IT HAPPENED EXACTLY 75 YEARS & 1 DAY AGO: Tommy Dorsey Recorded “NIGHT IN SUDAN”…

…one of the most outstanding charts he & his orchestra ever performed._61905628_sudan_meroe_pyramids_g

Certain places in the Far & Middle East were always inspiring jazz musicians, swingin’ on the not so romantic urban Western Frontier:

R-4334590-1362063124-4829“Twilight In Turkey”, “A Night In Tunisia”, “Twilight In Teheran” (Buck Ram’s All Stars, 1944*)“Turkey Special” (Horace Henderson & His Orchestra, 1940), or “Bagdad” (Ray Miller & His Orchestra, 1924).

Here’s Tommy’s, respectively arranger Paul Weston’s contribution to all those exotic efforts, as recorded by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra on June 15, 1939:

“Night In Sudan”

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R-3354171-1327148690*) Buck Ram’s All Stars: Shad Collins (tp) Frank Newton (tp) Tyree Glenn (tb) Earl Bostic (as) Don Byas (ts) Ernie Caceres (bars) Red Norvo (vib) Teddy Wilson (p) Remo Palmieri (g) Slam Stewart (b) Cozy Cole (d) Buck Ram (ldr) – Savoy Studios, NYC, September 18, 1944Blog owner’s recommendation: Go for this splendid LP-twofer (see link)😉

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