Echoes of Hollywood
BILLBOARD, April 1954 noted the release of another Feyer record with this comment: “He plays in an unaffectedly simple manner which is almost a definition of sophisticated taste”.
This simplicity â so easy to explain and yet so difficult to imitate is highly deceptive. For under the beguiling surface of this relaxed music making there is hard work and constant testing.Hundreds of improvisations are made and like Broadway shows on a tryout tour, each arrangement is repeatedly tested on his nightly audience at Delmonico’s. Changes are made if the effect is not entirely satisfactory, and by the time the recording session begins every note is in its right place and every phrase shaped “just so”.
The success of the ECHOES series is astonishing. It has snowballed from the USA all over the world, and George’s fan mail has reached gigantic proportions. By breaking down walls, the cocktail lounge of the Delmonico Hotel in New York has been enlarged to almost triple its size, and this is barely enough to accommodate the rapidly increasing number of Feyer’s followers.
Another proof of Feyer’s fantastic popularity is the impending publication of Feyer’s arrangements of favorite ECHOES tunes by the Edward B. Marks Music Corporation.
The rhythm accompaniment of this record consists of Tommy Lucas, guitar, A1 Warner, bass, and Sam Forman, drums. They have participated in many of the previous ECHOES and contributed a great deal to the success of the series.
EASTER PARADE (From the film “Easter Parade”) (Berlin)
LILI (Hi Lili, Hi Lili, Hi Lo) (From the film “Lili”) (Kaper)
CHEEK TO CHEEK (From the film “Top Hat”) (Berlin)
OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY (From the film “An American in Paris”) (Gershwin)
LOVELY TO LOOK AT (From the film “Roberta”) (Kern)
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (From the film “An American in Paris”) (Gershwin)
THE CARIOCA (From the film “Flying Down to Rio”) (Youmans)
ISN’T IT ROMANTIC (From the film “Love Me Tonight”) (Rogers)
THIRD MAN THEME (From the film “The Third Man”) (Karas)
ALEXANDER’S RAG TIME BAND (From the film “Alexander’s Rag Time Band”) (Beriin)
THE CONTINENTAL (From the film “The Gay Divorcee”) (Conrad)
TERRY’S THEME (From the film “Limelight) (Chaplin)
COCKTAILS FOR TWO (From the film “Murder AtThe Vanities”) (Coslow)
DONKEY SERENADE (From the film “Firefly”) (Friml)
Information from the cover of the record