Allen Hermann / Carl Fontana – The Jazz Trombone

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Essentially, both Hermann and Fontana are post war boppers, and they perfectly complement each other. While Fontana plays the melody, Hermann provides inventive fills behind him, and vice versa. The eleven tunes are strictly from the Great American Songbook, and how can you go wrong with titles like “It’s You Or No One,” “I’m Old Fashioned,” or “The Night Has A Thousand Eyes.” Listening to these two shining on ballads like “Emily” or “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” is indeed a treat. The aforementioned “Limehouse Blues” is slowed down a bit, so the song doesn’t really have that flag-waver quality that it usually exhibits.(All About Jazz).

Track listing:

00:00 1 It Might As Well Be Spring (O.Hammerstein II, Richard Rogers)
07:15 2 I’m Old Fashioned (Jerome Kern)
13:49 3 Meditation (A.C.Jobim)
20:24 4 Limehouse Blues (Philip Braham)
27:03 5 Emily (Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer)
31:33 6 Stella By Starlight (Victor Young)
36:04 7 The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (Buddy Bernier,Jerome Brainin)
41:03 8 The Days Of Wine And Roses (H.Mancini)
48:30 9 It’s You Or No One (Jule Styne)
52:14 10 Polka Dots And Moonbeams (J.Van Heusen)
59:37 11 The Song Is You (J.Kern, O.Hammerstein II)

Personnel:

Carl Fontana , Allen Hermann – trombone
Bob Badgley – bass
Santo Savino – drums
Curt Warren – guitar
Stefan Karlsson – piano

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Label: Sea Breeze Jazz ‎– SB-3070
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 2004
Recorded: Recorded at Audiomation ,Las Vegas , June 2001

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