Starting in the 1950s, Pete Rugolo was a trailblazer in jazz composition and orchestration. His legendary arrangements put a new spin on classic material as he utilized avant garde treatments, sounds and tempos. These two albums provide the perfect introduction to one of the jazz world's true pioneers.
1.That Old Black Magic
5.You Stepped Out Of A Dream
8.Come Back Little Rocket
9.In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree
10.Sidewalks Of New York Mambo
11.Theme From The Lombardo Ending
14.My Funny Valentine
15.Mixin' The Blues
17.Rugolo Meets Shearing
19.King Porter Stomp
20.You Are Too Beautiful
21.Jingle Bells Mambo
22.There Will Never Be Another You
24.Good Evening Friends Boogie
2 LPs on 1 CD: INTRODUCING (1954)/ADVENTURES IN RHYTHM (1954).
Arranger: Pete Rugolo.
Pete Rugolo's first two albums, Introducing and Adventures in Rhythm, were combined on this single-CD reissue by Collectables. Although the sound and the packaging could be a little better, this still is a fine way for collectors to pick up these two records on disc. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine