Ralph Marterie (tp, lead), Pete Rugolo (arr, dir), Ray Linn, Don Fagerquist, Joe Triscari, Uan Rasey, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Ollie Mitchell (tp), Frank Rosolino, Joe Howard, Bob Fitzpatrick, Tommy Pederson (tb), George Roberts (b-tb), Bud Shank, Paul Horn (as), Bob Cooper, Gus Bivona, Babe Russin (ts), Dale Issenhuth, Chuck Gentry (bs), Jimmy Rowles, Arnold Ross (p), Al Viola, Al Hendrickson (g), Joe Mondragon, Red Mitchell (b), Irv Kluger, Jack Sperling (d), Lou Singer (perc), Morty Corb, Skip Martin, Bill Holman, Johnny Mandel, Frank DeVol (arr)
Reference: BMCD 878
Bar code: 8427328008785
· Collectors Edition
· Issued in Digipack
· 2 Original LPs on 1 CD
· Original Cover Art and Liner Notes
· Stereo Recordings
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit
All the evidence points to one thing in these two albums: Great Listening! In 1959, after 15 years leading his own dance band, Ralph Marterie confessed he had dreamed of the perfect dance-or-listen date. Working for over a year with Mercury’s West Coast recording director, Pete Rugolo, that peak of musical performance became the reality captured here, with Rugolo conducting the orchestra that recorded the two albums, and Marterie displaying the musical leadership qualities that made him America’s No.1 Trumpet Star and Orchestra Leader.
On Music for a Private Eye, Pete Rugolo, Skip Martin and Heinie Beau devised skillful arrangements of the best in themes from TV’s then top thrillers. Big Band Man showcases a selection of songs by Jimmy McHugh, Hollywood’s premier tunesmith, with over two decades of hits to his credit. And properly setting the stage musically were arrangers like Johnny Mandel, Skip Martin, Morty Corb, Bill Holman, and Frank DeVol, again the cream of Cinema City’s scorers.
Rugolo —a veteran of hundreds of Hollywood recording sessions— selected for these albums outstanding instrumentalists and soloists such as Don Fagerquist, Frank Rosolino, Bud Shank, Gus Bivona, Bob Cooper, Pete Candoli, Jimmy Rowles, Red Mitchell, Jack Sperling, Conrad Gozzo and Al Hendrickson.
The music in these two albums was arranged with special skill and effect to demonstrate, and take full advantage of, the new stereophonic sound.
01. M Squad (Basie) 2:48
02. Perry Mason (Steiner) 2:59
03. Richard Diamond (Rugolo) 1:38
04. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Wilson) 2:33
05. The Thin Man (Rugolo) 1:46
06. 77 Sunset Street (Livingston-David) 2:40
07. Private Eyeball (Hanson-Marterie) 3:27
08. The D.A.’s Man (Comstock) 1:58
09. Riff Blues (Kahn-Lenard) 3:10
10. Peter Gunn (Mancini) 2:26
11. It’s a Most Unusual Day (McHugh-Adamson) 3:00
12. Don’t Blame Me (McHugh-Fields) 3:57
13. Where Are You (McHugh-Adamson) 3:36
14. Waltz Medley 4:14
-Cuban Love Song (Stothart-McHugh-Fields)
-Whisper Waltz (McHugh-Adamson)
15. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (McHugh-Fields) 2:41
16. On the Sunny Side of the Street (McHugh-Fields) 2:40
17. Medley 5:30
-Anybody for the Blues (McHugh-Allen)
-A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening (McHugh-Adamson)
-I Can’t Get Enough of You (McHugh-Adamson)
18. I’m Shootin’ High (McHugh-Koehler) 2:58
19. Exactly Like You (McHugh-Fields) 3:10
20. Diga Diga Doo (McHugh-Fields) 2:17
Tracks #1-10, from the Mercury 12" album
"Ralph Marterie & His Marlboro Men -Music For a Private Eye" (SR 60109)
Tracks #11-20, from the Mercury 12" album
"Ralph Marterie & The All-Star Men -Big Band Man" (SR 60183)
Personnel on "Music for a Private Eye":
RALPH MARTERIE and his Marlboro Men
Orchestra Conducted by Pete Rugolo
Ray Linn, Don Fagerquist, Joe Triscari, Uan Rasey, trumpets; Frank Rosolino, Bob Fitzpatrick, Tommy Pederson, trombones; George Roberts, bass trombone; Bud Shank, Paul Horn, alto saxes; Bob Cooper, Gus Bivona, tenor saxes; Dale Issenhuth, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Al Viola, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Irv Kluger, drums; Lou Singer, percussion. Arrangements Pete Rugolo.
Recorded at United Recording Studio, Hollywood, May 5 (2 sessions), 1959
Personnel on "Big Band Man":
RALPH MARTERIE and the All-Star Men
Pete Rugolo, conductor
Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, Joe Triscari, Ollie Mitchell, Uan Rasey, trumpets; Frank Rosolino, Vern Friley, Joe Howard, Harry Betts, trombones; Tommy Pederson, bass trombone; Gus Bivona, clarinet & alto sax; Bud Shank, alto sax; Bob Cooper, Babe Russin, tenor saxes; Chuck Gentry, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, Arnold Ross, piano; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Red Mitchell, bass; Jack Sperling, drums.
Arrangements by Morty Corb (#13,15), Skip Martin (#13,16,20), Bill Holman (#19), Johnny Mandel (#11), Frank DeVol (#14,17), Skip Martin (#18).
Recorded at United Recording Studio, Hollywood, Sept. 27 (2 sessions), 1959
Original recordings produced by Pete Rugolo
Stereo recording engineered by Bill Putnam
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered