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MG-20685: Presenting The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type B (small oval logo)
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20685A M1    FF
SIDE-B MG 20685B M1    FF



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury SR-60685 (stereo).

with original Mercury inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

A unique clarinet-accordion quartet's 1st album on Mercury, playing famous standard Jazz tunes.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

DeFranco=Gumina quartet left four LPs on Mercury label, and all albums have very similar sound presentation. Ordinary Jazz fans may not like the contrast of the sounds of modern clarinet and accordion, since it is not the mainstream of what the Jazz was in the 1960s. As for me too, it is difficult to fully appreciate the music presented on this album.

A few exceptions are A-3, B-1 and B-3 - these three tracks are boppish and up-tempo swingers, fully featuring the artistry of DeFranco and Gumina.

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

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 21932 (PB6119) When Lights Are Low (Benny Carter - Spencer Williams) 4:10
A-2 21929 (PB6116) Street Of Dreams (Sam M. Lewis - Victor Young) 4:02
A-3 21928 (PB6115) Runaway (Thomas Gumina) 2:52
A-4 21933 (PB6120) Never On Friday (Tommy Gumina) 3:15
A-5 21927 (PB6114) Gone With The Wind (Allie Wrubel - Herb Magidson) 4:27
SIDE-B
B-1 21936 (PB6123) 'S Wonderful (G. & I. Gershwin) 1:51
B-2 21926 (PB6113) On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislau Kaper - Ned Washington) 3:40
B-3 21930 (PB6117) Scrapple From The Apple (Charlie Parker) 4:50
B-4 21935 (PB6122) Playin' It Cool (Buddy DeFranco) 3:20
B-5 21934 (PB6121) You Are Too Beautiful (Rodgers & Hart) 3:46

Personnel


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

Buddy DeFranco (cl), Tommy Gumina (accordion), Bill Plummer (b), John Guerin (ds).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studio, Chicago, IL on October 17 & 18, 1961.

Bruce Swedien, Engineer.
Jack Tracy, Recording Director.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Buddy DeFranco (cl) = Tommy Gumina (accordion) Quartet :
  • Mercury MG-20685 / SR-60685 : Presenting The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet
  • Mercury MG-20743 / SR-60743 : Kaleidoscope
  • Mercury MG-20833 / SR-60833 : Poly-tones
  • Mercury MG-20900 / SR-60900 : The Girl From Ipanema



Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20685 FRONT] [MG-20685 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20685 A] [MG-20685 A]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[MG-20673 FRONT SLEEVE] [MG-20673 BACK SLEEVE]



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