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lunes, 8 de agosto de 2016

Henry Mancini • Combo!



Review by Scott Yanow
Henry Mancini was a significant writer for films who used the flavor of jazz in some of his movie scores. Mancini gathered an impressive cast of top players consisting of trumpeter Pete Candoli, trombonist Dick Nash, Ted Nash on alto and flute, Art Pepper (sticking exclusively to clarinet), baritonist Ronnie Lang, pianist Johnny Williams (doubling on harpsichord), guitarist Bob Bain, bassist Rolly Bundock, drummer Shelly Manne, Ramon Rivera on conga, and Larry Bunker on vibes and marimba. Some of the dozen selections are relatively straight-ahead, while a few (particularly "A Powdered Wig" and "Scandinavian Shuffle") are a bit corny, especially in their use of harpsichord and marimba. There are a few strong moments (particularly from Candoli and Pepper) on such numbers as "Moanin'," "Sidewalks of Cuba," "Castle Rock," and "Everybody Blow," but the end results are not too essential. Overall, this is a compromise between creative jazz and tightly controlled music meant for a larger audience. A historical curiosity.

egroj note: Despite what you say Scott, I think this album is worth enjoy and appreciate some aspects of Mancini that are not repeated in other albums.

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Comentarios de Scott Yanow
Henry Mancini fue un escritor significativo para las películas que utilizaron el sabor de jazz en algunas de sus bandas sonoras. Mancini reunió un impresionante elenco de los mejores jugadores que consta de trompetista Pete Candoli, trombón Dick Nash, Ted Nash en alto y flauta, Art Pepper (que se pega exclusivamente a clarinete), baritonist Ronnie Lang, pianista Johnny Williams (redoble de clave), el guitarrista Bob Bain , el bajista Rolly Bundock, el batería Shelly Manne, Ramón Rivera en la conga, y Larry Bunker en rollo y marimba. Algunas de las docenas de selecciones son relativamente en línea recta, mientras que unos pocos (en particular "Una peluca en polvo" y "Scandinavian Shuffle") son un poco cursi, sobre todo en el uso de la clave y marimba. Hay algunos momentos fuertes (en particular de Candoli y pimienta) sobre los números tales como "Moanin", "Las aceras de Cuba", "Castle Rock" y "Todo el mundo Blow", pero los resultados finales no son demasiado esenciales. En general, este es un compromiso entre el jazz y la música creativa estrechamente controlada destinada a un público más amplio. Una curiosidad histórica.

Nota de egroj: A pesar de lo que dice Scott, creo que este disco vale la pena disfrutar y apreciar algunos aspectos de Mancini que no se repiten en otros álbumes.




Tracklist
1 Moanin' 2:50
2 Sidewalks Of Cuba 3:22
3 Dream Of You 2:54
4 Swing Lightly 4:15
5 Castle Rock 2:31
6 A Powdered Wig 2:35
7 Playboy's Theme 2:55
8 Tequila 2:35
9 Far East Blues 3:26
10 Charleston Alley 3:10
11 Scandinavian Shuffle 2:37
12 Everybody Blow ! 3:21

Credits
Conductor, Arranged By – Henry Mancini
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Ted Nash (2)
Baritone Saxophone, Flute [Alto] – Ronny Lang
Bass – Rolly Bundock
Clarinet – Art Pepper
Congas – Ramon Rivera
Design [Cover] – Don Peters (2)
Drums – Shelly Manne
Guitar, Bass Guitar – Bob Bain
Piano, Harpsichord – Johnny Williams
Trumpet – Pete Candoli
Vibraphone, Marimba – Larry Bunker

Recorded at RCA Victor's Music Center of The World, Hollywood, California on June 14, 1960 (2,5,10), on June 17, 1960 (3,7,9,10), on June 21, 1960 (1,4,6,8,12)

Label: RCA Victor ‎– 74321477942, BMG France ‎– 74321477942
Series: JAZZ!
Released: 1997
Genre: Jazz
Style: Big Band, Cool Jazz





2 comentarios:

  1. YES EGROJ! I agree. This is an enjoyable swinging album with a different sound to the group from other jazz combinations. Yanow is being just a bit too "pure "in his comments. Thankyou

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