1949 in Music

Reviews for music released in 1949.


1. Billie Holiday: “Them There Eyes” (8/10)

This is another bouncy big band track where the band sounds massive. There are solos in this one. A return to jazz. (There’s even a call and response section, albeit a brief one.)


2. Billie Holiday: “‘Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do” (7/10)

Up-tempo big band. Stands out among these late ’40s track. Music doesn’t fit the lyrics, which is neat. (Though they defend abuse…)


3. Billies Holiday: “You’re My Thrill” (6/10)

Romantic orchestration this time. A little over the top. But Holiday still thinks she’s singing jazz, which makes it a lot easier to take.


Tadd Dameron’s Big Ten And Royal Roost Jam (??/10] [bootleg issued when? do we have the whole record?]

Tadd Dameron Quintet In Paris Festival International De Jazz – May, 1949 [issued 1977] (??/10)

Miles Davis Band: “Boplicity” / “Isreal” (??/10)

Miles Davis Band: “Jeru” / “Godchild” (??/10)

Miles Davis Band: “Move” / “Budo” (??/10)

Miles Davis Band: “Rouge” [not issued??]

Miles Davis Band: “Venus de Milo” / “Darn that Dream” (??/10)

Metronome All Stars: “Overtime” / “Victory Ball” (??/10) [issued when?]

Stars of Modern Jazz: Hot House / Ornithology (??/10) [issued when?]