Doris Drew

Delightful Doris Drew

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Doris Drew, who appeared on television variety shows fairly regularly in the 1950s, only recorded this one jazz-influenced recording (a Mode set that has been reissued on CD by V.S.O.P.). Drew is joined by an octet that includes trumpeter Dan Fagerquist, altoist Herb Geller and tenor-saxophonist Dave Pell in addition to (on two-thirds of the songs) a string section. Pianist Marty Paich contributed the arrangements and there are spots for some short solos but it would have been nice to have heard Drew on a full set without the fiddles. This is a worthwhile reissue for Doris Drew had an appealing voice and a lightly swinging style.

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