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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Visions - Larry Elgart

Vermont Foothills
Larry Elgart and His Orchestra
American Legends: A New Look and A New Sound
Composed by Bobby Scott
Produced by Grace & Larry Elgart
Cover Collage by Jon Henry
Notes by Dom Derulli
Comments by Bobby Scott
Recorded at Webster Hall, N.Y.
Engineer: Ray Hall
MGM High Fidelity E3961

From the back cover: Bobby Scott, at 24, has a long career of jazz and popular music already behind him. But the career in composition toward which he is pointed seems limitless. Scott has had teen-age pop record hits, has played with jazz combos, has headed and recorded his own jazz trio, and has been writing a wide variety of music for radio, TV, the stage (he scored and appeared in "A Taste Of Honey"), and the concert stage. He is in love with America and its past, and this record displays that devotions.

From Billboard - October 9, 1961: The Elgart band performs a specially written American suite by pianist Bobby Scott on this LP. All of the material is original, but culled from the composer's acquaintance with musical forms of the United States. There are touches of country music, the gospel accent, soft flowing folk-like melodies and hard driving rhythm. The tour is 12 tracks in length and features the leader on soprano sax and some punching piano, presumably by the composer.

Back Country Shuffle
Johnny Appleseed
For The Soul
Many Leaves
Vermont Foothills
Bayou Call
Chief Joseph
Hill Song
Meetin' Feet
Fulton's Folly
Green Valley

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