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Monday, July 24, 2017

Very Truly Yours - Don Ralke'

Pastel Blue
Very Truly Yours
Don Ralke' Orchestra
Photography: Todd Walker, Beverly Hills
Crown Records CLP 5018

Jazz inspired arrangements and top notch guitar solos are featured in this well paced, creative mood set.

From the back cover: Don Ralke' is a composer, conductor, and pianist of unusual talent. A graduate with honors from the University of Southern California, he holds the degree of Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music. He has also studied musical composition from such prominent modern composers as Arnold Schonberg and Ernst Toch and keyboard technique from the eminent Dr. Alice Ehlers. Don Ralke' has been a successful artist in the recording field for many years, and has gathered together some of the finest talent on the West Coast to record this alum.

Bud Coleman , the featured guitarist, has been active in the radio, television and recording segments of the music industry for many years. He has appeared on CBS Radio NBC TV and, as a guitarist with Frank DeVol. Among the many vocal artists with which he has been associated as guitar accompanist are Lena Horn, Herb Jeffried, Anita O'Day and Lucille Norman. The fluid technique and rich chordal progressions displayed here by Bud Coleman are designed to please the most discerning ear.

A few of the other outstanding soloists to be heard are Ed Kusby – trombone, and Frank Flynn – Vibraphone. Gloria Wood and David Diller are among the vocal artists.

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