Dancing Jazz

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Arranger Billy Ver Planck on six of the seven selections on this Savoy CD reissue, contributed charts for a nonet that consists of altoist Phil Woods the star soloist, tenorman Buzzy Brauner, baritonist Gene Allen, trombonist Frank Rehak, trumpeters Joe Wilder and Bernie Glow, Eddie Costa doubling on vibes and piano, bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer Bobby Donaldson. The music is swinging straightahead bop and Ver Planck's charts make the group sound twice as large; a medium-tempo rendition of "Embraceable You" is a highlight. On the remaining track, "Make Up Your Mind," the personnel of the nonet is almost completely different and the song features trumpeter Donald ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Arranger Billy Ver Planck on six of the seven selections on this Savoy CD reissue, contributed charts for a nonet that consists of altoist Phil Woods the star soloist, tenorman Buzzy Brauner, baritonist Gene Allen, trombonist Frank Rehak, trumpeters Joe Wilder and Bernie Glow, Eddie Costa doubling on vibes and piano, bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer Bobby Donaldson. The music is swinging straightahead bop and Ver Planck's charts make the group sound twice as large; a medium-tempo rendition of "Embraceable You" is a highlight. On the remaining track, "Make Up Your Mind," the personnel of the nonet is almost completely different and the song features trumpeter Donald Byrd. The packaging of this reissue from Japanese Denon is shoddy Ver Planck's name is misspelled nine times on the back cover and there are several other mistakes but the formerly rare music is well worth picking up anyway.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/1994
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • UPC: 081757023528
  • Catalog Number: 235

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Make up Your Mind
  2. 2 Summer Evening
  3. 3 On Top of Old Mountie
  4. 4 I'll Keep Loving You
  5. 5 Day by Day
  6. 6 Oh Gee Oh Me Oh Me
  7. 7 Embraceable You
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Ver Planck Primary Artist, Trombone
Eddie Costa Piano, Vibes
Bobby Jaspar Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Donaldson Drums
Hal McKusick Alto Saxophone
Frank Rehak Trombone
Joe Wilder Trumpet
George Duvivier Bass
Gene Allen Baritone Saxophone
Buzz Brauner Tenor Saxophone
Jay Cameron Baritone
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Wendell Marshall Bass
Idrees Sulieman Trumpet
Phil Woods Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
H. Alan Stein Liner Notes
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