Editors’ Notes Given his early musical partnership with Billie Holiday at a time when America was still segregated, Shaw clearly had a taste for risk. That's borne out in his slyly experimental sound. What other white clarinetist could take a Mexican song, have it arranged by African-American composer William Grant Still, and then ride it to the top of the pop chart? (That's just what Shaw did in 1940 with the future standard "Frenesi.") Toying skillfully with mainstream expectations, his adventurism rings clear both in small combos and within big ensembles featuring silky string sections.

SONG
ALBUM
Begin the Beguine
3:14
 
Moonglow
3:11
 
Star Dust (Remastered - 2000)
3:30
 
Summit Ridge Drive
3:19
 
St. James Infirmary Blues, Pt. 1 & 2
6:20
 
Take Your Shoes Off, Baby (And Start Runnin' Through My Mind)
3:25
 
Special Delivery Stomp
2:41
 
Concerto for Clarinet, Pt. 1 & 2 (Remastered - 2000)
9:22
 
Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise (From "the New Moon")
3:12
 
Any Old Time
3:10
 
I Cover the Waterfront (From the Film "I Cover the Waterfront")
3:29
 
The Chant
2:54
 
3:08
 
Gloomy Sunday
3:41
 
Dancing In the Dark (From "the Band Wagon")
3:01
 
What Is This Thing Called Love?
3:13
 
Oh! Lady Be Good (Remasterd - 1999)
3:07
 
Blues In the Night (From "Blues In the Nights")
3:13
 

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