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Brass In Hi Fi

LP (Item 11365) Mercury, Mid 50s — Condition: Used
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One of the excellent albums that Pete Rugolo made away from the company of Stan Kenton, for who he did most of his most famous work. Although the title says "brass", this isn't a loud swinging record in the Billy May sort of way. Instead, Rugolo arranges a haunting set of jazz tracks as showcases for players like Pete and Conte Candoli, Don Fagerquist, John Graas, and Frank Rosolino. The sound has that same dark edge that characterized his work with Kenton and with June Christy, and the track list includes "God Child", "Brass At Work", "Rose For David", and "All The Things You Are". (Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small center split on the bottom seam, otherwise looks great.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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