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Bud Shank And Bob Cooper – The Swing’s To TV (1958/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bud Shank And Bob Cooper – The Swing’s To TV (1958/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 37:15 minutes | 707 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Proof positive that any well-executed idea translates to the jazz idiom – snobs and purists be damned – The Swing’s to TV pairs altoist Bud Shank and tenorist Bob Cooper for a moody, nuanced collection of late-’50s television theme songs. Granted, it’s not like the duo is interpreting the opening themes to Gilligan’s Island or The Brady Bunch – at the time in question, many series employed familiar standards as calling cards – but the basic concept behind the session is the kind of populist nod one rarely associates with cool-school jazz. Thing is, The Swing’s to TV is great stuff, a cerebral and atmospheric set of ballads performed with sincerity and affection – Shank and Cooper always make for a compelling tandem, and songs like “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “Put Your Dreams Away” are well matched to their respective talents. – Jason Ankeny

01 – When You Wish Upon A Star (00:04:18)
02 – Put Your Dreams Away (00:03:06)
03 – Thanks For The Memory (00:04:28)
04 – Tenderly (00:02:52)
05 – Danny Boy (The Londonderry Air) (00:04:35)
06 – Dinah (00:03:17)
07 – As Long As There’s Music (00:03:41)
08 – A Romantic Guy (00:03:35)
09 – Steve Allen Theme (00:04:09)
10 – Love Nest (00:03:14)


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