- Released: April 6, 1993
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Jazzology
- 1.Stompy Jones
- 2.Just A Gigolo
- 4.Rise 'N' Shine
- 5.Dinner For One, Please, James
- 7.Isn't Love The Strangest Thing?
- 9.In A Little Gypsy Tearoom
- 10.Turquoise Light
- 11.The Curse Of An Achin' Heart
- 12.Can't We Talk It Over?
- 13.Ain'tcha Got Music?
- 14.When I Take My Sugar To Tea
- 15.The Road To Morocco
- 16.I Believe In Miracles
- 17.Little By Little
Personnel includes: Marty Grosz (guitar, vocals), Peter Ecklund (cornet), Keith Ingham (piano), Greg Cohen (bass).
Recorded in Brooklyn, New York in 1992.
Personnel: Marty Grosz (vocals, guitar); Ken Peplowski (clarinet, alto saxophone); Dick Meldonian (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Randy Sandke (trumpet); Peter Ecklund (cornet); Bobby Pring, Joel Helleny (trombone); Keith Ingham (piano); Chuck Riggs (drums).
Liner Note Author: Marty Grosz.
Recording information: Pomeroy's Loft, Brooklyn, NY (03/23/1992-06/11/1992); Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY (03/23/1992-06/11/1992).
Editor: Doug Pomeroy.
Arranger: Marty Grosz.
Destiny's Tots is the name that guitarist/singer Marty Grosz gave to some of the freewheeling ensembles he put together during the 1980s and '90s (as opposed to the Orphan Newsboys, which is a set group). On this delightful set, Grosz is heard in three different settings: a trio with clarinetist Dick Meldonian and bassist Greg Cohen and two septets that feature either Peter Ecklund or Randy Sandke on trumpet, Meldonian or clarinetist/altoist Ken Peplowski and Bob Pring or Joel Helleny on trombone. Grosz always puts on a good show, making the music of the 1920s and '30s sound both relevant and good-humored. Among the highlights of this 17-song program (13 of which the leader sings) are "Stompy Jones," "Truckin'," "Dinner for One, Please, James," "The Curse of an Achin' Heart" and "When I Take My Sugar to Tea." ~ Scott Yanow