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In Person

In Person
Si Zentner
Released nd
International Award Series AKS-201
Made in US
Featuring Nick Fatool, Eddie Miller, Charles Teagarden, Van Alexander, Lucky Thompson, Stan Getz, Charles Shavers, and 21 All-Stars

Posted by peter on November 3, 2012 at 8.42pm in listening
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peter: Can't find an exact release date on this one, but we're guessing early 60s.
2012.11.03 at 8.43pm · link ·
peter: Also couldn't find any of these exact songs on the internet, but here are a couple links to Zentner's band performing songs you all might recognize: The Stripper and James Bond
2012.11.03 at 8.46pm · link ·
jodi: This is somewhere in between the Big Band stuff that I like and the self conscious giant horn section jazz that I don't like at all.
2012.11.03 at 8.47pm · link ·
peter: So, big band. I guess movie soundtracks was still a good place to be if this was your thing in the 60s.
2012.11.03 at 8.47pm · link ·
Rob: Listening Roadshow Vancouver is in the house
2012.11.03 at 8.48pm · link ·
jodi: The record sleeve also says nothing about the band, it's just all about the music series which I guess must be a discount label product. "A complete music library for the American home. . . the music that every home should have". So, like Readers Digest Condensed Books, then.
2012.11.03 at 8.49pm · link ·
jodi:
Rob: Listening Roadshow Vancouver is in the house

Hi Rob!
2012.11.03 at 8.49pm · link ·
jodi: Track One is called Blue Rhythm Jam; Track Two: Blue Rhythm Blues. We are already on Track Three, which has nothing to do with blue rhythm. But looking ahead I see there are two tracks on Side Two which also have the phrase "blue rhythm" in their titles. Who does that?
2012.11.03 at 8.52pm · link ·
rob: makes me wanna whip out the martini shaker and smoking jacket
2012.11.03 at 8.54pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: This is somewhere in between the Big Band stuff that I like and the self conscious giant horn section jazz that I don't like at all.

I could listen to this kind of thing more, actually. I like the horns and the progressions. Could live with a little less of that tinny cymbal, though.
2012.11.03 at 8.54pm · link ·
jodi:
rob: makes me wanna whip out the martini shaker and smoking jacket

And the pomade and a very slim, very quiet pistol.
2012.11.03 at 8.56pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: I could listen to this kind of thing more, actually. I like the horns and the progressions. Could live with a little less of that tinny cymbal, though.

The tinny cymbal is the number one reason why I can't stand most jazz. That and the damned brush on the snare drum. Maybe it's related to those high pitched noises only teenagers can hear. One may need to grow into jazz, or get old enough to only hear half of it.
2012.11.03 at 8.57pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: Track One is called Blue Rhythm Jam; Track Two: Blue Rhythm Blues. We are already on Track Three, which has nothing to do with blue rhythm. But looking ahead I see there are two tracks on Side Two which also have the phrase "blue rhythm" in their titles. Who does that?

Often blue, was Mr. Zentner: Blue . . . Blue
2012.11.03 at 8.58pm · link ·
jodi: Track Six, "Five Minutes 'Til Closing". Sounds nothing like Iron Maiden's "Two Minutes to Midnight". In case you were wondering.
2012.11.03 at 8.59pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: Often blue, was Mr. Zentner: Blue . . . Blue

And yet he still maintained his rhythm, apparently.
2012.11.03 at 9.00pm · link ·
peter: And side two track one, Blue Rhythm Bounce, is nothing like a dead cat bounce. Economists are so charming.
2012.11.03 at 9.02pm · link ·
jodi: Side Two, already. Blue Rhythm Bounce!
2012.11.03 at 9.03pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: The tinny cymbal is the number one reason why I can't stand most jazz. That and the damned brush on the snare drum. Maybe it's related to those high pitched noises only teenagers can hear. One may need to grow into jazz, or get old enough to only hear half of it.

That's genius!
2012.11.03 at 9.03pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: And side two track one, Blue Rhythm Bounce, is nothing like a dead cat bounce. Economists are so charming.

For the Irish comedy rock band, see Dead Cat Bounce (comedy band).
2012.11.03 at 9.04pm · link ·
jodi: That just reminds me of how supposedly in a hockey fight the blood bounces when it hits the ice.
2012.11.03 at 9.05pm · link ·
Rob: Herb Alpert meets Henry Mancini and have a slightly trashy love child
2012.11.03 at 9.06pm · link ·
jodi: "Blizzard Head Blues". An east coast island summer resort that people never visit a second time.
2012.11.03 at 9.07pm · link ·
peter: There we go! I've been listening the last couple minutes to see if there's a trombone in this band, which of course there has to be, and suddenly here's a solo in Blizzard Head Blues. I've developed a parental interest in the trombone which will apparently last at least four more years :)
2012.11.03 at 9.07pm · link ·
jodi:
Rob: Herb Alpert meets Henry Mancini and have a slightly trashy love child

Who grows up to be that embarrassing person who gets shitfaced and dances on a table at the office xmas party. And maybe has drunken, farcical sex with the absolute worst coworker.
2012.11.03 at 9.08pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: That just reminds me of how supposedly in a hockey fight the blood bounces when it hits the ice.

Rob: Herb Alpert meets Henry Mancini and have a slightly trashy love child

jodi: "Blizzard Head Blues". An east coast island summer resort that people never visit a second time.

You're on fire tonight with the one-liners
2012.11.03 at 9.08pm · link ·
peter:
jodi: Who grows up to be that embarrassing person who gets shitfaced and dances on a table at the office xmas party. And maybe has drunken, farcical sex with the absolute worst coworker.

Don't knock it 'til you've tried it!
2012.11.03 at 9.09pm · link ·
jodi:
peter: Don't knock it 'til you've tried it!

The drunken farcical sex I've had. The having to then see that person at work every day I think I can skip. Although I work at home, so. . . guess that's you, baby.
2012.11.03 at 9.12pm · link ·
jodi: Who are the "21 All-Stars", I wonder?
2012.11.03 at 9.13pm · link ·
jodi: The peppiest number on this disc so far is called "Idaho". Going to have to rethink my preconceptions a bit.
2012.11.03 at 9.15pm · link ·
peter: Never knew Idaho was so swing-y
2012.11.03 at 9.15pm · link ·
jodi: Last track "Top O' The Mark". Top o' the mark to you, guvnah!
2012.11.03 at 9.16pm · link ·
peter: Zentner's son Howard apparently lives in Idaho. Also, who knew Angelfire still existed (sort of)?
2012.11.03 at 9.17pm · link ·
jodi: This last one is pretty much all brush-on-the-snare-drum.
2012.11.03 at 9.18pm · link ·
jodi: ANGELFIRE. Hah.
2012.11.03 at 9.18pm · link ·
jodi: I clicked a link the other day that took me to a GeoCities page. Either some very old, very non-savvy people are still online or the pages were abandoned and left to clog up the internet tubes forever in, oh, around what? 2002? 1998?
2012.11.03 at 9.20pm · link ·
jodi: Anyway, Si Zentner is finished. Sarah Vaughan is next!
2012.11.03 at 9.21pm · link ·

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