Eddie Condon

Town Hall Concerts, Vol. 4

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Although they were never able to get a paying sponsor, the Eddie Condon Town Hall Concerts (a weekly half-hour radio show) was quite popular at the time and became legendary. For Volume 4 of this colorful series of well-recorded two-CD sets (which is highly recommended to all followers of Chicago jazz), there are four complete programs featuring a remarkable ensemble of top musicians (virtually all of whom are showcased individually and collectively in logical fashion): trumpeters Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, Jonah Jones, Max Kaminsky and Muggsy Spanier, trombonists Bill Harris, Miff Mole and Benny Morton, baritonist Ernie Caceres, clarinetists Edmond Hall, Joe Marsala and Pee Wee Russell and pianists James P. Johnson, Willie "The Lion" Smith, and Gene Schroeder in addition to guest drummer Gene Krupa and singer Lee Wiley.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:55 Amazon
2 03:04 Amazon
3
feat: Ensemble
03:31 Amazon
4 02:51 Amazon
5 02:43 Amazon
6 03:13 Amazon
7 05:03 Amazon
8
04:21 Amazon
9 02:44 Amazon
10
feat: Jimmy McHugh
04:40 Amazon
11 03:30 Amazon
12 02:51 Amazon
13 02:18 Amazon
14 03:57 Amazon
15 04:02 Amazon
16
04:22 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:23 Amazon
2 04:20 Amazon
3
feat: Art Hodes
02:59 Amazon
4 03:37 Amazon
5 03:41 Amazon
6 04:34 Amazon
7
06:03 Amazon
8 02:49 Amazon
9 05:46 Amazon
10 04:42 Amazon
11 05:34 Amazon
12 02:08 Amazon
13 05:23 Amazon
14
01:49 Amazon
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