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SR-60743: Kaleidoscope / The Buddy DeFranco - Tommy Gumina Quartet

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type C
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR 60743-A-M1    I I    FF
SIDE-B SR 60743-B-M1    I A    FF



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury MG-20743 (mono).

Inside The Groove

A unique clarinet-accordion quartet's 2nd 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. However, both Buddy and Tommy's performance is really impressive and highly talented indeed.

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

6 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 PB8849 (26250) Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) 3:15
A-2 PB8850 (26251) Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (Romberg & Hammerstein) 3:41
A-3 PB8852 (26253) Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Bart Howard) 2:19
A-4 PB8851 (26252) Whisper Not (Benny Golson) 3:38
A-5 PB8853 (26254) Stella By Starlight (Victor Young & Ned Washington) 3:34
SIDE-B
B-1 PB8855 (26256) Polly Wants A Tonic (De Franco & Gumina) 5:22
B-2 PB8847 (26248) What's New (Haggart & Burke) 3:07
B-3 PB8848 (26249) Summertime (from "Porgy And Bess") (Dubose Heyward & George Gershwin) 3:03
B-4 PB8854 (26255) Like Someone In Love (Johnny Burke & James Van Heusen) 3:22
B-5 PB8856 (26257) Speak Low (from "One Touch Of Venus") (Ogden Nash & Kurt Weill) 4:20

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), John Doling (b), William Mendenhall (ds).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studio, Chicago, IL on April 2 & 3, 1962.

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



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Labels

Side A Side B
[SR-60743 A] [SR-60743 A]



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