The Fabulous Baker Boys

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
For one of Dave Grusin's most jazz-oriented film scores, the music used in The Fabulous Baker Boys and included on this CD has fairly straight-ahead originals played by a sextet plus strings that includes Grusin's keyboards, tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts and guitarist Lee Ritenour. In addition, Mercer Ellington put together a big band to perform "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me," the Earl Palmer Trio plays "Lullaby of Birdland," and a 1936 recording of the Benny Goodman Quartet performing "Moonglow" is utilized. But the real surprise of the movie and the CD is that actress Michelle Pfeiffer does a credible job singing "Makin' Whoopee" and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
For one of Dave Grusin's most jazz-oriented film scores, the music used in The Fabulous Baker Boys and included on this CD has fairly straight-ahead originals played by a sextet plus strings that includes Grusin's keyboards, tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts and guitarist Lee Ritenour. In addition, Mercer Ellington put together a big band to perform "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me," the Earl Palmer Trio plays "Lullaby of Birdland," and a 1936 recording of the Benny Goodman Quartet performing "Moonglow" is utilized. But the real surprise of the movie and the CD is that actress Michelle Pfeiffer does a credible job singing "Makin' Whoopee" and "My Funny Valentine."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/1989
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 011105200226
  • Catalog Number: 2002
  • Sales rank: 92,721

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Grusin Primary Artist, Keyboards, Track Performer
Brian Bromberg Bass
Mercer Ellington Conductor
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Track Performer
Al Grey Trombone
Lionel Hampton Vocals, Vibes
Gene Krupa Drums
Lew Soloff Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Teddy Wilson Piano
Charles Owens Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Herman Riley Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Sal Marquez Trumpet
Chuck Connors Bass Trombone
Norris Turney Alto Saxophone
Britt Woodman Trombone
Stuart Canin Concert Master
Clark Terry Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Eddie Daniels Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Duke Ellington Track Performer, Track Performer
Roland Hanna Piano
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Ernie McDaniels Bass
Ron Tooley Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Ernie Watts Saxophone
J.J. Wiggins Bass
Benny Goodman & Quartet Track Performer
Michelle Pfeiffer Track Performer
Rocky White Drums
Technical Credits
Brian Bromberg Contributor
Mercer Ellington Producer
Sal Marquez Contributor
Michael Abene Producer
Dave Grusin Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Michael Landy Digital Editing
Harvey Mason Sr. Contributor
Sydney Pollack Executive Producer
Lee Ritenour Contributor
Larry Rosen Executive Producer
Joel Sill Producer
Ernie Watts Contributor
Duke Ellington Orchestration
David Gibb Graphic Design
Dan Serrano Graphic Design
Andy Ruggirello Graphic Design
Michelle Pfeiffer Contributor
Lee Corey Graphic Design
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