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P.M. Singers
Jubilee

Johnny One Note
C'Est Si Bon
Jubilee
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars'
Stella By Starlight
Waltz For Debbie
My Melancholy Baby
The Quiet Side

Produced by Kelly Kunz / Phil Mattson / The P.M. Singers Directed by Phil Mattson

Intricate arrangements and big and bold orchestrations, featuring saxophonist Richie Cole, characterize this six piece mixed group's sound, a pleasing mix of old and new jazz influences. The sound is suggestive of the Singers Unlimited in terms of complexity, though on "Waltz For Debby" and the tour-de-force (written by Clare Fischer) "The Quiet Side," the richness of the voicings invites comparisons to the Real Group. Speaking of "The Quiet Side," it is a seven minute exploration of form and tonality that begins a cappella, segues into a mid-tempo accompanied section that escalates in intensity using scat as it's medium, through an ascending sequence that descends again to the original introduction. "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars" takes a vocal percussion idea which then evolves into a sultry duet with shimmering backups, "C'est Si Bon" is a throaty and suggestive interplay between voice and flugelhorn, with the horn part equal in importance to the arrangement. "Johnny One Note" is the Gene Puerling arrangement. A highly enjoyable and accomplished collection.

Item code: 1115C | 1 CD | $14.98 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | Some a cappella | Mixed | United States

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