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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Cocktail Swing - Jack Sterling

Speak Low
Cocktail Swing
Jack Sterling And His Quintet
Harmony Columbia HS 11-15

Terrific small combo lounge that features excellent engineering. I enjoyed the jazzy arrangements, clean instrument separation and full shimmering tone.

From the back cover: Jack Sterling, star of WCBS Radio's Jack Sterling Show, has the easy-going manner, humor and warm personality that make him a favorite of early morning radio listeners in the New York metropolitan area. The three-hour broadcast (there are 30 minutes of news) offers music, news and weather reports and Sterling at the helm. He is assisted by a musical quintet, consisting of Mary Osborne on the guitar; Andy Fitz on the clarinet; Tyree Glenn (courtesy of Roulette Records), vibes; Buddy Jones, bass; and Tony Aless, piano.

Sterling apparently played the drums.

This is a short set with content on each side of the record filling little more than half the disc.

Love Is Here To Stay
Speak Low
Goody Goody
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
Comes Love Dearly Beloved
Nice Work If You Can Get It
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
How High The Moon

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