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Doc Severinsen - Tempestuous Trumpet [Command Records RS 819 SD] (1961)

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Title:

Tempestuous Trumpet

Released: 1961
Label: Command Records
Catalog: RS 819 SD
Genre: Jazz / Lounge
T R A C K L I S T:
01 After You've Gone
02 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
03 Night In Tunisia
04 Tenderly
05 I Can't Get Started
06 And The Angels Sing
07 Baubles, Bangles And Beads
08 Stardust
09 Mack The Knife
10 You Made Me Love You
11 Sleepy Lagoon
12 Sugar Blues
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Doc Severinsen - The Big Band's Back In Town [Command Records RS 837 SD] (1962)

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Title:

The Big Band's Back In Town

Released: 1962
Label: Command Records
Catalog: RS 837 SD
Genre: Jazz / Lounge
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Love for Sale
02 Flamingo
03 Blues in the Night
04 Granada
05 When Your Lover Has Gone
06 Johnny One Note
07 Lonesome Road
08 My Funny Valentine
09 St. Louis Blues
10 The Look of Love
11 I Cried for You
12 Poor Butterfly
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Artist:

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Title:

Torch Songs For Trumpet

Released: 1963
Label: Command Records
Catalog: RS 859 SD
Genre: Jazz / Lounge
T R A C K L I S T:
01 By Myself
02 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
03 There Will Never Be Another You
04 Angostura Suite
05 Born To Be Blue
06 Yesterdays
07 Stormy Weather
08 Just One Of Those Things
09 Don't Worry 'bout Me
10 Cry Me A River
11 They Can't Take That Away From Me
12 This Is All I Ask
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Doc Severinsen - High--Wide And Wonderful [Command Records RS 883 SD] (1966)

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Title:

High--Wide And Wonderful

Released: 1966
Label: Command Records
Catalog: RS 883 SD
Genre: Jazz / Lounge
T R A C K L I S T:
01 It Ain't Necessarily So
02 Hey, Pretty Pussycat!
03 I Will Wait For You
04 Bluesette
05 Memories Of You
06 Malaguena
07 What's New
08 What's Up, Doc?
09 Theme From "Black Orpheus"
10 The Phantom Trumpet
11 For Mama (La Mamma)
12 If I Had A Hammer
13 You Are My Sunshine
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Doc Severinsen - Fever! [Command Records RS 893 SD] (1966)

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Title:

Fever!

Released: 1966
Label: Command Records
Catalog: RS 893 SD
Genre: Jazz / Lounge
T R A C K L I S T:
01 In A Little Spanish Town
02 On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
03 Cotton Fields
04 Walk Right In
05 Sidewinder
06 Raggedy Jim
07 The Lady In Red
08 Tennessee Waltz
09 Fever
10 Ja-Da
11 He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
12 Cleopatra's Asp
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Doc Severinsen - Sextet Live [Mono] [Command Records RS 33-901] (1966)

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Title:

Sextet Live [Mono]

Released: 1966
Label: Command Records
Catalog: RS 33-901
Genre: Jazz / Lounge
T R A C K L I S T:
01 When The Saints Go Marching In
02 I'm Confessin' That I Love You
03 Down Home Melody
04 Summertime
05 If He Walked Into My Life
06 Cielito Lindo
07 Sunday Morning
08 Georgia On My Mind
09 Strangers In The Night
10 Melancholy Baby
11 Michelle
12 Mothers And Daughters
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Doc Severinsen - The New Sound Of Today's Big Band [Command Records RS 917 SD] (1967)

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Title:

The New Sound Of Today's Big Band

Released: 1967
Label: Command Records
Catalog: RS 917 SD
Genre: Jazz / Lounge
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Canadian Sunset
02 Monday, Monday
03 Little Brother
04 Here, There And Everywhere
05 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
06 One, Two, Three
07 (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
08 All
09 One Step Above
10 I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
11 People Power
12 Music To Think By
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Doc Severinsen - The Great Arrival [Command Records RS 927 SD] (1968)

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Title:

The Great Arrival

Released: 1968
Label: Command Records
Catalog: RS 927 SD
Genre: Jazz / Lounge
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Free Again
02 What The World Needs Now Is Love
03 The More I See You
04 Trumpets And Crumpets
05 Enchante
06 You And The Night And The Music
07 Sunny
08 It Must Be Him
09 Up, Up And Away
10 Nikki
11 I Have Dreamed
12 Alone Together
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Artist:

Doc Severinsen

Title:

Doc Severinsen And Strings

Released: 1968
Label: Command Records
Catalog: RS 937 SD
Genre: Jazz / Lounge
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Bond Street
02 The Maria Theme
03 Wave
04 Macarthur Park
05 Samba De Orfeu
06 That's What Love's About
07 If We Lived On The Top Of A Mountain
08 Upa, Neguinho
09 Le Terisita
10 Love Was Here Before The Stars
11 Lullaby From Rosemary's Baby
12 Summer's Coming Back!
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Doc Severinsen - The Best Of Doc Severinsen [Command Records RS 952 SD] (1972)

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Title:

The Best Of Doc Severinsen

Released: 1972
Label: Command Records
Catalog: RS 952 SD
Genre: Jazz / Lounge
T R A C K L I S T:
01 If I Had A Hammer
02 Goin' Out Of My Head
03 Trumpets And Crumpets
04 Fever
05 Granada
06 Monday, Monday
07 In A Little Spanish Town
08 Love
09 It Ain't Necessarily So
10 (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
11 Malaguena
12 It Must Be Him
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Doc Severinsen - Brand New Thing  [Epic PE 34925] (1977)

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Artist:

Doc Severinsen

Title:

Brand New Thing

Released: 1977
Label: Epic
Catalog: PE 34925
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Pop


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Do It To It
02 Chicken Chatter
03 Midnite Flite
04 Fernando's Fantasy
05 Virginia Sunday
06 Soft Touch
07 There Is A Girl
08 Shenandoah
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Doc Severinsen - Torch Songs For Trumpet (Pickwick Reissue) [Pickwick Records SPC-3608] (1978)

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Title:

Torch Songs For Trumpet (Pickwick Reissue)

Released: 1978
Label: Pickwick Records
Catalog: SPC-3608
Genre: Jazz / Lounge
NOTE: Reissue of Command Records RS 859 SD
T R A C K L I S T:
01 By Myself
02 I Got It Bad
03 There Will Never Be Another You
04 Born To Be Blue
05 Cry Me A River
06 Stormy Weather
07 They Can't Take That Away From Me
08 Yesterdays
09 This Is All I Ask
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Doc Severinsen - Tempestuous Trumpet (Pickwick Reissue) [Pickwick Records SPC-3627] (1978)

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Title:

Tempestuous Trumpet (Pickwick Reissue)

Released: 1978
Label: Pickwick Records
Catalog: SPC-3627
Genre: Jazz / Lounge
NOTE: Reissue of Command Records RS 819 SD
T R A C K L I S T:
01 After You've Gone
02 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
03 A Night In Tunisia
04 Tenderly
05 And The Angels Sing
06 Baubles, Bangles And Beads
07 Stardust
08 You Made Me Love You
09 Sugar Blues
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Doc Severinsen's Biography

Steve Huey [allmusic.com]

For 25 years, Doc Severinsen was arguably the best-known trumpet player in America, appearing on television every weeknight as the leader of the Tonight Show Orchestra. Known for his exceptionally loud wardrobe, Severinsen often bantered good-naturedly with host Johnny Carson, while supplying the show's incidental music (bridging commercial breaks, introducing guests, etc.). Despite the musical limitations of that format, the Tonight Show Orchestra was increasingly considered one of the best big-band jobs available as time passed: generous exposure, steady work, and declining options elsewhere. Severinsen maintained a side career to allow himself to stretch out, recording bop, big-band swing, and crossover-friendly instrumental pop for a series of labels beginning in the '60s. When The Tonight Show was on hiatus, he toured with smaller groups and guested with numerous jazz and pops orchestras around the country. He had his critics in the jazz world, partly because his albums weren't strictly jazz, but also partly because he didn't display his chops very often; he was an able bebop soloist with a bright, clean tone and a tremendous range in the upper register of his horn. In the mid-'80s, he finally brought the Tonight Show Orchestra into the studio for a series of popular and well-received recordings. When the orchestra broke up in 1992, Severinsen hit the road with a select group of alumni, and also continued his guest appearances around the country.

Carl Hilding "Doc" Severinsen was born on July 7, 1927, in Arlington, OR, and was initially nicknamed "Little Doc" after his father, a dentist. Starting music lessons at age seven, Severinsen originally wanted to play the trombone, although his violin-playing father urged him to take up that instrument instead. As it turned out, the trumpet was the only brass instrument available in their small town, and Severinsen got so good so quickly that he was performing with the local high school band while still seven years old. At age 12, he won the Music Educators' National Contest, and as a high schooler, he toured with Ted Fio Rito's orchestra. Upon finishing school, he joined a succession of touring big bands starting in 1945, including Tommy Dorsey (where he was a featured soloist), Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, and Noro Morales. In 1949, he settled in New York, where he worked as a staff musician for NBC and a recording session sideman, bacarole_king the likes of Dinah Washington and Anita O'Day. He moved over to television in 1952, and appeared on the original, Steve Allen-hosted Tonight Show as a member of Skitch Henderson's orchestra.

In 1962, when Carson took over the show, Henderson made Severinsen his assistant orchestra leader. Around the same time, Severinsen cut the first of a series of albums for the Command label; his earlier efforts were largely standard big-band swing, but by the late '60s he had moved into groovy, swinging instrumental pop in the so-called "now sound" vein, often arranged by Dick Hyman. In 1966, Henderson abruptly departed The Tonight Show under still-mysterious circumstances. Milton DeLugg briefly took over as his replacement, but Severinsen was promoted to the post of orchestra leader and musical director in 1967. His outlandish, brightly colored wardrobe and easy comic chemistry with Carson quickly cemented him into the job, where he would stay for the next 25 years.

In the meantime, Severinsen moved from Command over to RCA in the early '70s, and then went to Epic for 1975's Night Journey, a surprisingly credible foray into jazz-funk fusion. Even more surprisingly, Severinsen landed some disco play with the dance-club hits "I Wanna Be With You" and "Night Journey" in 1976. The follow-up LP, 1977's Brand New Thing, offered more of the same. In 1985, Severinsen recorded an album for Passport with a new fusion group called Xebron. The following year, he brought the Tonight Show Orchestra into the studio for their long-awaited first recording sessions, cutting a number of swing standards. The resulting album, The Tonight Show Band, was released on Amherst and sold briskly, also winning a Grammy for Best Jazz Large Ensemble Recording. A second, similar album, The Tonight Show Band, Vol. 2, was released in 1987. Facets, which found Severinsen working with crossover fusion ensembles and string orchestras, was a Top Ten jazz hit in 1988.

Severinsen returned to the studio with the Tonight Show Orchestra in 1991 for the well-reviewed Once More...With Feeling!; they followed it in 1992 with Merry Christmas From Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Orchestra. It proved to be their last hurrah together; Carson's retirement that year ushered in major changes at The Tonight Show, and new host Jay Leno let Severinsen and the band go. Severinsen quickly gathered some of the band's most prominent members, and embarked on a sort of farewell tour of America. He would continue to tour with many of them during the '90s, most notably trumpeters Conte Candoli and Snooky Young, drummer Ed Shaughnessy, saxophonists Ernie Watts and/or Bill Perkins, and pianist Ross Tompkins. Additionally, Severinsen cut an album with the Cincinnati Pops (1992's Unforgettably Doc) and served as guest conductor for symphony orchestras in Minnesota, Milwaukee, Buffalo, and Phoenix; he also made numerous guest appearances as an instrumentalist, led brass workshops and clinics, and even moved into designing and manufacturing trumpets. After a lengthy hiatus from recording, he returned with 1999's Swingin' the Blues, which featured a generous selection of Tonight Show Orchestra alumni.
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