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MG-36122: Percussion At Work / Pete Rugolo and his Orchestra

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue EmArcy type C
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG-36122A-3    MG29001A3    MG36122A3    M    C    MSIII
SIDE-B MG-36122B-2    MG29001B2    MG36122B2    M    A    MSII



Comments

Strange matrix stamps and imprints - what the hell is “MG-29001”, although it was deleted with mark X?

Equivalent release: EmArcy SR-80003 (stereo).

Later reissued as Mercury MG-20517 (mono) and Mercury SR-60194 (stereo).

with original EmArcy inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

An exibition of percussions by Pete Rugolo and his friends.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

A great experimental ensemble fully featuring various percussions. Xylophones, tympani, and drums by such famous West-Coast Jazz drummers as Larry Bunker, Shelly Manne, Mel Lewis. Jack Costanzo's bongo sound is also fine. And it should be noted that the famous pianist André Previn plays in his own touch. Not too bluesy, not too classical, but some wonderfully funky.

Totally, this album is not too experimental, not too West-Coastish, and not too easy-listeningable. I love this fresh well-balanced nice sounds.

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

8 out of 10







Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 16099 (JB128/JS21) Artistry In Percussion (Rugolo) 4:06
A-2 16252 (JB147/JS26) Fugue For Rhythm Section (Rugolo) 3:35
A-3 16102 (JB131/JS24) 1 + 4 (Rugolo) 4:30
A-4 16103 (JB132/JS25) Chorale For Brass, Piano, And Bongo (Rugolo - Kenton) 3:01
A-5 16100 (JB129/JS22) Interplay For Drums, Brass (Rugolo) 2:32
SIDE-B
B-1 16255 (JB150/JS29) Funky Drums (Previn - Bunker - Manne - Lewis - Rugolo) 4:05
B-2 16254 (JB149/JS28) Drumerama (Cano) 2:59
B-3 16101 (JB130/JS23) Bongo Riff (Rugolo) 3:31
B-4 16253 (JB148/JS27) Percussion At Work (Rugolo) 4:54

Personnel


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

Ruppli's disco says Nov. 15 session include only Mel Lewis as a drummer, while the liner-notes mentions the name of Shelly Manne (especially on B-1).

A-1, A-3, A-4, A-5, B-3:
Buddy Childers (tp), Van Rasey (tp), Ed Leddy (tp), Don Fagerquist (tp),
Milt Bernhart (tb), Herbie Harper (tb), Frank Rosilino (tb), Russell Brown (tb),
Clarence Karella (tuba), John Graas (french horn),
André Previn (p), Larry Bunker (vib, xylphone, timpani), Joe Mondragon (b),
Al Portch (g), Jack Costanzo (bongo), Shelly Manne (ds).
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA on November 5, 1957.

A-2, B-1, B-2, B-4:
André Previn (p), Larry Bunker (vib, xylophone, timpani, ds), Joe Mondragon (b),
Al Portch (g), Jack Costanzo (bongo), Shelly Manne (ds), Mel Lewis (ds).
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA on November 15, 1957.

Supervised by Pete Rugolo.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Pete Rugolo (arr, cond, prod, etc.) :
  • EmArcy MG-36082 : Music For Hi-Fi Bugs
  • EmArcy MG-36115 : Out On A Limb
  • EmArcy MG-36122 / SR-80003 : Percussion At Work
  • EmArcy MG-36143 / SR-80014 : Rugolo Plays Kenton
  • EmArcy MG-36162 / SR-80045 : The Music From Richard Diamond
  • Mercury MG-20260 / SR-60039 : Adventure In Sound - Reeds In Hi-Fi
  • Mercury MG-20261 / SR-60044 : Adventure In Sound - Brass In Hi-Fi
  • Mercury MG-20367 / SR-60042 : Gigi / Robert Clary and Pete Rugolo
  • Mercury MG-20517 / SR-60194 : Percussion At Work (reissue of MG-36122 / SR-80003)
  • Mercury MG-20528 / SR-60205 : Rugolo Plays Kenton (reissue of MG-36143 / SR-80014)
  • Mercury MG-20537 / SR-60214 : Music From Richard Diamond (reissue of MG-36162 / SR-80045)
  • Mercury MG-20550 / SR-60118 : Music From Out Of Space
  • Mercury MG-20551 / SR-60119 : Rhythm Meets Rugolo
  • Mercury MG-20706 / SR-60706 : TV's Top Themes
  • Mercury PPS-2001 / PPS-6001 : 10 Trombones Like 2 Pianos
  • Mercury PPS-2016 / PPS-6016 : 10 Trumpets And 2 Guitars
  • Mercury PPS-2023 / PPS-6023 : 10 Saxophones And 2 Basses
  • EmArcy MG-36074 / SR-80000 : Patti Page In The Land Of Hi-Fi (Patti Page With The Pete Rugolo All Stars)
  • EmArcy MG-36088 : The Greatest Stars Of Jazz Under One Roof / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-20368 / SR-60076 : The Diamonds Meet Pete Rugolo
  • Mercury MG-20380 / SR-60023 : Time Remembered / Vernon Duke with Pete Rugolo
  • Mercury MG-20440 / SR-60112 : Launching A New Sound In Music / Terry Gibbs and his Orchestra
  • Mercury MG-20447 / SR-60132 : At The Cinema! / Buddy Collette and his Swinging Shepherds
  • Mercury MG-20516 / SR-60192 : Patti Page With The Pete Rugolo All Stars (reissue of MG-36074 / SR-80000)
  • Mercury SRD-1 : Stereo Sampler Vol.1 / Various Artists
  • Mercury SRD-2 : Music / Sound Spectacular / Various Artists
  • Mercury MGD-15 / SRD-15 : A Demonstration Of 35MM Magnetic Film / Various Artists
  • Mercury PPMD-3-12 / PPSD-3-12 : Galaxy - Music From Eleven Great Orchestras / Various Artists



Jackets

Front Back
[MG-36122 FRONT] [MG-36122 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-36122 A] [MG-36122 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[MG-36121 FRONT SLEEVE] [MG-36121 BACK SLEEVE]



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