LP 245: Polished Brass of London – Top Brass (Music for Pleasure, 1969)

26 Jun

Side 1
01 Get Me To The Church On Time
02 Summertime
03 If I Loved You
04 The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
05 Man Of La Mancha

Side 2
06 My Favourite Things
07 Maria
08 Put On A Happy Face
09 Cabaret
10 Baubles, Bangles and Beads
11 I Could Be Happy With You

Top Brass starts on a romantic note with a super version of Get Me To The Church On Time before a sparkling Summertime kicks in – a busy jazz feel to the proceedings.

There are three Rodgers and Hammerstein numbers with a progressive take on My Favourite Things being the pick of the bunch. A mournful Maria is top-notch with some sublime soloing while the uplifting rhythms of I Could Be Happy With You bring things to a loving conclusion.

Top Brass, top Sunday morning record.

Comments and feedback are welcome.


8 Responses to “LP 245: Polished Brass of London – Top Brass (Music for Pleasure, 1969)”

  1. nlgbbbblth June 26, 2011 at 12:36 PM #


  2. luis zunino June 28, 2011 at 1:58 PM #

    Where can I get the link to download this jewel?.
    Thank you very much.

  3. nlgbbbblth June 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM #

    See my first comment Luis.

    Same format every time.

    Type this into your browser

    www DOT megaupload DOT com/

    followed by what I posted above.

  4. pfkk June 28, 2011 at 11:35 PM #

    Congratulations by return.
    Great post!

  5. Anonymous July 2, 2011 at 11:27 PM #

    This album looks totally cool. I’m looking forward to listening to it. Thanks for the share!

  6. Swank Daddy July 2, 2011 at 11:28 PM #

    Previous comment was mine. Next time I’ll remember I’m not on Blogger and will leave my name. Thanks again.

  7. jazzuk July 6, 2011 at 11:23 PM #

    Slightly late to the party…only just found you again. Some great names on this one. Top stuff! Many thanks.

  8. Anonymous July 23, 2011 at 5:47 AM #

    Thanks again … great posts … Baron

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