DODO MARMAROSA
Dodo!
DODO'S DANCE

AT LAST!  Dodo gets his due.  With this amazing, low-priced, 28-track disc from Proper Records, Dodo willl not be denied.  Named by Artie Shaw "the best white modern jazz pianist of his time," this Pittsburgh native was a classically trained pianist who happened to hear Erroll Garner play while both were still in high school and so discovered the jazz that lay dormant in his soul.  Straight out of high school, Dodo played with, in quick succession, Gene Krupa, Buddy DeFranco, Charlie Barnet, Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw.

The recordings on Dodo's Dance start off after this apprenticeship had run its course and features some of his most adventurous work, all recorded in the late 1940s, a period during which he worked with such Jazz luminaries as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Slim Gaillard, among others.

Many jazz fans will consider this a great opportunity to familiarize themselves with Dodo's work, but every jazz fan from Pittsburgh should consider this a must.

Here's his informative Obituary from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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TRACK LISTING

1. MELLOW MOOD 03:12
2. HOW HIGH THE MOON 02:51
3. DODO’S BLUES 03:11
4. I SURRENDER, DEAR 02:18
5. RAINDROPS 02:47
6. DEEP PURPLE 02:16
7. TEA FOR TWO 01:31
8. DODO’S BOUNCE 01:41
9. OPUS #5 01:46
10. YOU THRILL ME SO 02:44
11. COMPARDOO 02:18
12. I’M IN LOVE 02:37
13. LOVER COME BACK TO ME 02:50
14. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES 02:38
15. ESCAPE 01:41
16. TONE PAINTINGS I 03:01
17. TONE PAINTINGS 2 02:46
18. BOPMATISM 02:55
19. DODO’S DANCE 03:05
20. TRADE WINDS 03:09
21. DARY DEPARTS 02:45
22. COSMO STREET 03:28
23. DODO’S BOUNCE 02:38
24. DODO’S LAMENT 02:49
25. SLAM’S MISHAP 02:30
26. SHUFFLE THAT RIFF 02:32
27. SMOOTH SAILING 02:39
28. COMMERCIAL EYES 02:3
 
 

DISCOGRAPHY
 

Dodo Marmarosa Trio :  Lucky Thompson, ts (1-); Dodo Marmarosa, p; Ray Brown, b; Jackie Mills, d.

Los Angeles, January 11, 1946
 
 

225-A          MELLOW MOOD

225-B           HOW HIGH THE MOON (-1)

226-A          DODO’S BLUES

226-A          I SURRENDER, DEAR (-1)
 
 

Dodo Marmarosa Trio :  Dodo Marmarosa, p; Barney Kessel, g; Gene Englund, b.

Los Angeles, September 23, 1946
 
 

V2070          RAINDROPS
 
 

Dodo Marmarosa, p :

AFRS Jubilee Broadcast, Hollywood, 1946
 
 

                  DEEP PURPLE

                  TEA FOR TWO
 
 

Dodo Marmarosa Trio :  Dodo Marmarosa, p; Barney Kessel, g; Gene Englund, b

Hollywood, probably late 1946
 
 

                  DODO’S BOUNCE

                  OPUS #5

                  YOU THRILL ME SO

                  COMPADOO

                  I’M IN LOVE

                  LOVER COME BACK TO ME

                  SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES

                  ESCAPE
 
 

Dodo Marmarosa, p

Hollywood, 1946 or 1947
 
 

                  TONE PAINTINGS I

                  TONE PAINTINGS II
 
 

Dodo Marmarosa Trio : Dodo Marmarosa, p; Harry Babasin, b, cello (-1); Jackie Mills, d.

Los Angeles, December 3, 1947
 
 

D-1131-C      BOPMATISM

D-1132-A      DODO’S DANCE

D-1133-C      TRADE WINDS

D-1134-F      DARY DEPARTS (-1)

D-1135-D      COSMO STREET (-1)
 
 

Lucky Thompson, ts; Dodo Marmarosa, p; Red Callender, b; Jackie Mills, d.

Los Angeles, late 1940;’s
 
 

                  DODO’S BOUNCE

                  DODO’S LAMENT

                  SLAM’S MISHAP

                  SCUFFLE THAT RIFF

                  SMOOTH SAILING

                  COMMERCIAL EYES
 
 

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