Artist: Louie Bellson Album: Airmail Special Label: Music Masters CD Release Date: 1992-05-01 ASIN: B000LYDWJQ UPC: 016126503820 Description: Louie Bellson [1924-2009] - An American Legend Described by Duke Ellington as, 'not only the worldÆs greatest drummer... but also the worldÆs greatest musician", Louie Bellson had expressed himself on drums since age three. At 15, he pioneered the double bass drum set-up. At 17, he triumphed over 40,000 drummers to win the Gene Krupa drumming contest. 'Airmail Special' is an album of big band charts dedicated to big band legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Lionel Hampton. Personnel: Louie Bellson [leader, drums] Kenneth Hitchcock [violin, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax] Bob Milligan [trumpet] Joe Wilder [trumpet] Marvin Stamm [trumpet] Glenn Drewes [trumpet] Danny Cahn [trumpet] Joe Mosello [trumpet, flugelhorn] James Pugh [trombone] Hale Rood [trombone] Dave Pugh [trombone] Keith O'Quinn [trombone] David Taylor [trombone] George Young [flute, piccolo, clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto sax] Joe Roccisano [flute, clarinet, alto saxophone] Scott Robinson [flute, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone] Don Menza [flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone] Derek Smith [piano] Remo Palmier [guitar] Charles Descarfino [vibraphone, percussion] Performances: 01 - Airmail Special [03:48.50] 02 - I Think of You [07:13.58] 03 - Don't Be That Way [05:25.02] 04 - I Can't Get Started [04:43.43] 05 - Take Me Home [03:42.72] 06 - If I Were a Bellson [07:03.10] 07 - Cherokee [04:37.45] 08 - Prelude to a kiss [06:00.60] 09 - In Roy's Corner [03:31.55] 10 - Reach for the Sky [03:33.23] 11 - Begin the Beguine [03:25.12] 12 - Get Up and Go [05:33.38] Recorded at BMG Recording Studios, New York 15-15 February 1990 Liner Scans: No Format: FLAC [Free Lossless Audio Codec] Extraction: EAC v1.0 beta 2 [Exact Audio Copy] File Size: 349 MiB Posting Date: 04 September 2011 Posting Group: alt.binaries.sounds.lossless Contact: alt.binaries.sounds.lossless.d PAR2: 3 Universal Blocks [2^2 - 1] - (Repairs any 3 3918848 Byte Articles) Maximum Part Size: 536870912 Bytes [2^30 / 2]; 2% Recovery Volumes [REV] Maximum Articles/Part: 137 <http://tiny.cc/New137/ yEnc Lines: 30616 [(2^30 / 2) / (2^7 * 137)] More from Isis: <http://tiny.cc/IsisCD/ Movies Anyone?: <http://tiny.cc/Isis55423 "Often imitated, but never duplicated"