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Between Swing and Bop

sun 27 jul 2008 14:02 
Genre: Swing
Composer: Charlie Parker

Allen Eager – A tenorist who has been mostly forgotten.
In the 40s, tenor saxophone player Allen Eager was a well known and much wanted musician who, after working in bigbands for a while, performed in lots of smaller groups. In 1946, at age 19, he was able to record his first records under his own name for Savoy with a quartet. The first highlight of his musical career formed an engagement at the Tadd Dameron Sextet in 1948. Towards the end of the 50s, Eager, who had settled in Paris in the meantime, went more and more into the background. In this episode, recordings from his first succesful period.

   1. Rampage                               Ed Finckel               
   2. Vot’s Dot                               Allen Eager             
   3. Booby Hatch                              “        “               
   4. Symphony Sid’s Idea                 “        “               
             Giant Steps CD GSCR 023
   5. O-Go-Mo                               Kai Winding          
   6. Mister Dues                              “         “                 
   7. Saxon                                      Allen Eager             
             Savoy LP SJL 2236
   8. All Night All Frantic                   “       “                
   9. Donald Jay                                   “       “               
 10. Meeskite                                      “       “                    
 11. And That’s For Sure                    “       “                
             Giant Steps CD GSCR 023
 12. Nightmare Allen                     Allen Eager           
 13.
Church Mouse                            “       “                    
 14. Jane’s Bounce                             “       “                   
 15. Unmeditated                                “       “                
             Savoy
LP SJL 2236
 16. Good Bait                                Tad Dameron         
 17. Anthropology                           Charlie Parker         
 18. The Tadd Walk                        Tad Dameron            
             Giant Steps GSCR 023

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