Pete Rugolo

And His Orchestra: Exploring New Sounds (FSR 2243)

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And His Orchestra: Exploring New Sounds

Pete Rugolo

Jazzcity Series


ZZZ 116080

FSR 2243



And His Orchestra: Exploring New Sounds

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CD 14,03 €

Featuring: Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers, Uan Rasey, Ed Leddy, Don Fagerquist, Frank Beach, Conte Candoli...

Pete Rugolo’s history as a recording artist followed a unique, symmetrical pattern. In 1954 he declared: “As I got going with the writing and recording, I became enthusiastic about the possibilities of the sound I could have with my own band.” His arrangements included, accordingly, some unusual voicings and resultantly pleasant tone colors. “You know I always loved tone colors,” Pete recalled. “I used to listen then mostly to Stravinsky, Ravel, Debussy and Bartók. When I started composing and arranging people said I was too modern. And, you know? I didn’t care!” The overall impact of Rugolo’s compositions and arrangements was bound up with his fresh and intriguing approach, both in his thematic material and in the flamboyant yet tasteful tone colors he employed. “Pete is a master of his craft,” affirmed his former boss Stan Kenton. His imagination roved to the horizons of the possible, and this 2-CD release reveals in brilliant stereo the astonishing variety of instrumental sounds at the disposal of great jazz musicians.


1. Artistry In Percussion
2. Interplay For Drums And Brass
3. Bongo Riff
4. One + Four
5. Chorale For Brass, Piano And Bongo
6. Fugue For Rhythm Section
7. Percussion At Work
8. Drumerama
9. Funky Drums
10. Love Is Just Around The Corner
11. Angel Eyes
12. Intermission Riff
13. Moonglow / Theme From “Picnic”
14. Like Love
15. Basin Street East
16. Love Is Here To Stay
17. Willow Weep For Me
18. Let There Be Love
19. Marie
20. It’s A Most Unusual Day
21. Ten Trombones Like


1. Whispering
2. Groovin’ High
3. Ciribiribin
4. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
5. Hot Lips
6. Struttin’ With Some Barbecue
7. Carnival Of Venice
8. Sugar Blues
9. Echoes Of Harlem
10. Trumpets At Large
11. Ten Trumpets Have I
12. Two Guitars / Guitarsville
13. How High The Moon / Ornithology
14. Sophisticated Lady
15. Guy Meets Freddie Meets Billy
16. Four Brothers & Early Eatumn
17. Skyliner
18. Reed Rapture
19. Saxophobia
20. Sometimes I’m Happy
21. Contrasts
22. Holiday For Strings
23. Come Back To Sorrento
24. Two Funky Basses

RECORDED Capitol Studios, Hollywood, 1957.
United Recording Studios, Hollywood 1960-1961

FEATURING West Coast Jazz All-Stars
PERSONNEL Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers, Uan Rasey, Ed Leddy, Don Fagerquist, Frank Beach, Conte Candoli, Mannie Klein, Cappy Lewis, Ollie Mitchell, Uan Rasey, Joe Triscari, Bud Brisbois, Ray Triscari (tp, flgh), Milt Bernhart, Herbie Harper, Frank Rosolino, Russell Brown, Bob Fitzpatrick, Vern Friley, Bob Pring, Harry Betts, Joe Howard, Dick Nash, Dick Noel (tb), Kenny Schroyer, Russ Brown, George Roberts (btb), Clarence Karella (tuba), John Graas (frh), André Previn, Russ Freeman, Johnny Williams, Claude Williamson (p), Larry Bunker (vb, xylophone, tympani), Laurindo Almeida, Howard Roberts, Al Viola (g), Joe Mondragon, Red Mitchell (b), Shelly Manne, Mel Lewis, Alvin Stoller (d), Jack Costanzo (bongos)