1960 Jesse Belvin – Mr. Easy

Mr. Easy is an album by Jesse Belvin, featuring Art Pepper and the Marty Paich Orchestra, release in 1960. Belvin recorded series of tracks with arranger Marty Paich and an orchestra including saxophonist Art Pepper. The songs included soulful covers of standards such as “Blues in the Night”, “In the Still of the Night”, and “Makin’ Whoopee”, and were issued on the album Mr. Easy.

Jesse Lorenzo Belvin (December 15, 1932 – February 6, 1960) was an American R&B singer, pianist and songwriter popular in the 1950s, whose success was cut short by his death in a car crash aged 27.

 

Tracks

1 It’s Allright With Me (Cole Porter) 3:23
2 Something Happens To Me (Jack Segal, Melvin Fisher) 2:33
3 What’s New (Johnny Burke, Bob Hoggart) 3:19
4 In The Still Of The Night (Cole Porter) 2:36
5 Blues In The Night (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen) 4:27
6 Let There Be Love (Tom Grant, Lionel Rand) 2:30
7 Imagination (Johnny Burke, Jimmy van Heusen) 3:31
8 The Best Is Yet To Come (Carolyn Leigh, Cy Coleman) 2:23
9 Makin’ Whoopee! (Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson) 3:18
10 Angel Eyes (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) 3:13
11 I’ll Buy You A Star (Arthur Schwarz, Dorothy Fields) 2:32
12 The Very Thought Of You (Ray Noble) 3:19

Media

Musicians

BassJoe Mondragon
DrumsMel Lewis
PianoRuss Freeman (2)
VocalsJesse Belvin

Other Musicians

1 It’s Allright With Me

GuitarBill Pitman
SaxArt Pepper
TromboneFrank Rosolino
TromboneHarry Betts
TromboneMarshall Cram
TromboneVern Friley
TrumpetAl Porcino
TrumpetConte Candoli
TrumpetJack Sheldon
TrumpetRay Triscari
TrumpetStu Williamson
TubaRed Callender
PercussionLarry Bunker


2 Something Happens To Me

GuitarBill Pitman
SaxArt Pepper
TromboneFrank Rosolino
TromboneHarry Betts
TromboneMarshall Cram
TromboneVern Friley
TrumpetAl Porcino
TrumpetJack Sheldon
TrumpetRay Triscari
TrumpetStu Williamson
TrumpetConte Candoli
TubaRed Callender
PercussionLarry Bunker


3 What’s New

GuitarBill Pitman


4 In The Still Of The Night

GuitarAl Hendrickson
ClarinetArt Pepper
SaxArt Pepper
TromboneDick Nash
TromboneMarshall Cram
TrumpetAl Porcino
TrumpetPete Candoli
TrumpetDick Collins
TrumpetJack Sheldon
TrumpetStu Williamson
TrumpetConte Candoli
PercussionMilt Holland


5 Blues In The Night

GuitarAl Hendrickson
ClarinetArt Pepper
SaxArt Pepper
TromboneDick Nash
TromboneHarry Betts
TromboneMarshall Cram
TrombonePete Carpenter
TrumpetAl Porcino
TrumpetDick Collins
TrumpetJack Sheldon
TrumpetStu Williamson
TrumpetConte Candoli
PercussionMilt Holland


6 Let There Be Love

GuitarBill Pitman
SaxArt Pepper
TromboneFrank Rosolino
TromboneHarry Betts
TromboneMarshall Cram
TromboneVern Friley
TrumpetAl Porcino
TrumpetJack Sheldon
TrumpetRay Triscari
TrumpetStu Williamson
TrumpetConte Candoli
TubaRed Callender
PercussionLarry Bunker


7 Imagination

GuitarBill Pitman


8 The Best Is Yet To Come

GuitarBill Pitman
SaxArt Pepper
TromboneFrank Rosolino
TromboneHarry Betts
TromboneMarshall Cram
TromboneVern Friley
TrumpetAl Porcino
TrumpetJack Sheldon
TrumpetRay Triscari
TrumpetStu Williamson
TrumpetConte Candoli
TubaRed Callender
PercussionLarry Bunker


9 Makin’ Whoopee!

GuitarAl Hendrickson
ClarinetArt Pepper
SaxArt Pepper
TromboneDick Nash
TromboneHarry Betts
TromboneMarshall Cram
TrombonePete Carpenter
TrumpetAl Porcino
TrumpetDick Collins
TrumpetJack Sheldon
TrumpetConte Candoli
TrumpetStu Williamson
PercussionMilt Holland


10 Angel Eyes

GuitarBill Pitman


11 I’ll Buy You A Star

GuitarAl Hendrickson
ClarinetArt Pepper
SaxArt Pepper
TromboneDick Nash
TromboneHarry Betts
TromboneMarshall Cram
TrombonePete Carpenter
TrumpetAl Porcino
TrumpetConte Candoli
TrumpetDick Collins
TrumpetJack Sheldon
TrumpetStu Williamson
PercussionMilt Holland


12 The Very Thought Of You

GuitarBill Pitman

Liner Notes

Producer – Dick Peirce
Arranged By – Marty Paich
Conductor – Marty Paich
Engineer – Al Schmitt
Orchestra – Marty Paich Orchestra

Recorded at RCA Victor’s Music Center of the World, Hollywood, California :
Tracks 1,2,6,8 : recorded December 8, 1959
Tracks 3,7,10,12 : recorded December 9, 1959
Tracks 4,5,9,11 : recorded December 16, 1959
Tracks 5,11 : Vocal overdub recorded on December 22, 1959