Sid Ramin and Red Ginzler’s Overture to Gypsy, Conducted by John Wilson

John Wilson shimmying like a brazen hussy at 4:00. This is the moment I fell in love with him, that lovely luscious moment I laid eyes on him and thought, Baby, have I got your number…

John Wilson Gypsy Overture

The indication “burlesque strip stylewas actually written on the music right around this point. Both Ramin and Ginzler cut their teeth writing swing arrangements; lead trumpet in the original Gypsy pit was Dick Perry, late of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Solo trumpet Mike Lovatt here lays it down fine. Some people obviously know something about burlycue. Composer Jule Styne was pleased with this orchestration. Once again, the BBC Proms 2012.

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