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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Big Band's Back In Town - Doc Severinsen

The Big Band's Back In Town
Starring Doc Severinsen
Originated and Produced by Enoch Light
Arrangements by Robert Byrne
Associated Producer: Julie Klages
Recording Chief: Robert Fine
Mastering: George Piros
Art Director: Charles E. Murphy
Command RS837SD
Grand Award Record Co. Inc.


Trumpet Section:
Doc Severinsen
Ernie Royal
Bernie Glow
Marky Markowitz
Jimmy Maxwell
Mel Davis

Trombone Section:
Urbie Green
Bobby Bryne
Frank Rehak
Bob Alexander
Dick Hixon

Saxophone Section:
Hank Freeman
Al Klink
Bill Slapin
Walt Levinsky
Phil Bodner
Stanley Webb

Rhythm Section:
Tony Mottola - Guitar
Bob Haggart - Bass
Don Lamond - Drums

From the cover: Doc Severinsen's first album recorded for Command (Command RS 819) proved to be one of the most outstanding instrumental performances in the history of the recording industry and was acclaimed by leading critics and musicians throughout the world.

In preparing this, his second album, Doc was able to utilize the revolutionary new recording techniques perfected by Command... 35/MM magnetic film recording. His gorgeously rich tone, the daring brilliance and the incomparable cleanses and precision with which he explores the entire range of the trumpet as well as his intense feeling for melody are all the result of intensive early schooling art the hands of his father (a dentist by profession but avocationally a devoted musician), later experience as a star sideman with Charlie Barnet's magnificent band of the later Forties and with Tommy Dorsey's most polished band, plus a decade as the top-ranking trumpet man in New York's studio firmament.

Love For Sale
Blues In The Night
When Your Lover Has Gone
Johnny One Note
Lonesome Road
My Funny Valentin
St. Louis Blues
The Look Of Love
I Cried For You (Now It's Your Turn To Cry Over Me)
Poor Butterfly


  1. Corrections:
    Trombone: Frank Rehak
    Trumpet Marky Markowitz
    Song Title # 4: Granada


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