I am really excited and anxious to find out what kind of reception this new “Melody & Rhythm” album will get from our listeners and professional programme builders. However I am confident that the originality of the musical ideas offered by Polish composers, arrangers and performer is much to good to be ignored. I would even go further and dare to suspect that the style and somehow peculiar mixture of their kind of pop music will be imitated and followed by the Anglo-Saxon leaders in this field an will ceate a new fashion. Obviosly everybody admires the genius of great Polish composers and musicians in the field of serious and avant-garde music, but this time please listen to their “instrumental pops”, convincingly played by the Polish Radio Orchestra and you will get, I hope, a few nice surprices.
Peter Sander was born in Hungary bt settled in this country when he was still very young. His musical career as a composer, arranger and pianist is quite impressive and covers a wide range of serious and commercial music. Between writing the scores for films and conducting sessions in a recording studio, he finds time to hold the post of lecturer in composiion at the Institute of Adult Education in London.
Peter was very pleased with the kind of combination chosen for our album. The instrumentation of two flutes and bass-clarinet with a light rhythm section of harpsichord, piano, bass-guitar and tuned percussion he found ideal for his sensitive musical taste. In effect he offers a refreshing sound, delicate yet colourful. The excellent quality of the recording makes the listening a pleasant experience (by Richard Frank, taken from the origiaal liner notes).
On side one we hear a real crazy mixture of very different styles … from Discosound (“Bej-Ge-Le”), to sentimentals ballads (“Theme In A-Minor”, “Feminine Touch”), Funk (“Hurry, Hurry”) and Big Band Jazz (“The Curtain Goes Up “)
On side B we hear Peter Sanders & His Players …. and he played in a really soft and gentle way … the interaction between the flutes and the bass is really intersting and nice.
Peter Sanders sounds like music from fairy tales …
Some informations about the producer of this album, Richard Frank and the Apollo Sound label:
Richard Frank (Henry Richard Spritzer Frank) is a Polish composer, producer and music publisher. Associated with publisher Anglo-Continental Music Co., based in Denmark Street, London, who notably had a contract with Apollo Sound.
British label based at 32 Ellerdale Road, London and largely centered around composer/publishers Albert Kunzelmann, Heinz Herschmann and Richard Frank.
The catalogue features composers from both the UK and continental Europe, including Poland, the former Yugoslavia and Hungary. Some of the material appears to be licensed. And this label is still active.
So here is a very rare libary music album .
The Apollo Sound website
Polish Radio Orchestra (01. – 07.)
Peter Sanders & His Players (08. – 14.)
Polish Radio Orchestra:
01. Bej-Ge-Le (Sikora) 2.13
02. Theme In A-Minor (Żylis) 2.51
03. Hurry, Hurry (Gernard) 2.42
04. Abdul Ben Omar (Mikuła) 2.46
05. Feminine Touch (Maliszewski) 2.29
06. The Curtain Goes Up (Kalemba) 3.15
07. Why Do You Say Goodbye (Gernard) 2.27
Peter Sander And His Players:
08. Love At First Sight (Chubb/Sander/Moncrieff) 3.54
09. Let Me Do It (Deryng/Lauri/Crandell) 2.44
10. Dyevushka (Maylin/Elcome/Molescu) 4.53
11. I’ll Be With You (Wellgarth/Sander/Konar) 3.19
12. Sometime, Somewhere (Liebana/Elcome/Moncrieff) 3.37
13. Tell Me More (Korten/Chubb/Moncrieff) 3.42
14. Fairy Tale (Liebana/Meldrum/Elcome) 4.17