Elgart was born in 1922 in New London, Connecticut, four years younger than his brother, Les, and grew up in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. Their mother was a concert pianist; their father also played piano, though not professionally. Larry and Les both attended Pompton Lakes High School. Both brothers began playing in jazz ensembles in their teens, and while young Larry played with jazz musicians such as Charlie Spivak, Woody Herman, Red Norvo, Freddie Slack and Tommy Dorsey. Larry signed with RCA Victor. His 1959 album, "New Sounds At the Roosevelt," was nominated that year for a Grammy Award. From 1960-62, he released music on MGM Records. Command Performance (Columbia, 1964). The New Elgart Touch (Columbia, 1965). Elgart au Go-Go, (Columbia, 1965). Sound of the Times (Columbia, 1966).
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4. And the Angels Sing. 5. Little Brown Jug. 2:08. Command Performance! 1963. Sound of the Times (More Au-Go-Go).
While "The Elgart Touch" is a lazy, quiet, Southern-sounding ballad, more typical of their new sound is "Harlem Nocturne. Its discotheque (rock) beat and basic solos are nothing new, just surprisingly effective. In the jazzier "And the Angels Sing," the Elgarts try a variety of things over a subtle mambo rhythm. Adventurous as it is, The New Elgart Touch has a winsomely tentative quality, like the bossa nova beat itself, that makes it cooler and more listenable than most mod brass.
Artist: Les & Larry Elgart. Album: The New Elgart Touch. Download Les & Larry Elgart - The Elgart Touch. The New Elgart Touch: Best 2 songs. Les & Larry Elgart - Willow Weep for Me Elgart Au Go-Go, 1965 02:19. Larry Elgart, Les & Larry Elgart, Les And Larry Elgart, Les Elgart - Green Eyes Best Of The Big Bands, 1990 02:27. Artist: Les & Larry Elgart.
|Side 1 - Command Performance!|
|A3||Song Of India||2:34|
|A7||Blues In The Night||2:45|
|A8||You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)||2:27|
|A9||My Heart Belongs To Daddy||1:55|
|A12||One O'Clock Jump||2:10|
|Side 2 - The Elgart Touch|
|B1||Why Don't You Do Right (Get Me Some Money Too)||2:20|
|B3||The Elgart Touch||2:41|
|B4||And The Angels Sing||2:30|
|B5||Little Brown Jug||2:05|
|B8||A String Of Pearls||3:06|
|B9||Brazil (Bossa Nova)||2:14|