PLENTY OF PETE represents an exciting collection of Pete Fountain's all-time most-requested numbers ...performed here by Pete and his fabulous jazz group much as they were performed when they originally triggered thundering ovations in night clubs and concert appearances.
The enormous and universal popularity of Dixie-land clarinetist Pete Fountain is unique in almost all the world of jazz. There is an unprecedented scope of popular appeal in the flexibility of his improvisations and the unusual range and richness of tone he achieves.
At Pete's side on these musical milestones in his colorful career - complementing the freshness and originality of his sound with the vast resources of their own skill and imagination - are drummer Jack Sperling; Morty Corb on bass; Godfrey Hirsch, vibes; Bobbie Gibbons, guitar; and John Propst, piano.
PLENTY OF PETE is precisely what the phrase implies. .. and, if you already know what to expect of the fantastic Mr. Fountain, we need say nothing more. If not, we can only say it's an experience you've been missing quite long enough.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Plenty of Pete - Coral Records