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Appleyard, Peter & The Jazz Giants / Lost 1974 Sessions, The
Album:Lost 1974 Sessions, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Appleyard, Peter & The Jazz Giants Added:Feb 2012

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Add Date:2012-02-25 Pull Date:2012-04-28 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 22Apr 15Apr 8Apr 1Mar 25Mar 18Mar 11Mar 4

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 13, 2021:No Cover, No Minimum (rebroadcast from Mar 2, 2012)
Ellington Medley
4.Apr 19, 2012:Nathin' To Do
2.Apr 26, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
After You've Gone
5.Apr 13, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Ellington Medley
3.Mar 07, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
After You've Gone
6.Apr 10, 2012:Rebop
Dancing On The Ceiling

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-02-20 
Linus, 1974/2012

SWING – How this went unreleased for 38 years is baffling. What we have here is a big chunk of the Benny Goodman band, in an impromptu studio recording just days after a famed Carnegie Hall concert in 1974. It’s basically an all-star jam session: vibraphonist Appleyard is leader but sits out several tunes. The presentation is somewhat raw, with a squeaky piano pedal getting in the way and bits of studio chatter before each number (as separate tracks), but the music is really excellent.

Peter Appleyard : vibraphone
Hank Jones : piano
Zoot Sims : tenor saxophone
Slam Stewart : bass
Bobby Hackett : cornet
Urbie Green : trombone
Mel Lewis : drums

All good. Fo’s Picks: 2, 4, 8, 12, 14, 18

2. 8:29 – slow, bluesy medley of Ellington ballads, each with a different soloist
4. 9:20 – relaxed intro, then uptempo: gets real hot, everyone gets a solo
6. 5:06 – upbeat, loose swing: cute trombone solo, nice dialogue with sax
8. 4:34 – smoky quartet ballad: trumpet leads, piano breaks are excellent
10. 4:47 – another smoky quartet: trombone has lots and lots to say
12. 4:49 – breezy medium quartet, sax sounds great against the piano
14. 3:12 – trio bounce: great fun as Slam Stewart scats along with his bass
16. 3:25 – relaxed swing: cornet takes a nice bluesy turn
18. 2:46 – lovely piano solo, and the pedal magically stays quiet

[ Fo ] - February 2012

Track Listing
1.Studio Dialogue 10.But Beautiful
2.Ellington Medley 11.Studio Dialogue
3.Studio Dialogue 12.You Go To My Head
4.After You've Gone 13.Studio Dialogue
5.Studio Dialogue 14.Indiana
6.Tangerine 15.Studio Dialogue
7.Studio Dialogue 16.A Smooth One
8.You Don't Know What Love Is 17.Studio Dialogue
9.Studio Dialogue 18.Dancing On The Ceiling