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On Treasure Island

by Mark Shane

Pianist Mark Shane, along with a stellar band, opens a treasure chest crammed full of swing tunes from the great classic jazz era... played in a style that Count Basie called "pat y'foot music".
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Liza
3:24 $0.99
2. Drop Me Off in Harlem
4:07 $0.99
3. Get Rhythm in Your Feet
3:10 $0.99
4. Yacht Club Swing
3:48 $0.99
5. I Don't Know If I'm Comin' or Goin'
6:48 $0.99
6. Oh It Looks Like Rain
3:07 $0.99
7. A Kiss to Build a Dream On
4:22 $0.99
8. On Treasure Island
3:58 $0.99
9. One, Two, Button Your Shoe
2:22 $0.99
10. Tiger Rag
5:02 $0.99
11. Some of These Days
3:24 $0.99
12. China Boy
4:08 $0.99
13. On the Sentimental Side
3:34 $0.99
14. I'm Coming Virginia
4:13 $0.99
15. Body and Soul
4:00 $0.99
16. Shakin' the Blues Away
2:43 $0.99
17. Bonus Track
1:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
This CD features Mark Shane and a band of all-stars in various combinations. Terry Blaine contributed vocals to three songs, "One, Two, Button Your Shoe," "On the Sentimental Side," (both associated with Billie Holiday) and Irving Berlin's "Shakin' the Blues Away," which is the rousing closer. Some favorite pieces are the trio playing "Liza," Mark and Tom Artin on "Yacht Club Swing," and the duets with Ed Polcer — the achingly beautiful ballad, "Don't Know if I'm Coming or Going," and the complete "Tiger Rag." For those who venture to listen through to the very end of the disk without hitting the stop button, there's even a little surprise. Aye, maties!

Mark Shane: "A band of swingin' swashbucklers took over the recording studio the day we made On Treasure Island. I wanted the recording to be a treasure chest, full of musical gems of different textures and colors, featuring varied instrumental combinations and exuberant ensemble playing, similar to the format of the many concerts I've played with all of these wonderful musicians. There was no doubt in my mind that Terry Blaine was going to be the voice. I've always said that her time is so good, she could swing a whole city by herself, and here, she digs right in to get at that good buried treasure. Swingin' soul — that's what it is and all brought into wonderful focus by the superb engineering of Tom Desisto. Pat y'foot music — that's what we play On Treasure Island. Aye, maties, indeed!!"

"Mark Shane plays piano with a jaunty grace in an outgoing, intelligent style. On Treasure Island features Shane in an excellent traditional band with musicians who play together joyously...(with) enough upbeat chemistry to get everyone up dancing."
— Mike Neely, All About Jazz

Mark Shane, Piano
Ed Polcer, Cornet
Tom Artin, Trombone
Dan Block, Clarinet/Tenor Sax
Frank Tate, Bass
Joe Ascione, Drums
featuring Terry Blaine, vocals

Recorded on March 18 & 19, 1996

Produced by Tom Desisto
Executive Producers: Terry Blaine, Tom Desisto & Mark Shane
Music arranged by Mark Shane
Pianos by Steinway
Recorded at East Side Sound, NYC
Engineer: Peter Robbins
Additional Mixing on June 29, 1996
Engineer: Lou Holtzman

"A Kiss to Build a Dream On," "On Treasure Island," and
"I'm Coming Virginia" Recorded on March 27, 1996 at Seltzer Sound, NYC
Engineer: Carl Seltzer
Digital Editing: Sound Patrol, NYC
Engineer: Richard Wach
Mastered at The Master Cutting Room, NYC by Kevin Hodge
Photography: Alice Nielsen & Mark Shane
Art Direction: Charles Sands
Jukebox Jazz Logo: Lisa Maxwell
Liner Notes: Mark Shane



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