A New York Singer

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD mostly brings back a middle-of-the-road pop date featuring the beautiful voice of Marlene Ver Planck backed by a string orchestra arranged by Billy Ver Planck. The charts are sometimes...more suited to Barbra Streisand than Ella Fitzgerald, although Marlene generally carries it off. But the program which includes "Go Away, Little Boy," "The Music That Makes Me Dance" and "Hopscotch" is not very jazz-oriented. Much more interesting to jazz fans are five selections recorded especially for this reissue in 1995, for they swing a bit and match Ver Planck with a combo that often includes either trumpeter Joe Wilder or tenor saxophonist Phil Thompson. Marlene had continued...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD mostly brings back a middle-of-the-road pop date featuring the beautiful voice of Marlene Ver Planck backed by a string orchestra arranged by Billy Ver Planck. The charts are sometimes...more suited to Barbra Streisand than Ella Fitzgerald, although Marlene generally carries it off. But the program which includes "Go Away, Little Boy," "The Music That Makes Me Dance" and "Hopscotch" is not very jazz-oriented. Much more interesting to jazz fans are five selections recorded especially for this reissue in 1995, for they swing a bit and match Ver Planck with a combo that often includes either trumpeter Joe Wilder or tenor saxophonist Phil Thompson. Marlene had continued growing as a singer during the intervening 15 years and the latter date finds her in fine form; pity that it oculd not have been paired with a jazz-oriented session for a more cohesive listening experience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/1996
  • Label: Audiophile
  • UPC: 762247216025
  • Catalog Number: 160
  • Sales rank: 206,941

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marlene VerPlanck Primary Artist, Vocals
Richard Davis Bass
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Lenny Hambro Reeds
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Loonis McGlohon Piano, Leader
Billy Ver Planck Conductor
Al Brown Viola
John Miller Bass
Gloria Agostini Harp
Benny Aronov Piano
Bert Collins Trumpet
Donald Corrado French Horn
Rick Dior Drums
David Gale Trumpet
John Gale Trombone
Harry Lookofsky Strings
Jerry Kail Trumpet
Joel Kaye Reeds
Bhen Lanzaroni Piano
Bill Lavorgna Drums
Jay Leonhart Bass
Joseph Malin Strings
Bob McCoy Trumpet
Gene Orloff Concert Master
Romeo Penque Reeds
Terry Peoples Bass
Richard Perry Trumpet
Alan Raph Trombone
Luther Rix Drums
Aaron Rosand Strings
Alan Shulman Cello
Billy Slapin Reeds
Bill Stowe Drums
Tony Studd Trombone (Baritone)
Phil Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Peter Gordon French Horn
Joe Back Guitar
Technical Credits
Billy Ver Planck Arranger
David Floyd Engineer
Bob Jones Liner Notes
Mitchell Parish Composer
Frank Signorelli Composer
Alan Varner Engineer
Matty Malneck Composer
George H. Buck Jr. Producer, Liner Notes
Reg Stagmaier Graphic Design, Cover Design
J. Billy Ver Planck Producer
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