Caution! Men Swinging
  • Dennis Farnon
    Dennis Farnon

Dennis Farnon

Caution! Men Swinging

RCA Victor

Dennis Farnon (conductor, arr), Pete Candoli, Frank Beach, Don Fagerquist, Paul Geil (tp), Tommy Pederson, Joe Howard (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb), George Roberts (b-tb), Jack Dumont (as), Brian Farnon (as), Ted Nash (ts), Gene Cipriano (ts), Chuck Gentry (bs), Jimmy Rowles, Lou Levy (p), Howard Roberts (g), Cliff Hills (b), Alvin Stoller (d)

Reference: 74321 61109 2

Bar code: 743216110926


01. Caution! Men Swinging (Dennis Farnon) 3:07
02. SpringWill Be a Little Late This Year (Frank Loesser) 3:24
03. Lover Come Back to Me (Romberg-Hammerstein II) 3:14
04. Shoo Shoo Baby (Phil Moore) 4:01
05. Just You, Just Me (Greer-Klages) 4:09
06. Isle of Capri (Grosz-Kennedy) 3:28
07. South of the Border (Carr-Kennedy) 2:35
08. It Don’t Mean a Thing (Ellington-Mills) 3:14
09. Why Don’t You Do Right? (Joe McCoy) 3:16
10. Three LittleWords (Harry Ruby) 2:43
11. Resume Speed (Dennis Farnon) 2:48

Album details

Originally released as RCA Victor LPM-1495 and in Stereo as LSP-1495

Dennis Farnon and His Orchestra
Pete Candoli, Frank Beach, Don Fagerquist, Paul Geil, trumpets; Tommy Pederson, Joe Howard, trombones; Bob Enevoldsen, valve trombone; George Roberts, bass trombone; Jack Dumont, Brian Farnon, alto saxes; Ted Nash, Gene Cipriano, tenor saxes; Chuck Gentry, baritone sax; Howard Roberts, guitar; Jimmy Rowles or Lou Levy, piano; Cliff Hills, bass; Alvin Stoller, drums.
Dennis Farnon, arranger & conductor.
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood 1957

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Press reviews

"If you're ever going to make just one hard-driving, swinging-like-mad big-band recording, model it after Caution! Men Swinging. That was to be the destiny of Canadian-born Dennis Farnon, who wrote such whimsical material as "Mother Magoo Suite" and arranged for the movies. But on one day in Los Angeles in 1956, he gathered a large group of talented, mostly jazz musicians into a studio and the result was this outstanding big-band album. Originally released in 1956, it has been reissued by RCA Spain on CD although the sound on the original RCA Victor LP is fine, if the LP can be located. Each track is a joy, offering its own surprise. Never do the charts allow the music to fall into a rut. The ensemble work is strong and ample time is allowed for soloing: the lyrical trumpet of Don Fagerquist on such tunes as "Lover Come Back to Me," Howard Roberts' guitar on "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year," well-placed solos by tenorman Ted Nash, and by Jimmy Rowles and Lou Levy, who share the piano chair. Farnon never returned to his jazz idiom, moving instead to film work and arranging for pop singers. Perhaps he figured he could never top this one and wisely quit while he was ahead. Recommended."

—Dave Nathan (All Music Guide)


10,95 €  (tax incl.)

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