Metronome All Stars

Also known as 1941 Mentronome All Stars, 1949 Metronome All Stars, Metronome All Star Band, Metronome All Star Band, The, Metronome All Star Nine, Metronome All Stars 1948-49, Metronome All Stars 1956, Metronome All Stars, The, Metronome All-Star Band, Metronome All-Star Band, The, Metronome All-Star Bands, The, Metronome All-Stars, Metronome All-Stars 1956, Metronome All-Stars Band, Metronome All-Stars, The
Members of Metronome All Stars: Alvino Rey, Arthur Rollini, Artie Bernstein, Benny Carter, Benny Goodman, Bill Harris, Billy Bauer, Bob Ahern (2), Bob Haggart, Bob Zurke, Buddy DeFranco, Buddy Rich, Bunny Berigan, Carmen Mastren, Charlie Barnet, Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker, Charlie Shavers, Charlie Spivak, Charlie Ventura, Chubby Jackson, Coleman Hawkins, Cootie Williams, Count Basie, Dave Tough, Dizzy Gillespie, Doc Goldberg, Duke Ellington, Eddie Miller (2), Eddie Safranski, Ernie Caceres, Fats Navarro, Flip Phillips, Frank Sinatra, Freddie Green, Gene Krupa, George Shearing, Georgie Auld, Harry Carney, Harry Edison, Harry James (2), Herbie Fields, Hymie Schertzer, J.C. Higginbotham, J.J. Johnson, Jack Teagarden, Jess Stacy, John Kirby, Johnny Hodges, June Christy, Kai Winding, Lawrence Brown, Lee Konitz, Lennie Tristano, Lou McGarity, Max Roach, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Neal Hefti, Pete Candoli, Pete Rugolo, Ray Bauduc, Red Norvo, Rex Stewart, Roy Eldridge, Serge Chaloff, Shelly Manne, Sonny Berman, Sonny Dunham, Stan Getz, Sy Oliver, Teddy Wilson, Tex Beneke, Tiny Grimes, Tommy Dorsey, Toots Mondello, Vido Musso, Will Bradley, Ziggy Elman
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Discography of Metronome All Stars:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Early Spring 2 Audio Capitol Records
2 Overtime / Victory Ball 2 Audio 1949 RCA Victor
3 Bugle Call Rag / One O'Clock Jump 2 Audio 1941 Victor
4 Gypsy In My Soul 2 Audio 1950 Metronome
5 Mr. "B' With A Beat 2 Audio 1956 MGM Records
6 Trumpets On High! 12 Audio 1984 Tall Tree Records
7 Leap Here / Metronome Riff 2 Audio 1948-02-00 Capitol Records
8 Immortal Jazz On Verve Vol. 10 6 Audio 1981 Verve Records
9 Mr. B. With A Beat 10 Audio 1955
10 Bugle Call Rag / One O'Clock Jump 2 Audio
11 The Classic Recordings 1939-1953 24 Audio 2005 Memoir
12 Metronome All-Stars 1956 6 Audio 1956 Clef Records
13 King Porter Stomp 2 Audio 1940 Columbia
14 Begin The Beguine 2 Audio 1950 Metronome
15 St. Louis Blues 4 Audio 1953 MGM Records
16 The Metronome All-Star Bands 10 Audio 1958
17 Benny Carter Plus The Metronome All-Stars 16 Audio Queen Disc
18 Leap Here / Metronome Riff 2 Audio Telefunken Capitol
19 The Metronome All-Star Bands 10 Audio 1958 RCA Camden
20 The Metronome All-Star Bands 15 Audio 1988 Bluebird (3)
21 Metronome All-Stars 1956 6 Audio 1956 Barclay

Metronome Magazine had an annual poll during 1939-1961 that picked who their readers considered the top jazz instrumentalists on each instrument for the year.

More than that, Metronome actually recorded the all-stars on a fairly regular basis with sessions of the 1939-1942, 1945-1950, 1953, and 1956 contests.

In most cases, the group recorded two songs with short solos from practically all of the participants.

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