Yo! Bobby

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Most of the time when a tribute is paid to a singer, the resulting project emphasizes vocals. Yo! Bobby, a two-CD tribute to Bobby Darin, is quite unusual in that no singing takes place. The Waverly Seven, a septet with two keyboards and three horns, performs 24 songs that Darin had recorded, including some of his hits (though, surprisingly, not "Beyond the Sea"). As with a tribute to Ella, Sinatra, Bing, or Sarah Vaughan, there were hundreds if not thousands of possible songs to pick, many of which are well-known standards, and one could practically record the same numbers for each tribute! This project, which includes eight appearances by guest baritonist Scott Robinson ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Most of the time when a tribute is paid to a singer, the resulting project emphasizes vocals. Yo! Bobby, a two-CD tribute to Bobby Darin, is quite unusual in that no singing takes place. The Waverly Seven, a septet with two keyboards and three horns, performs 24 songs that Darin had recorded, including some of his hits (though, surprisingly, not "Beyond the Sea"). As with a tribute to Ella, Sinatra, Bing, or Sarah Vaughan, there were hundreds if not thousands of possible songs to pick, many of which are well-known standards, and one could practically record the same numbers for each tribute! This project, which includes eight appearances by guest baritonist Scott Robinson (who is always an asset) and nine from guitarist Vic Juris, gave the musicians a good excuse to perform a variety of standards that they might not have gotten to otherwise. Anat Cohen is particularly impressive on clarinet (though she is fine on all five of her reeds), tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm and trumpeter Avishai Cohen are in excellent form, and the rhythm section is colorful and versatile. The interpretations are respectful without closely copying the original Bobby Darin records, and the overall results are pleasing and swinging.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2007
  • Label: Anzic Records
  • UPC: 616892888420
  • Catalog Number: 7101
  • Sales rank: 207,724

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Waverly Seven Primary Artist
Vic Juris Guitar, Electric Guitar, Group Member
Scott Robinson Baritone Saxophone
Manuel Valera Piano, Wurlitzer, Group Member
Jason Lindner Piano, Hammond Organ, Moog Synthesizer, Wurlitzer, Group Member, Hammond B3
Joel Frahm Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Avishai Cohen Trumpet, Group Member
Daniel Freedman Drums, Group Member
Anat Cohen Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Barak Mori Bass, Group Member
Technical Credits
Marc Blitzstein Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Henry Mancini Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Bobby Darin Composer
Joe Bushkin Composer
Sacha Distel Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Bertolt Brecht Composer
Oscar Brown Jr. Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Jerry Bock Composer
Shelton Brooks Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Greg Calbi Mastering
James Farber Engineer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Burton Lane Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Jack Reardon Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Jule Styne Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Sadie Vimmerstadt Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Eden Ahbez Composer
John DeVries Composer
Manuel Valera Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Ralph Freed Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
Eric Maschwitz Composer
Manning Sherwin Composer
Jason Lindner Arranger
Joel Frahm Producer, Audio Production
Avishai Cohen Arranger
Chris Gardner Illustrations
Anat Cohen Arranger
Jean Murray Composer
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