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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Manhattan Time - Art Van Damme Quintet

Poinciana
Manhattan Time
Art Van Damme Quintet
Columbia Records CL 801
1956

From Billboard March 17, 1956: Van Damme's accordion gives this jazz quintet an unusual sound texture, one which can be admired by jazz enthusiasts as well as the average listener who prefers arrangements which are not extreme. This is a companion package to Van Damme's earlier (1953) "Martini Time."

From the back cover: With Van Damme on the accordion, Charlie Calzaretta on vibes, Claude Scheiner of guitar, Lon Skalinder on bass and Max Mariash at the drums, the Quintet sets up a light, swinging rhythm that never losses its pulse, and then goes on to trace delightful variations around old favorites and new conceits alike.

What the back cover says... plays sweet all the way through.

Stella By Starlight
Lover, Come Back To Me
I Saw Stars
Oh! Look At Me Now
It's The Talk Of The Town
Temptation Rag
The Song Is You
Turnabout
Polka Dots And Moonsbeams
Poincianna
The Glory Of Love
Hallelujah!

2 comments:

  1. I thought this cover looked familiar - check out the same exact cover for "Easy Rhythms For Your Cocktail Hour" which is Volume 4 of the Music For A Bachelor's Den series: http://www.allmusic.com/album/music-for-a-bachelors-den-vol-4-easy-rhythms-for-your-cocktail-hour-mw0000186333

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  2. ola mark betcher como fa├žo o download desse disco?

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