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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Patterns In Sound - Volume 2

Jersey Bounce
Enoch Light Presents
An Emotional Experience In Musical Communication
Patterns In Sound
Volume 2
Originated and Produced by Enoch Light
Arrangements by Lew Davies
Associate Producer: Julie Klages
Recording Chief: Robert Fine
Mastering: George Piros
Cover Art: Charles E. Murphy
Master Recorded On 35mm Magnetic Film
Project 3 - Total Sound STEREO PR 102SD

From the inside cover: Peter Matz is the brilliantly talented conductor and arranger of the new Kraft Music Hall on television. On Broadway, his orchestrations contribution to the nightly ovations at Hallelujah, Baby! He became the most in-demand arranger in the highly competitive popular music world when his writing helped to give Barbra Streisand the distinctive ideas that shot her to international fame. Beside Miss Streisand, Matz has also arranged for Perry Como, Diahann Carroll, Andy Williams, even Noel Coward – and 'way back in the early 'Fifties he was pianist and conductor for Kay Thompson when she was at the peak of her success.

Bobby Hackett has remained one of the most consistently successful jazz musicians for the past three decades largely because he has blended inventive jazz improvisation with a dazzling sense of melody. Originally hailed as a successor to the legendary Bix Beiderbecke when he first reached New York from Boston, Hackett quickly evolved the personal style on his cornet that he has used ever since. He played guitar for a year or so in Glenn Miller's orchestra just before WWII and has been heard adding his lush touch to innumerable Jackie Gleason recordings.

The Kissin' Cousins, a singing group made up of eight men and four girls, have swept a wave of excitement across college campuses and through the programs if disc jockeys with an ear for new sounds. Part of their very individual, distinctive sound comes from the balance between make and female voices – twice as many men as women because the female voices are more penetrating that the male. Add to this a smooth harmonic blend, an essentially joyful approach to their songs and a choice of tunes that are as contemporary as today and yet timeless in their lasting values.

The True Blues – "Traveling Band with Outstanding Vocalists" – is a group that has fond but preceptive memories of the days when there were traveling dance bands with vocalists, outstanding or not. They recall the flavor or that period but their tunes are often as recent as the latest Broadway hit. They wrap it all together in a marvelous mixture of the old, the new, the borrowed and their own true blues.

The Kissin' Cousins (Listen To Your Heart)
Peter Matz (Canadian Sunset)
The True Blues (Ukulele Talk)
Bobby Hacket (The Touch Of Your Lips)
Peter Matz (Jersey Bounce)
The True Blues (Sing For Your Supper)
Peter Matz ( Chattanooga Choo-Choo)
The Kissin' Cousins (Somewhere My Love)
Bobby Hackett ( My Foolish Heart)
The True Blues (Name)
Bobby Hackett (Emily)
The Kissin' Cousins (The Breadfruit Tree)

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