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10 Saxophones and 2 Basses

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Released  1962
Artist  Pete Rugolo
Producer  David Carroll
Genre  Jazz
10 Saxophones and 2 Basses (1961)  TV's Top Themes (1962)
Release date  1962
Label  TP4 Music
Recorded  November 8 & 9, 1961 United Recording Studios, Hollwood, CA
Jazz albums  Something Cool, Rugolo Plays Kenton, Music for Hi‑Fi Bugs

10 Saxophones and 2 Basses is an album by composer, arranger and conductor Pete Rugolo featuring performances recorded in 1961 and first released on the Mercury label as part of its audiophile Perfect Presence Sound Series.

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Reception

The Allmusic review by arwulf arwulf noted: "this sax ensemble with rhythm accompaniment comes across marvelously ... The repertoire used here is as wildly and refreshingly diverse as anything Rugolo ever dreamt up."

Track listing

  1. "Skyliner" (Charlie Barnet) - 3:15
  2. "Sophisticated Lady" (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills) - 4:33
  3. "How High the Moon" (Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton) - 1:44
  4. "Saxophobia" (Rudy Wiedoeft) - 2:02
  5. "Holiday for Strings" (David Rose) - 2:43
  6. "Reed Rapture" (Stan Kenton) - 2:52
  7. "Sometimes I'm Happy" (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) - 3:08
  8. "Contrasts" (Jimmy Dorsey) - 3:03
  9. "Medley: Four Brothers/Early Autumn" (Jimmy Guiffre/Ralph Burns, Woody Herman, Johnny Mercer) - 3:32
  10. "Come Back to Sorrento" (Ernesto De Curtis) - 3:02
  11. "Guy Meets Freddie Meets Billy" (Pete Rugolo) - 2:06
  12. "Funky Basses" (Rugolo) - 2:03
  • Recorded at United Recording Studios, Hollwood, CA on November 8, 1961 (tracks 1-4, 6, 7, 9 & 11), and November 9, 1961 (tracks 5, 8, 10 & 12).
  • Personnel

  • Pete Rugolo - arranger, conductor
  • Russ Cheever - soprano saxophone, C melody saxophone (tracks 1-11)
  • Gus Bivona, Skeets Herfurt, Bud Shank - alto saxophone (tracks 1-11)
  • Gene Cipriano, Bob Cooper, Plas Johnson - tenor saxophone (tracks 1-11)
  • Bill Perkins - tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone (tracks 1-11)
  • Chuck Gentry, Bill Hood - baritone saxophone, bass saxophone (tracks 1-11)
  • Jimmy Rowles - piano
  • Howard Roberts - guitar, banjo
  • Red Mitchell, Joe Mondragon - bass
  • Shelly Manne - drums
  • Songs

    1Skyliner3:19
    2Sophisticated lady4:36
    3How High the Moon1:47

    References

    10 Saxophones and 2 Basses Wikipedia


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