MGM E3891
  • MGM E3891
    MGM E3891
  • MGM E3896
    MGM E3896
  • Larry Elgart
    Larry Elgart

Larry Elgart

Sophisticated Sixties + The Shape of the Sounds to Come (2 LP on 1 CD) Digipack

Blue Moon Golden Series

Larry Elgart (as, dir), John Murtaugh, Ernie Wilkins, Bill Finegan, Roger Middleton, Bobby Scott, Marty Holmes, Lew Gluckin (arr)

Reference: BMCD 881

Bar code: 8427328008815


· Collector's Edition
· Issued in Digipack
· 2 Original LPs on 1 CD
· Original Cover Art and Liner Notes
· Stereo Recordings
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit

Superb craftsmanship and meticulous attention to the details of not only repertoire, but also orchestration and performance, were among the marks of the Larry Elgart band at its peak. All of these qualities are evident in this fresh, sparkling treatment of a well-selected group of standards and originals that features the band’s distinctive stylish arrangements. The charts are clean, uncluttered, uncomplicated but highly effective, with a bright, highly danceable beat, and the sound has a rare vibrancy because these recordings capture so effectively the silky-velvety texture of their live music.

Caught in the studio, both these albums, Sophisticated Sixties and The Shape of the Sounds to Come epitomise what the band sounded like when it went on the road to play for dances and concerts. And it’s the sound that made the Elgart band such a favourite for both dancers and listeners.

01. Just One of Those Things (Cole Porter) 2:13
02. That’s All (Haymes-Aquaviva) 2:07
03. Bye Bye Blues (Hamm-Bennett-Lown-Gray) 2:01
04. This Heart of Mine (Warren-Freed) 2:39
05. Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now (Waller-Razaf) 2:22
06. Sophisticated Sixties (Middleton) 2:02
07. Doodle Do Do (Kassel-Stitzel) 1:46
08. Too Close for Comfort (Bock-Holofcener-Weiss) 3:01
09. Full Swing Ahead (Murtaugh) 2:31
10. Cheatin’ On Me (Pollack-Yellen) 3:07
11. City Lights (Wilkins) 2:29
12. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me (Ellington-Russell) 2:40
13. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter) 2:53
14. I’ve Heard That Song Before (Styne-Cahn) 2:49
15. All the Things You Are (Kern-Hammerstein II) 2:09
16. Theme from “The Ingrates” (Leroy Holmes) 2:39
17. More Than You Know (Youmans-Rose-Elison) 2:46
18. Tony’s Wife (Adamson-Lane) 2:11
19. Get Out of Town (Cole Porter) 2:54
20. Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Waller-Brooks-Razaf) 2:59
21. You Stepped Out of a Dream (Brown-Kahn) 2:26
22. Jackie’s Tune (Lew Gluckin) 2:37
23. Rain on the Roof (Ann Ronell) 2:31
24. Arkansas Holler (Bobby Scott) 2:17

Album details

Tracks #1-12 from the MGM LP “Sophisticated Sixties” (SE-3891)
Tracks #13-24 from the MGM LP “The Shape of Sounds to Come” (SE-3896)

Larry Elgart and His Orchestra
Arrangements by John Murtaugh, Ernie Wilkins, Bill Finegan, Roger Middleton, Bobby Scott, Marty Holmes, and Lew Gluckin.
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City 1960 (#1-12), and 1961 (#13-24)

Recording engineer: Ray Hall
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered

10,95 €  (tax incl.)

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"The Shape Of Sounds To Come" is one of the finest big band recordings ever. Great musicianship, finest of engineering (no gimmicks), a treasure.
No over written arrangements. Superb.

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