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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 ...
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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2001
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • UPC: 743625532722
  • Catalog Number: 5327

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (3:18)
  2. 2 April in Paris - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (2:58)
  3. 3 I Saw Stars - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (3:10)
  4. 4 It's Been So Long - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (2:57)
  5. 5 Goody Goody - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (2:55)
  6. 6 Scatterbrain - Glen Hughes (3:08)
  7. 7 Intermezzo (Souvenir de Vienne) - Clyde Rogers (3:28)
  8. 8 The Hut-Sut Song (A Swedish Serenade) - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (2:51)
  9. 9 Blue Champagne - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (3:21)
  10. 10 Rose O'Day (The Filla-da-Gusha Song) - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (2:22)
  11. 11 Tonight We Love - Clyde Rogers (3:17)
  12. 12 Symphony - Clyde Rogers (3:17)
  13. 13 Bumble Boogie - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (2:52)
  14. 14 Now and Forever - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (3:13)
  15. 15 Doin' What Comes Natur'lly - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (3:15)
  16. 16 To Each His Own - Stuart Wade (3:09)
  17. 17 Dingbat the Singing Cat - Stuart Wade (3:12)
  18. 18 Managua, Nicaragua - Stuart Wade (2:52)
  19. 19 Cumana - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (3:05)
  20. 20 The Dickie Bird Song - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (3:07)
  21. 21 On a Slow Boat to China - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (3:06)
  22. 22 Sabre Dance Boogie - Barclay Allen (2:47)
  23. 23 Czárdás - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (2:15)
  24. 24 I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra (2:49)
  25. 25 Music! Music! Music! - Martin Men (2:56)
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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
Al 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
Martin Haskell Remastering
Worth Arranger
Al Hoffman Composer
Maurice Sigler Composer
Harold Spina Composer
Barclay Allen Composer
Al Goodhart Composer
Vittorio Monti Composer
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