Pure Pleasure Records (Reprise)



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APPR 60600
EAN: 5060149622629
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP


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180-gram vinyl

Remastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

"Shorty Rogers' Jazz Waltz is exactly that, an exploration of 10 compositions played in waltz settings. Only these big-band charts are hardly the waltzes heard on Lawrence Welk's long-running television series. Rogers kicks off with a swinging number ('I'm Gonna Go Fishin') written by Duke Ellington for the soundtrack to the film "Anatomy of a Murder" and featuring the leader's rich flügelhorn.

"The lyrical take of the centuries-old folk melody 'Greensleeves' alternates between the tense rhythm section and Bud Shank's gorgeous flute solo. Rogers' delightful 'Be as Children' almost sounds as if it was adapted from a gospel song. The brisk treatment of Ellington's 'Echoes of Harlem,' featuring Paul Horn on flute, is refreshing. Only Bobby Scott's 'A Taste of Honey' is the least bit disappointing, simply because this arrangement isn't quite as adventurous as the rest of the album. Originally issued by Reprise in 1962 and out of print for decades." — AllMusic

Side 1
I’m Gonna Go Fishin’
Walk On The Wild Side
Be As Children

Side 2
Jazz Waltz
Echoes of Harlem
A Taste Of Honey
Terence’s Farewell
The Streets Of Laredo

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 02/07/2019
5 Stars
Pure Pleasure puts out consistently good releases, but the sound quality of this LP is astonishing. Piano in particular. If there is any knock, the stereo separation is a little extreme. I’m enjoying the hell out of this.

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