Fletcher Henderson

1926-1927

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This CD, in Classics' chronological series, which captures the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra at its peak, is overloaded with classics: "Jackass Blues," "The Stampede" (which has a very influential tenor solo by Coleman Hawkins), "Clarinet Marmalade" "Snag It" and "Tozo" among others. In addition to Coleman Hawkins, Tommy Ladnier emerges as a major trumpeter and Fats Waller drops by for his "Henderson Stomp." Eight years before the official beginning of the swing era, Fletcher Henderson's orchestra was outswinging everyone.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:11
2 3:04
3 3:12
4 3:10
5 2:48
6 2:55
7 3:08
8 2:50
9 2:54
10 3:08
11 3:12
12 2:49
13 2:39
14 3:05
15 2:54
16 2:57
17 2:46
18 2:54
19 3:04
20 2:43
21 2:55
22 2:55
23 2:43
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