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Henry ManciniUniquely Mancini ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $1.99
Uniquely Mancini work from the great Henry – a sweet set of early 60s work for RCA, done with a harder jazz style than some of his other work of the time! Mancini's group is filled with west coast jazzmen – working under tight leadership to craft some tracks with a bold, sort of flourish that draws strongly from the late 50s crime jazz styles of Mancini, but which also shows some of his more complicated scoring modes of the 60s. Many tunes are standards, but given a vibrant new swing here – and those are offset by a few especially nice originals composed by Hank, such as "Lonesome", "Cheers", and "Banzai Pipeline". Players include Plas Johnson and Gene Cipriano on flute and tenor, Larry Bunker on vibes and marimba, Bob Bain on guitar, and Pete and Conte Candoli on trumpets – and titles include "Green Onions", "Night Train", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "C Jam Blues", "The Hot Canary", and "Moonlight Serenade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and splitting on the top seam & spine.)

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Pete RugoloMusic For Hi Fi Bugs ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
The title makes this one sound like a batch of bachelor pad tunes, but the album itself is easily one of Pete Rugolo's best of the 50s – a really tremendous big band outing that's filled with all-star players – all in a groove that breaks Pete very firmly past his Kenton heritage! The tracks are bold and strong voiced – often a bit longer than usual, which allows for even more focus on the album's solos from players who include Larry Bunker, Pete Candoli, Ronny Lang, Russ Freeman, and Dave Pell. There's a wonderful quality to the record – one in which all elements gell together perfectly, but in a way that still makes you aware of the presence of each player in the larger group – and titles include "Fawncy Meeting You Here", "For Hi Fi Bugs", "These Foolish Things", "Dream Of You", "Snowfall", and "Later Team". (Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Drummer logo pressing with a deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam, an ink stamp, discoloration from age and some oxidation on front.)

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