Boss Baritone

Serge Chaloff

of discs
4
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Jazz
Label
Proper Box
Released
June 27, 2011

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

79 track 4 CD boxed set dedicated to the greatest baritone sax player of all time. The set traces Chaloff's early career in 1946 through to his last session in 1957 which was just prior to is untimely death at the age of 33.

All of the Properbox hallmarks are here, maximum playing times, remastered recordings, booklet with fiull story and discography.

The baritone saxophone played a limited role in jazz during the early years of the music's development. Stump Evans with Erskine Tate's band and Otto Hardwicke with the first Duke Ellington band had made some solo noises during the late 1920s, but it was not until Harry Carney, with his great command of the big horn, emerged as a noted soloist on the baritone sax. Carney's emergence as a baritone player was gradual as he primarily played alto sax and clarinet, while doubling on baritone sax in Duke Ellington's orchestra.
During the 1930s other bandleaders like Count Basie with Jack Washington, Jimmie Lunceford with Jock Carruthers and Erskine Hawkins with Heywood Henry gave the big horn some solo space, while Ernie Caceres could occasionally be heard in the bands of Bobby Hackett, Jack Teagarden and Bob Zurke. Yet, all these musicians doubled on alto sax and/or clarinet and baritone sax. It was not until the early 1940s that a number of big bands enlarged their reed sections to five pieces to incorporate a full time baritone sax chair, although the horn's allocated solo space remained rather limited.
The bebop revolution of the 1940s saw the baritone sax coming into its own as a solo voice with the enhanced role of Leo Parker in the Billy Eckstine Band, Eddie De Verteuil and Cecil Payne in the Dizzy Gillespie organisation and the emergence of the greatest baritone player of them all: Serge Chaloff.

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Key Value
Catalogue number PROPERBOX158
Barcode 0805520021586
Number of items 4
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 192g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 126mm x 18mm x 130mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Blue Serge -
2. Blue Serge -
3. Curbstone Scuffle -
4. Nocturne -
5. Woodchopper's Holiday -
6. Billie's Bounce -
7. Body And Soul -
8. Blue Serge -
9. Red Cross -
10. All God's Children Got Rhythm -
11. Elevation -
12. Fine And Dandy -
13. The Goof And I -
14. Pumpernickel -
15. Pumpernickel (alt. take) -
16. Gabardine And Serge -
17. Gabardine And Serge (alt. take) -
18. Serge's Urge -
19. Serge's Urge (alt. take) -
20. A Bar A Second -
21. A Bar A Second (alt. take) -
22. We The People Bop -
23. Chickasaw -
24. Bopscotch -
25. The Most -
26. Chasin' The Bass -
27. Pat -
28. King Edward The Flatted Fifth -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Move -
2. Hot House -
3. The Goof And I -
4. Everything Happens To Me -
5. Pennies From Heaven -
6. Four Brothers -
7. Gabardine And Serge -
8. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me -
9. Zdot -
10. Oh, Baby -
11. Love Is Just Around The Corner -
12. Easy Street -
13. All I Do Is Dream Of You -
14. The Fable Of Mabel -
15. The Fable Of Mabel (take two) -
16. The Fable Of Mabel (take three) -
17. Sherry -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Slam -
2. A Salute To Tiny -
3. A Salute To Tiny (take 2) -
4. Eenie Meenie Minor Mode -
5. Eenie Meenie Minor Mode -
6. Let's Jump -
7. Let's Jump (take 2) -
8. Mar-Dros -
9. Kip -
10. Unison -
11. Body And Soul -
12. Yesterday's Gardenias -
13. Bob, The Robin -
14. What's New ? -
15. Diana's Melody -
16. Sergical -
17. Junior -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. I've Got The World On A String -
2. Thanks For The Memory -
3. The Goof And I -
4. Susie's Blues -
5. A Handful Of Stars -
6. All The Things You Are -
7. Stairway To The Stars -
8. Four And One More -
9. So Blue -
10. The Swinging Door -
11. Four In Hand -
12. A Quick One -
13. Four Brothers -
14. Ten Years Later -
15. The Pretty One -
16. Aged In Wood -
17. Here We Go Again -