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PPS-6013: Woodwinds & Percussion / Hal Mooney and his Orchestra

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue Mercury type C
Matrix Number : SIDE-A PPS 6013-A-MS1    FF
SIDE-B PPS 6013-B-MS1    FF



Comments

Gatefold cover.

Inside The Groove

Mister Mercury A&R man's nice swinging album.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Hal Mooney, a very famous chief arranger of the legendary Hal Kemp orchestra, later switched to an important position in Mercury label - an A&R man. Along with many of fine works as a superviser, a producer and an arranger, he left several albums with his own name on their titles. This is one of them.

This album's concept is, as the title says, woodwinds & percussion. Many popular tunes are arranged to meet unique characteristics of good ensemble of woodwinds and percussions.

Intros, woodwinds ensemble, outro breaks, all sounds very fine in every tune. Although they sounds rather ordinary and easy-listeningable for our later ears, it's nothing but Hal Mooney's way.

A very good album.

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

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 PB3900 (20733) Swampfire (Harold Mooney - Irwin Taylor) 2:22
A-2 PB3908 (20741) Baby, It's Cold Outside (Frank Loesser) 2:19
A-3 PB3910 (20743) Lover (Richard Rodgers - Lorenz Hart) 2:14
A-4 PB3907 (20740) Tonight (from “West Side Story”) (Bernstein - Sondheim) 2:36
A-5 PB3903 (20736) Old Devil Moon (E. Y. Harburg - Burton Lane) 2:15
A-6 PB3902 (20735) Bye Bye Blues (Fred H. Hamm - Dave Bennett - Bert Lown - Chauncey Grey) 2:30
SIDE-B
B-1 PB3899 (20732) Pavanne (second movement of “American Symphonette No.2”) (M. Gould) 2:37
B-2 PB3904 (20737) Brazil (Ary Barroso) 1:58
B-3 PB3901 (20734) Ragging The Scale (E. Claypoole) 2:34
B-4 PB3909 (20742) Speak Low (from “One Touch Of Venus”) (Ogden Nash - Kurt Weill) 2:23
B-5 PB3906 (20739) I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Irving Berlin) 2:19
B-6 PB3905 (20738) Holiday For Strings (David Rose) -

Personnel


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

Hal Mooney (leader, arranger, producer) and his Orchestra:
Woodwinds: Don Hammond, Bernie Kaufman, Leon Cohen, Billy Slapin, Andy Fitzgerald, Walt Levinsky, Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque, Herman Yorks, Stanley Webb.
Percussion: Bob Rosengarden, Eddie Costa, Phil Kraus, Joe Venuto.
Guitar: Barry Galbraith.
Bass: George Duvivier.
Drums: Don Lamond.

Recording engineer: Bill Stoddard.
Recording director: Hal Mooney.

Recorded in New York City, 1961.




Jackets

Front Back
[PPS-6013 FRONT] [PPS-6013 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[PPS-6013 A] [PPS-6013 B]



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