For Hi-Fi Bugs
Conducted And Arranged By Pete Rugolo
EmArcy MG 36082
Needless to say, this album features a terrific cover. The title track, For Hi-Fi Bugs, is an especially cool tune that reminded me of Rugolo's 1950s TV drama scores including Richard Diamond, The Stranger, The Fugitive, Run For Your Life, Lie Detector and Felony Squad. Most of the set features more traditional big band jazz with extended soft smoky moments.
One interesting note from the back cover: An interesting aspect of the session for hi-fi bugs is the system of recording. Only one microphone was used – a counterrevolutionary procedure in these days of multiple mikes, tape tricks and recording gimmicks.