The Mancini Touch

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
An entry in RCA's Living Stereo series, The Mancini Touch is said to be Henry Mancini's attempt to combine "modern jazz ideas" with big-band swing. The result is a carefully arranged album on which the soloists occasionally improvise. Mancini wrote "Free and Easy" for the Sal Mineo film Rock, Pretty Baby, which speaks to his popular focus in spite of the jazz trappings. Some numbers are moody and not at all dance-oriented, such as "Snowfall," a meditation on acoustic guitar and vibes that grows into a subtle swell of soft strings and horns. "Bijou" is a whimsical piece that anticipates the sound of "Baby Elephant Walk" and "The Pink Panther Theme." The cover of The Mancini ...
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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
An entry in RCA's Living Stereo series, The Mancini Touch is said to be Henry Mancini's attempt to combine "modern jazz ideas" with big-band swing. The result is a carefully arranged album on which the soloists occasionally improvise. Mancini wrote "Free and Easy" for the Sal Mineo film Rock, Pretty Baby, which speaks to his popular focus in spite of the jazz trappings. Some numbers are moody and not at all dance-oriented, such as "Snowfall," a meditation on acoustic guitar and vibes that grows into a subtle swell of soft strings and horns. "Bijou" is a whimsical piece that anticipates the sound of "Baby Elephant Walk" and "The Pink Panther Theme." The cover of The Mancini Touch depicts Mancini as a puppeteer controlling a pair of dancers, suggesting a belief in the power of music to manipulate mood and action similar to that which led to the development of Muzak in the late '60s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1998
  • Label: Bmg Int'l
  • UPC: 743213574424
  • Catalog Number: 35744

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bijou - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (3:11)
  2. 2 Mostly for Lovers - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (3:04)
  3. 3 Like Young - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (3:15)
  4. 4 My One and Only Love - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (3:16)
  5. 5 Politely - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (3:18)
  6. 6 Trav'lin' Light - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (3:03)
  7. 7 Let's Walk - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (3:06)
  8. 8 Snowfall - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (3:40)
  9. 9 A Cool Shade of Blue - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (3:47)
  10. 10 Robbin's Nest - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (3:40)
  11. 11 Free and Easy - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (2:47)
  12. 12 That's All - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (3:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Henry Mancini Primary Artist, Conductor
Victor Feldman Vibes
Shelly Manne Drums
Ted Nash Saxophone
John Graas Flugelhorn
Mort Herbert Violin
Ronnie Lang Saxophone
Bob Bain Guitar
Felix Slatkin Violin
John Cave Flugelhorn
David Frisina Violin
Benny Gill Violin
Harry Hyams Viola
Armand Karpoff Cello
Harry Klee Saxophone
Raphael Kramer Cello
Dan Lube Violin
Edgar Lustgarten Cello
Dick Nash Trombone
Erno Neufeld Violin
Richard Perissi Flugelhorn
Jimmy Priddy Trombone
Lou Raderman Violin
Claude Sherry Flugelhorn
Milton Thomas Viola
John Williams [piano] Piano
Vincent DeRosa Flugelhorn
Samuel Cytron Violin
Stanley Harris Viola
Kurt Reher Cello
Johnny Halliburton Trombone
Karl de Karske Trombone
Sam Freed Violin
William Miller Violin
Ambrose Russo Violin
Danny Guglielmi Violin
Sarah Kreindler Violin
Technical Credits
Henry Mancini Arranger, Composer
Illinois Jacquet Composer
Sir Charles Thompson Composer
Al Schmitt Engineer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Dick Pierce Producer
Hal Levy Liner Notes
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