
Adam Owett   Art Direction
Clare Walker   Packaging Manager
Jeff Jones   Executive Producer
Edwing B. Edwards   Composer

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