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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.

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