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The Best of Fred Elizalde and his Anglo American Band 1928-1929
 
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The Best of Fred Elizalde and his Anglo American Band 1928-1929

22 May 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 30 May 2007
  • Release Date: 22 May 2007
  • Label: Retrieval
  • Copyright: 2007 Retrieval
  • Total Length: 1:06:35
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  • ASIN: B001GQ197A
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 201,140 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barry McCanna TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Aug. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have to confess to a certain reservation regarding Fred Elizalde's Savoy recordings. On the one hand, his contract was not renewed, allegedly because he refused to tone down his performances to suit the patrons of that establishment. On the other hand, he recorded such limpid tunes as Diane, Chopinata, and Roam On, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart. None of which feature here, mercifully. Instead we get such standards as Tiger Rag, Sugar, My Pet, and Nobody's Sweetheart, many of which feature that giant of the bass saxophone Adrian Rollini, who could manipulate that mammoth of an instrument like few others. I assume that the Trumbauer-influenced saxophonist is Bobby Davis, and mention should be made of the presence on the later sides of Mario Lorenzi, who recorded the first hot harp solo with Jay Whidden (predating Caspar Reardon by some years). The other item of interest is the later joining of guitarist Al Bowlly, who contributes four vocals, including the ultra-rare Metropole recording of "After The Sun Kissed The World Goodbye".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Gibbons TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 2 Nov. 2011
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Fred Elizalde lead a wonderful dance band at the Savoy Hotel in London in the late 1920's. He employed some of the best local musicians available and added some of the finest players from that crack American band - The California Ramblers. These latter, including Bobby Davis, Chelsea Quealy, and Adrian Rollini, were, of course, important figures in the New York 'hot music' scene and had played and recorded with the likes of Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang.

The young English players, who included that fine trumpet player Norman Payne, loved working in the group and learnt an enormous amount from their trans-atlantic confreres. For the young Harry Hayes - whose first major job this was - the thrill of playing in the same section as Rollini and Davis was something, as he told me, he never forgot.

This anthology of the best recordings Elizalde made for Vocalion in 1928 and 1929 forms a first class introduction to the work of this pioneering group. There is a mixture of 'hot' numbers played by a small group made-up of an American front line and an English rhythm section - Rollini's baritione sax is outstanding - and more conventional dance numbers played by the full band. As a bonus, the young Al Bowlly joins the group for some of the later tracks. As ever, his vocals are first class.

These records were a major milestone in the early development of British jazz and, as such, are of enormous historical importance. However, as well as this, they are thoroughly enjoyable in their own right and this CD, excellently remastered by John R T Davis, is highly recommended. A splendid issue.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Too Hot For The Savoy 15 Aug. 2007
By Barry McCanna - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have to confess to a certain reservation regarding Fred Elizalde's Savoy recordings. On the one hand, his contract was not renewed, allegedly because he refused to tone down his performances to suit the patrons of that establishment. On the other hand, he recorded such limpid tunes as Diane, Chopinata, and Roam On, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart. None of which feature here, mercifully. Instead we get such standards as Tiger Rag, Sugar, My Pet, and Nobody's Sweetheart, many of which feature that giant of the bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini, who could manipulate that mammoth of an instrument like few others. I assume that the Trumbauer-influenced saxophonist is Bobby Davis, and mention should be made of the presence on the later sides of Mario Lorenzi, who recorded the first hot harp solo with Jay Whidden (predating Caspar Reardon by some years). The other item of interest is the later joining of guitarist Al Bowlly, who contributes four vocals, including the ultra-rare Metropole recording of "After The Sun Kissed The World Goodbye".
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Worth getting for Adrian Rollini's hot solos... 22 Sept. 2000
By roarin20sGuy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Though Fred Elizalde & His Anglo American Band, weren't as hot as say McKinney's Cotton Pickers, or Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers, however they we're a very jazz oriented dance band, and they had the greatest bass sax player ever Adrian Rollini, who gets lot's of solo space on this generally excellent and remastered CD. This set of good 20's jazz is recommended mostly to Rollini collectors and 20's hot music fanatics.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
rollini makes fred great 21 Jun. 2000
By "larriman" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
In the late 1920's Fred Elizalde was blessed by having the greatest bass saxophonist in the world come to England and join him in the band. As usual, Adrian Rollini, that great bass saxophonist I am speaking of, knew how to turn a good swingy jazz band into a great jazzy band. He did when he was with the California Ramblers, and he did when he joined Fred's band. If you had to listen to just one number on this cd, I would reccomend Crazy Rhythm.Just listen for that great bass sax of Adrian Rollini, and you will agree Fred was quite lucky in getting him to join. His presence makes the difference on this cd for sure. If Dick Clark was asking me to rate this cd, I would give it a 100, or in amazon terms a 5 stars rating. "Adrian-Fred needed you and that great bass sax of yours." A+++++++++++++
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Swing Jazz 15 Dec. 1999
By Joe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Great music of the past - Dont lose it. This is the music the Big Band era came from. 1920's REAL jazz ; swing bands, stride piano, and Dixieland all had it's beginnings with this music. Fred Lives!
Five Stars 29 Aug. 2014
By Nathan McWilliams - Published on Amazon.com
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amazing quality of sound!
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