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Complete Gramercy 5 Sessions


Download links and information about Complete Gramercy 5 Sessions by Artie Shaw. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 45:43 minutes.

Artist: Artie Shaw
Release date: 1989
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 15
Duration: 45:43
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No. Title Length
1. Special Delivery Stomp (featuring His Gramercy Five) 2:44
2. Summit Ridge Drive (featuring Billy Butterfield, His Gramercy Five, Johnny Guarnieri, Al Hendrickson) 3:18
3. Keepin' Myself for You (featuring His Gramercy Five) 3:15
4. Cross Your Heart (featuring His Gramercy Five) 2:37
5. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? (featuring His Gramercy Five) 3:22
6. When the Quail Come Back to San Quentin (featuring His Gramercy Five) 3:19
7. My Blue Heaven (featuring His Gramercy Five) 2:52
8. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (From the RKO Film "Roberta") (featuring His Gramercy Five) 3:15
9. The Grabtown Grapple (featuring Roy Eldridge, His Gramercy Five) 2:58
10. The Sad Sack (featuring Roy Eldridge, His Gramercy Five) 3:08
11. Scuttlebutt (featuring Roy Eldridge, His Gramercy Five) 3:12
12. The Gentle Grifter (featuring His Gramercy Five) 2:49
13. Mysterioso (Take 1) (featuring His Gramercy Five) 2:58
14. Mysterioso (Take 2) (featuring His Gramercy Five) 2:59
15. Hop, Skip and Jump (featuring Roy Eldridge, His Gramercy Five) 2:57



Many swing big-band leaders featured small groups out of their orchestra as added attractions, particularly Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey with his Clambake Seven, and Bob Crosby's Bobcats. In contrast, Artie Shaw recorded relatively few sides with his Gramercy Five. His original unit from 1940 found the great pianist Johnny Guarnieri playing harpsichord exclusively and matched Shaw's clarinet with trumpeter Billy Butterfield. Their eight recordings include "My Blue Heaven," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," and a million-seller, "Summit Ridge Drive." The remainder of this CD is from 1945 and features Shaw, trumpeter Roy Eldridge, and the two young modernists, pianist Dodo Marmarosa (on piano) and guitarist Barney Kessel. Shaw would lead a few other Gramercy Fives in the future, but these are his two most famous. The music is consistently brilliant with every note counting.