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MG-20285: I Love John Frigo He Swings / John Frigo

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20285A-1    M1    MSI    A
SIDE-B MG 20285B-1    M1    MSI    A



Comments

Cover suffered with medium stains, but not so serious. The disc itself is in great condition.

Inside The Groove

A swingy session bassist John Frigo's famous album on which he plays violin.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

John Frigo spent most of his life with a bass, as a professional musician. For example, he was a bassist of Jimmy Dorsey band in the 1940s; he was a member of the Soft Winds (Lou Carter on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, and John Frigo on bass).

However, the very first instrument he played was a violin. Furthermore, he switched back to his first instrument violin in the 1980s. This album, recorded in 1957, was a famous exception - John Frigo recorded his own album as a violinist.

Not so boppish, but all tracks are nothing but swingy in every way. And it must be noted such jazz greats as Ray Brown and Herb Ellis appears on this album...

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 14826 What A Difference A Day Made (Grever - Adams) 2:20
A-2 14830 Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Van Heusen - Burke) 4:15
A-3 14821 Blow Fiddle Blow (Frigo) 2:42
A-4 14825 Blue Orchids (Carmichael) 3:53
A-5 14827 Gone With The Wind (Wrubel - Magidson) 2:51
SIDE-B
B-1 14822 Squeeze Me (Williams - Waller) 3:30
B-2 14819 You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Brown & Kahn) 2:55
B-3 14824 Moonlight In Vermont (Suessdorf - Blackburn) 3:08
B-4 14828 If Love Is Good To Me (Spielman - Redd Evans) 3:30
B-5 14829 Big Me - Little Me (Frigo) 2:13

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

A-4, B-4, B-5:
John Frigo (violin), Dick Marx (p), Ray Brown (b), Norm Jeffries (ds).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in 1957.

A-3, B-2:
Same personnel as A-4, except:
add Mike Simpson (fl, ts),
add Herb Ellis (g).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in 1957.

A-1, A-2, A-5, B-1:
Same personnel as A-4, except:
add Cy Touff (b-tp),
add Vic Val (ts).
Phil Faieta (ds) replaces Norm Jeffries (ds).

B-3:
John Frigo (vln), Dick Marx (p).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in 1957.






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MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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