on 26/9/05 5:03, spacelights at spacelights@...
> Some of the cuts are wonderful: Don Byas and
>> Slam Stewart in "I got Rhythm", and "Indiana". I presume that these
>> were from one og the Town Hall Concerts, but when, I don't know. Also,
>> where was the rest of the ensemble?
According to Vincent Pelote's Commodore Discography these are all from the
concert of 9 June 1945.
According to Peter Clayton's notes to my London LP, the recordings were done
by Timme Rosencrantz and they were certainly first issued on European
12-inch 78 labels which frequently drew on Timme's holdings. In A Mellotone
was Selson 7219/7220; Indiana was Jazz Star/Baronet A47101; I Got Rhythm was
Jazz Star/Baronet A47102. The first Commodore issues are on 10-inch LPs.
Clayton doesn't appear to know how the records were made but I guess they
are "glass-based acetates" (whatever that actually means) like contemporary
Duke Ellington live recordings.
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