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Monday, September 20, 2010

Percussion Orientale - David Carroll

Orientale (PPS 2002)
 Orientale (PPS 6602)
Percussion Orientale
David Carroll And His Orchestra
Mercury PPS 2002


Percussion: Bobby Christian, Frank Rullo, Richard Schory, Jerry Slosbery
Piano: Bob Acri
Guitars: Earl Backus, Johnny Gray
Bass: John Frigo, Harold Siegel
Concertina: Vince Geraci
Trumpet: Bill Babcock
Trombone: Earl Hoffman
Harp: Edward Druzinsky
Woodwinds: Howard Davis, Wally Pressung, Mike Simpson, John Cameron, Bob Tootelian
Strings: Fritz Siegal, Herman Clebanoff, Theodore Silavin, Joe Goodman, Dave Chausow, Art Tabachnick, Shirley Tabachnick, Harold Kupper, Al Muenzer, Harold Klatz

The solo flute passages are by Wally Preissing, solo oboe passages by John Cameron. When two ones play, Bob Tootelian joins Cameron. The Bakoura solo on Twilight In Turkey is by Mike Simpson. The solo violin passages are by Fritz Siegal

Mike Simpson arranged Caravan and Twilight In Turkey. All other arrangements by David Carroll.

From the inside cover: Mercury's David Carroll is a stereo devotee. He's a well-trained, quality conscious musician, too. This combination enables him to create albums of musical worth and stereo satisfaction. He's not concerned with stereo gimmicks, filling speakers for the sake of filling speakers. and his devotion to music is sufficiently vital to prevent him from recording first-rate music with inferior presence. His albums for Mercury have stressed the blend of top-notch stereo and meaningful music. In his Let's Dance, Let's Dance Again and Latin Percussion sets, his insistence on high standards is evident. It's obvious again in this impressive package, Percussion Orientale.

In A Persian Market
Harlem Dance
Ballet Egyptian
Twilight In Turkey
Scheherazade Themes
Dance Oriental
Dance Of The Slave Maidens


  1. Very nice Exotica cover. I can't get the clip to play for some reason, though. I'll have to come back to it and try again.

  2. YES! It worked for me this time! BEAUTIFUL! I love it!


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