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Chamber Jazz Sextet Plays Pal Joey

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The Chamber Jazz Sextet, an intriguing West Coast cool jazz group from the 1950s, consisted of Dent Hand (on trumpet and bass); altoist Frank Leal; Modesto Briseno on clarinet, tenor, and baritone; Allyn Ferguson on piano and French horn; bassist Fred Dutton doubling on bassoon; and drummer Tom Reynolds. On this 1958 CD reissue, they play jazz versions of songs from the Rodgers & Hart score to the film Pal Joey. The original play had "I Could Write a Book" as its best-known song, but the movie also added some Rodgers & Hart hits from earlier productions, including "There's a Small Hotel," "My Funny Valentine," "The Lady Is a Tramp," and "I Didn't Know What Time It ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The Chamber Jazz Sextet, an intriguing West Coast cool jazz group from the 1950s, consisted of Dent Hand (on trumpet and bass); altoist Frank Leal; Modesto Briseno on clarinet, tenor, and baritone; Allyn Ferguson on piano and French horn; bassist Fred Dutton doubling on bassoon; and drummer Tom Reynolds. On this 1958 CD reissue, they play jazz versions of songs from the Rodgers & Hart score to the film Pal Joey. The original play had "I Could Write a Book" as its best-known song, but the movie also added some Rodgers & Hart hits from earlier productions, including "There's a Small Hotel," "My Funny Valentine," "The Lady Is a Tramp," and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was." All of those songs plus three others are performed by the Chamber Jazz Sextet in concise, colorful, and swinging versions, arranged by Allyn Ferguson and Bill Holman. Fun music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/2006
  • Label: Candid Records
  • UPC: 708857903023
  • Catalog Number: 79030
  • Sales rank: 394,817

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chamber Jazz Sextet Primary Artist
Allyn Ferguson Piano, French Horn
Modesto Briseno Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone
Fred Dutton Bass, Bassoon
Frank Leal Alto, Alto Saxophone
Tom Reynolds Drums
Dent Hand Bass, Trumpet
Technical Credits
Bill Holman Arranger
Allyn Ferguson Arranger
Alun Morgan Liner Notes
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