Showing posts with label Marty Berman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marty Berman. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dave Pell Octet Swingin' In The Ol' Corral

Swingin’ in the Ol’ Corral or “I’ll Be Hanged If They Don’t Hang Me First” owes its existence to a disc jockey named Jack Wagner, who had the fine habit of more than occasionally spinning jazz recordings on his several KHJ programs. The Dave Pell Octet happened to be one of his favorite groups, and so it was Dave to whom he turned when it occurred to him to present a sterling galaxy of Western tunes in a jazz format.
Pell seized on this one like a small lad going after a licorice stick, and in due time Swingin’ in the Ol’ Corral was strictly fact. The fact of the matter is that here is an album of great joy and rare good humor. Lofty praise of this success must be heaped on the various arrangers, who did a tasty job with this collection of songs certainly familiar to everyone.

Source : http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/swingin_in_the_ol_corral-cd-5490.html

Dave Pell Octet
Swingin' in The Ol' Corral

Tracks

1 I'm an Old Cowhand (Mercer)  2:55
2 Gal in Calico (Schwartz, Robin)  2:28
3 Empty Saddles (Hill, Brennan)  4:30
4 Arkansas (Evans, Ram)  2:44
5 Camptown March and Blues (Trad.)  3:14
6 South of the Border (Kennedy, Carr)  4:18
7 Wagon Wheels (Hill, DeRose)  4:13
8 Across the Alley from the Alamo (Greene)  2:26
9 My Sombrero (Cugat)  3:38
10 Oklahoma Hills (Guthrie, Guthrie)  3:10
11 Cool Water (Nolan)  3:25
12 I'll Be Hanged (MacCarthy, Redmond, Mysels)  3:08

*

Personnel
Don Fagerquist - tp
Dave Pell - ts
Marty Berman - bs
Ray Sims - tb
Tommy Tedesco - g
Marty Paich - p
Buddy Clark - b
Frank Capp - dr

Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, on September 16 [# 5, 7 & 11] ; 18 [# 3, 4, 6, 8 & 10] ; & 21 [# 1, 2, 9 & 12] , 1956

Arrangers : Shorty Rogers [# 1 & 12], Med Flory [# 2], Jack Montrose [# 3 & 10], Bill Holman [# 4 & 8], Jerry Fielding [# 5 & 11] and Marty Paich [# 6,7 & 9]

Originally issued as 12" LP, RCA LPM-1394

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dave Pell Octet - Love Story

Dave Pell
Octet
Love Story

Tracks

1 Can't We Be Friends ? (James, Swift)  3:28
2 I've Got a Crush on You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:13
3 I've Got A Geeling I'm Falling (Link, Waller, Rose)  3:33
4 Love Is the Sweetest Thing (Noble)  3:30
5 If I Could Be With You* (One Hour Tonight) (Creamer, Johnson)  3:30
6 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)* (Porter)  3:04
7 You Can't Pull The Wool Over My Eyes (Ager, Newman, Mencher)  3:08
8 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Hart, Rodgers)  4:54
9 Just One More Chance* (Coslow, Johnston)  3:04
10 Who Walks in When I Walk Out ?* (Goodhart, Hoffman, Freed)  4:17
11 Solitude (DeLange, Ellington, Mills (Ellington, Mills, DeLange)  4:31
12 I've Found a New Baby (Palmer, Williams)  3:18

Personnel
Don Fagerquist - tp
Ray Sims - tb
Dave Pell or Claude Williamson* - ts, b clt & Engl hrn
Marty Berman - bs
André Previn - p
Tony Rizzi - g
Mel Pollan - b
Irv Kluger - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; February 13 [# 1-4] ; February 20 [# 5, 6, 9 & 10] ; & February 21, 1956 [# 7, 8, 11 & 12]

See also
http://www.jazzdisco.org/atlantic-records/discography-1956/

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dave Pell Octet - Swingin’ School Songs

 
The smooth sound of the Dave Pell Octet and the general feeling of their presentations, though an essential contributing factor to the unit’s success, have moved certain jazz critics to categorize Pell’s music as jazz. The major portion of the octet’s work were dances, and over 95 percent of them were for high schools and colleges. “Almost every time we play a college or high school, there are requests for the school song,” said Pell. “When our baritone sax man suggested we make jazz arrangements on the best known college songs... I took the idea immediately. Utilizing the great arrangers available — Marty Paich, Bill Holman, John Williams — to us, the project was carried out.”

Source : http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/swingino_school_songs-cd-5491.html


Dave Pell
Octet
Swingin’ School Songs

Tracks

1 On Wisconsin (Purdy, Beck) 2:22
2 The Victors (University of Michigan) 1:56
3 Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech 4:43
4 Fight On (University of Southern California) (Sweet, Grant) 2:16
5 Far Above Cayuga’s Waters 2:48
6 Iowa Corn Song (Lockard, Riley) 2:28
7 Indiana, Our Indiana (King, Harker) 2:27
8 Navy Blue and Gold (Crosley) 2:23
9 The Eves of Texas 2:34
10 Hail Purdue (Morrison, Wotawa) 2:37
11 Minnesota Rouser (Hutsell) 2:26
12 Wave the Flag (University of Chicago) 2:22
13 Go U Northwestern (Etten) 2:23
14 Illinois Loyalty 1:58
15 Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (Stokes, Vernor) 2:34 (*)
16 Notre Dame Victory March (Traditional) 2:45

(*) A national fraternity song not associated with any particular college,
but generally known and played at colleges
throughout the country.


Personnel
Don Fagerquist - tp
Bob Enevoldsen - tb
Dave Pell - ts
Marty Berman - bs
Marty Paich - p
Tony Rizzi - g
Buddy Clark - b
Frank Capp - dr

Arrangers: Bill Holman [# 1, 8, 10 & 12], Marty Paich [# 2, 3, 5 & 9], John T. Williams [# 4 & 6], Med Flory [# 7,13 & 14], Bob Enevoldsen [# 11, 15 & 16].


Recorded in Los Angeles, August 8 [# 1, 8, 10, 12 & 16] ; 11 [# 6, 7, 13, 14 & 15] ; & 13 [# 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 & 11], 1958.


First issued as 12" LP Coral CRL 757248
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For this project by the Dave Pell Octet, the group performs 16 songs that were either college tunes or favorites of fraternities. Although the concept is not too promising and the interpretations are quite concise (often around three minutes apiece), the music is more rewarding than expected. Such tunes as "On Wisconsin," "Iowa Corn Song," "Hail Purdue," and "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" have rarely sounded better since the arrangements of Bill Holman, Marty Paich, John Williams, Med Flory, and Bob Enevoldsen uplift the songs and are full of little surprises. This was trumpeter Don Fagerquist's last album with Pell's octet; also heard from are Pell on tenor, valve trombonist Bob Enevoldsen, baritonist Marty Berman, and a four-piece rhythm section led by pianist Marty Paich.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/swingin-school-songs-r155829

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dave Pell - Jazz Goes Dancing (Prom to Prom)

The Dave Pell Octet, which made its first recordings in 1953, came out of the Les Brown big band and was the epitome of a swinging, cool-toned, West Coast-style jazz group. Pell's ensemble at the time consisted of the leader on tenor, trumpeter Don Fagerquist (an underrated great), trombonist Ray Sims, baritonist Marty Berman, pianist Arnold Ross, guitarist Tony Rizzi, bassist Bob Bates and drummer Irv Kluger. In order to increase his audience, Pell went out of his way to play for dancing audiences without altering his music much. This long-out-of-print LP is an excellent example of Dave Pell's music of the era, with a dozen songs (two originals and ten vintage standards) whose titles have something to do with college-age people or dancing. Examples include "Young and Healthy," "The Continental," "When I Take My Sugar to Tea" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home." Worth exploring.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/jazz-goes-dancing-prom-to-prom-mw0000245438


Dave Pell
Jazz Goes Dancing/Prom to Prom

Tracks

1 Look Who's Dancing (Schwartz, Fields) 3:19
2 East of the Sun (Browman) 3:06
3 You (Donadson, Adamson) 2:53
4 Young and Healthy (Warren, Dubin) 3:23
5 The Continental (Magidson, Conrad) 2:37
6 Dance for Daddy (Pell) 2:45
7 When I Take My Sugar to Tea (Fain, Kahal, Pierre) 3:01
8 If I Had You (Shapiro, Campbell, Connelly) 2:45
9 Cheek to Cheek (Berlin) 2:56
10 Let's Face the Music and Dance (Berlin) 3:10
11 Prom to Prom (Pell) 2:57
12 Walkin, My Baby Back Home (Turk, Ahlert) 2:59

*

Personnel
Dave Pell - ts
Don Fagerquist - tp
Ray Sims - tb
Marty Berman - bs
Tony Rizzi - g
Arnold Ross - p
Bob Bates - b
Irving Kluger - dr

Recorded in Hollywood ; May 28, 31 & June 4, 1956