Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Guitar of Al Caiola - Deep in a Dream

Al Caiola is a guitarist who initially made his reputation as a session musician, playing on records made by Percy Faith and Andre Kostelanetz, among others. Caiola was the conductor and arranger for United Artists Records in the late '40s and early '50s. After leaving UA, he signed with RCA, where he released a number of singles in the '50s. In the early '60s, he went back to United Artists, which is where he scored his first hit with the theme to the film The Magnificent Seven. The single peaked at 35 in early 1961 and it was quickly followed by the theme to the television series Bonanza, which climbed to number 19. For the rest of the '60s, Caiola released a number of easy listening instrumental albums. During the decade he also hosted a television show, which was only aired for a short while. Caiola continued to record throughout the '70s and into the '80s.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Al Caiola
Deep in a Dream
(The Guitar of Al Caiola)


1 Love Letters (Heyman, Young)  4:10
2 There Will Never Be Another You (Gordon, Warren)  3:57
3 I've Got It Bad (Pike, Randazzo)  4:30
4 Everything Happens to Me (Legrand, David)  4:34
5 Deep in a Dream (VanHeusen, DeLange)  4:40
6 You Are Too Beautiful (Hart, Rodgers)  4:22
7 I've Got a Crush on You (Porter)  3:55
8 Thunderbird (Caiola)  4:58


Bernie Privin - tp
Hank Jones - p
Al Caiola - g
Clyde Lombardi - b
Kenny Clarke - dr

Recorded in New York City, October 6 [# 1-4] ; & October 11, 1955 [# 5-8]

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dreadco said...

Thank you. Hank Jones and Kenny Clarke... Can't wait to listen to this one. Do you also have "Serenade in blue"?

Luis said...

Alexander Emil Caiola, next september will celebrate his 90 birthday. Still playing?.

Thank you for the post, this is a good album.

Luis said...


alpax said...

Never heard this one before. Thanks very much.

Orbyt said...

Merci beaucoup Mel! I have this as a low bitrate mp3 so your lossless in very appreciated.

PgUpPgDn said...

I couldn't pick the archive password, please supply.

I am glad to see you again Mel, and I'm very angry to those one thief who occupied your prior address ("bloomy...), (some greek or what). Anyway keep going with letter "P", we are always around.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much for this album!

ZM-JazzRock said...

Thanx a lot Mel!
I never had the opportunity of hear Caiola as a session leader.

deGallo said...

Thank you for this upgrade.

Toad said...

Never heard Al Caiola, thanks for this opportunity

fcapeau said...

Never heard of that session up to now ! Good surprise .... Many thanks.

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ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel.

Melanchthon said...

Rodney said...

Thank you, Mel

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AmyBRAINS said...

Nice post, Melanchthon.
Many thanks.

Pepin said...

Que bonito Mel. No conocía a Caiola. fantástico. No paras de sorprenderme con cosas para mi desconocidas. Podrías actualizar el poss de "Serenade in Blue". Muchas gracias por todo.

steve said...

This is new to me Mel. thanks for the listen!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

chuchuni said...

Thanks for the new opportunity, Mel :)

theo pilot said...

is there a Passphrase? please