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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ferrante And Teicher With Percussion

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Ferrante And Teicher With Percussion
ABC - Paramount ABCS-248
1958

From Billboard, November 10, 1958: Here come Ferrante and Teicher, the unique duo-piano team, again! This time they're backed by quartet of ace percussionists who help the two keyboarders provide versions of "How High The Moon," Beyond The Blue Horizon," and "The Nearness Of You" you never heard before. A cute novelty, faintly like "Doodletown Fifers" is their own "Parade Of The Bobbies"

This is one of the great early and more experimental F&T albums. Also check out Soundblast and Soundproof.

Percussionists on this album include the inventive and popular session musician, Philip Kraus along with Mitlon Schlesinger, Ted Sommer and bassist, Pat Merola.

From the back cover: As is the rule with all their recording sessions, the studio was barred to all visitors and observers during these dates. Only the recording director and the engineers are ever allowed in the control room, and only the two artists are present in the studio proper. The engineer, incidentally, is carefully instructed and trained by Ferrante and Teicher to make certain he is never shocked by the resultant sounds issuing from his monitor speaker. His qualifications, according to the team, merely require that he be "a first-class idiot!" (Needless to say, this is a modest summation by the two pianists and the engineer on any F & T session usually revels in the goings-on with keen delight).

How High Is The Moon
The Nearness Of You
Che Si Dice
Temptation
Three O'Clock In The Morning
Va Va Voom
Beyond The Blue Horizon
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Get Out Of Town
Paraded Of The Bobbies
Yesterdays
Cielito Lindo

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