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South Pacific Jazz


Download links and information about South Pacific Jazz by Tony Scott. This album was released in 1958 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 35:59 minutes.

Artist: Tony Scott
Release date: 1958
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 35:59
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No. Title Length
1. Bali Ha'i 3:16
2. Honey Bun 2:58
3. Younger Than Springtime 4:16
4. A Cockeyed Optimist 4:35
5. A Wonderful Guy 2:21
6. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair 2:48
7. Dites-Moi 3:14
8. Some Enchanted Evening 5:16
9. There Is Nothin' Like a Dame 3:04
10. Happy Talk 4:11



Although Tony Scott's album of jazz interpretations of the Broadway musical South Pacific was neither the first nor the last such project, it has stood the test of time fairly well. Accompanied by Dick Hyman (who doubles on piano and organ), bassist George Duvivier, and either Osie Johnson or Grassella Oliphant on drums, Scott's arrangements pick up on the fun and sentimentality of the music, though only one of the selections, "Younger Than Springtime," has since become a standard. His arrangement of "Younger Than Springtime" is quite unusual, featuring his baritone sax (which utilized a bass clarinet mouthpiece with a reed for a tenor sax!) with Hyman's organ. Scott plays this hybrid instrument on several other tracks with equal success, while his eloquent clarinet is highlighted by "Bali Ha'i." In retrospect, the organ used (probably a Lowrey) sounds a bit dated, but that alone should not keep fans of Tony Scott from looking for this long unavailable ABC-Paramount LP.