Marty Grosz & Destiny's Tots

Sings of Love & Other Matters

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Marty Grosz, a Fats Waller-inspired vocalist, a masterful chordal acoustic guitarist and a frequently hilarious comedian, is well showcased on this Jazzology CD reissue of a set originally cut for the Statiras label. Featured with his Destiny's Tots (a group not dissimilar to his Orphan Newsboys), Grosz sings such bright numbers as "With Plenty of Money and You," "I'm In the Market for You," "I Wish I Were Twins," "My Very Good Friend the Milkman," "I'm Building Up to an Awful Letdown," and "You've Been Taking Lessons In Love." Hot solos are provided by Dick Meldonian (on tenor, alto and baritone), Dan Barrett (doubling on trombone and cornet), pianist Keith Ingham and bassist Phil Flanigan. Highly recommended to classic jazz fans.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:00
2 3:07
3 3:41
4 3:30
5 4:50
6 3:28
7 3:16
8 3:33
9 3:52
10 3:37
11 3:36
12 4:10
13 3:04
14 3:24
15
10:21
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