Saturday, February 23, 2013

Dave Pell Plays Rodgers & Hart

The Spanish Fresh Sound label has reissued the earliest recordings by the Dave Pell Octet, one of the top cool jazz bands of the 1950s. The Rodgers & Hart set was one of the group's most famous recordings, with classic renditions of "Mountain Greenery," "The Blue Room," "Spring Is Here," and "Ten Cents a Dance" being among the highpoints. The arrangements (by Marty Paich, Wes Hensel, Shorty Rogers, and Johnny Mandel) practically define the idiom, as do the cool-toned solos. A gem.
Scott Yanow

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Dave Pell
Rodgers & Hart


1 Why Do You Suppose ? (Hart, Paich, Rodgers) 2:58
2 Have You Met Miss Jones ? (Hart, Paich, Rodgers) 2:55
3 You Are Too Beautiful (Hart, Hensel, Rodgers) 3:52
4 Mountain Greenery (Hart, Paich, Rodgers) 2:51
5 A Ship Without a Sail (Hart, Rodgers, Rogers) 3:09
6 The Blue Room (Hart, Rodgers, Rogers) 2:41
7 I've Got Five Dollars (Hart, Rodgers, Rogers) 2:51
8 Sing for Your Supper (Hart, Rodgers, Rogers) 2:36
9 It Never Entered My Mind (Hart, Paich, Rodgers) 3:54
10 The Lady Is a Tramp (Hart, Hensel, Rodgers) 4:04
11 Spring Is Here (Hart, Hensel, Rodgers) 3:06
12 Ten Cents a Dance Hart, Rodgers, Rogers) 2:28

Don Fagerquist - tp
Ray Sims - tb
Ronny Lang - bs
Dave Pell - ts
Donn Trenner - p
Tony Rizzi - g
Rolly Bundock - b
Bill Richmond - dr

Recorded at Capitol Studios ; June 11, 21 & 24, 1954.


jazzmusician said...

really appreciated it.

Luiggi Fornicalli said...

Thank you very much.



laconico said...

Great album!

I was wondering if you have The Dave Pell Octet plays Irving Berlin. If you have it, please post it.

Thanks Melanchthon!

grumpy said...

Belated thanks for this. Whatever Dave Pell's music might have lacked in emotional depth, there's no denying the musicianship of the arrangements or the playing and it's so enjoyable!

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