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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mellow Moods Of Jazz

Pastel Blue
The Mellow Moods Of Jazz
RCA Victor LPM 1365
1956

From Billboard - February 23, 1957: A "Save on Records" selection in December, this is a solid commercial entry. While this is a "background" or "mood" type LP, it is in a jazz context and anything but musically innocuous. Three arrangers – Ralph Burns, George Siravo and Bill Stegmeyer – were given a big band for a session apiece and each produced some highly attractive settings for some lovely but neglected popular songs of the past. "Pastel Blue," which features he trombones of Urbie Green and Lou McGarity, would be a good demo band. The music is varied, but it is relaxed, melodic, danceable stuff that will have wide general appeal.

Robins And Roses "Peanuts" Hucko, Clarinet
Why Shouldn't I Urbie Green, Trombone, and Billy Butterfield, Trumpet
What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? Ernie Careers, Baritone Sax
Pastel Blue Lou McGarity and Urbie Green Trombones
Moments Like This Hal McKusick, Alto Sax
I'll Be A Friend With Pleasure Billy Butterfield, TrumpetKeepin' Out Of Mischief Now Lou McGarity, Trombone
Morning Glory Lee Castle, Trumpet
Easy Now Barry Galbraith, Guitar
Let's Take The Long Way Home Tony Scott, Clarinet
Everything's Been Done Before Billy Butterfield, Trumpet

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