ks550: Jazz On The Road - Volume 1-3 - Frank Marocco
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Tracks: CD1(Solo) - CD2(Accordion with band)

Pick Yourself up

Jerome Kern (1885 - 1945)
3:14
Falling In Love With Love
Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
3:35
They Say it's Wonderful
Irving Berlin (1888 - 1989)
3:32
Morning
Clare Fischer (*1928)
3:36
Embraceable You
George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
4:17
Bluesette
Jean Baptiste "Toots" Thielemans (*1922)
4:13
Fascinating Rhythm
George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
3:12
(There Is) no Greater Love
Isham Jones (1894 - 1956)
3:52
Tenderly
Walter Gross (1909 - 1967)
3:31
On Green Dolphin Street
Bronislaw Kaper (1902 - 1983)
3:22
The Bad and The Beautiful
David Raksin (1912 - 2004)
2:24
Recado
Djalma Ferreira (1913 - 2004)
5:34
Total Time
44:20
Tracks: CD3 - Evergreens (accordion solo)
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller (1904 - 1943), Harry Brooks (1895 - 1970)
3:03
Prelude to a Kiss
Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)
3:21
They Can't Take That Away From Me
George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
2:14
Everything Happens To Me
Matt Dennis (1914 - 2002)
4:08
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Sigmund Romberg (1887 - 1951)
2:44
Early Autumn
Ralph J. Burns (*1922), Woody Herman (1913 - 1987)
3:43
Bluesette
Jean Baptiste "Toots" Thielemans (*1922)
3:31
A Night In Morocco
Frank Marocco (*1931)
2:32
You've Changed
Carl Fischer (1912 - 1954)
2:58
One Note Samba
Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927 - 1994)
3:11
Love Dance
Ivan Lins (*1945), Victor Martins
3:42
I Should Care
Axel Stordahl (1913 - 1963), Paul Weston (1912 - 1996), Sammy Cahn (1913 - 1993)
3:00
Moonlight In Vermont
Karl Suessdorf (1921 - 1982)
4:14
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder (*1950)
2:46
Total Time
44:56
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Book About CDs:

Book: Frank Marocco and film music in Hollywood with accordion

Certainly not everyone would connect the quite-well-known accordion with the dream world of film called Hollywood. However, the "folk-music instrument" demonstrates far more its presence here than a person would believe to be the case. As a very recent example, what would the Disney film Ratatouille be without the accordion?

Among the leading musicians who are responsible for accordion sounds in Hollywood films is Frank Marocco - in the meantime for 40 years. He has performed in many legendary film classics like Doctor Zhivago and The Godfather and has accompanied countless stars like Liza Minelli, Luciano Pavarotti, and Frank Sinatra during his career.

Moreover-and more explicitly totally independent from that-he is considered one of the most important jazz accordionists worldwide. Accordionist Marocco's musical world is therefore especially multi-faceted and can be compared with a road movie with its many track changes. For the first time his career is described in detail, now the observer can follow here how such a brilliant and artistically exceptional star could develop among musicians.

Furthermore-and to be sure quite independent of that-he is regarded among the most important jazz accordionists worldwide. The accordionist Marocco's musical world is thus unusually manifold and with its numerous "track changes" resembles a road movie. For the first time his career is described in detail, for the first time the observer can follow how such a brilliant and artistic outstanding star could come into being.

As melodious book, the volume Jazz on the Road accompanied with three full CDs describes Frank Marocco's musical life in extensive texts enriched with many never-before published photos and intensified with exclusive interviews.

It also represents aspects that extend beyond this musician's career and delve into such questions as what it is like to work in Hollywood music studios and how a person gains access.

From first-hand accounts the reader learns interesting details about the film industry that so far have not been recorded and therefore are provided for the first time.

With Frank Marocco as an example there is much to discover about the accordion in Hollywood as well as his prominent artistic colleagues. Novel, enlightening insight into the film musical world is revealed here and that makes the book important for cinema fans. What happens in front of the camera can be seen on the movie screen. What happens behind the camera can be read about in this book.

3 CDs: Famous jazz standards and classics - accordion solo and with band

Here one can select from pure accordion on the one hand and accordion with band on the other. Whoever wants to hear how a Gershwin classic like Embraceable You sounds on solo accordion and then would like to compare the difference when the accordion plays together with a band can experience directly from the first two of the three attached CDs entitled "Jazz on the Road". Frank Marocco-and his accompanying band-shows on a world-class level what can be squeezed out of the famous melodies.

The artist impresses here in every setting with his lively and spontaneous playing style and offers the finest in jazz. Likewise, the listener experiences the music as in a live concert and comes face to face with a broad, exciting repertoire, which is typical for jazz accordionist Frank Marocco.

Swinging standards from the Golden Age of Jazz from the 1930s to the present can be heard on the two Jazz on the Road CDs.

The third CD with the title Evergreens is a collection of jazz classics and standards from Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder in a high gloss American production. All of Marocco's performances, which this world-class accordionist presented up to the present on the stage in the course of his singular career as Hollywood studio and jazz musician, flow with characteristic charm and spirit in brilliant sound technique.

The effect on the listener is always immediately thrilling, as though an absolutely top-notch musician were tangible through the jazzy accordion sounds. One can hardly resist the light, swinging jazz feeling with creative improvisations, marked rhythms, and sparkling runs. Marocco's polished playing with his witty sound caprices lends this CD trilogy the splendor of a great moment among recordings with accordion jazz.

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