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Monday, March 14, 2011

Midnight Rhapsody - Joe Bushkin

Midnight Rhapsody
Joe Bushkin, His Piano and Orchestra
Orchestrations by Glenn Osser
Capitol Records T 711

From Billboard - March 31, 1956: Joe Bushkin makes the switch from combo to big band for the first time and the results are a warm and luxuriant sound. Bushkin undoubtedly had some of his greater moments working with the small group and there are those who will deplore his going as "commercial" as he does in this slicing. Nevertheless, this stuff is in keeping with current tasters in romantic background music and the selection of number highlighting the guy's sensitive touch adds up to excellent potential. "Laura," "I Cover The Waterfront," "Manhattan," and "I Can't Get Started" are a few of the winning line-up.

Stormy Weather
September Song
Embraceable You
Come Rain Or Come Shine
I Cover The Waterfront
I Can't Get Started
The Song Is You
As Time Goes By
It's The Talk Of The Town
Above All, You

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