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Tony Fruscella album for sale by Tony Fruscella was released Aug 14, 2012 on the Warner Bros. label. Tony Fruscella was an under-recorded cool jazz trumpeter in the Chet Baker vain, who only managed to release this lone studio date for Atlantic in March 1955. Tony Fruscella CD music With the exception of Fruscella's playing on a few Stan Getz sessions, he could never overcome obscurity. He is backed by a great, albeit little-known horn section of Allen Eager on tenor saxophone (who played similar sounds with Gerry Mulligan), Charles Mingus' associate Danny Bank on baritone, and Chauncey Welsch on trombone. ...See Full Description
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||Beiderbecke Reincarnated as a Bop Player|
Tony Fruscella is an enigma wrapped inside a riddle at the bottom of a shot glass. Except for some records as a sideman with people like Stan Getz, this Atlantic album from 1955 is just about all we have of him under his own name. But it is enough to have established him as a full-fledged genius. On this album he plays artful compositions and arrangements of standards by Phil Sunkel and is paired with the brilliant Allen Eager. Chet Baker comes to mind as you listen, but he plays with a technical facility Baker didn't have. To me, he sounds like what Bix Beiderbecke would have sounded like if he had reincarnated as a bop player. This is an indispensable record. And the Japanese remastering is masterful. Easily worth the money.
By dafed (Narberth, PA, USA)
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Tony Fruscella songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||8777713|
|Release Date||Aug 14, 2012|
|Additional Info||Japan; Remastered||