There are many aspects to the work of every outstanding musician, and versatility is one of Joe Reisman’s prime assets. Settle back now and allow Reisman to conduct you through the DOOR of DREAMS, gateway to the floating sea of daydreams. Such a trip is fun, inexpensive and can be taken at a moment’s notice. Among the many places and moods available to the listener are the theater (Front Row Center), America’s majestic west (Covered Wagon), Spain (El Dorado), the relaxed mood of Sunday Afternoon and reflective thoughts on romance (For My Love). Arranger-composer-conductor Joe Reisman is a talented man who believes that the works of young composers should be heard. Practicing what he preaches, Joe has chosen six tunes by fresh, new composers for this album. Only Door of Dreams and When Sunny Gets Blue have been heard before, and the remaining four numbers are Reisman originals. This marks the first time that Joe has used any of his own material in an album. Using a good blend of all the orchestral colors in these arrangements for a thirty-five piece band, Joe collected some of the finest musicians and soloists in New York, among whom can be heard Urbie Green, trombone; Eddie Manson, harmonica; Tony Mattola, guitar; Jimmy Maxwell, trumpet; and Stanley Webb, oboe. The collection of mood music which comprises DOOR OF DREAMS follows rapidly on the heels of Joe’s recent album, PARTY NIGHT AT JOE’S, which featured one of the swinging-est big bands to be heard in many a moon.
Other albums by Joe Reisman and His Orchestra:
WALT DISNEY SONGS FOR THE FAMILY (LPM/EPC-1119)
Delightful arrangements of Walt Disney favorites which every member of the family— from the youngest to the oldest — will love.
PARTY NIGHT AT JOE’S (LF’M/EPA 1-1476)
Superb standards done in a swinging big band style . . . perfect for dancing.
© by Radio Corporation of America, 1957
Label: RCA-Victor LPM-1519