Charlie Barnet: I Like to Riff


Two broadcasts for the military from Charlie’s bands of 1944 and 1959, both stuffed with typical Barnet material.

The second one (no personnel given or detectable) has a nice arrangement of “Moonglow” and a functional one of “Moten Swing”, both by Bill Holman.

The first set is distinguished by the trumpet and vocalising of Peanuts Holland and by Dodo Marmarosa’s piano. Sadly what sounds to be a good guitar solo by Barney Kessel becomes a backing for the announcer.

In the earlier broadcast Charlie’s solos aren’t as good as they might have been. Maybe he was loaded, a not unknown attitude for him.

Barnet (s) and unknown personnel.
Sounds of Yester Year DSOY 2116