Plays Bing

Plays Bing

by Bobby Gordon
     
 

Clarinetist Bobby Gordon, his cohorts in the Orphan Newsboys (Marty Grosz, Peter Ecklund and Greg Cohen) and other top pre-bop players are heard on this CD performing a variety of songs made famous by Bing Crosby, most of which date from the 1930s.See more details below

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Clarinetist Bobby Gordon, his cohorts in the Orphan Newsboys (Marty Grosz, Peter Ecklund and Greg Cohen) and other top pre-bop players are heard on this CD performing a variety of songs made famous by Bing Crosby, most of which date from the 1930s. Although Gordon gets top billing, he does not take much more solo space than the other horn players (Peter Ecklund or Randy Reinhart on trumpet, trombonist Dan Barrett and Scott Robinson on tenor, baritone and bass saxes), and the most important participant is actually pianist Keith Ingham, who provided the arrangements. Since Bing Crosby made literally hundreds of songs famous, Ingham had plenty to choose from, and to his credit, he does not stick exclusively to standards; "The Waiter and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid" from the underrated 1940 movie Birth of the Blues gets a welcome revival. The charts are often a bit tame, and nothing all that unique occurs, but the music (which includes "Where the Blue of the Night," "I'm an Old Cow Hand," "From Monday On" and "Just One More Chance" among others) is melodic and quite pleasing.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/1997
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941117110
catalogNumber:
19172
Rank:
389770

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Tracks

  1. There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears
  2. Blue and Broken Hearted
  3. Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)
  4. Love Thy Neighbor
  5. I Can't Escape from You
  6. I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)
  7. Ballad Medley: Please/Now That You've Gone/With Every Breath I Take
  8. Sweet and Lovely
  9. Sweet of Dreams
  10. From Monday On
  11. Love, You Funny Thing
  12. Happy Go Lucky You (And Broken Hearted Me)
  13. Road to Morocco
  14. Just One More Chance
  15. Personality
  16. The Waiter and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid

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