Masters of Jazz, Vol. 3: Big Bands of the 30s & 40s

Masters of Jazz, Vol. 3: Big Bands of the 30s & 40s


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Big Bands of the '30s & '40s is the third installment in Rhino's Masters of Jazz. Featuring performance by t the orchestras of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, Benny Goodman, Erskine Hawkins, Jimmie Lunceford, Bennie Moten, Earl Hines and Jimmy Dorsey, the disc gives a good overview of the era when jazz was still one of the most popular musical genres in America.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/1996
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227247027
catalogNumber: 72470

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Count Basie   Piano
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Milt Buckner   Piano
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Bill Coleman   Trumpet
Billy Eckstine   Vocals
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet,Track Performer
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Lionel Hampton   Vibes
Erskine Hawkins   Trumpet
Earl Hines   Piano
Johnny Hodges   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Franz Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Illinois Jacquet   Tenor Saxophone
Harry James   Trumpet
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Jo Jones   Drums
John Kirby   Bass,Tuba
Andy Kirk   Leader
Gene Krupa   Drums
John Lewis   Piano
Jimmie Lunceford   Leader
Jay McShann   Piano
Bennie Moten   Track Performer
Fats Navarro   Trumpet
Leo Parker   Baritone Saxophone
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Marshall Royal   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Willie Smith   Clarinet,Saxophone
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Lester Young   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Irving Ashby   Guitar
Eddie Barefield   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dud Bascomb   Trumpet
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Dave Burns   Trumpet
Jimmy Campbell   Trumpet
Julian Dash   Tenor Saxophone
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Horace Henderson   Piano
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Benny Morton   Trombone
Vido Musso   Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Edgar Sampson   Alto Saxophone
Joe Thomas   Clarinet,Saxophone
Chick Webb   Drums
Don Redman   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Harry Jackson   Trumpet
Coleman Hawkins   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Big Nick Nicholas   Tenor Saxophone
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Mary Lou Williams   Piano
Chano Pozo   Bongos,Conga,Vocals
Norris Turney   Alto Saxophone
McKibbon   Bass
Gene Ramey   Bass
Jimmy Blanton   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Walter Page   Bass
Jack McVea   Baritone Saxophone
Bernard Addison   Guitar
Moses Allen   Tuba
Vernon Alley   Bass
Fernando Arbello   Trombone
Red Ballard   Trombone
Mario Bauzá   Trumpet
Leroy Berry   Guitar
Clifton Best   Guitar
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Art Blakey   Drums
Russell Bowles   Trombone
Wayman Carver   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Scoops Carey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Earl Caruthers   Clarinet,Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Pete Clark   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Rupert Cole   Alto Saxophone
Booker Collins   Bass
Sonny Craven   Trombone
Jimmy Crawford   Drums,Vibes
Ed Cuffee   Trombone
Leonard Davis   Trumpet
George Dixon   Trumpet,Alto Saxophone
Ted Donnelly   Trombone
Duke Ellington   Piano
Eddie Durham   Trombone
Herschel Evans   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Fletcher Henderson   Leader
Charlie Frazier   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Gayles   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Golden   Piano
Harry Goodman   Bass
Marcellus Green   Trumpet
Gordon Griffin   Trumpet
Fred Guy   Guitar
John Harrington   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Herbie Haymer   Tenor Saxophone
Haywood Henry   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Boonie Hazel   Trumpet
George Hunt   Trombone
Edward Inge   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Josh Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
Gus Johnson   Drums
Manzie Johnson   Drums,Vibes
Walter Johnson   Drums
Claude Jones   Trombone
Nate Kazebier   Trumpet
Ted Kelly   Trombone
Joe Keyes   Trumpet
Manny Klein   Trumpet
George Koenig   Alto Saxophone
Harry Lawson   Trumpet
Edward Lewis   Trumpet
Nat Lobovsky   Trombone
Sam Lowe   Trumpet
Don Mattison   Trombone
Shorty McConnell   Trumpet
Murray McEachern   Trombone
Joe McLewis   Trombone
Willie McWashington   Drums
Earl Miller   Alto Saxophone
Jesse Miller   Trumpet
Dan Minor   Trombone
Jimmy Mitchell   Alto Saxophone
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Norris   Guitar
Chips Outcalt   Trombone
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet
Truck Parham   Bass
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone
Avery Parrish   Piano
Ray Perry   Violin,Alto Saxophone
William Randall   Tenor Saxophone
Robert Range   Trombone
Talcott Reeves   Banjo,Guitar
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Arthur Rollini   Tenor Saxophone
Sam Rubinwich   Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Buddy Schutz   Drums
Edward Sims   Trombone
Guy Smith   Guitar
Russell Smith   Trumpet
Shorty Solomson   Trumpet
Jess Stacy   Piano
Leemie Stanfield   Bass
Bob Stark   Trumpet
Joe Steele   Piano
Tommy Stevenson   Trumpet
Dee Stewart   Trumpet
Rudy Taylor   Drums
Ben Thigpen   Drums
Earl Thompson   Trumpet
Juan Tizol   Valve Trombone
Eddie Tompkins   Trumpet
Jack Trainor   Trumpet
Clarence Trice   Trumpet
John Trueheart   Banjo,Guitar
Gerald Valentine   Trombone
Dick Vance   Trumpet
Connie Wainwright   Guitar
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Henry Wells   Trombone
Edwin Wilcox   Piano,Celeste
Elmer "Skippy" Williams   Tenor Saxophone
Dick Wilson   Tenor Saxophone
Elmon Wright   Trumpet
Milt Yaner   Alto Saxophone
Bob Ysaguirre   Bass,Tuba
Wallace Jones   Trumpet
Maurice McConnell   Trumpet
Lee Young   Drums
Bernard Anderson   Trumpet
Joe Baird   Trombone
Bob Lessey   Guitar
William McLemore   Guitar
Fred Robinson   Trombone
Sandy Williams   Trombone
Andy Kirk & His Clouds of Joy   Track Performer
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Chick Webb & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Earl Hines & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Jay McShann & His Orchestra   Track Performer
John Williams   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Joe Lipman   Piano
James Morrison   Drums
Hurley Ramey   Guitar
Fred Beckett   Trombone
Bobby Williams   Alto Saxophone
Raymond Orr   Trumpet
Lammar Wright   Trumpet
Bobby Stark   Trumpet
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Joe Thomas   Trumpet
Harry Fergguson   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Ruan   Bass
William "Sleepy" Tomlin   Trumpet
Bob Mabane   Tenor Saxophone
Orville Minor   Trumpet
Ted Robinson   Guitar
Harry Sloan   Trombone
Harold Bruce   Trumpet
Howard E. Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Bill McMahon   Bass
Robert "Sax" Crowder   Tenor Saxophone
John Brown   Alto Saxophone
Tommy Enoch   Trumpet
John Jackson   Alto Saxophone
Leroy Harris   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Robert Carroll   Tenor Saxophone
William Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Bill Shepherd   Trombone
Sonny Lee   Trombone

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Contributor
Billy Eckstine   Composer,Contributor
Gil Fuller   Arranger,Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer,Contributor
Benny Goodman   Composer,Contributor
Lionel Hampton   Arranger,Composer,Contributor
Erskine Hawkins   Arranger,Contributor
Earl Hines   Contributor
Andy Kirk   Contributor
Jay McShann   Contributor
Bennie Moten   Contributor
Horace Henderson   Arranger
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Edgar Sampson   Arranger,Composer
Chick Webb   Contributor
Don Redman   Contributor
Leon Berry   Composer
Mary Lou Williams   Arranger
Chano Pozo   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Contributor
Duke Ellington   Contributor
Eddie Durham   Arranger
Fletcher Henderson   Contributor
Will Hudson   Arranger
William Johnson   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
William Scott   Arranger
Gerald Valentine   Arranger,Composer
Billy Vera   Liner Notes
Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra   Contributor
Coco Shinomiya   Art Direction
Joe Lipman   Arranger
Patrick Milligan   Contributor
Buddy Feyne   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
William Johnson   Arranger
Sid Robin   Composer
G. Valentine   Composer

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