Jack Pleis, His Piano, Orchestra and Chorus, Broadway Goes Hollywood (1955)
Muzak, schmaltz, cornball, oddities, soft-jazz, safe orchestral pop, call it what you want – I want it. Especially on vinyl. And I’ll never turn down a good 10” (ooh, er) – nor will I turn down a bad 10” innuendo (in-your-end-o!). So this is the latest. And I know of Jack Pleis – a master of all of those styles above and more; journeyman pianist, arranger, conductor, writer and accompanist – he ran a chorus and big band, he did small-combo stuff, he played over silent movies. He was a gigging, jobbing player. And these lite instrumentals are lovely. And I’m severely hooked on collecting these up. Great op-shop finds. Always.
Sample Track: I Get A Kick Out Of You
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