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Flower Drum Song (album)

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Released  1959
Release date  1959
Show  Flower Drum Song
Producer  Richard Bock
Label  Columbia Records
Genre  Jazz
Recorded  December 4, 1958 Los Angeles, CA
Artists  Buddy Montgomery, The Mastersounds
Jazz albums  It's Never Too Late, Reality, Smokin' Guitar, Bass Odyssey, The Montgomery Brothers i

Flower Drum Song (subtitled A Jazz Interpretation by the Mastersounds) is an album by The Mastersounds led by vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery with pianist Richie Crabtree, bassist Monk Montgomery and drummer Benny Barth featuring performances of tunes from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical Flower Drum Song recorded in 1958 and released on the World Pacific label.

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Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated "In general, the music is pretty and relaxed, but not too invigorating. None of the themes from the show ended up catching on. The Mastersounds, who cannot help sounding a bit like the Modern Jazz Quartet in spots, play quite well, but this LP falls short of being essential".

Track listing

All compositions by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

  1. "Overture: Chop Suey/Grant Avenue/Sunday/You Are Beautiful" - 7:30
  2. "Sunday" - 3:40
  3. "Love Look Away" - 4:37
  4. "Grant Avenue" - 4:47
  5. "Chop Suey" - 3:03
  6. "You Are Beautiful" - 4:07
  7. "I'm Going to Like It Here" - 6:00

Personnel

  • Buddy Montgomery - vibraphone
  • Richie Crabtree - piano
  • Monk Montgomery - Fender electric bass
  • Benny Barth - drums
  • Songs

    1Overture4:14
    2You Are BeautifulJuanita Hall - Ed Kenney4:05
    3A Hundred Million MiraclesOscar Hammerstein II - Richard Rodgers4:26

    References

    Flower Drum Song (album) Wikipedia


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