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Friday, June 10, 2016

Hal March Conducts

Hal March Conducts
Hamilton HLP 101

This package is a bit dated when compared to other current 1960 "mood" releases. None-the-less, Hamilton created a very good budget priced mood set that was made special by the addition of Paul Horn's sexy woodwind solos.

From the back cover: Paul Horn is an extremely talented young artist with virtuoso ability in the entire family of woodwind instruments. A serious student of music (with a Bachelor's Degree from Oberlin College, and a Master's from the Manhattan School of Music). Paul is equally adept as a jazz soloist, having performed with distinction in the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra and with the Chico Hamilton Quintet. Woodwind solos by Paul Horn.

From Billboard - March 14, 1960: Good mood album with Hal Match's name value possibly accounting for some additional business. Lush string sound is applied to the likes of "I'll Be Around," "Moonlight Becomes You," "Please" and "Don't Blame Me." Arrangements are relatively simple, and tho not especially varied do make the disk suitable for background use.

I'll Be Around
But Beautiful
Oh, You Crazy Moon
Moonlight Becomes You
I'll Buy That Dream
Sunday, Monday, Or Aways
It Could Happen To You
Don't Blame Me
Jeannine, I Dream Of Lilac time

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