Dream Band, Vol. 6: One More Time

Dream Band, Vol. 6: One More Time

by Terry Gibbs Dream Band


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In August 2001, Terry Gibbs was digging around in one of the closets of his Los Angeles home when came across about 25 boxes of old reel-to-reel tapes. As it turned out, some of those tapes contained previously unreleased Dream Band recordings of 1959 gigs in Hollywood. So Gibbs contacted Fantasy about the possibility of putting out some of that live material -- which had remained in the vibist/bandleader's private collection for over 40 years -- and the result is Dream Band, Vol. 6: One More Time (a generally excellent CD that Fantasy decided to release on Contemporary). In 1959, Gibbs' Dream Band was exactly that; it boasted the cream of the West Coast crop, and the L.A.-based heavyweights who Gibbs employs on these hard-swinging performances include trumpeter Conte Candoli, pianist Pete Jolly, tenor saxman Bill Perkins, and drummer Mel Lewis. Most of the material is instrumental, although singer Irene Kral has pleasing spots on the standards "Moonlight in Vermont," "Sometimes I'm Happy," and "Lover, Come Back to Me." Thankfully, the sound quality is, by late-'50s/early stereo standards, quite good. So why did recordings of this quality remain in the can for so long? Quite often, musicians will record their live shows, place the tapes in their vaults, and forget about them -- which is obviously what happened with these 1959 recordings. Gibbs had forgotten about them but was pleasantly surprised when he came across the old reel-to-reel tapes in the summer of 2001. Although generally excellent, One More Time falls short of essential; nonetheless, Gibbs' hardcore fans will be thrilled to see these recordings become commercially available after remaining in the can for so long.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2002
Label: Contemporary
UPC: 0025218765824
catalogNumber: 7658
Rank: 84589

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Terry Gibbs Dream Band   Primary Artist
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Terry Gibbs   Vibes
Bill Holman   Tenor Saxophone
Mel Lewis   Drums
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Clark   Bass
Bob Enevoldsen   Trombone
Pete Jolly   Piano
Lee Katzman   Trumpet
Irene Kral   Vocals
Lou Levy   Piano
Stu Williamson   Trumpet
Med Flory   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Kennedy   Alto Saxophone
Porcino   Trumpet
Ben Aronov   Piano
John Audino   Trumpet
Max Bennett   Bass
Bob Burgess   Trombone
Vern Friley   Trombone
Joe Maini   Alto Saxophone
Ray Triscari   Trumpet
Joe Cadena   Trombone
Bill Smiley   Trombone
Jack Schwartz   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Bob Brookmeyer   Arranger
Terry Gibbs   Producer,Liner Notes
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Med Flory   Arranger
Manny Albam   Arranger
Cohn   Arranger
Wally Heider   Engineer
Marty Paich   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Rod Nicas   Engineering Consultant
Wes Hensel   Arranger
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Sydney Johnson   Arranger

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