Frank Collett

Music From The Movies

Fresh Sound 5000 Series

Personnel:
Frank Collett (p), Tom Warrington (b), Joe LaBarbera (d)

Reference: FSRCD 5043

Bar code: 8427328650434

This album features Frank Collett in his first recording since The Film Music of Bronislaw Kaper which received unprecedented reviews. In this performance, he gives his own special treatment (with Tom Warrington and Joe La Barbera ) to fourteen tunes, all of which were written specifically for the films in which they appeared. Says Collett: This album is definitely up to my Kaper standard.


Tracklisting:
01. Give A Little Whistle (Washington-Harline) 4:18
From "Pinocchio" (1940)
02. Easy Living (Robin-Rainger) 5:37
From "Easy Living" (1937)
03. A Gal In Calico (Robin-Schwartz) 4:15
From "The Time, The Place and the Girl" (1946)
04. Laura (Mercer-Raskin) 3:10
From "Laura" (1944)
05. Cheek to Cheek (Irving Berlin) 4:35
From "Top Hat" (1935)
06. It's A Most Unusual Day (Adamson-McHugh) 5:40
From "A Date with Judy" (1948)
07. Tangerine (Mercer-Schertzinger) 4:39
From "The Fleet's In" (1942)
08. I Wished On The Moon (Parker-Rainger) 5:15
From "The Big Broadcast of 1936" (1936)
09. I Remember You (Mercer-Schertzinger) 6:03
From "The Fleet's In" (1942)
10. At Last (Gordon-Warren) 2:35
From "Orchestra Wives" (1942)
11. Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead (Harburg-Arlen) 4:23
From "The Wizard of Oz" (1939)
12. It Could Happen To You (Burke-Van Heusen) 4:53
From "And the Angels Sing" (1944)
13. Thanks For The Memory (Robin-Rainger) 4:51
From "The Broadcast of 1938" (1938)
14. Tara's Theme (Steiner) 3:18
From "Gone with the Wind" (1939)

Total time: 63:36 min.

Personnel:
Frank Collett, piano; Tom Warrington, bass; Joe LaBarbera, drums.
RecordedĀ at Entourage Studios, in Hollywood, December 3-4, 2005

Recording & mixing engineer: Talley Sherwood
Second engineer: Patricia Masterson
Mastering: Bernie Grundman

Liner notes: Mark Gardner, Dick Bank
Photography: Stan Levey, Mary Taglieri, Mike Smith
Design: Heidi Frieder / ArtHead

Producer: Dick Bank
Produced for CD release: Jordi
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Review:

"In another delightful taste of the classic trio setup, producer Dick Bank reunites pianist Collett with Tom Warrington (bass) and Joe La Barbera (drums) for a trawl through Hollywoods musical past. Much of the repertoire is familiar; Tinsel-town has generated its share of standards. But theyre refreshed by the vigorous, beautifully crafted workouts the trio give them, and theres a real snap about the way they approached the least remembered pieces, such as A Gal in Calico, Its a Most Unusual Day and Colletts elegant thanks for the Memory. And he serves up three gorgeously delineated solo pieces in Laura, At Last and Taras Theme. The exhaustively researched booklet about the origins of each song, buttressed by Colletts comments on the music, is a movie buffs meat and drink."

Ray Comiskey -The Irish Times

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$12.26  (tax incl.)

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