Magazine article IAJRC Journal

A New Sound in Popuar Music

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

A New Sound in Popuar Music

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Johnny Mathis - A New Sound In Popuar Music Fresh Sound FSR-CD 429

Johnny Mathis (vcl) Teo Macero (conductor, arranger) Art Fanner (tp) Eddie Bert (tb) Don Butterfield (tu) Danny Bank (fl, bs) John LaPorta (cl, as) Wally Cirillo (p) Milt Hinton (b) Ed Shaughnessy (d) NYC, March 14 1956 : Street of Dreams

Mathis (vcl) Bob Prince (conductor, arranger, vbs, perc) Nick Travis (tp) Al Richman (Fr hrn) Phil Woods (as) Sol Schlinger (bs) Gerry Citron (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Joe "Chiz" Harris (d) NYC, March 15 1956 : Star Eyes / Angel Eyes

Mathis (vcl) Manny Albam (conductor, arranger) Bernie Glow (tp) Ray Beckenstein (fl) Ben Harrod (oboe) Hal McKusick (cl, as) Danny Bank (b cl) Eddie Costa (p, vbs) Barry Galbraith (g) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (d) NYC, March 19 1956 : Autumn In Rome / Cabin In the Sky

Mathis (vcl) Gil Evans (conductor, arranger) Jimmy Maxwell, Buck Clayton (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Tom Mitchell (b tb) John LaPorta (as) Hank Jones (p) Bill Pemberton (b) Billy Exiner (d) NYC, March 21 1956 : Easy to Love / Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere / It Might as Well Be Spring

Mathis (vcl) Teo Macero (conductor, arranger) Nick Travis (tp) Eddie Bert (tb) Hal McKusick (cl, as) Danny Bank (fl, bs) Gerry Citron (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Joe "Chiz" Harris (d) Bob Prince (bongo, perc) NYC, March 23 1956 : Caravan / Babalu

Mathis (vcl) John Lewis (conductor, arranger, piano) Robert Di Domenica, James Pellerite (fl) Harry Schulman (oboe) Tony Scott, Hal McKusick (cl) Jack Kreiselman (b cl) Manuel Zegler (bassoon) Gunther Schuller, George Nadaf (Fr hrn) John Barber (tu) Janet Putnam (harp) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Connie Kay (d) NYC, April 6 1956

Prelude to a Kiss / Fly Me To the Moon (aka In Other Words)

Mathis (vcl) Bob Prince (arr) Percy Faith (conductor) Unidentified orchestra including Ernie Royal (tp) NYC, probably fall 1956

Day In, Day Out / Looking at You / Too Close for Comfort

Mathis (vcl) Ray Coniff (conductor, arranger) personnel unidentified NYC, Sept. 21 1956 : When Sunny Gets Blue / Wonderful! Wonderful! TT: 55:03

One does not normally expect to see a Johnny Mathis recording reviewed in this Journal. However it is often forgotten that, like Harry Belafonte before him, Johnny Mathis's first recordings were aimed at a jazz audience before he moved into more lucrative fields. …

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