JazzWax Interviews Marion Evans about Unusual 1959 LP

Mary Kate Gach sent this one in. In February 2012, the website JazzWax investigated the 1959 LP titled Ted McNabb & Co. In the article, Marc Myers interviews Marion Evans (AKO ’51), who did the arrangements for the album. It’s a great story that starts out with…

“…The guy said, ‘My girlfriend sings, and I want to record an album of her accompanied by a top band. Cost isn’t a problem.’…”

Below is a personnel list from the article.

“…On the date were Burt Collins, Bernie Glow, Doc Severinsen, John Bello (tp); Sy Berger, Frank Rehak, Urbie Green, Dick Hixson (tb); Dick Meldonian, Gene Quill (as) [pictured]; Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (ts); Sol Schlinger (bar); Nat Pierce (p); Barry Galbraith (g), Milt Hinton (b) and Osie Johnson (d). When a few musicians couldn’t make it for the second and third dates, Al Derisi and John Frosk (tp), Herb Geller (as), John Drew (b) and Don Lamond (d) stepped in…”

Read the full article here: Marion Evans on Ted McNabb on Marc Myers’s JazzWax.

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