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Russ Garcia, His Vocal Choir and Orchestra - Sounds In The Night (1957) [2014 Japan]

Jazz, Japan Editions | Author: vicor 61 | 14-05-2018, 14:25
Russ Garcia, His Vocal Choir and Orchestra - Sounds In The Night (1957) [2014 Japan]
Artist: Russ Garcia, His Vocal Choir and Orchestra
Title Of Album: Sounds In The Night [Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000]
Year Of Release: 2014 (1957)
Label (Catalog#): Solid Records [CDSOL-6153]
Country: USA
Genre: Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Third Stream
Quality: FLAC (*tracks+.cue,log,scans)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 33:27
Full Size: 457 MB

Russ Garcia, as arranger and orchestra leader, was credited for this 50s album – and it’s thoroughly deserved as, from the very first moment, you’re drawn into an immaculate marriage of harmony vocals, late night jazz and the very best of the US writers of that era. The resultant tracks feature comparatively sparse instrumentation meshing with, and complementing, the wonderful vocal choir that features the best-known back room girl, Marni Nixon, who takes the highest vocal lines.

Nixon was the screen voice for Deborah Carr, Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood, but here she’s simply a stunning part of a whole choir that sweeps and soars among quietly radical scores which really only allow subtle saxes to emerge from the background. Any fans of vocal harmony will find things to love here, as it’s rightly known as possibly the best vocal album ever cut. With it we also get the Mother Magoo suite, a shorter seven-track original album which, though interesting in its own right, pales in comparison to the first 12 tracks.


01 - Sophisticated Lady
02 - Ill Wind
03 - Painting The Town Blue
04 - Sweet And Lovely
05 - Blue, Blue, Blue
06 - I Get A Kick Out Of You
07 - I Lead A Charmed Life
08 - Music City
09 - When Your Lover Has Gone
10 - Sounds In The Night
11 - Prelude To A Kiss
12 - Wow

Russ Garcia - conductor
Marni Nixon - vocals
Vocal Choir And Orchestra

Russ Garcia, His Vocal Choir and Orchestra - Sounds In The Night (1957) [2014 Japan]

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