Mr. Silvertone

Mr. Silvertone

by Freddy Martin
     
 
Sweet bandleader and honeyed saxophonist Freddy Martin combined elements of big-band jazz and dance music with a small string section. He was more consistently successful with this formula than others who tried it heavy-handedly, pouring on too much sugar. Martin mostly managed to maintain a fascinating equilibrium between the violins and the rest of the ensemble.

Overview

Sweet bandleader and honeyed saxophonist Freddy Martin combined elements of big-band jazz and dance music with a small string section. He was more consistently successful with this formula than others who tried it heavy-handedly, pouring on too much sugar. Martin mostly managed to maintain a fascinating equilibrium between the violins and the rest of the ensemble. This is dramatically demonstrated during the instrumental chorus halfway through "The Hut Sut Song." He also established a precedent for mood music by tapping into the work of 19th and early-20th century Russian classical composers, represented here by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Aram Khachaturian, and Sergei Prokofiev. This Living Era compilation presents 25 of Martin's most popular recordings. While some of these performances might seem excessively confectionary, there's no denying the creative artistry of Freddy Martin.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2001
Label:
Asv Living Era
UPC:
0743625532722
catalogNumber:
5327

Tracks

  1. Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor
  2. April in Paris
  3. I Saw Stars
  4. It's Been So Long
  5. Goody Goody
  6. Scatterbrain
  7. Intermezzo (Souvenir de Vienne)
  8. The Hut-Sut Song (A Swedish Serenade)
  9. Blue Champagne
  10. Rose O'Day (The Filla-da-Gusha Song)
  11. Tonight We Love
  12. Symphony
  13. Bumble Boogie
  14. Now and Forever
  15. Doin' What Comes Natur'lly
  16. To Each His Own
  17. Dingbat the Singing Cat
  18. Managua, Nicaragua
  19. Cumana
  20. The Dickie Bird Song
  21. On a Slow Boat to China
  22. Sabre Dance Boogie
  23. Czárdás
  24. I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
  25. Music! Music! Music!

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Freddy Martin   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Venuti   Violin
George Van Eps   Guitar
Drew Page   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jack Fina   Piano
Humberto Herrera   Bongos
Edward Bergman   Violin
Cy Bernard   Cello
Samuel Boghossian   Violin
Arthur Brooks   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
John Cochran   Trombone
Arnold Eidus   Violin
Joe Heredia   Bongos
Glenn Hughes   Trombone
Lou Klass   Violin
Russ Klein   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Samuel Rand   Violin
Paul Robyn   Violin
Mischa Russell   Violin
Harry Shapiro   Cello
Eddie Stone   Violin
Chuck Thompson   Reeds
Bobby Van Eps   Piano
Artie Wayne   Guitar
Bobby White   Drums
Merv Griffin   Track Performer
Chris Richardson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Gene Conklin   Tenor Saxophone,Human Whistle
Ernie Gibbs   Trombone
Arthur Kafton   Violin
Vincent Pirro   Accordion
Benny Pottle   Bass
William Vanden Burg   Cello
Elmer Feldkamp   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
George Hamilton Green   Bass
Terry Shand   Piano
Laurie Goldman   Violin
Clyde Rogers   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bob Ballard   Guitar
Archie Rosate   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Solomon Bomser   Violin
Harry McKeehan   Trumpet
Charlie Probert   Trombone
Bruce Yantis   Violin
Truman Boardman   Violin
Richard Wagner   Violin
Martyn Bennett   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Charles Bilek   Violin,Cello
Barclay Allen   Piano
Abe Siegel   Bass
John Setar   Reeds
Stuart Wade   Track Performer
Dennis R.   Guitar
Jacob Shulman   Violin
King   Trumpet
Norman Bailey   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Austin   Arranger
Roc Hillman   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Michael Ochs   Photo Courtesy
Peter Dempsey   Liner Notes
Worth   Arranger
Hoffman   Composer
Maurice Sigler   Composer
Harold Spina   Composer
Barclay Allen   Composer
Goodhart   Composer
Vittorio Monti   Composer

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