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Friday, February 3, 2017

Caress - Murray McEachern

Murray McEachern
Capitol Records T899

From the back cover: Born in Toronto, Canada, Murray McEachern entered the musical world at the age of 5, studying violin, and later, classical composition. He played in Canadian dance bands as a youth, and at 23 joined Benny Goodman's orchestra, with which he made many records and two motion pictures. In 1938 he became a mainstay of Glen Gray's Casa Lomans, following this with important work in Paul Whiteman's band until December 1941. During the war, Murray served with the Armed Forces Radio Service. He returned to civilian life as a free-lance performer and arranger in Hollywood. Several years ago, Murray was selected to play the Glenn Miller trombone solos in the motion picture "The Glenn Miller Story." Today, he is very active in recording, TV, and motion picture studio work.

From Billboard - October 28, 1957: An album of beautiful trombone performances, caressing in quality as the title indicates. Accompaniments vary, in some instances a chorus; or Bob Wain's guitar, or the keyboard work on Jimmy Rowles. Tunes are standards as "Embraceable You." "Taking A Chance On Love," etc. Moderate Potential.

Embraceable You
The Boy Next Door
This Nearly Was Mine
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Far Away Places
In A Sentimental Mood
My Romance
Amber Moon
Taking A Chance On Love
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
Warm Valley

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