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Boss Baritone

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Boss Baritone
Boss Baritone


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 pleaying times, remastered recordings, booklet with fiull story and discography. Full press and promo accompanies this release, it is sure to pick up alot of interest as there is no comparable set in the marketplace. 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.


  1. Name
  2. Blue Serge
  3. Blue Serge
  4. Curbstone Scuffle
  5. Nocturne
  6. Woodchopper's Holiday
  7. Billie's Bounce
  8. Body And Soul
  9. Blue Serge
  10. Red Cross
  11. All God's Children Got Rhythm
  12. Elevation
  13. Fine And Dandy
  14. The Goof And I
  15. Pumpernickel
  16. Pumpernickel (alt. take)
  17. Gabardine And Serge
  18. Gabardine And Serge (alt. take)
  19. Serge's Urge
  20. Serge's Urge (alt. take)
  21. A Bar A Second
  22. A Bar A Second (alt. take)
  23. We The People Bop
  24. Chickasaw
  25. Bopscotch
  26. The Most
  27. Chasin' The Bass
  28. Pat
  29. King Edward The Flatted Fifth
  30. Move
  31. Hot House
  32. The Goof And I
  33. Everything Happens To Me
  34. Pennies From Heaven
  35. Four Brothers
  36. Gabardine And Serge
  37. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
  38. Zdot
  39. Oh, Baby
  40. Love Is Just Around The Corner
  41. Easy Street
  42. All I Do Is Dream Of You
  43. The Fable Of Mabel
  44. The Fable Of Mabel (take two)
  45. The Fable Of Mabel (take three)
  46. Sherry
  47. Slam
  48. A Salute To Tiny
  49. A Salute To Tiny (take 2)
  50. Eenie Meenie Minor Mode
  51. Eenie Meenie Minor Mode
  52. Let's Jump
  53. Let's Jump (take 2)
  54. Mar-Dros
  55. Kip
  56. Unison
  57. Body And Soul
  58. Yesterday's Gardenias
  59. Bob, The Robin
  60. What's New ?
  61. Diana's Melody
  62. Sergical
  63. Junior
  64. I've Got The World On A String
  65. Thanks For The Memory
  66. The Goof And I
  67. Susie's Blues
  68. A Handful Of Stars
  69. All The Things You Are
  70. Stairway To The Stars
  71. Four And One More
  72. So Blue
  73. The Swinging Door
  74. Four In Hand
  75. A Quick One
  76. Four Brothers
  77. Ten Years Later
  78. The Pretty One
  79. Aged In Wood
  80. Here We Go Again
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