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Claus Ogerman - Blue Moon:

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[U.S. 2-in-1 CD Reissue]

Pat Thomas, "Desafinado / Moody's Mood", Blue Moon [Spain] #BMCD 884 (2017).[2-in-1 CD Reissue]
This reissue contains complete releases of both original LPs, along with bonus tracks.
The tracks that Claus Ogerman arranged and conducted are indicated in the Musician Credits notes below; the reissue also contains an Ogerman composition.


01. Desafinado [Slightly Out of Tune] (Jobim-Mendonça-Cavanaugh-Hendricks) 2:34
02. Baia (Gilbert-Barroso) 2:58
03. Carnival (Bonfa-Peretti-Creatore-Weiss) 2:51
04. One Note Samba (Jobim-Mendonça-Hendricks) 1:51
05. C’est si bon (Seelen-Honez-Betti) 1:50
06. Recado bossa nova (Ferreira) 2:20
07. Could Be (McFarland-Guryan) 2:15
08. I Wish You Love (Beach-Trenet) 2:23
09. Samba de Orfeu (Bonfa) 2:13
10. Once Again (Jobim) 3:13
11. Soft Nights (E luxo so) (Barroso-Vaughn) 2:45
12. To Welcome the Day (Coleman-Guryan) 2:30
13. Moody’s Mood (James Moody) 2:50
14. Try A Little Tenderness (Woods-Campbell-Connelly) 2:37
15. Stranger on the Shore (Bilk-Mellin) 2:41
16. Trouble Is A Man (Alec Wilder) 2:29
17. Dreamy (Garner-Shaw) 2:27
18. It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dream (Ellington-Hodges) 2:27
19. Baltimore Oriole (Webster-Carmichael) 2:40
20. Don’t Wait Too Long (Skylar) 2:22
21. The Cliff-Dwellers (Manson-Stillman) 3:07
22. A Cottage For Sale (Conley-Robison) 2:33
23. Detour Ahead (Frigo-Carter-Ellis) 3:17
24. The Nearness of You (Washington-Carmichael) 3:00
25. Home in the Meadow (Dolan-Cahn) 2:26 *
26. Where There’s Love There’s Hope (Raleigh-Barken) 2:27 *
27. Just Say Auf Wiederseh’n (Ogerman-Goode) 2:12 *

(*) Bonus Tracks

Tracks #1-12, from the album “Desafinado” (MGM SE 4103)
Tracks #13-24, from the album “Moody’s Mood” (MGM SE 4206)
Tracks #25 & 26, from the MGM Single K13124
Track #27, taken from the MGM Single K12171

Musician Credits:  Pat Thomas, vocals, accompanied by DESAFINADO Orchestra arranged and conducted by Lalo Schifrin.

Tracks #1,3,4 & 10: Paul Horn, flute; Laurindo Almeida, guitar; Buddy Clark, bass; Mel Lewis, drums; Frank Guerrero & Jack Del Rio, percussion; 6 violins; 2 violas; and 2 cellos.
Recorded in Los Angeles, October 1, 1962.

Tracks #2,5-9,11 & 12: Bud Shank, flute; Laurindo Almeida & Al Hendrickson, guitars; Buddy Clark, bass; Mel Lewis, drums; Frank Flynn, mallets; Frank Guerrero & Jack Del Rio, percussion; 6 violins; 2 violas; and 2 cellos.
Recorded in Los Angeles, October 2, 1962.

MOODY’S MOOD Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Lalo Schifrin (#13), Billy Ver Planck (#14), Sammy Lowe (#15-18), and Claus Ogerman (#19-24).

Featuring: Johnny Hodges, alto sax (#14,15,17,18); Hank Jones, piano.
Recorded in New York City, August 14 (#14), 16 (#15), 17 (#16-18), 1962; July 2, 1963 (#13); December 1963 (#19-24).

BONUS TRACKS from singles.
Arranged and Conducted by Claus Ogerman.

Original recordings produced by Creed Taylor.
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol.
Liner Notes by Jordi Pujol and Del Shields.

From the Fresh Sound Records website:

Surprisingly, singer Pat Thomas is virtually forgotten even as part of the scene of which she was, all too briefly, a major talent. In Chicago, where she was born and raised, she was the most sought-after female singer by local and visiting musicians, who valued her way of handling lyrics. Pat could be classified as a pop-jazz vocalist. She had directness and clarity mixed with a subtle reading of a song, a warm vocal sound, impeccable intonation, and an unaffectedly sincere feel for the blues.

She was just 24 when she recorded the first English-language version of the bossa nova hit, Desafinado, for Verve in 1962; released as a debut single with One Note Samba it won her a Grammy nomination. Transferred to MGM for release, it was part of Desafinado, the album she made that year with some notable musicians, including Bud Shank, Laurindo Almeida, Mel Lewis and arranger Lalo Schifrin, plus orchestra. It sold well and led to a second album, Moody’s Mood, the following year, with orchestras arranged by Claus Ogerman and several others. Featuring Johnny Hodges and Hank Jones in some tracks it showed her range was much greater than her ready mastery of the Brazilian idiom and confirmed the further qualities of an artist hailed as “a good singer on her way to becoming a great one”. Somehow, that never materialised; she died, unheralded, in March 1992.

Musician Credits & Personnel

LINER NOTES by Jordi Pujol and Del Shields:





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Leroy Holmes, "Musical Portrait of Ray Charles" / "Leroy Holmes Goes Latin - Bossa Nova", Blue Moon [Spain] #838890 (January 2018).[2-in-1 CD Ressue]
1 Unchain My Heart 2 I’ll Drown in My Tears 3 Hit the Road Jack
4 Cherry 5 Hallelujah I Love Her So 6 Tell the World About You
7 Georgia on My Mind 8 Ain’t That Love 9 Just for a Thrill
10 What’d I Say 11 Ruby 12 I Got a Woman
13 One Note Samba 14 Desafinado 15 Morena 16 Baia
17 Adios 18 Recado 19 Tabatinga 20 The Jazz Samba
21 Perfidia 22 Poinciana 23 Nocturne 24 O Pato

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