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The All Stars at Bob Haggart's 80th Birthday Party

The All Stars at Bob Haggart's 80th Birthday Party

Arbors Records

ARCD: 19265

Regular price $10.00 Sale

Trumpets/Cornets: Ruby Braff, Yank Lawson, Randy Sandke, Joe Wilder
Trombones: Dan Barrett, George Masso
Reeds: Kenny Davern, Rick Fay, Jerry Jerome, Walt Levinsky, Ken Peplowski, Flip Phillips, Bob Wilber, Allan Vache
Piano: Dick Hyman, Derek Smith, Ralph Sutton
Guitar: Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli, George Van Eps
Bass: Bob Haggart, Milt Hinton, Jack Lesberg
Drums: Jake Hanna, Bobby Rosengarden, Jackie Williams

"The 1994 March of Jazz was a first in more ways than one. It kicked off what has become one of the foremost annual jazz events, combining the best elements of the festival and party genres, and it was the first in a series of birthday tributes to senior jazz greats. There could hardly have been a better choice than Bob Haggart for first celebrant. Universally respected as a bassist and arranger of the first rank and greatly admired as a man by all who had the pleasure of knowing him, he was indeed someone about whom not a bad word was ever spoken. And the warm feelings his colleagues had for him infuse the fine sounds captured herein."

—From the album notes by Dan Morgenstern, Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University

CD ONE: Oh, Lady, Be Good!, Symphony, It Had To Be You, Nobody's Sweetheart, Blue Turning Grey Over You, Love, Come Back To Me, Yesterdays, How Long Has This Been Going On?, Muskrat Ramble, Limehouse Blues

CD TWO: Old Man Time, Oh,Baby, The Mooche, Lullaby of Birdland, Lover, Three Little Words, Wolverine Blues, Air Mail Special, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home