Don Fagerquist

Don Fagerquist

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The Dave Pell Octet plays Irving Berlin
(Trend, 1953)
This album, the group's first, features Fagerquist on ten of the twelve tunes, along with Ray Sims (trombone and vocals), Ronny Lang (baritone sax, alto, and flute), Jeff Clarkson (piano), Tony Rizzi (guitar), Rolly Bundock (bass), and Jack Sperling (drums). Arrangements by Shorty Rogers, Jerry Fielding, and Wes Hensel. Great stuff, highly recommended.

I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket / Change Partners / Love and the Weather / Russian Lullaby / Kate (Berlin) / Say It With Music / I Used to Be Color Blind / Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee / Better Luck Next Time / They Say It's Wonderful / This Year's Kisses / He Ain't Got Rhythm
Trend T-1003

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Better Luck Next Time" (PDF/37KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "He Ain't Got Rhythm" (PDF/37KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "I Used To Be Color Blind" (PDF/41KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket" (PDF/40KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Kate" (PDF/38KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee" (PDF/40KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Love and the Weather" (PDF/40KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Russian Lullaby" (PDF/40KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Say It With Music" (PDF/39KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "This Year's Kisses" (PDF/40KB)


Les Brown: Live at the Hollywood Palladium
(1954)
This 2-CD live recording of the Les Brown band is a high-energy affair with Fagerquist featured prominently on seven selections. This reissue captures the Brown band at full power.

Opening Announcement (Leap Frog) / Montoona Clipper / Caravan / Strange / Baby / Speak Low / Rain / Street of Dreams / Brown's Little Jug / I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart / Back in Your Own Backyard / Invitation / You're the Cream in My Coffee / Midnight Sun / Begin the Beguine / Happy Hooligan / I Would Do Anything for You / Laura / Jersey Bounce / From This Moment On / Crazy Legs / Flying Home / One O'Clock Jump / Cherokee / Sentimental Journey / Closing Announcement (Sentimental Journey)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "From This Moment On" (PDF/76KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Crazy Legs" (PDF/76KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Happy Hooligan" (PDF/74KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Flying Home" (PDF/41KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Brown's Little Jug" (PDF/41KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Jersey Bounce" (PDF/44KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Rain" (PDF/48KB)


The Dave Pell Octet plays Rodgers & Hart
(Trend, 1954)
The Dave Pell Octet's third album, featuring Fagerquist on eight of the twelve tunes, is one of the group's most famous, and includes the classic "Mountain Greenery". With arrangements by Marty Paich, Wes Hensel, Shorty Rogers, and Johnny Mandel, the group features Fagerquist (trumpet) and Pell (tenor sax) along with Ray Sims (trombone and vocals), Ronny Lang (baritone sax, alto, and flute), Don Tenner (piano), Tony Rizzi (guitar), Roland Bundock (bass), and Bill Richmond (drums).

Why Do You Suppose? / Have You Met Miss Jones? / You Are Too Beautiful / Mountain Greenery / A Ship Without a Sail / The Blue Room / I've Got Five Dollars / Sing for Your Supper / It Never Entered My Mind / The Lady Is a Tramp / Spring Is Here / Ten Cents a Dance
Trend T-1501

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Blue Room" (PDF/41KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Have You Met Miss Jones" (PDF/40KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "I've Got Five Dollars" (PDF/41KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Mountain Greenery" (PDF/38KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Sing For Your Supper" (PDF/42KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "The Lady Is A Tramp" (PDF/57KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Why Do You Suppose" (PDF/33KB)


Dave Pell Octet: I Had the Craziest Dream
(Blue Note, 1955/1957)
This 1998 Blue Note release contains the first 13 recordings made by the Pell Octet for Columbia (eight from 1955 and five from 1957), plus (of special interest to Fagerquist afficianados) four cuts recorded by the Don Fagerquist Nonette in 1955 as part of a Les Brown all-star album.

I Had the Craziest Dream (Gordon/Warren) / Jazz Wagner (Rogers) / Mike's Peak (Rogers) / Poopsie (Pell) / Star Eyes (DePaul/Raye) / Klump Jump (Paich) / My Heart Belongs to Daddy (Porter) / On the Good Ship Lollipop (Clare/Whiting) / The Way You Look Tonight (Fields/Kern) / Nap's Dream (Paich) / Time After Time (Cahn/Styne) / Crescendo Date (Paich) / People in Love (Dooley/Stein) / The Way You Look Tonight (Fields/Kern) / The Man I Love (Gershwin/Gershwin) / Love Is Just Around the Corner (Gensler/Robin) / Play Fiddle Play (Altman/Deutsch/Lawrence)
Blue Note 95445

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Nap's Dream" (PDF/55Kb)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Just The Way You Look Tonight" (PDF/55Kb)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Love is Just Around the Corner" (PDF/51Kb)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Play, Fiddle, Play" (PDF/47Kb)


Don Fagerquist: Music to Fill a Void
(Mode/VSOP, 1955)
Fagerquist's only complete release as a leader, he is featured on all tunes. Arrangements are by Marty Paich. (also released on CD in the late 1980s under the name Eight by Eight).

Aren't You Glad You're You (Burke/Van Heusen) / Easy to Love (Porter) / Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Harbach/Kern) / All the Things You Are (Hammerstein/Kern) / The Song Is You (Hammerstein/Kern) / Time After Time (Cahn/Styne) / Easy Living (Rainger/Robin) / Lullaby of Broadway (Dubin/Warren)
MODE #MOD-LP124 (LP), VSOP #4 (CD).

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Aren't You Glad You're You" (PDF/56Kb)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Easy to Love" (PDF/60Kb)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (PDF/107Kb)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "All The Things You Are" (PDF/61Kb)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "The Song Is You" (PDF/73Kb)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Time After Time" (PDF/77Kb)


Mel Torme: Lulu's Back in Town
(Bethlehem, 1956)
Fagerquist with the Marty Paich Dek-tette.

Lulu's Back in Town (Dublin/Warren) / When the Sun Comes Out (Arlen/Koehler) / I Love to Watch the Moonlight (Myrow/Reichner) / Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin/Gershwin) / The Blues (Ellington) / The Carioca (Eliscu/Kahn/Youmans) / The Lady Is a Tramp (Hart/Rodgers) / I Like to Recognize the Tune (Hart/Rodgers) / Keeping Myself for You (Clare/Youmans) / Lullaby of Birdland (Shearing) / When April Comes Again (Schaefer/Weston) / Sing for Your Supper (Hart/Rodgers)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "The Lady Is A Tramp" (PDF/37KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "I Love To Watch The Moonlight" (PDF/44KB)



Mel Torme: Sings Fred Astaire
(Bethlehem, 1956)
Fagerquist with the Marty Paich Dek-tette. Paich's arrangements are, as on Lulu's Back In Town, impeccable. Nice Fagerquist solos on "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" and "Cheek to Cheek".

Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin/Gershwin) / Something's Gotta Give (Mercer) / A Foggy Day (Gershwin/Gershwin) / A Fine Romance (Fields/Kern) / Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Gershwin/Gershwin) / Top Hat, White Tie and Tails (Berlin) / The Way You Look Tonight (Fields/Kern) / The Piccolino (Berlin) / They Can't Take That Away from Me (Gershwin/Gershwin/Gershwin) / Cheek to Cheek (Berlin) / Let's Face the Music and Dance (Berlin) / They All Laughed (Gershwin/Gershwin)
Bethlehem #30082

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "White Tie and Tails" (PDF/45KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "Cheek To Cheek" (PDF/38KB)



Marty Paich: A Jazz Band Ball / First Set
(Mode/VSOP, 1957)
An interesting album featuring trumpeters Fagerquist and Jack Sheldon along with valve trombonists Stu Williamson and Bob Enevoldsen, Paich on piano, Buddy Clark on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. Interesting interplay between Fagerquist and Sheldon, both of whom played (at different times) with the Dave Pell octet.

Blue Lou (Mills/Sampson) / Soft Winds (Goodman) / Dinah (Akst/Lewis/Young) / Iris of the Ira (Paich) / Jumpin' at the Woodside (Basie) / Look Around (Holman) / Ida (Leonard) / Yardbird Suite (Parker) / Logrolling (Paich)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Blue Lou" (PDF/51Kb)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Soft Winds" (PDF/59Kb)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Iris Of The Ira" (PDF/70Kb)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Jumpin' At The Woodside" (PDF/69Kb)


Ella Fitzgerald: Ella Swings Lightly
(Polygram, 1958)
Another set featuring the Marty Paich Dek-tette, one of several hit albums recorded by Fitzgerald, a cross-section of classic standards. A swinging affair.

Little White Lies (Donaldson) / You Hit the Spot (Gordon/Revel) / What's Your Story, Morning Glory? (Lawrence/Webster/Williams) / Just You, Just Me (Greer/Klages) / As Long as I Live (Arlen/Koehler) / Teardrops from My Eyes (Toombs) / Gotta Be This or That (Skylar) / Moonlight on the Ganges (Myers/Wallace) / My Kinda Love (Alter/Trent) / Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) (Arlen/Mercer) / If I Were a Bell (Loesser) / You're an Old Smoothie (Brown/DeSylva/Whiting) / Little Jazz (Eldridge/Harding) / You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (Fain/Kahal/Norman) / Knock Me a Kiss (Jackson) / 720 in the Books (Adamson/Savitt/Watson) / Oh, What a Night for Love [Long Version] (Allen/Hefti) / Little Jazz [alternate take] (Eldridge/Harding) / Dreams Are Made for Children (David/Livingston) / Oh, What a Night for Love [Single Version] (Allen/Hefti)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Moonlight On The Ganges" (PDF/69KB)


Ray Brown: Jazz Cello
(Verve, 1960)
Ray Brown never really became known for his cello work in the same way that, say, Oscar Pettiford did, which makes this limited-release CD an interesting collector's item in its own right. Russ Garcia's arranging, while highlighting Brown's cello throughout, also offer some nice glimpses of Fagerquist on such tunes as "Almost Like Being In Love", "Rosalie", and "Poor Butterfly". The only trumpet player on the date, Fagerquist's lead playing is a gem throughout.

Tangerine (Mercer/Schertzinger) / Almost Like Being in Love (Lerner/Loewe) / That Old Feeling (Brown/Fain) / Ain't Misbehavin' (Brooks/Razaf/Waller) / Alice Blue Gown (McCarthy/Tierney) / Rosalie (Porter) / But Beautiful (Burke/VanHeusen) / Poor Butterfly (Golden/Hubbell) / Memories of You (Blake/Razaf) / Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody (Lewis/Schwartz/Young)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Almost Like Being In Love" (PDF/55KB)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Poor Butterfly" (PDF/42KB)

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Helen Carr: The Complete Bethlehem Collection
(Bethlehem, 1955/Rhino 1995)
This CD (which consists of Helen Carr's two Bethlehem albums) represents the complete output as a leader of Carr, who died in 1960 at the age of 36. The first session (originally released as On The Depths of the Nintieth Floor) features husband Donn Trenner (piano), Don Fagerquist (trumpet), and Charlie Mariano (alto sax), while the other session (originally released as Why Do I Love You) pairs Carr with Howard Roberts (guitar), Red Mitchell (bass), and Cappy Lewis (trumpet).

Not Mine / I Don't Want to Cry Anymore / Tulip or Turnip / Memory of the Rain / Down in the Depths / You're Driving Me Crazy / I'm Glad There Is You / Moments Like This / Then You've Never Been Blue / Summer Night / Got a Date With an Angel / Why Do I Love You? / Do I Worry / I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin' / Be Careful, It's My Heart / My Kind of Trouble Is You / Lonely Street / Symphony / You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me / Bye Bye Baby

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "I'm Glad There Is You"

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Not Mine" (PDF/41KB)

Don Fagerquist's solo on "Tulip or Turnip" (PDF/47KB)

Don Fagerquist's trumpet solo on "You're Driving Me Crazy" (PDF/41KB)


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