The Music Man (album)

The Music Man (full title Jimmy Giuffre and his Music Men Play The Music Man) is an album by American jazz composer and arranger Jimmy Giuffre featuring tunes from Meredith Willson's Broadway musical, The Music Man which was released on the Atlantic label in 1959.[1][2]

The Music Man
Studio album by
Released1959
RecordedDecember 31, 1957 and January 2, 3 & 6, 1958
Coastal Recording Studios, NYC
GenreJazz
LabelAtlantic
LP 1276
ProducerNesuhi Ertegun
Jimmy Giuffre chronology
The Jimmy Giuffre 3
(1956)
The Music Man
(1959)
Trav'lin' Light
(1958)

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[3]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states: "this particular set finds Giuffre (tripling as usual on clarinet, tenor and baritone) leading a somewhat conventional band, a seven-horn pianoless nonet. ...The arrangements (all by Giuffre) swing, the beauty and joy of the melodies are brought out, and the leader is in top form. A true rarity".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Meredith Willson

  1. "Iowa Stubborn" - 3:57
  2. "Goodnight My Someone" - 2:45
  3. "Seventy-Six Trombones" - 3:06
  4. "Marian the Librarian"- 2:40
  5. "My White Knight" - 3:31
  6. "The Wells Fargo Wagon" - 4:02
  7. "It's You" - 3:34
  8. "Shipoopi" - 2:51
  9. "Lida Rose (Will I Ever Tell You)" - 3:32
  10. "Gary, Indiana" - 2:56
  11. "Till There Was You" - 3:27
  • Recorded at Coastal Recording Studios in New York City on December 31, 1957 (tracks 3 & 4), January 2, 1958 (tracks 2, 5 & 11), January 3, 1958 (tracks 6-8) and January 6, 1958 (tracks 1, 9 & 10)

Personnel

References

  1. Fitzgerald, M., Jimmy Giuffre Leader Entry accessed July 6, 2015
  2. Jimmy Giuffre Catalog accessed July 6, 2015
  3. Yanow, Scott. The Music Man – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
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