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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Magnificence In Brass - Jerry Fielding

Prologue From West Side Story
Magnificence In Brass
Jerry Fielding And His Orchestra
Time Records
Series 2000
S/2042

Intelligent early 60s brass light jazz/pop album. Also see Hollywoodwind Jazztet.

From the inside cover (gatefold): It took considerable experimentation, but they finally did it. The biggest studio in Hollywood was used. Using twelve microphones, the engineers strung the brass men out over an area half the length of a city block in order to get the essential instrumental isolation and separation. This helped the engineers (Bill Putnam) solve one of their problems but it created a different one for the musicians because, when they were strung out in this fashion, it was extremely difficult for them to play together. But the musicians licked their problem just as the engineers licked theirs and the result, as Fielding has declared with great satisfaction, is a masterpiece of accomplishment, both musically and scientifically.

Tumpets: John Audino, Frank Beach, Maurice Harris, Ray Linn, R. Dale McMickle, Joseph Triscari and James Zito. Trombone, Bass Trombone, Baritone Horn: Harry Betts, Charles Bovington, Russell Brown, Nick DiMaio, Vernon Friley, Edward Kusby, Robert Marsteller, Richard Nash, Dick Noel, George Roberts, Kenneth Shroyer and Lloyd Ulyate. French Horns: John Cave, James Decker, Vincent DeRosa, Herman Lebow, Richard Perissi and Gale Robinson. Tuba: John Johnson, Ray Siegel. Bass: Red Callendar. Piano: Russell Black. Drums and Percussion: Larry Bunker, Ralph Hansell, Jack Sperling.

Prologue From West Side Story
The Magic Circle
Ritual Fire Dance
Skyliner
Shadow Waltz
City Of Brass
Moonlight In Vermont
Cheek To Cheek
When The Saints Go Marching In
Isn't It Romantic
Frenesi

4 comments:

  1. post on FACEBOOK under my account "Arthur Murray" His recording of City of Brass is among my favorites. I lost my copy years ago and I miss playing the fine selections with the big brass sound!

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  2. I really loive his recording and particularly his music selections which have me moving with the sound of brass and tempo. It is timeless and needs to become reissued for everyone who loves jazz like this.

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  3. Love the big brass sound of Jerry Fielding..you will too once you hear it!

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  4. Love the big brass sound of Jerry Fielding..you will too once you hear it!

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