Sunday, October 24, 2010

and the beat goes on


Here's more from the early Hi-Fi era fascination with percussion and stereo placement.
Musician of note on this release is trumpeter Doc Severinson, who apparently played on every lounge music/bachelor pad music/hi-fi album of the period.

Chuck Sagle And His Orchestra - Ping Pong Percussion

Who's Sorry Now 2:20
The Sheik Of Araby 2:58
For Me And My Gal 2:26
How Come You Do Me Like You Do 2:14
My Honey's Lovin' Arms 2:41
When The Saints Go Marching In 2:20
Make Love To Me 2:39
Cuddle Up A Little Closer 2:36
Staras Fell On Alabama 2:52
Muskrat Ramble 1:55
Someday Sweetheart 2:30
High Society 2:09

Catalog#:BN 568
Format:Vinyl, LP, Stereo

Clarinet - Phil Olivella (tracks: B1, B2, B4, B6)
Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Piccolo Flute - Phil Bodner (tracks: A1-A6, B3, B5)
Conductor - Chuck Sagle
Double Bass - George Duvivier
Guitar - Barry Galbraith (tracks: A1-A6, B3, B5) , Mundell Lowe (tracks: B1, B2, B4, B6)
Percussion - Archie Freedman* (tracks: A1, A3 to A5, B1, B2, B4, B6) , Bob Rosengarten* (tracks: B1, B2, B4, B6) , Harry Breuer (tracks: A1 to A6, B3, B5) , Jimmy Crawford (tracks: B1, B2, B4, B6) , Joe Venuto (tracks: A1, A3 to A5) , Marty Grupp* (tracks: A1 to A6, B3, B5) , Phil Krause (tracks: A2, A6, B3, B5) , Ted Sommers* , Warren Hard , Willie Rodriguez
Piano - Moe Wechsler
Saxophone [Tenor], Flute, Bass Clarinet - Al Klink (tracks: A1-A6, B3, B5)
Trombone - Harry DaVito* (tracks: A1, A3 to A5) , Lou McGarity (tracks: A2, A6, B3, B5)
Trumpet - Doc Severinson* (tracks: A1-A6, B3, B5) , Johnny Glasel* (tracks: B1, B2, B4, B6)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Horn Diplomacy

Here's an interesting artifact of the Cold War* - a recording of a jazz ensemble that traveled to Moscow in 1962 on a "Jazz Mission" arranged (in two senses of the word) by Al Cohn.

Players on this disc include Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion, Gene Allen, Jimmy Maxwell Markie Markowitz, Willie Dennis, Eddie Costa, Bill Crow, and Mel Lewis.

1. Mission To Moscow
2. The Sochi Boatman
3. Midnight in Moscow
4. Let's Dance
5. Russian Lullaby
6. Red, White and Blue Eyes

Jazz Mission To Moscow

*note the "commie red" album cover - coincidence?