Artie Shaw is an enduring American legend in jazz music, his arrangements and performances on the clarinet are milestones in the big band era. He had a special magic with the clarinet that places him in the category of one of the greatest clarinet performers of the 20th Century.
This newly released CD collection features the songs most remembered by listening audiences, and each song is a restored version of the original recording. There are 12 songs on this splendid CD. The songs are: "Begin The Beguine," "I Cover The Waterfront," "Oh! Lady Be Good," "Stardust," "Indian Love Call," "Lover, Come Back To Me," "Temptation," "Any Old Time," "Frenesi," "Comes Love," "Moonglow," and "St. Louis Blues."
Listening to these songs will give the audience a feel for the delicacy and innovative jazz style which Artie Shaw put into each performance. "Love Come Back To Me," "Moonglow," and "St. Louis Blues" showcase the great sounds of this clarinet player.
This is an enjoyable feast for the jazz clarinet lover, and if you like Artie Shaw's clarinet performances as much as I have over the decades, this will be an added delight to have in your home CD collection or as a gift for that special friend or loved one.
This CD collection is crystal clear and sounds like being at a table in the audience listening to the music! An excellent collection, one that is enjoyable in all aspects.