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Format: CD
Sku: 63922954
UPC: 762247603924
UPC 14: 00762247603924
Release Date: 12/25/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Blue Danube C 1949
2. For Me And My Gal/ Smiles/Darktown Strutters Ball
3. World Is Waiting For The Sunrise/Blowing Bubbles/Swannee
4. Peg O' My Heart
5. Can't Give You Anything But Love/What Can I Say/ Mean To Me
6. Somebody Loves Me/Poor Butterfly/Some Of These Ddays
7. Georgia On My Mind
8. Mary Lou/Put Your Arms Around Me/Old Grey Bonnet
9. Do You Ever Think Of Me/At Sundown
10. Up A Lazy River
11. Wonder Who's Kissing Her Know/Oh How I Miss You Tonight
12. In My Merry Oldsmobile/Old Mill Stream
13. Tin Roof Blues
14. Always Chasing Rainbows/Ma She's Making Eyes At Me/Somebody Stole My Gal
15. Rose Room
16. Apple Blossom Time/All By Myself/Stumbling
17. Memphis Blues
18. Rock A Bye My Baby/Ja Da/Till We Meet Again

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Phil Napoleon (trumpet).
Muze PNote Recording information: 1949-1950.
Muze PNote Phil Napoleon is one of the unsung heroes of jazz history. He was arguably the first trumpeter based in New York to swing, recording excellent small-group jazz with an attractive tone and a legato style as early as 1921, a time when most other brassmen in the city were emphasizing staccato phrases. This particular CD (previously unreleased material put out in 1996) features Phil Napoleon and his 1949-50 sextet from a variety of live club performances. With the exception of the fine drummer Tony Spargo (a member 30 years earlier of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band), the sidemen are obscure with clarinetist Phil Olivela a main soloist and trombonist Andy Russo mostly sticking to colorful work behind the other players. Of the eighteen tracks, all but seven are medleys comprised of two-four songs and the emphasis throughout is on ensembles. Napoleon, who only takes a few solos, offers a strong and lyrical melodic lead, showing that he knew how to say a lot in a short period of time. The performances are nostalgic (most of the songs date from the 1920s), quite danceable and swinging. The only lowpoint is Spargo's occasional whistling (which is far offmike) although he makes up for it with a hot kazoo solo. ~ Scott Yanow

Associated Artists and Works

Nichols, Red

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/06/1996
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 39
Music Label Name Label : Jazzology
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00762247603924

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Napoleon,Phil
Product attributeLabel:   Jazzology
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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