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The Soul of Hollywood

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Released  1962
Artist  Junior Mance
Producer  Orrin Keepnews
The Soul of Hollywood (1962)  Junior's Blues (1962)
Release date  1962
Genre  Jazz
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Recorded  October - December, 1961 and January, 1962 Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label  J. Joes J. Edizioni Musicali
Similar  Junior Mance albums, Jazz albums

The Soul of Hollywood is an album by jazz pianist Junior Mance featuring interpretations of music from motion pictures which was recorded in late 1961 and early 1962 and released on the Jazzland label.



The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars with the review by Alex Henderson stating, "The Soul of Hollywood was an interesting departure for Junior Mance. Most of the time he has been heard in small-group settings, but on this album the pianist is backed by an orchestra arranged and conducted by trombonist Melba Liston.... The Soul of Hollywood isn't quite in a class with Gil Evans or Oliver Nelson's best work, but it's still a decent example of orchestral jazz".

Track listing

  1. "Never on Sunday" (Manos Hadjidakis) - 2:47
  2. "Maria" (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) - 2:51
  3. "Tara's Theme" (Max Steiner) - 4:00
  4. "Fanny" (Harold Rome) - 4:00
  5. "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronisław Kaper, Ned Washington) - 2:36
  6. "One-Eyed Jacks" (Hugo Friedhofer) - 2:33
  7. "Exodus" (Ernest Gold) - 2:30
  8. "Invitation" (Kaper) - 4:03
  9. "The Apartment" (Adolph Deutsch) - 3:35
  10. "Goodbye Again" (Georges Auric, Dory Langdon) - 4:09
  11. "Spellbound" (Miklós Rózsa) - 3:32


  • Junior Mance - piano
  • Ernie Royal, Clark Terry - trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, Britt Woodman - trombone
  • Romeo Penque - flute
  • Jerome Richardson - flute, tenor saxophone
  • Danny Bank - baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
  • George Duvivier - bass
  • Osie Johnson - drums
  • Melba Liston - arranger, conductor
  • Unidentified orchestra
  • Songs

    1Never on Sunday (Remastered 2015)2:46
    2Maria (Remastered 2015)2:48
    3Tara's Theme (Remastered 2015)3:58


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