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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Campus Hop - Dave Pell


Forty-Second Street

Campus Hop
Jazz Goes Dancing
Dave Pell Octet
Production: Shorty Rogers
Photo: Garrett-Howard
RCA Victor LPM-1662

From the back cover: By Dave Pell - A fresh new "premise" for an album – songs that can swing and are danceable at the same time – is a tough assignment. But it was no problem at all when we found these wonderful Harry Waren "gems." Although written over two decades ago, their simple lines can be made to sound modern as our times and still have the freshness of not being overplayed by the jazz groups of today. The assignment was a pleasure because these songs fit our particular sound to a "T." The twelve tunes we have chosen here are some of the best things Mr. Warren has written, although I could record at least two more albums of his music, with every song as interesting as these.

Not enough can be said about the individual musicians in the group – Buddy Clark on bass, Mel Lewis on drums, Paul Mer on piano, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, the wonderful Jack Sheldon on trumpet and Med Flory on baritone sax.

As before, I have asked the best arrangers on the West Coast, possibly in the country, to write the arrangements for us – Marty Paich, Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers, Med Flory and a bright newcomer to our fold, John T. Williams. Here's hoping you enjoy our combined dance-and-hop Campus Hop.

Java Junciton
You're My Everything
Forty-Second Street
By The River Sainte Marie
I Know Why And So Do You
We're In The Money
Cheerful Little Earful
Would You Like To Take A Walk
Lulu's Back In Town
I'll String Along With You
Remember Me
Summer Night

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