Charlie Barnet

1949

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This budget LP features Charlie Barnet's 1949 bop big band, a short-lived unit that featured a screaming trumpet section (with Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinson and Ray Wetzel), modern arrangements and hot solos from the likes of altoist Vinnie Dean, tenor-saxophonist Dick Hafer, pianist Claude Williamson, bassist Eddie Safranski and Barnet himself on tenor, alto and soprano. These broadcasts increase the slim discography of this forgotten but talented band.