The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is the true story of Evelyn Nesbit Shaw, a beautiful showgirl caught in a love triangle with elderly architect Stanford White and eccentric young millionaire Harry K. Thaw.
On this continually interesting CD, the Manhattan Transfer revisits tunes from the swing era, in some cases re-creating (through vocalese) specific recordings. Benny Goodman's 1935 version of "King Porter Stomp," Bennie Moten's 1932 recording of "Moten's Swing," Glenn Miller's "I Know Why," Charlie Barnet's "Skyliner," and Fletcher Henderson's exciting arrangement of "Down South Camp Meetin'" are among the many highlights. The vocals are superb (particularly Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne), although one wishes that the individual members had more of a chance to improvise within the style…
Art of Swing album by Django Reinhardt was released Aug 09, 2011 on the Universal Music Classics & Jazz label. Art of Swing CD music contains a single disc with 18 tracks with original recordings 1935 - 1947, digitally remastered 2011.
2-CD Teddy Wilson Digipak set containing 47 tracks and a 20-page booklet. Almost two and a half hours of music!