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Jack ParnellTRIP TO MARS, PARNELL ON PARADE & SINGLES COMPILATION

Jack Parnell
TRIP TO MARS, PARNELL ON PARADE & SINGLES COMPILATION

Drummer and founder member of the Ted Heath Orchestra, Jack Parnell, is featured with his own brilliant big band on this Vocalion release. Jack's own band came into being when, in 1951, he left the Heath orchestra to assume the role of musical director for the London stage show Fancy Free'. When the show folded, the musicians - albeit with a few changes in personnel - formed the nucleus of Jack's band. They signed with EMI's Parlophone subsidiary and began recording in October 1952. The Trip to Mars album (1958) collated various single sides Jack's band had recorded between 1952 and 1954, while Parnell on Parade was a separate EP release from 1955. Jack Parnell's band boasted an all-star line-up that included Ronnie Scott (tenor sax), Jimmy Deuchar (trumpet), Laddie Busby (trombone), Don Honeywell (baritone sax) and Phil Seamen (drums), all of whom are heard to great effect throughout this CD. The disc is rounded off by a compilation of the Parnell band's various 78-rpm sides from the same era. An added bonus is that the accompanying CD booklet features several rare photographs of the Jack Parnell Orchestra during its heyday. An essential purchase for British big band connoisseurs.

Trip to Mars
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra
ORIGINAL LP PMD1053 (1958)

The hawk talks (Bellson)
Sure thing (Hefti)
Carioca from film Flying down to Rio' (Youmans; Cahn; Eliscu)
April in Paris (Duke)
Cottontail (Ellington)
Catherine wheel Quickstep (Parnell; Watson)
Trip to Mars (Paich arr Alder)
Summertime from Porgy and Bess' (Gershwin) featuring Jimmy Deuchar (trumpet)
The champ (Gillespie) featuring drum duet by Jack Parnell & Phil Seamen
Skin deep (Bellson) featuring drum duet by Jack Parnell & Phil Seamen

Parnell on Parade
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra
ORIGINAL EP GEP8564 (1955)

When the Saints go marching in (Trad arr Keating) featuring Red' Price (tenor sax)
Sugarfoot stomp (Armstrong; Oliver)
East meets West (Parnell; Roullier)
Twilight in Turkey (Scott) featuring Don Honeywell (baritone sax)

ORIGINAL SINGLES

Jack Parnell and his Orchestra
When Yuba plays the rumba on the tuba (Hupfeld) Cat. no. MSP6247; Mat. no. CE15600; 02.05.1956 featuring Don Honeywell (baritone sax)
Sky blue shirt and a rainbow tie (Redmond; Berch) MSP6138; CE15122; 28.09.1954 featuring Jack Parnell (vocals)
Love and marriage from Our Town' (Cahn; Van Heusen) R4134; CE15469; 16.11.1955
Ting a ling (Bellson; Shavers) R4009; CE15256; 09.03.1955
Fanfare boogie (Fahey) R3986; CE15242; 19.01.1955
Topsy (Battle; Durham) R4500; CE16186; 03.11.1958
Cha cha rock (T. Lennon) R4500; CE16187; 03.11.1958

Jack Parnell and his Music Makers
Topaz (Busby) R3710; CE14608; 14.06.1953 featuring Laddie Busby (trombone)
Night train (Forrest) MSP6031; 7XCE103; 08.04.1953 featuring Laddie Busby (trombone)
Dragnet (Schumann) R3773; CE14728; 01.10.1953
Route 66 (Troup) MSP6066; 7XCE1073; 08.12.1953 featuring Jack Parnell & The Sapphires (vocals)
Fuller bounce (Parnell; Oliver) R3773; CE14729; 01.10.1953

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