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Metropole Orchestra

  • 1. My Secret Love
    2. Missing You
    3. Like Someone in Love
    4. East of the Sun
    5. In a Sentimental Mood
    6. Song Is You, The
    7. Remembering Henri
    8. Falling in Love With Love
    9. Old Folks
    10. Joan
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 874781

  • Credits
    ProducerGeorge Robert; Jan Van Riemsdijk; Thilo Berg
    EngineerGert de Bruijn; Wim Van Der Berg

    Personnel: George Robert (clarinet, alto saxophone, trombone).
    Audio Mixer: Hugh Den Ouden.
    Audio Remixer: Fritz Heieck.
    Recording information: Radio NOS Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands (12/21/1993/06/07/1994).
    Director: Rob Pronk.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Jan VanRiemsdijk.
    Arrangers: Henk Huizenga; Jan Wessels; Kenny Napper; Dolf de Vries; Rob Pronk.
    Swiss alto saxophonist George Robert is accompanied by the Metropole Orchestra in two studio sessions from 1993 and 1994. The 60-piece orchestra, directed by Rob Pronk, provides lush backgrounds for its guest, who is the primary focus of each track. A great mix of standards includes "My Secret Love" (with Robert's playing sounding very similar to that of Phil Woods), a lively bossa nova arrangement of "East of the Sun" (featuring Robert's lyrical clarinet), and a memorable "In a Sentimental Mood," in which Robert stretches the range of his alto sax to resemble the sound of a soprano sax at times. Robert's three original compositions are also very enjoyable, especially the haunting ballad "Missing You" and the loping "Remembering Henri." ~ Ken Dryden

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (5/96, p.131) - "...The 50-strong unit of strings, winds, harp and brass--founded in post-war Amsterdam and a mainstay for backing visiting jazz soloists...offers the elegant swing traditions of fine execution...and good jazz-pops arranging..."
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