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|Group:||Metronome All Stars|
|Label:||Capitol||Matrix Number:||Capitol (15039)|
|Record Type:||Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM|
This disk is the result of a recording session with the 1947 readers poll winners. They were brought together in the Capitol Records studio to lay down two sides. The lineup includes Dizzy Gillespie, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Bill Harris, Buddy DeFranco, Flip Phillips, Billy Bauer, Eddie Safranski, & Buddy Rich. It’s a fantastic, energetic, lively, and fun recording. “Leap Here” was written by Cole. He is known primarily as a singer but his piano playing is masterful and he manages to show it all off here. Dizzy, of course, blasts his was through this piece joyfully. It’s unfair to single out any one player in this piece, they are all monsters on their instruments, but noteworthy is Bill Harris’ trombone. His is no staid scale exercise. Listen to how he plays with the instrument as he delves into his solo. Fun stuff!