Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Orchestra | Live At Pearl's

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Live At Pearl's

by Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Orchestra

Great 13 piece jazz band playing the music used behind Looney Tunes and other cartoons
Genre: Jazz: Orchestral Jazz
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1. The Opener/Merrily we Roll Along
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2. Carrier Pigeon
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3. Secret Agent
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4. Boy Scout In Switzerland
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5. The Penguin
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6. Spiderman Blues
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7. Jungle Jazz
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8. Why Don't You Do Right?
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9. New Year's Eve In A Haunted House
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10. The Girl With The Light Blue Hair
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11. Powerhouse
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12. At An Arabian House Party
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13. Huckleberry Duck
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14. Twilight In Turkey
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15. The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down/Looney Tunes
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16. Theme From The Simpsons
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This CD isn't just "live." It's lively! It's much more than you'd
expect from a band playing the unusual compositions of Raymond Scott.
They don't slavishly imitate the studio recordings Scott made in the
late 1930s--- that's been done by others. This is a jazz band, 13
pieces, filled with many of San Francisco's most swinging musicians.
The arrangements are new and the band has rehearsed. If the truth be
told, many instrumentalists will confess that it was the
soundtracks from "Looney Tunes" that first turned them on to music.
That's why these compositions easily fit into a jazz repertoire.
That's why this band sounds like Bugs Bunny meets Sun Ra.

When you walk into San Francisco's premiere night club, Pearl's, and
see the instrumentalists filing onto the bandstand, you are struck by
the familiar faces; there's the trombonist who plays with the Italian
Band at the Cafe Trieste, there's the vocalist who had her purse
snatched at that dingy club in Pacifica and there's the startled
saxophonist you spotted on TV when President Clinton jumped onto the
bandstand at the Fairmont Hotel . This unlikely collection is now
packed together waiting for the baton of Jeff Sanford.

Jeff's a polished bandleader and instrumentalist He's ideally suited
to front this aggragation because he's blessed with DNA from Lenny
Bruce and Groucho Marx. When you bump into him at a club he'll say, "
An invisible man married an invisible woman. The kids weren't much to
look at either. He heh!" Then he''ll scurry off to set up his giant
bass saxophone.

Finally, the downbeat--- crash,bang, ka -boom. (Great drummer) The
faces of the audience light up---Elmer Fudd is chasing Daffy Duck into
their ears and across their frontal lobes. The titles of the tunes add
to the story; New Year's Eve in a Haunted House, Twilight in Turkey,
Powerhouse--- these are the compositions that Warner Bros. used
countless times to capture the changing moods of fear, elation, bliss
and harmless violence with bricks, manholes, rolling pins, propellers
and falling trees. (Ka-boom.)

This CD also contains music from other cartoons, composers and
movies--The Simpsons, The Ren and Stimpy Show, The Animaniacs and
Roger Rabbit.

Experiment! Put this CD in your player , (Don't attempt this in
your car). Close your eyes and try to picture where you've heard these
songs before. You'll find it's automatic. It's Hydromatic. That's all,
folks.

Mal Sharpe
Host, Back on Basin Street, KCSM-FM


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T B W

This music takes me back
This music takes me back..tha good ole dayz..great for music collectors...& great for movie scores.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby


From just the title alone, it’s clear that this live album is filled with goofy, comical and inseparably cartoonish numbers. Featuring the music which composer, Raymond Scott, made in the late 1930s, this 13-piece swinging jazz band takes playful liberties with these soundtracks from Looney Tunes, the Simpson’s, The Ren and Stimpy show, The Animanicacs and Roger Rabbit. Cleverly adapted to sound like standard jazz repertoire and highlighting some of San Francisco’s top musicians, Live at Pearl’s will undoubtedly conjure flashbacks of classic chase scenes, standoffs between Bugs and Elmer and an ever-stubborn Daffy Duck. For those of us who grew up on these cartoons, this is not only a collector’s item but one that will take you back to your childhood in style.