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Monday, October 24, 2016

Concertos From Hollywood - Bill Butler

Concertos From Hollywood
Bill Butler At The Piano
Arranged and Conducted by Jack Pleis
Produced by Ernie Altchuler
Cover Photo Columbia Records Photo Studio – Henry Parker
Epic LN 24014

From the back cover: Toronto-born Bill Butler is one of Canada's most talented and popular young pianists. He began his musical training at the age of six at Toronto's Conservatory of Music. Some dozen years later, he was playing and arranging for the city's top orchestras and radio programs. After a highly successful five-year engagement at Toronto's Club One-Two with his own group, he was asked to form an orchestra for the opening of the Lord Simcoe Hotel's fabulous Pump Room. Bill's unique piano artistry immediately won many fans. He has also found admirers in the United States through frequent appearances on the Dave Garroway and Arthur Godfrey shows and through his previous album for Epic Records, Portrait of a Piano: The Exciting Sound of Bill Butler (LN 3826/BN 621).

From Billboard - September 8, 1962: Bill Butler, the Canadian pop pianist who has made a bit of a dent with his single records, does very well on this new album and could rack up some sales if the disk is exposed. He plays a very warm and attractive piano stylings on this collections of evergreens, over fresh and catchy arrangement by Jack Pleis. Strongest of the tracks are "Willing and Eager," "Maria," "The Terry Theme," "Moon River" and "La Dolce Vita."

Theme From "My Geisha"
Willing And Eager
Just For Tonight
Till There Was You
The Terry Theme
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Love Theme From "Lolita"
Moon River
Theme From "Advise And Consent"
La Dolce Vita
Theme From "The Apartment"

1 comment:

  1. hi, do you have any link to share this wonderful lp?
    I've been searching for this several years



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