Playboy Jazz: Cocktail Mix

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All Music Guide - J. Scott McClintock
Playboy has been putting out jazz compilations for some time, but it's surprising that they haven't jumped on the cocktail bandwagon until this release. Cocktail Mix features both original and updated takes on some classic glass-clinkers and manages to present all the songs without any excessive polish. Newer versions of classic cuts (like Tierney Sutton's take on the June Christy staple "Something Cool," or Mancini sax man Plas Johnson's reprise of his ubiquitous "Pink Panther" melody) are faithful to the originals in almost every sense. There are no eight-string bass workouts here, no synth strings, no funky drummer loops -- just straightforward versions that ...
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All Music Guide - J. Scott McClintock
Playboy has been putting out jazz compilations for some time, but it's surprising that they haven't jumped on the cocktail bandwagon until this release. Cocktail Mix features both original and updated takes on some classic glass-clinkers and manages to present all the songs without any excessive polish. Newer versions of classic cuts (like Tierney Sutton's take on the June Christy staple "Something Cool," or Mancini sax man Plas Johnson's reprise of his ubiquitous "Pink Panther" melody) are faithful to the originals in almost every sense. There are no eight-string bass workouts here, no synth strings, no funky drummer loops -- just straightforward versions that sound right at home alongside the Cal Tjader and Vince Guaraldi originals. Like Playboy itself, this mix is charmingly dated -- evoking suitably retro atmospherics for the gin-and-vermouth set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2006
  • Label: PLAYBOY JAZZ
  • UPC: 888072300460
  • Catalog Number: 30046

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Pink Panther Theme - The Ultimate Mancini Orchestra (4:15)
  2. 2 As Time Goes By - Tony Bennett (3:13)
  3. 3 Guarachi Guaro (3:00)
  4. 4 Something Cool (4:26)
  5. 5 Fever (2:43)
  6. 6 The Girl from Ipanema (4:49)
  7. 7 I Love Paris (3:47)
  8. 8 The Look of Love (5:13)
  9. 9 I'm Hip (3:31)
  10. 10 Cast Your Fate to the Wind (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony Bennett Vocals
Alan Broadbent Piano, Conductor
Gary Burton Vibes
Charlie Byrd Guitar
King Curtis Tenor Saxophone
Dave Frishberg Piano, Vocals
Vince Guaraldi Piano
Scott Hamilton Tenor Saxophone
Plas Johnson Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Ken Peplowski Tenor Saxophone, Guest Appearance
Dennis Irwin Bass
Willie Rodriguez Percussion
Manuel Duran Keyboards
Murray Adler Concert Master
Colin Bailey Drums
Elena Barere Concert Master
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Ray Brinker Drums
Monty Budwig Bass
Bob Bushnell Bass
Joey DeFrancesco Hammond Organ, Soloist
Carlos Duran Bass
Eric Gale Guitar
Steve Gilmore Bass
Bill Goodwin Drums
Trey Henry Bass
Chuck Hughes Drums
Christian Jacob Piano
Ray Lucas Drums
Roy McCurdy Drums
Bob Maize Bass
Jack McDuff Organ
Chuck Redd Drums
Cal Tjader Vibes
Bayardo Velarde Conga, Timbales, Cencerro
Torrie Zito Piano
Billy Butler Guitar
John Giuffrida Bass
Tierney Sutton Vocals
Mark McLean Drums
Peter Cincotti Piano, Vocals
Barak Mori Bass
Technical Credits
Henry Mancini Arranger, Composer
Alan Broadbent Arranger
Bob Dorough Composer
Dave Frishberg Composer
Vince Guaraldi Composer
Billy Barnes Composer
John Burk Executive Producer
Kirk Felton Remastering
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Bill Goodwin Producer
Carl Jefferson Producer
Elaine Martone Producer
Cole Porter Composer
Phil Ramone Producer
Gregg Field Producer
John Davenport Composer
Eddie Cooley Composer
Glen Barros Executive Producer
Peter Cincotti Arranger
Herman Hupfeld Composer
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