Mancini Touch

Mancini Touch

by Henry Mancini
     
 

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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 toSee more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/1998
Label:
Bmg Int'l
UPC:
0743213574424
catalogNumber:
35744

Tracks

  1. Bijou  -  Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
  2. Mostly for Lovers  -  Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
  3. Like Young  -  Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
  4. My One and Only Love  -  Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
  5. Politely  -  Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
  6. Trav'lin' Light  -  Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
  7. Let's Walk  -  Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
  8. Snowfall  -  Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
  9. A Cool Shade of Blue  -  Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
  10. Robbin's Nest  -  Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
  11. Free and Easy  -  Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
  12. That's All  -  Henry Mancini & His Orchestra

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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
Charles Thompson   Composer
Schmitt   Engineer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Dick Pierce   Producer
Hal Levy   Liner Notes

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