All Smiles (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band album)

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All Smiles
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Released1968
RecordedMay 13–14, 1968
StudioLindström Studios, Cologne, Germany
Genre Jazz
Label MPS
MPS 15 214
Producer Gigi Campi
Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band chronology
17 Men and Their Music
(1967)
All Smiles
(1968)
Faces
(1968)
Let's Face the Music cover
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All Smiles is an album by the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band featuring performances recorded in Germany in 1968 and released on the MPS label. [1] [2] [3] The album was also released in the US on Prestige Records as Let's Face the Music. [4]

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The AllMusic review says "One of the qualities that set apart this aggregation from others of the same mettle was the smoothness of the playing. Smoothness here means sensuous and bluesy, not lifeless in the sense the term is used in contemporary jazz. There's a bounce to the up-tempo tunes, but the ostentatious playing other bands were noted for is shunned. A fine performance". [5]

Track listing

  1. "Let's Face the Music and Dance" (Irving Berlin) – 3:23
  2. "I'm All Smiles" (Michael Leonard, Herbert Martin) – 3:25
  3. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) – 3:03
  4. "I'm Glad There Is You" (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira) – 3:29
  5. "Get Out of Town" (Cole Porter) – 4:47
  6. "By Strauss" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:35
  7. "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar Aaron Swan) – 4:16
  8. "Gloria's Theme (from "Butterfield Eight")" (Bronisław Kaper, David Mack) – 4:21
  9. "Sweet and Lovely" (Gus Arnheim, Jules LeMare, Harry Tobias) – 3:36
  10. "High School Cadets" (John Philip Sousa) – 2:05

Personnel

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References

  1. Payne, D., The Clarke-Boland Big Band discography accessed October 14, 2015
  2. SABA/MPS Records listing, accessed October 14, 2015
  3. Bigband Paradise album entry Archived 2016-10-08 at the Wayback Machine accessed September 20, 2016
  4. Prestige Records Catalog: 7600 series, accessed October 14, 2015
  5. 1 2 Nathan, Dave. Let's Face the Music – Review at AllMusic . Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  6. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 255. ISBN   978-0-141-03401-0.