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Dave Pell Octet - Jazz For Dancing And Listening Album

Dave Pell Octet - Jazz For Dancing And Listening Album
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    Dave Pell Octet
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    Jazz For Dancing And Listening
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    2 × CD


1Isle Of Capri2:46
2How Are Things In Glocca Morra?5:57
3Shuffle Off To Buffalo2:54
5Paris In The Spring3:38
6Let´s Do It3:05
7Jazz Wagner3:25
8Flying Down To Rio2:33
9I´ve Got A Feeling I´m Falling3:34
10Memphis In June4:06
11London In July3:26
12Deep In The Heart Of Texas2:54
13Just One More Chance3:10
14Can´t We Be Friends2:30
15My Heart Belongs To Daddy2:41
16Mike´s Peak2:25
17Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewildered4:55
18New Orleans4:25
20Star Eyes2:55
21Who Walks In When I Walk Out4:19
22The White Cliffs Of Dover2:57
23On A Slow Boat To China3:20
24Love Is The Sweetest Thing3:31
25You Can´t Pull The Wool Over My Eyes3:12
26I´ve Got A Crush On You2:15
27I´ve Found A New Baby3:20
28Klump Jump2:44
29On The Good Ship Lollipop2:41
30I Had The Craziest Dream2:50
31Sunday In Savannah3:54
32If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight3:31


Don Fagerquist (tp), Ray Sims (tb), Dave Pell (ts, b-cl), Bob Gordon, Marty Berman (bs), Donn Trenner, Paul Smith, André Previn, Claude Williamson (p), Tony Rizzi (g), Buddy Clark, Rolly Bundock, Mel Pollan (b), Bill Richmond, Jack Sperling, Irv Kluger (d), Roy Harte (bongos), Marty Paich, Wes Hensel, Johnny Mandel, Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Jack Montrose (arr).

The Dave Pell Octet was one of the most successful West Coast modern jazz combos in the 50s, playing a stimulating and swinging repertoire ideal for the groups aims. Dave Pell favoured variations on the melody rather than the harmonic emphasis heard in the work of his contemporaries. The deftly crafted arrangements, by Marty Paich, Shorty Rogers, Johnny Mandel, Wes Hensel, Bill Holman, Jack Montrose, André Previn, and Jimmy Giuffre, established the groups sound and personality, and offered shrewdly placed spots for its stellar soloists.

They were a hit everywhere, with concerts and teenage dances notable showcases for the unit. With three of its key personnel, Pell, Don Fagerquist and Ray Sims, honed by years as star soloists of Les Browns band, the Octets cohesion was remarkable. These originally Atlantic and Capitol sessions also featured the wonderfully swinging sound of Bob Gordons baritone sax. Elected New Star of the Year in the 1955 Down Beat critics poll, he was killed in an automobile accident two months after these recordings were made. His work here remains a brilliant display of his great talent.