Storyville Records

Associated Transcriptions 1935

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Catalogue Number
NOCD3001
Format
Digital Download
Artist
Tommy Dorsey, His Orchestra

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Description

By the end of August 1935 the Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra would be no more, instead there would be two Dorsey orchestras each of which was destined to become famous in its own right.The items recorded by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra at this transcription session were for radio station use only and are probably fairly typical of those ‘used on dance dates. Tommy always had great respect for the general dancing public, and this is certainly reflected in the musical arrangements used at this session. Even at this early stage in the bands career, Tommy’s consummate skill as a trombone player was the main feature of the band, a skill which would eventually lead to him earning the unique appellation "the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing”. Dorsey's syncopation is smooth and lush with soft brass sectioning giving the leader full opportunity to step up for trombone soloing.

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