Wednesday, December 29, 2010


The King of the Clarinet drove everyone into a frenzy with this fox trot. Disgusted with the dance crowds and miserable playing the same old requests, Artie Shaw had suddenly quit his high-paying gig as a bandleader and lived for several months in the remote seaside village of Acapulco. This was the first session after his return and was recorded with his new orchestra which included a string section. The playful Cancion Tropical was written by Mexican composer Alberto Dominguez.

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