Dedicated to Nelson

Dedicated to Nelson

by Rosemary Clooney
     
 
During 1956-1957, the Rosemary Clooney television show featured the singer with arrangements provided by Nelson Riddle. Nearly four decades later, pianist/arranger John Oddo and Clooney listened to many hours of audio tapes from the show and picked 16 of Riddle's charts to revive. Since the music was no longer available on paper, it had to

Overview

During 1956-1957, the Rosemary Clooney television show featured the singer with arrangements provided by Nelson Riddle. Nearly four decades later, pianist/arranger John Oddo and Clooney listened to many hours of audio tapes from the show and picked 16 of Riddle's charts to revive. Since the music was no longer available on paper, it had to be transcribed off of the tapes and in many cases extended beyond the one or two original choruses; writers Eddie Karam and David Berger also assisted on the project. A 17-piece big band was utilized plus (on six of the 16 tunes) seven strings and a harp. Although liner note writer Gary Giddins raves about the music and claims that this project was unprecedented, bands reviving 1920s music transcribe off of records all of the time. Despite some short solos by trumpeter Warren Luening, Tommy Newsom on tenor, altoist Gary Foster. and trombonist Chauncey Welsh, the presence of a swinging rhythm section and the high-quality repertoire, most of the music (which sticks to the melodies) is closer to middle of the road pop than to jazz. Clooney sings in near-peak form throughout this labor of love, and the music is pleasing but the results are rather predictable.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/1996
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431468523
catalogNumber:
4685
Rank:
298080

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosemary Clooney   Primary Artist,Vocals
Gary Foster   Reeds,Alto Saxophone,Woodwind
Tommy Newsom   Reeds,Trumpet,Tenor Saxophone
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Darius Campo   Violin
Gene Cipriano   Oboe,Baritone Saxophone
Assa Drori   Violin
George Graham   Trumpet
Endre Granat   Concert Master
Gwen Heller   Violin
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Warren Luening   Flugelhorn
John Oddo   Piano,Conductor
Joe Porcaro   Xylophone
George Roberts   Bass Trombone
Bob Sanov   Violin
Joe Soldo   Alto Saxophone,Woodwind
Vince Trombetta   Tenor Saxophone
Gregg Field   Drums
Marcia Dickstein   Harp
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Larry Hall   Trumpet
Chris Ermacoff   Cello
Karen Jones   Violin

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
John Burk   Producer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Gary Giddins   Liner Notes
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Leslie Ann Jones   Engineer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Allen Sviridoff   Producer
Louis Alter   Composer
Larry Shay   Composer
Herman Hupfeld   Composer
Dee Libbey   Composer
John Birk   Producer
George L. Little   Composer

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