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4 Classic Albums [Double CD]

Dave Pell Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (9 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B00CHFOC0K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,260 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music 1 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great swing music with splendid arrangements. Ideal for driving. As usual liner notes have inconsistencies and errors (eg Anitra,s dance becomes Anitas Dance and the composer is listed as "unknown" .. stand up Grieg and take a bow!). But at the price it is excellent value
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST OF THE WEST COAST 8 May 2013
By Barry McCanna TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Having enthused about the earlier reissue of four albums by the Dave Pell Octet (Avid AMSC 1076), I began auditioning this new one with high hopes, and I was not disappointed. The Octet was drawn initially from the ranks of the Les Brown band, of which Pell was a member from 1947 to 1955, so it's hardly surprising that it achieved a high degree of cohesion.

The first CD features two early recordings by the Dave Pell Octet, both of which were released originally on the Kapp label. Apart from the leader's tenor sax, the Octet included Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Ray Sims on trombone, Rolly Bundock on bass, and Tony Rizzo on guitar. They were joined by Ronny Lang on flute, Donn Trenner on piano, and Bill Richmond on drums for the Rodgers & Hart album, which was recorded in 1953. The Irving Berlin album was recorded the following year, with the first five musicians joined by Ronnie Lang on alto & baritone sax, Geoff Clarkson on piano, and Jack Sperling on drums. The various arrangers concerned were Wes Hensel, Bill Holman, Jerry Fielding, Johnny Mandel, Marty Paich and Shorty Rogers. The result is a delight; two dozen treasures from the Great American Song Book in sparkling performances. For my money, the Rodgers & Hart compositions benefit more from the cool jazz approach, particularly "You Are Too Beautiful" which sounds ravishing, as it should.

Not surprisingly, the line-up of the Octet had changed completely by 1961, when "The Old South Wails" was recorded for Capitol. Jack Sheldon was on trumpet, Harry Betts on trombone, Med Flory on baritone sax, Marty Paich & Johnny Williams alternating on piano, Lyle Ritz on bass, Tommy Tedesco on guitar and Frankie Capp on drums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Four Classic Albums By Dave Pell Octet 21 Aug 2013
By Robert N. Pici - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I originally had a vinyl copy of the "Dave Pell Plays Rodgers & Hart" many years ago. It became so worn that I could no longer play it without so much intrusive "static from scratches." When I discovered that this CD compiled with three other albums was being offered by Amazon, I jumped at the chance and purchased it. I couldn't be more satisfied. The clarity and fidelity are absolutely fantastic. I'm getting a great deal of enjoyment from this recording, not to mention the reminiscent sounds that I enjoyed back when I first purchased the vinyl LP.

Thank You, Bob Pici
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