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MG-20704: Explosion! / Terry Gibbs And His Exciting Big Band

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20704A M1    FF
SIDE-B MG 20704B M1    FF



Comments

stamp on back cover.

with original Mercury inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

Another great big band sound by Terry Gibbs Dream Band, recorded in person.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Terry Gibbs' “Dream Band” is too famous and popular, featuring many talented West-Coast jazz musicians. The sound is actually awesome and full of energy. Mercury catalogue has MG-20440 / SR-60112, which was one of the earliest session by the Dream Band, a studio recording.

This album, containing a truely exciting live recording, was recorded and released by Mercury in the early 1960s - however, long after its out-of-print status, finally it is now available as a recent CD reissue CCD-7657-2, released under Contemporary label by Fantasy.

Although they play no “evolutionary” “experimental” presentation, it's nothing but swingy. One of the most greatest straight-ahead big band jazz recording in the 1960s by the cream of the West-Coast jazz musicians. Also, a superb entertainment live recording.

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

10 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 24869 (PB7563) Tico Tico (Zequinha Abreu) 3:03
A-2 24867 (PB7561) Big Bad Bob (Terry Gibbs) 3:43
A-3 24873 (PB7567) The Big Cat (Al Cohn) 4:24
A-4 24874 (PB7568) Soft Eyes (Bill Holman) 5:10
A-5 24875 (PB7569) Billie's Bounce (Charlie Parker) 3:52
SIDE-B
B-1 24871 (PB7565) Pretty Blue Eyes (Terry Gibbs) 2:51
B-2 24876 (PB7570) I'll Take Romance (Ben Oakland & Oscar Hammerstein 2nd) 3:03
B-3 24868 (PB7562) Do You Wanna Jump Children? (Donahue, Van Heusen, Bryant & Selsman) 2:49
B-4 24870 (PB7564) Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) 4:18
B-5 24872 (PB7566) Jump The Blues Away (Ed Lewis) 3:33
B-6 24866 (PB7560) Sleep (Earl Lebig) 2:50

Personnel


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

The Ruppli's discography says this session was recorded on April 6-8, 1962, but January 20-22, 1961 (shown below) might be more probable.

Terry Gibbs Dream Band:
Terry Gibbs (vib),
Conte Candoli (tp), Al Porcino (tp), Stu Williamson (tp), Frank Higgins (tp), Ray Triscari (tp),
Bob Edmondson (tb), Frank Rosolino (tb), Vern Friley (tb),
Joe Maini (as), Charlie Kennedy (as),
Bill Perkins (ts), Richie Kamuca (ts), Jack Nimitz (bs),
Pat Moran (p), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (ds).

Recorded live at The Summit night club, Hollywood, January 20-22, 1961.

Recording Engineer: Wally Heider.
Recording Director: Jack Tracy.

related information

The Artist Also Appears on...

Terry Gibbs (vib) :
  • EmArcy MG-36047 : Terry Gibbs
  • EmArcy MG-36064 : Vibes On Velbet
  • EmArcy MG-36075 : Mallets A Plenty
  • EmArcy MG-36103 : Swingin' With Terry Gibbs And His Orchestra
  • EmArcy MG-36128 : Terry Plays The Duke
  • EmArcy MG-36138 / SR-80004 : Allen's All Stars
  • EmArcy MG-36148 / SR-80027 : More Vibes On Velvet
  • Mercury MG-20440 / SR-60112 : Launching A New Sound In Music
  • Mercury MG-20518 / SR-60195 : Allen's All Stars (reissue of EmArcy MG-36138 / SR-80004)
  • Mercury MG-20535 / SR-60212 : More Vibes On Velvet (reissue of EmArcy MG-36148 / SR-80027)
  • Mercury MG-20554 / SR-60122 : Terry Gibbs Plays The Duke (reissue of EmArcy MG-36128)
  • Mercury MG-20704 / SR-60704 : Explosion!
  • Mercury MG-20812 / SR-60812 : Plays Jewish Melodies In Jazztime
  • Limelight LM-82005 / LS-86005 : El Nutto
  • EmArcy MG-36086 : For Jazz Lovers / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-36087 : Bargain Day! / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-36141 / SR-80009 : Newport '58 / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-20133 : Swinging For The King / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-20231 : Morgana King Sings The Blues / Morgana King
  • Mercury MG-20523 / SR-60200 : Newport '58 / Various Artists (reissue of EmArcy MG-36141 / SR-80009)
  • Mercury SRD-1 : Stereo Sampler Vol.1 / Various Artists



Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20704 FRONT] [MG-20704 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20704 A] [MG-20704 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[SR-60737 FRONT SLEEVE] [SR-60737 BACK SLEEVE]



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