Peter Appleyard and the Jazz Giants' The Lost 1974 Sessions features the British/Canadian vibraphonist backed by members of Benny Goodman's sextet at the time. Having played a show at the Ontario Place Forum with Goodman, Appleyard booked the ensemble for a recording session figuring, quite rightly, that the chance might not come around again. Featured here is truly an all-star cast of swingers including pianist Hank Jones, bassist Slam Stewart, tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims, trombonist Urbie Green, cornetist Bobby Hackett, and drummer Mel Lewis.
Also included here are in-studio dialogue clips between the musicians and the engineer, which adds to the overall sense of being right there in the studio with the once-in-a-lifetime ensemble.
ZOOT SIMS, tenor sax BOBBY HACKETT, cornet URBIE GREEN, trombone HANK JONES, piano SLAM STEWART, bass MEL LEWIS, drums PETER APPLEYARD, vibes
Recorded at RCA Studios, Toronto, Canada, September 14, 1974.
01. Studio Dialogue 1 02. Ellington Medley 03. Studio Dialogue 2 04. After You’ve Gone 05. Studio Dialogue 3 06. Tangerine 07. Studio Dialogue 4 08. You Don’t Know What Love Is 09. Studio Dialogue 5 10. But Beautiful 11. Studio Dialogue 6 12. You Go To My Head 13. Studio Dialogue 7 14. Indiana 15. Studio Dialogue 8 16. A Smooth One 17. Studio Dialogue 9 18. Dancing On The Ceiling 19. Bonus tracks Out Takes