10 Saxophones and 2 Basses

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10 Saxophones and 2 Basses
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Studio album by Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra
Released 1962
Recorded November 8 & 9, 1961
United Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Jazz
Label Mercury
PPS 2023/PPS 6023
Producer David Carroll
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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.[1][2][3][4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[5]

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."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  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, Hollywood, CA on November 8, 1961 (tracks 1-4, 6, 7, 9 & 11), and November 9, 1961 (tracks 5, 8, 10 & 12).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mercury Records Catalog: Perfect Presence Sound series accessed October 6, 2016
  2. ^ Voss, B., Edwards, D., Watts, R., Callahan, M. and Neely, T. Mercury Album Discography, Part 22: Perfect Presence Sound Series (PPM 2000/PPS 6000) 1960-1962 accessed October 6, 2016
  3. ^ The Mercury Sessions of Pete Rugolo: 1961 accessed October 6, 2016
  4. ^ Mercury Records Collection accessed October 6, 2016
  5. ^ a b arwulf, arwulf. Ten Saxophones and Two Basses – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 6, 2016.