Music historian Gunther Schuller, in his classic study of the music of the swing era, made these observations about Jenney’s solo: “For me. . (This does not of course apply to his playing of “classical” music.). The music: In late March of 1940, Artie Shaw and his new bride, Lana Turner, took a honeymoon of sorts. Hayton facilitated that by writing to Shaw’s specifications. Let's Go for Shaw. Jack Jenney’s solo on Artie Shaw’s recording of “Star Dust” was in many ways the beginning of a new school of velvet-toned and elegant but technically demanding trombone performance in jazz and American popular music. Although Artie played somewhat different Star Dust solos during live performances, I have read that the Curator of the Artie Shaw Collection at the University of Arizona has stated that Shaw’s solo on the issued RCA record is written out note for note in Lennie Hayton’s hand on the original score. 3-4: 1940-1942. "Stardust" is a popular song composed in 1927 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics added by Mitchell Parish in 1929. Beautifully written, thoughtful piece! I believe that at least some of the solo part on “Concerto for Clarinet” were written out. These often have their genesis in pronouncements Shaw himself made as early as the late 1930s (and for decades thereafter), when journalists were insatiably curious about this handsome young (and later not so young) man, who was articulate and intelligent, and could play the clarinet and lead his swing band so brilliantly. New Releases. Stardust - Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (1940). First, I appreciate that all who have commented have done so. Shaw selbst besorgte eine aus fünf CDs bestehende Ausgabe seiner Aufnahmen von 1938 bis 1954 bei Bluebird (Self Portrait).Weitere CD-Veröffentlichungen sind Mitschnitte seiner Konzerte 1940/41 in Los Angeles (Hollywood Palladium 1941 und In Hollywood 1940–1941) auf Hep Records. I too contacted the prof in charge of the Artie Shaw collection, and he was kind enough deal with my persistent questions and look into the original chart written by Lennie Hayton. Lastly, as we’re all very aware of here, Artie was an INCREDIBLY prolific improvisor. I don’t know whether this true, but I thought I would pass it on for discussion purposes. I tell them if I was made by a bunch of morons, that’s just too bad. (**) The Swing Era…The Development of Jazz – 1930-1945 by Gunther Schuller, Oxford University Press (1989), page 704. April 09, 2020 Share Get link; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Email; Other Apps; Share Get link; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Email; Other Apps; Comments. Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists", Shaw led one of the United States' most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. The music: In late March of 1940, Artie Shaw and his new bride, Lana Turner, took a honeymoon of sorts. That, I think, did not happen. But as I said, it is on the back side of the ink part that AS scribbled down his clarinet solo from the record (that he made four years earlier) in pencil. More telling, perhaps, is that one week after he recorded the 1940 arrangement for Victor, he performed the same arrangement on the NBC Burns and Allen radio show. And besides if they made me, what do they want my autograph for? Shaw knew exactly what he wanted to do with this entire arrangement. This is difficult under “normal” circumstances, when one can think about the music one is playing, can select music that is conducive to jazz, and can experiment to see what works best. It is today known as one of the greatest jazz songs of all time. Jazz Tribune: 1996 : Artie Shaw. But Butterfield’s trumpet playing inspired Shaw to create something new: a dramatic setting for three virtuoso solos. I wouldn’t be surprised though if Shaw worked with Hayton to write the arrangement of “Stardust.” As it was customary for Shaw to do that sort of thing with Jerry Gray.” \"Stardust\" was a song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish in 1927. 25 arrangements from the period of 1940-42, all of which were written for the three big bands based in Hollywood (Jul 1940-Dec 1940) and New York (Jan-Mar 1941 and Sep 1941 – Jan 1942) and included strings, were completely re-orchestrated for the postwar band without strings. Artie Shaw song lyrics collection. His tone, his choice of notes, and his virtuosity all seemed to come together in one lyrical moment, rarely matched by … Regardless of whether Artie’s solo was fully improvised, IMHO his 1940 “Star Dust” is still the greatest “pop” record ever made! He and arranger Lennie Hayton, who had been a successful radio conductor in New York in the mid-1930s (whom Shaw had worked with then), was in 1940 trying to break into film work in Hollywood, collaborated on the rest of the minimalistic chart during the summer of 1940. Recorded by the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra for ... "St. James Infirmary" Composed by Joe Primrose; arranger unknown (*) Recorded by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra for Victor on November 12, ... "Green Goon Jive" Composed by Jan Savitt; arranged by Billy Moore. If we listen to the 1949 recording of Stardust (on the Thesaurus Transcriptions 2 disc set), Artie plays some similar ideas (and again, goes up to the high B), but I think that’s more due to how incredibly popular the original recording was and what a “staple” his solo became in the 9 yrs. The sound he got on trumpet was big, yet velvety, and he had a great high register, plenty of power and tons of technique. In the end, who really knows? During the time all of this was happening, Shaw also had to maintain his clarinet playing at virtuoso levels, which was easy enough when he was working with his band, because he was then playing the instrument six to eight hours every day. The song's original recording was by Hoagy Carmichel and his orchestra also in 1927. He joined the band in time for its first Victor recording session, which was on September 7, 1940. Initially, Shaw's combination of odd, modernistic charts and his lack of leadership ability made it impossible to keep a functioning band together. (See below.) Artie Shaw, clarinet, directing: Charles William “Billy” Butterfield, George “Jumbo” Wendt, Jimmy (Jack) Cathcart, trumpets; Truman Eliot “Jack” Jenney and Vernon “Red” Brown, trombones; Les Robinson and Neely Plumb, alto saxophones; Clarence “Bus” Bassey and Jerry Jerome, tenor saxophones; John A. Golden Sky Records: 2013 : Various Artists . 2 (1940-1941) - Artie Shaw on AllMusic - 1997 - In Hollywood 1940-1941, Vol. It came in mid-June. ), By the time the Shaw band opened at the Cafe’ Rouge (on October 19), Artie discovered that the hot water he had jumped out of just before he took his vacation had gotten hotter while he was away. Artie Shaw played ukulele at ten and began as an alto saxophonist at the age of twelve. Engagements booked into early 1940 had to be cancelled. But behind the scenes, Shaw and his managers were actively pursuing opportunities that would feature him and a band on a sponsored network radio show, and in another feature film. His contract with Victor Records had not been even half completed. Best to both of you! He was also selected to appear on the weekly George Burns and Gracie Allen NBC network radio show. Today Shaw is remarked as one of jazz's finest clarinetists. Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, actor and author of both fiction and non-fiction. Artie and Gil exchanged pleasantries during the evening, but what struck Shaw most about the Crosby band was the trumpet playing of a 23-year-old from Ohio, Billy Butterfield. So all thoughtful opinions have value, and help us to get closer to the truth. 2:13 Shaw's line climaxes on a dramatic high note. The stresses continued unabated, indeed they increased. Artie Shaw 1940. Shaw syntyi juutalaiseen sukuun New Yorkissa ja varttui New Havenissa, Connecticutissa. Differs form Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - Four Star Favorites in that this has a Green Spine on its cover. When they arrived in New York, they stayed at a luxurious hotel, … “Johnny” Guarnieri, piano; Alton Reynolds “Al” Hendrickson, guitar; Jud De Naut, bass; Nicholas “Nick” Fatool, drums; Truman Boardman, Ted Klages, Bill Brower, Bob Morrow, Alex Beller, Eugene Lamas, violins; Allen Harshman and Keith Collins, violas; Fred Goerner, cello. Despite the almost immediate cohesiveness of the musicians Shaw had hired, and the continuous demands of ballroom operators and theaters across the nation for personal appearances, Shaw vetoed all proposals to take this group on the road. However, he was little-known to the public in 1940. Here is the explanation he sent to me. I can’t. The solo he played on that broadcast is significantly different from the one on the Victor recording. Shaw then embellished what Hayton wrote and made it his own. While he was in California he became involved in a relationship with beautiful Hollywood starlet Betty Grable. He also had to be the musical director of his band. This is a recording of Artie Shaw and his orchestra preforming \"Stardust\" live in 1940. Goodman’s chronic sciatica had by the summer of 1940 become so painful that he was advised to have surgery to alleviate some of the discomfort. The band remained in Hollywood. I mentioned in the post that Shaw had a different arrangement of “Star Dust” that he played in 1938-1939. He had used studio musicians to make those Victor records. (*) (At left: Shaw and Lana Turner in his house on Summit Ridge Drive in Los Angeles – spring 1940.). Why then would Lennie Hayton have written whatever he wrote on the 1940 Shaw arrangement of “Star Dust”? The (for the time) extraordinary octave leap to high F was admired far and wide by musicians and sophisticated audiences, not only for the ease with which Jenney’s managed the deed, but for his elegance and sensitivity of phrasing. Can we think of any other tune (or different take) in Artie’s vast recording output where he played the same solo twice? 2:02 B As Shaw begins exploring the chords through harmonic improvisation, his line becomes a string of eighth notes. Stardust - Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (Live 1940) - YouTube Artie Shaw's Enduro Reed and the Classic 1940 "Stardust" Solo Artie Shaw's chorus on "Star Dust" in 1940 is one of those rare solos people list among the most important ever recorded. Frantic and exhausting discussions between Shaw’s managers, agents, and other business associates and him for more than two days ultimately came to nothing. Recorded by ... "Nina Never Knew" Composed by Louis Alter (music) and Milton Drake (lyric); arranged by Bill Finegan. Recorded by Jan Savitt and His Top Hatters for Decca on ... "'T'Aint So Honey, 'T'Aint So" Composed by Willard Robison; arranger unknown, possibly Dick Rose. The year 1939 was the year when Shaw went from being a virtuoso clarinetist who led a very good swing band, to becoming a swing era superstar whose band appeared almost constantly on network radio (sine qua non to great success during the swing era), whose records sold in the millions, whose band appeared everywhere they could across the nation for top money, and who appeared in short musical films, and a feature film made by M-G-M in Hollywood. The instrumentation of this band was that of a standard swing band (three trumpets; two [sometimes three] trombones; four saxophones; and four rhythm) plus six violins, two violas, and one cello.The string section was gathered for Shaw by violinist Alex Beller, who acted as concertmaster for the strings. Shaw pulled his band off the bandstand before the scheduled ending time of the gig, and there was a near-riot in the ballroom. since the original studio recording with strings. But perhaps they discussed the general outline of what Shaw wanted to do in his solo, and Hayton notated that in some fashion so that Artie would have a roadmap of sorts of where to go with his improvisation. Shaw’s own playing at this juncture, despite his relative inactivity for the previous seven-plus months, was superb. He would return to music and then leave again and again over the next fifteen years. One addition – Jenny had recorded STAR DUST with his own band in late 1939 for Okeh. Shaw did not need Hayton’s guidance with the harmonic structure of “Star Dust.” He undoubtedly was quite familiar with that by 1940. *** Among the opinions Shaw had enunciated: “…I don’t like the crowds. Watch the music video and discover trivia about this classic Pop song now. University of Arizona Mike Z, I agree it’s also quite likely that Artie collaborated with Lenny in writing the arrangement. Box 210004 He now had no choice but to form his own standing band, which he did in late June. Song information for Stardust - Artie Shaw on AllMusic AllMusic. Artie Shaw is acknowledged as one of the great jazz clarinetists and bandleaders of the swing era. As both a former personal manager, record company scout and tour manager for rock and pop bands it is amazing how many of the intrigues, personal problems etc. One of the things Shaw resented about the chaotic months of 1939 when he was becoming a swing superstar, was that he had no time then to work on music for his band to play. Predictably, the end came all too soon. The backgrounds for the soloists were to be subtle and shifting, employing the reeds, strings and brass. Well-considered comments like the ones that have been made in this discussion help all of us to get closer to the truth about matters that are important to those of us who enjoy great music from the swing era. 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