Claus Ogerman - Blue Moon:
[U.S. 2-in-1 CD Reissue]
Pat Thomas, "Desafinado / Moody's Mood", Blue
Moon #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]
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
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
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
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:
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
Credits & Personnel
LINER NOTES by Jordi Pujol and Del Shields:
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