Playboy Jazz: Cocktail Mix

Playboy Jazz: Cocktail Mix

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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 See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/18/2006
Label:
PLAYBOY JAZZ
UPC:
0888072300460
catalogNumber:
30046

Tracks

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
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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