Ralph Yaw

Born 22 October 1898, Enosburg Falls, Vermont
Died
Principle instrument piano
Kenton sideman no

Balboa Bash
Blues in Asia Minor
Ralph Yaw

“The band I am working with is something quite special and different. Stanley Kenton is the leader and I am working with him. We do the arranging, and I think we have cooked up something new in style. A swell new treatment of saxes and a couple of other style tricks do it. The saxes are treated to my mind in the right way for the first time. It really scares me.”

— Ralph Yaw

Arrangements & compositions created for Kenton

* indicates original composition

Balboa Bash * (1941)
Blue Flare * (1942)
Blues In Asia Minor * (1940)
El Choclo (1942)
Cloud Across The Moon (1941)
Congo Clambake * (1941)
Half A Heart (1941)
I Haven’t Got The Heart * (1941)
It Seems To Me (1941) Red Dorris vocal
Let Her Go * (1941)
A Little Jive Is Good For You * (1941) Earl Collier vocal
Low Bridge * (1942)
Marvin’s Mumble * (1941)
Mine (1941) Red Dorris vocal
Night (1940) Red Dorris vocal
Popocatepetl (1942)
Prelude In C * (1940)
Quit Your Shovin’ * (1942)
Shuffling The Chords * (1942)
Smoky * (1941)
Take It From The Oven * (1942)
Take Sixteen * (1941)
Too Soon * (1941)
Two Moods * (1941)
Underneath The Stars * (1942)
You Alone (1940)

My Image

Dallimore, HS. "Chords and Discords. Ralph Yaw Had Nothing to Do with Kenton's Style." Down Beat. 15 December 1941: 12, 22.