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Monday, November 22, 2021

At The Cinema - Buddy Collette


The Shrike

At The Cinema
Buddy Collette and His Swinging Shepherds
Orchestra Conducted and Directed by Pete Rugolo
Mercury Records MG 20447

From the back cover: In this set of songs and themes from 11 Hollywood Flickers, Collette's "Swinging Shepherds" (Bud Shank, Paul Horn and Harry Klee) combine with the leader to produce by pen assorted flutes one of the freshest albums of movie tunes to come along in a month of cliche-ridden Sundays.

Until the release of Buddy Collette's Swinging Shepherds (Mercury MG 36133), the flute in jazz had generally been unitized in solo context. Then came the Shepherds with their unique arrangements for a quartet of flutes, blowing free and off-the-chart modern jazz as the mood dictated.

In this album, where the instrumentation is of such complexity and variability, it would appear worthwhile to list the different voicings and order the solos. Bassist Red Mitchell is present on all the tracks; piano and drums chores were split between Bill Miller and John T. Williams (on piano) and between Shelly Manne and Earl Palmer (on drums). Jim Hall is on guitar.

Colonel Boget & River Kwai March
The Bad And The Beautiful (Love Is For The Very Young)
The Shrike
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
The Trolley Song
Swinging On A Star

1 comment:

  1. Wow, it's like a newly discovered Pete Rugolo album (sound-wise)


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