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The genius of Bird and strings is hard to describe – an edgey aproach that really goes far past most other "jazz with strings" projects, not a ballad-driven one, but a tensely strained one that brings out some of Parker's best soloing, almost in a moody soundtrack-type way. The tracks are a lot freer and less bop-driven than some of Bird's normal work, and it's incredible to hear him soloing with such complexity — even more proof of the genius he clearly exhibited in relation to his contemporaries.

Source : https://www.dustygroove.com/item/48054

Charlie Parker
April in Paris
(Charlie Parker with Strings)

Tracks

1 April in Paris (Duke, Harburg)  3:09
2 Summertime (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward)  2:49
3 If I Should Lose You (Rainger, Robin)  2:49
4 I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Hart, Rodgers)  3:15
5 Everything Happens to Me (Adair, Dennis)  3:19
6 Just Friends (Klenner, Lewis)  3:32
7 They Can't Take That Away from Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:21
8 You Came Along (Out of Nowhere) (Green, Heyman)  3:08
9 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) (Bowman)  3:41
10 Easy to Love (Porter)  3:31
11 I'm in the Mood for Love (Fields, McHugh)  3:35
12 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnston, Raye)  3:06
13 Dancing in the Dark (Dietz, Schwartz)  3:13
14 Laura (Mercer, Raksin)  2:59
15 Autumn in New York (Duke)  3:31
16 Stella by Starlight (Washington, Young)  2:57


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Personnel
[# 1-6] Charlie Parker with Strings
Charlie Parker - as
Mitch Miller - ob [& possibly engl hrn]
Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milt Lomask - vl
Frank Brieff - vla
Frank Miller - cel
Myor Rosen - hrp
Stan Freeman - p
Ray Brown - b
Buddy Rich - dr
Recorded at Mercury Studios, New York City ; November 20, 1949
[# 7-14] Charlie Parker with Strings
Charlie Parker - as
Joseph Singer - fr hrn
Eddie Brown - ob
Sam Caplan - v
Howard Kay, Harry Melnikoff, Sam Rand, Zelly Smirnoff - vl
Isadore Zir - vla
Maurice Brown - cel
Verley Mills - hrp
Bernie Leighton - p
Ray Brown - b
Buddy Rich - dr
Recorded possibly at 2 different Studios, New York City ; late Summer 1950
[# 15-16] Charlie Parker with Strings
Charlie Parker - as
Al Porcino, Chris Griffin, Bernie Privin - tp
Will Bradley, Bill Harris - tb
Murray Williams, Toots Mondello - as
Hank Ross - ts
Stan Webb - bs
Artie Drelinger - reeds
Verley Mills - hrp
Lou Stein - p
Art Ryerson - g
Bob Haggert - b
Don Lamond - dr
[Unknowns Strings]
Recorded at Studio A, First Avenue & East 44th Street, New York City ; January 22 or 23, 1952

Charlie Parker - Complete Studio Recordings on Savoy

This [four japanese]-CD box set contains all of the recordings Charlie Parker made for the Savoy label and it is overflowing with gems and an almost countless number of alternate takes. Bird was one of the most important jazzmen of all time and nearly every note he recorded (in the studios if not live) is well worth hearing. This box starts off with his sideman date with Tiny Grimes in 1944, contains Parker's famous "Ko Ko" session of 1945 (with a young Miles Davis on trumpet and highlighted by "Now's the Time" and "Billie's Bounce"), and continues through his 1947-1948 quintet sessions with a more mature Miles Davis; either Bud Powell, John Lewis, or Duke Jordan on piano; bassists Tommy Potter, Curly Russell, or Nelson Boyd; and drummer Max Roach. Together they recorded such classics as "Donna Lee," "Chasin' the Bird," "Milestones," and "Parker's Mood." Every scrap that the great altoist cut for Savoy is in this box.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-complete-savoy-sessions-r164939

Charlie Parker
Complete Studio Recordings
on Savoy Years

[1944-1948]

Tracks

Cd. 1

Tiny Grimes Quintet

1 Tiny's Tempo [take 1] (Grimes)  3:00
2 Tiny's Tempo [take 2] (Grimes)  3:00
3 Tiny's Tempo [take 3 (master)] (Grimes)  2:53
4 I'll Always Love You Just the Same [take 1] (unkwow)  2:57
5 I'll Always Love You Just the Same [take 2 (master)] (unkwow)  2:58
6 Romance Without Finance [take 1] (Grimes)  3:05
7 Romance Without Finance [take 2 (inc.)] (Grimes)  1:00
8 Romance Without Finance [take 3] (Grimes)  3:07
9 Romance Without Finance [take 4 (inc.)] (Grimes)  0:43
10 Romance Without Finance [take 5 (master)] (Grimes)  3:01
11 Red Cross [take 1] (Parker)  3:15
12 Red Cross [take 2 (master)] (Parker)  3:06


Charlie Parker Rebeboppers

13 Warming up a Riff [Cherokee] [inc.] (Gillespie, Paker)  2:34
14 Billie's Bounce [take 1] (Parker)  2:40
15 Billie's Bounce [take 2 (incomplete)] (Parker)  1:42
16 Billie's Bounce [take 3] (Parker)  3:04
17 Billie's Bounce [take 4 (incomplete)] (Parker)  1:37
18 Billie's Bounce [take 5 (master)] (Parker)  3:07
19 Now's the Time [take 1 (false start)] (Parker)  0:19
20 Now's the Time [take 2 (false start)] (Parker)  0:36
21 Now's the Time [take 3] (Parker)  3:06
22 Now's the Time [take 4 (master)] (Parker)  3:14
23 Thriving From a Riff [Anthropology] [take 1] (Gillespie, Paker)  2:58
24 Thriving From a Riff [Anthropology] [take 2 (inc.)] (Gillespie, Paker)  0:22
25 Thriving From a Riff [Anthropology] [take 3 (master)] (Gillespie, Paker)  2:54
26 Meandering [Embraceable You] [inc.] (Davis)  3:16
27 Koko [take 1 (false start)] (Parker)  0:38
28 Koko [take 2 (master)] (Parker)  2:53

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Personnel
[# 1-12] Tiny Grimes Quintet
Charlie Parker - as
Clayde Hart - p
Tiny Grimes - g & voc
Jimmy Butts - b
Doc West - dr
Recorded at WOR Studios, New York City ; September 14, 1944
[# 13-28] Charlie Parker Rebeboppers
Miles Davis - tp
Dizzy Gillespie - tp
Charlie Parker - as
Argonne Thorton [Sadik Hakim] - p
Cureley Russell - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded at WOR Studios, New York City ; November 26, 1945

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 Cd. 2

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
[1945]
[Guild Session]

1 Groovin' High (Gillespie, Paparelli) 2:43
2 All the Things You Are (Kern, Hammerstein) 2:47
3 Dizzy Atmosphere (Gillespie, Parker) 2:47

Dizzy Gillespie All stars Quintet [1945]
[Guild Session]

4 Salt Peanuts (Gillespie, Clarke) 3:16
5 Shaw 'Nuff (Gillespie, Parker) 3:01
6 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman) 3:23
7 Hot House (Dameron) 3:10

Slim Gaillard and his Orchestra
[1945]
[Bel-Tone Session]

8 Dizzy's Boogie [take 2 (master)] (Gillespie) 3:07
9 Dizzy's Boogie [take 1] (Gillespie) 3:13
10 Flat Foot Floogie [take 2 (master)] (Gaillard, Stewart, Root) 2:30
11 Flat Foot Floogie [take 1] (Gaillard, Stewart, Root) 2:44
12 Poppity Pop (Gaillard) 2:55
13 Slim's Jam (Gaillard) 3:13

Charlie Parker All Stars
[1947]

14 Donna Lee [take 1 (false start)] (Davis) 0:14
15 Donna Lee [take 2] (Davis) 2:58
16 Donna Lee [take 3] (Davis) 2:30
17 Donna Lee [take 4] (Davis) 2:34
18 Donna Lee [take 5 (master)] (Davis) 2:31
19 Chasin' the Bird [take 1] (Parker) 2:54
20 Chasin' the Bird [take 2 (false start)] (Parker) 0:18
21 Chasin' the Bird [take 3] (Parker) 2:55
22 Chasin' the Bird [take 4 (master)] (Parker) 2:44
23 Cheryl [take 1] (Parker) 0:04
24 Cheryl [take 2 (master)] (Parker) 2:57
25 Buzzy [take 1] (Parker) 2:53
26 Buzzy [take 2 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:34
27 Buzzy [take 3] (Parker) 2:36
28 Buzzy [take 4 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:17
29 Buzzy [take 5 (master)] (Parker) 2:29


Personnel
[# 1-3] Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
Dizzy Gillespie - tp
Charlie Parker - as
Clyde Hart - p
Remo Palmieri - g
Slam Stewart - b
Cozy Cole - dr
Recorded in New York ; February 28, 1945
[# 4-7] Dizzy Gillespie All stars Quintet
Dizzy Gillespie - tp & voc
Charlie Parker - as
Al Haig - p
Curley Russell - b
Sid Catlett - dr
Sarah Vaughan - voc
Recorded in New York ; May 11, 1945
[# 8-13] Slim Gaillard and his Orchestra
Dizzy Gillespie - tp
Charlie Parker - as
Jack McVea - ts
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Slim Gaillard - g & voc
Slam Brown - b
Zutty Singleton - dr
Recorded in Hollywood, Los Angeles ; December 29, 1945
[# 14-29] Charlie Parker All Stars
Miles Davis - tp
Charlie Parker - as
Bud Powell - p
Tommy Potter - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded at Harry Smith Studios, New York City ; May 8, 1947

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Cd. 3

Miles Davis' All Stars 
[1947]

1 Milestones [take 1 (false start)] (Davis) 0:07
2 Milestones [take 2 (master)] (Davis) 2:34
3 Milestones [take 3] (Davis) 2:43
4 Little Willie Leaps [take 1 (inc.)] (Davis) 0:34
5 Little Willie Leaps [take 2] (Davis) 3:07
6 Little Willie Leaps [take 3 (master)] (Davis) 2:49
7 Half Nelson [take 1] (Davis) 2:49
8 Half Nelson [take 2 (master)] (Davis) 2:42
9 Sippin' at Bell's [take 1 (inc.)] (Davis) 0:55
10 Sippin' at Bell's [take 2 (master)] (Davis) 2:21
11 Sippin' at Bell's [take 3 (false start)] (Davis) 0:04
12 Sippin' at Bell's [take 4] (Davis) 2:26

Charlie Parker's All Stars [1947]

13 Another Hair-Do [take 1 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:14
14 Another Hair-Do [take 2 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:44
15 Another Hair-Do [take 3 (inc.)] (Parker) 1:04
16 Another Hair-Do [take 4 (master)] (Parker) 2:37
17 Bluebird [take 1] (Parker) 2:53
18 Bluebird [take 2] (Parker) 0:03
19 Bluebird [take 3 (master)] (Parker) 2:49
20 Klaunstance [The Way You Look Tonight] (Parker) 2:41
21 Bird Gets the Worm [Lover Come Back to Me] [take 1] (Parker) 3:00
22 Bird Gets the Worm [Lover Come Back to Me] [take 2 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:09
23 Bird Gets the Worm [Lover Come Back to Me] [take 3 (master)] (Parker) 2:34

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Personnel
[# 1-12] Miles Davis' All Stars
Mailes Davis - tp
Charlie Parker - ts
John Lewis - p
Nelson Boyd - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded at Harry Smith Studios, New York City ; August 14, 1947
[# 13-23] Charlie Parker's All stars
Miles Davis - tp
Charlie Parker - as
Duke Jordan - p
Tommy Potter - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded at United Studios, Detroit, Michigan ; December 21, 1947

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Cd. 4

Charlie Parker All Stars [1948]

1 Barbados [take 1] (Parker) 2:35
2 Barbados [take 2 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:43
3 Barbados [take 3] (Parker) 2:33
4 Barbados [take 4 (master)] (Parker) 2:26
5 Au-Leu-Cha [take 1 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:36
6 Au-Leu-Cha [take 2 (master)] (Parker) 2:52
7 Constellation [take 1 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:23
8 Constellation [take 2] (Parker) 2:30
9 Constellation [take 3 (inc.)] (Parker) 2:05
10 Constellation [take 4 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:21
11 Constellation [take 5 (master)] (Parker) 2:26
12 Parker's Mood [take 1 (false start)] (Parker) 0:04
13 Parker's Mood [take 2] (Parker) 3:23
14 Parker's Mood [take 3 (false start)] (Parker) 0:11
15 Parker's Mood [take 4 (inc.)] (Parker) 2:12
16 Parker's Mood [take 5 (master)] (Parker) 3:01

Charlie Parker All Stars
[1948]

17 Perhaps [take 1] (Parker) 2:01
18 Perhaps [take 2 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:28
19 Perhaps [take 3] (Parker) 2:09
20 Perhaps [take 4 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:18
21 Perhaps [take 5 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:39
22 Perhaps [take 6] (Parker) 2:16
23 Perhaps [take 7 (master)] (Parker) 2:31
24 Marmaduke [take 1 (false start)] (Parker) 0:04
25 Marmaduke [take 2 (inc.)] (Parker) 1:14
26 Marmaduke [take 3 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:51
27 Marmaduke [take 4 (false start)] (Parker) 0:05
28 Marmaduke [take 5] (Parker) 2:55
29 Marmaduke [take 6 (false start)] (Parker) 0:06
30 Marmaduke [take 7 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:57
31 Marmaduke [take 8/9 (8: false start)] (Parker) 3:09
32 Marmaduke [take 10 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:34
33 Marmaduke [take 11 (inc.)] (Parker) 0:47
34 Marmaduke [take 12 (master)] (Parker) 2:41
35 Steeplechase [take 1 (false start)] (Parker) 0:06
36 Steeplechase [master] (Parker) 3:03
37 Merry Go Round [take 1] (Parker) 2:22
38 Merry Go Round [take 2 (master)] (Parker) 2:23

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Personnel
[# 1-16] Charlie Parker All Stars
Miles Davis - tp
Charlie Parker - as
John Lewis - p
Curley Russell - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded at Harry Smith Studios, New York City ; September 18, 1948
[# 17-38] Charlie Parker All Stars
Same as above ; same place ; September 24, 1948

see also
http://murayama-hideki.com/CharlieParker/SessionIndex.html

Paul Smith - Liquid Sounds

Paul Smith has long been a technically skilled pianist who technique-wise can play on Oscar Peterson's level. This 10" album features him near the beginning of his career, leading a quintet also including clarinetist Abe Most, Julius Kinsler on flutes, guitarist Tony Rizzi, bassist Sam Cheifetz, and either Alvin Stoller or Irv Cottler on drums. The music alternates between easy listening and small-group swing, with Smith mostly in the forefront throughout. Among the better performances are "My Heart Stood Still," "The Blue Room," "The Lady Is a Tramp," and "Mountain Greenery."
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fxfuxqygldfe

Paul Smith
Liquid Sounds

Tracks

1 Thou Swell (Rodgers, Hart)  2:17
2 My Heart Stood Still (Rodgers, Hart)  2:37
3 Low Bridge (Smith)  2:36
4 The Blue Room (Rodgers, Hart)  2:44
5 What is this Thing Called Love (Porter)  2:21
6 This Can't Be Love (Rodgers, Hart)  2:45
7 The Lady Is a Tramp (Rodgers, Hart)  2:53
8 Hookup (Smith)  1:55
9 Spring Is Here (Rodgers, Hart)  3:56
10 Mountain Geenery (Rodgers, Hart)  1:58
11 Blue Moon (Rodgers, Hart)  3:06
12 Gary-Boo (Smith)  2:26

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Personnel
Paul Smith - p
Abe Most - cl
Julius Kinsler - fl
Tony Rizzi - g
Sam Cheifetz - b
Alvin Stoller or Irv Cottler - dr

Recorded in 1954

The Montgomery Brothers - Groove Brothers

Although this is billed to Wes Montgomery, it is in fact a combination of two early-'60s LPs by the Montgomery Brothers — The Montgomery Brothers and The Montgomery Brothers in Canada — onto one disc. (Also note that it's almost entirely different from the Montgomery Brothers' Milestone double LP that also bears the name Groove Brothers, which mostly features material from their Riverside LP Groove Yard.) With Wes on guitar, Monk on bass, and Buddy on piano (Larance Marable fills out the quartet on drums), The Montgomery Brothers (1960) is a boppish set of five lengthy tracks, divided between both originals (penned by either Wes or Buddy) and standards. "June in January" is a particularly good vehicle for Wes' fluid single-note runs, while "D-Natural Blues" is one of his more enduring and good-natured compositions from the period. Buddy Montgomery, who often played the piano with the Montgomery Brothers, sticks exclusively to vibes on The Montgomery Brothers in Canada, which in addition to Wes and Monk has Paul Humphrey on drums. This club date (which on this CD reissue has been presented without the overdubbed applause on the original LP) is a solid set of cool but not cold bop, with a low-key mood and uniformly tasteful playing. Only one original on here (by Buddy), but it's a beaut: the buoyant "Beaux Arts" has gorgeous alternations of single-note solos and chording by Wes. In a different vein, "Angel Eyes," which begins with a long drumless passage, shows Wes' skill with a delicate slow ballad.
Richie Unterberger

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jxfqxqegldje

The Montgomery
Brothers
Groove Brothers

Tracks

1 D-Natural Blues (Montgomery)  6:25
2 June in January (Rainger, Robin)  6:41
3 Buddy's Tune (Montgomery)  6:27
4 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  8:57
5 Jingles (Montgomery)  10:00
6 Jeannine (Pearson)  4:09
7 Snowfall (Thornhill)  6:49
8 Angel Eyes (Brent, Dennis)  6:25
9 Barbados (Parker)  2:29
10 This Love of Mine (Parker, Sanicola, Sinatra)  3:47
11 On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper, Washington)  4:36
12 You Don't Know What Love Is (DePaul, Raye)  6:22
13 Beaux Arts (Montgomery)  4:41

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Personnel
Wes Montgomery - g
Buddy Montgomery - vb & p [# 1-5 only]
Monk Montgomery - b
Paul Humphrey & Lawrence Marable [# 1-5 only], dr

Recorded in San Francisco, Fall ; 1960 [# 1-5] ; & in performance (?) at the Cellar, Vancouver, B. C., Canada ; Spring 1961 [# 6-13].

Red Norvo Small Band - Just a Mood ["X" Sessions]

Vibraphonist Red Norvo was among the most flexible of improvisers from his generation. On this Bluebird CD, Norvo is heard with three very different groups. He interacts with trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster and pianist Jimmy Rowles in a swing-oriented sextet ; their performances are highlighted by the memorable "Just a Mood." In addition, Norvo plays four songs that have the word "Blue" in their titles with a quintet that is an outgrowth of his trio of a few years earlier (this group consists of flutist Buddy Collette, guitarist Tal Farlow, Monty Budwig or Red Callender on bass and drummer Chico Hamilton) and four "Rose" songs with the who's who of West Coast Jazz : trumpeter Shorty Rogers, clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre, pianist Pete Jolly, Farlow, Callender and drummer Larry Bunker. No matter what the setting, Norvo fits in quite comfortably and the consistent high-quality of the formerly rare music makes this a highly recommended set to bop collectors.
Scott Yanow 

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/just-a-mood-r144808


Red Norvo
Just a Mood

Tracks

1 Just a Mood (Norvo)  6:48
2 Easy on the Eye (Norvo)  7:21
3 The Night is Blue (Norvo, Kurtz, Mills)  7:00
4 Sunrise Blues (Norvo)  8:40
5 Blue Room (Rodgers, Hart)  3:09
6 Blue Moon (Rodgers, Hart)  3:24
7 Serenade in Blue* (Gordon, Warren)  3:25
8 Blue Lou* (Mills, Sampson)  2:53
9 Roses of Picardy (Weatherly, Wood)  3:35
10 Rose Room (Hickman, Williams)  3:45
11 The Blue Rose (Rogers)  3:40
12 Rose of the Rio Grande (Leslie, Warren)  2:58



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Personnel
[# 1-4] RED NORVO SEXTET
Red Norvo - vb
Harry Edison - tp
Ben Webster - ts
Jimmy Rowles - p
Bob Carter - b
Bill Douglass - dr
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood ; January 18, 1957
[# 5-8] RED NORVO QUINTET
Buddy Collette - fl
Red Norvo - vb
Tal Farlow - g
Monty Budwig or Red Callender* - b
Chico Hamilton - dr
Recorded same place as above ; August 19 & 23*, 1954
[# 9-12] RED NORVO SEPTET
Shorty Rogers - tp
Jimmy Giuffre - cl
Red Norvo - vb
Pete Jolly - p
Tal Farlow - g
Red Callender - b
Larry Bunker - dr
Recorded same place as above ; September 17, 1954

Teddy Wilson and His Piano

Teddy Wilson's got plenty of rhythm here, thanks to support from bassist Gene Ramey and drummer Jo Jones — both players who help the album swing a bit more than some of Wilson's mellower sets of the 50s ! As usual, Teddy's got a completely unique touch on the keys of the piano — fluid and warm, yet never in a sleepy sort of way — always creatively picking out just the right path through a melody, one that hangs onto the tune, yet still lets Wilson leave plenty of his own mark on the songs as well.
© 1996-2010, Dusty Groove America, Inc.

Source : http://www.dustygroove.com

Teddy Wilson
I Got Rhythm

Tracks

1 Stompin' at the Savoy (Doggett, Goodman, Millinder)  4:12
2 Say It Isn't So (Berlin)  2:44
3 All of Me (Mark, Simons)  3:00
4 Stars Fell on Alabama (Parish, Perkins)  3:08
5 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:37
6 On the Sunny Side of the Street (Fields, McHugh)  3:20
7 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard)  2:45
8 As Time Goes By (Hupfeld)  3:10
9 Smile (Heywood)  3:27
10 When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan)  3:15
11 Limhouse Blues (Bradam, Furber)  4:07
12 Blues for Daryl (Wilson)  3:34
13 You're Driving Me Crazy (Donaldson)  3:15

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Personnel
Teddy Wilson - p
Gene Ramey - b
Jo Jones - dr

Recorded at Universal Recording, Chicago ; March 5, 1956

Teddy Wilson - 1952-1953

Between the years 1946 and 1952, pianist Teddy Wilson made few recordings as a leader, spending most of his time and energy teaching music at Juilliard, working as an all-purpose utility pianist at radio station WNEW, and gigging occasionally with Benny Goodman. On October 6, 1952, Wilson cut eight tracks for the Metronome label in Stockholm, Sweden with excellent support from bassist Yngve Akerberg and a feisty drummer by the name of Jack Noren. In keeping with personal artistic patterns established over his first 20 years of professional musicianship, Wilson concentrated upon jazz standards, breathing new life into each melody. Volume 12 in the Classics Teddy Wilson chronology also contains the excellent recordings Wilson made for the Mercury and Clef labels from December 1952 through early September 1953 under the auspices of producer Norman Granz. At each session, Wilson found himself grouped with his musical peers : bassists John Simmons, Aaron Bell, and Arvell Shaw as well as drummers Buddy Rich, Denzil Best, and J.C. Heard. With ingredients like these, it's no wonder the music came out so well.
arwulf arwulf

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:aifqxqqsldke

Teddy Wilson
The Chronogical Classics
1952-1953

Tracks


1 You're Mine You (Green)  2:37
2 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin)  2:52
3 Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:04
4 (Back Home Again In) Indiana (Hanley, MacDonald)  3:15
5 Time on My Hands (Youmans)  3:06
6 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard)  2:42
7 I Can't Get Started (Duke)  2:45
8 Takin' a Chance on Love (Duke)  3:11
9 The One I Love (Jones, Kahn)  2:59
10 Darn That Dream (DeLange, VanHeusen)  2:16
11 Tea for Two (Caesar, Youmans)  3:18
12 Oh, Lady Be Good (Gershwin)  2:59
13 Emaline (Parish, Perkins)  2:36
14 Tenderly (Gross, Lawrence)  3:08
15 Everything Happens to Me (Adair, Dennis)  3:12
16 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) (Gershwin, Kahn)  2:26
17 Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin)  2:58
18 Airmail Special (Christian, Goodman, Mundy)  3:19
19 Night and Day (Porter)  2:59
20 Cheek to Cheek (Berlin)  3:52
21 East of the Sun (Bowman)  3:08
22 Autumn in New York (Duke)  2:45
23 Isn't It Romantic ? (Hart, Rodgers)  4:08
24 You Go to My Head (Coots, Gillespie)  3:06

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Personnel
[# 1-8]
Teddy Wilson - p
Yngve Akerberg - b
Jack Norén - dr
Recorded in Stockholm ; October 6, 1952
[# 9-12]
Teddy Wilson - p
John Simmons - b
Buddy Rich - dr
Recorded in New York ; December 16, 1952
[# 13-16]
Teddy Wilson - p
Aaron Bell - b
Denzil Best - dr
Recorded in New York ; April 13, 1953
[# 17-20]
Teddy Wilson - p
Arvell Shaw - b
J. C. Heard - dr

Recorded in New York ; September 4, 1953
[# 21-24]
Same as above
Recorded in New York ; September 8, 1953

Dave Pell Octet - A Pell of a Time

The Dave Pell Octet was one of the great cool jazz bands of the mid- to late '50s. This fairly rare LP found Pell altering the personnel greatly, with Pell and pianist/arranger Marty Paich being the only holdovers. In addition, the arrangements of Paich, Bill Holman, Paul Moer (who, like trombonist Ray Sims, is a substitute on three songs), and Jack Montrose are opened up, and the musicians take much longer solos than on Pell's earlier albums. With trumpeter Jack Sheldon often starring and there being some excellent spots for baritonist Pepper Adams, this is a rather different album by the Dave Pell Octet, a bit harder-charging and more hard bop-oriented while still retaining the identity of the original group. Worth searching for.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gxfexqrgldke

Dave Pell
A Pell of a Time

Tracks  

1 Jazz Goes to Siwash (Holman)  4:32
2 Suze Blues (Paich)  3:06
3 Grey Flannel (Paich) 6:41
4 Angel Eyes (Brent, Dennis)  5:38
5 G Tune (Moer)  2:42
6 Sandy Shoes (Pell)  5:18
7 Cameo (Montrose) 4:11
8 Love Me or Leave Me (Charig, Furber, Lee, Weston)  7:14
9 Them There Eyes (Pinkard, Touble, Tracey)  5:21

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Personnel
Dave Pell - ts
Jack Sheldon - tp
Bobby Burgess or Ray Sims [# 2, 5 & 7] - tb
Pepper Adams - bs
Marty Paich or Paul Moer [# 2, 5 & 7] - p
Tommy Tedesco - g
Tom Kelly - b
Mel Lewis - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles ; [# 3, 4 & 9] January 17 ; [ 1, 6 & 8] 23 ; & [# 2, 5 & 7] March, 20, 1957

Teddy Wilson - The Chronogical (1947-1950)

Volume 11 of the recordings of Teddy Wilson presented in chronological order, includes his last sessions for Musicraft. Unlike music from other labels, these recordings have not been reissued systematically and completely. This CD includes a number of lovely tracks that deserve to be better known. Trumpet player Buck Clayton, brilliant on "The Sheik of Araby", belongs to that group of unduly neglected musicians who had recorded extensively until the mid-forties but were subsequently rarely invited to play in the studios until the mid-fifties. In December 1947 Teddy Wilson backed singer Kay Penton on a few nice tracks. Although Ms. Penton was undoubtedly a gifter singer — her unforgettable V-Disc 794 (recorded around the same time and available on Classics 1106) is ample proof — and Teddy Wilson was able to give her the kind of accompaniment a vocalist needed to excel. Kay's rendition of "As Time Goes By" may not be pure jazz but it certainly a timeless version of the lovely tune. Incidentally, it was not Dooley Wilson who first sang it in "Casablanca" - "As Time Goes By" was written for a Broadway show from 1931 but had rarely been recorded until rediscovered more than a decade later for the movie ! Teddy Wilson did not have to wait for a decade to record again — but still, he was only back in the studios in summer 1950. These effervescent trio performances of standards were first issued on a early LP. To be continued...
Anatol Schenker, November 2001, from the booklet 

Teddy Wilson
The Chronogical
Classics
(1947-1950)

Tracks

1 The Sheik Of Araby (Smith, Wheeler, Snyder)  2:38
2 Limehouse Blues (Furber, Braham)  2:53
3 After You've Gone (Creamer, Layton)  2:40
4 Georgia on my Mind (Carmichael, Gorrell)  3:08
5 Chinatown, My Chinatown (Schwartz, Jerome)  2:42
6 Bess, You Is My Woman Now (Gershwin, Heyward, Gershwin)  3:02
7 Whispering (Schoenberg, Rose, Coburn)  2:44
8 Just Like A Butterfly (Dixon, Woods)  2:51
9 Something I Dreamed Last Night (Magidson, Yeller, Fain)  3:23
10 As Time Goes By (Hapfeld)  2:57
11 Isn't It Romantic (Rodgers, Hart)  2:48
12 These Foolish Things (Link, Strachey, Maschwitz)  3:18
13 Just One Of Those Things (Porter)  2:14
14 Just Like A Butterfly (Dixon, Woods)  2:29
15 Runnin' Wild (Gibbs, Grey, Wood)  1:30
16 I've Got The World On A String (Arlen, Koehler)  2:44
17 Fine And Dandy (Swift, James)  1:39
18 Ghost Of A Chance (Young, Washington, Crosby)  1:59
19 Honeysuckle Rose (Waller, Razaf)  1:55
20 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Arlen, Koehler)  2:08
21 Bess, You is My Woman Now (Gershwin, Heyward, Gershwin)  2:41
22 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (McHugh, Fields)  2:52
23 After You've Gone (Creamer, Layton)  3:02


*



Personnel
[# 1-4] Teddy Wilson Quartet
Teddy Wilson - p
Buck Clayton - tp
Billy Taylor - b
Densil Best - dr
Recorded in New York City ; December 3, 1947
[# 5-12] Teddy Wilson Trio
Kay Penton - voc
Teddy Wilson - p
Billy Taylor - b
William "Keg" Purnell - dr
Recorded in New York City ; December 15-18, 1947
[# 13-19] Teddy Wilson Trio
Teddy Wilson - p
Arvell Shaw - b
J. C. Heard - dr
Recorded in New York City ; June 29, 1950
[# 20-23] Teddy Wilson Trio 
Teddy Wilson - p
Al McKibbon - b
Kansas Fields - dr
Recorded in New York City ; August 25, 1950

The Sonny Side Of Stitt - Roost Recordings (1959-1960)

Sonny Stitt arrived on the New York City scene as an unmistakably Parker-inspired alto man. For over ten years, though, he earned a second identification as a driving and well-equipped tenor soloist who had other influences in his make-up, most notably Lester Young. And from the late Fifties until the early Sixties, while recording several quartet albums, Stitt was blowing as much alto and tenor as ever.
He would wander into a recording studio with a pickup rhythm section and just play, as he did on these four consecutive albums with pianist Jimmy Jones. Because he was a through-going professional, a nimble improviser, and because he played with amazing consistency, they convey the fine feeling of easy rapport between Stitt and his rhythm section.
He sails through a handful of standards and a few blues tunes with polished, swinging authority and an unparalleled, incendiary, gutsy drive. He had a simple credo. “Don’t play too fast, and don’t play too long. Play three choruses—if you can’t make it in three, man, you can’t make it at all.”
His credo is stamped all over these magnificent sessions.

Source :
http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/the_sonny_side_of_stitt_4_lps_on_2_cds_feat._jimmy_jones-cd-5543.html 


Sonny Stitt
Quartet
The Sonny Side Of Stitt
Feat. Jimmy Jones
(4 Lps On 2 Cds)

Tracks 

Cd. 1

A Little Bit of Stitt

1 When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along) (Woods) 2:48
2 For All We Know (Lewis, Coots) 3:06
3 I’m Confessin’ That I Love You (Daugherty, Reynolds, Neiberg) 3:19
4 Cocktails for Two (Johnston, Coslow) 3:38
5 Star Eyes (Raye, DePaul) 3:39
6 On a Slow Boat to China (Loesser) 3:21
7 Laura (Raskin, DePaul) 3:39
8 J. B. Blues (Stitt) 3:56
9 Don’t Take Your Love from Me (Nemo) 2:55
10 After the Late, Late Show (Stitt) 3:56

*

The Sonny Side Of Stitt

11 Skylark (Carmichael, Mercer) 2:46
12 Don’t Worry 'Bout Me (Bloom, Koehler) 2:50
13 I’ll Remember April (Raye, DePaul, Johnson) 3:42
14 Day by Day (Kahn, Stordahl, Weston) 3:29
15 Red Top (Kynard, Hampton) 3:50
16 Moonray (Shaw, Madison, Quinser) 2:57
17 Old Fashioned Blues (Stitt) 4:42
18 I Never Knew (Carroll) 4:26
19 Hitsburg (Stitt) 4:22

*

Stittsville (1)

20 Angel Eyes (Dennis, Brent) 3:08
21 It All Depends on You (DeSylva, Brown, Henderson) 2:47




Cd. 2

Stittsville (2)

1 Stormy Thursday (Stitt) 3:22
2 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:35
3 It Could Happen to You (Burke, Van Heusen) 3:23
4 But Not for Me (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:07
5 Memories of You (Blake, Razaf) 5:09
6 I Cried for You (Now It's Your Turn to Cry Over Me) (Arnhein, Lyman, Freed) 3:15
7 Bright as Snow (Stitt) 2:44
8 Spinning (Stitt) 2:26

*

Sonny Side Up 

9 Sonny Side Up (Stitt) 2:31
10 On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper, Washington) 3:53
11 The More I See You (Warren, Gordon) 3:38
12 Don’t Take Your Love from Me (Nemo) 4:41
13 My Blue Heaven (Donaldson, Whiting) 2:37
14 My Mother’s Eyes (Baer, Gilbert) 3:44
15 When I Grow Too Old to Dream (Romberg, Hammerstein) 3:00
16 Bye Bye Blues (Lown, Gray, Bennett, Hamm) 5:00
17 I’ve Got the World on a String (Arlen, Koehler) 5:07

*

Stitt in Orbit (excerpts)

18 Beware Rocks Comin’ Down (*) (Stitt) 6:52
19 Six-O-Seven Blue (*) (Stitt) 6:07

(*) Bonus Track


Personnel
Sonny Stitt - as & ts
Jimmy Jones - p
Aaron Bell - b [Cd. 1, # 1-10 & Cd. 2, # 9-19]
Charlie Persip [Cd. 1, # 1-10] or Roy Haynes - dr [Cd. 1, #11-21 & Cd. 2]
Uncredited bass & drums players [Cd. 1, # 11-21 & Cd. 2 # 1-8]


Recorded in New York City ; [CD 1, # 1-10] Nola Studios, April 10, 1959 ; [CD 1, # 11-19 September 21, 1959 ; [CD 1, # 20-21 & CD 2, tracks #1-8 same location as #11-19), but recorded on June or July, 1960 ; [CD 2, # 9-19 recorded at Bell Sound Studios ; August 8, 1960.


Sources Cd. 1 :
Tracks [# 1-10] originally issued on the 12" LP "A Little Bit of Stitt" (Roost SLP 2235) ; [# 11-19] originally issued on the 12" LP "The Sonny Side of Stitt" (Roost SLP 2240) ; [# 20-21] originally issued on the 12" LP "Stittsville" (Roost SLP 2244).
Sources Cd. 2 :
Tracks [# 1-8] originally issued on the 12" LP "Stittsville" (Roost SLP 2244) ; [# 9-17] originally issued on the 12" LP "Sonny Side Up" (Roost SLP 2245) ; [# 18-19] taken from the 12" LP "Stitt in Orbit" (Roost SLP 2252).

The Artistry of Tal Farlow (Norgran 1954)

A generally relaxed date (only "Cherokee" is uptempo), Tal Farlow's pretty tone and tasteful improvising style are the main reasons to search for this disc. Pianist Gerry Wiggins, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Chico Hamilton offer quiet and swinging support of the great guitarist, who performs two originals ("And She Remembers Me" and "Tal's Blues"), plus six superior standards. All of Farlow's Verve releases of the '50s are recommended.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fifrxqyhldke

Tal Farlow
The Artistry of Tal Farlow
(Japanese Import)

Tracks

1 I Like to Recognize the Tune (Hart, Rodgers)  3:12
2 Strike Up the Band (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:29
3 Autumn in New York (Duke) 5:06
4 And She Remembers Me (Farlow)  4:25
5 Little Girl Blue (Hart, Rodgers)  3:25
6 Have You Met Miss Jones ? (Hart, Rodgers)  4:59
7 Tal's Blues (Farlow)  5:13
8 Cherokee (Noble)  4:51


*

Personnel
Tal Farlow - g
Gerry Wiggins - p
Ray Brown - b
Chico Hamilton - dr

Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles ; November 15 & 16, 1954

________
L'Avis du Patron 
Il est des disques rares, il est des disques que l'on peut ré-écouter sans cesse, il est des disques dont on ne se lassera jamais de découvrir les beautés cachées. Et celui-ci est l'un d'eux. Un des plus beaux enregistrements que je connaisse, une merveille d'équilibre et de fraîcheur, plus de soixante après avoir été enregistrée. On demeure toujours coi en l'écoutant. Tal nous attrape par les oreilles tel le lapin que l'on sort de son terrier. Il nous prend par là et nous lache plus. Mr. Farlow est une sorte d'énigme. On voudrait savoir comment cet homme-là a appris à jouer de la guitare. Comment en est-il arrivé à cela. Comment peut-on être Persan ? Eh bien moi, je vous le demande, comment peut-on être Tal Farlow ? Car Talmage "Octopus" Farlow, homme "pieuvre" bien avant l'homme Araignée, revendique des influences qui peuvent nous paraître, aujourd'hui surannées, d'Eddie Lang à Carl Kress. On ne doute pas une seconde de ce précieux lignage, mais on s'interroge sur ce que de son côté il a découvert, pour transcender de la sorte cet héritage. Troisième disque en leader, après une première et arachnéenne session pour Blue Note suivie d'une non moins belle chez Verve, quelques mois plus tôt, cet enregistrement (Nov. 1954), second d'une splendide série enregistrée pour Verve/Norgran, composé de six standards et de deux compositions originales, "And She Remembers Me" et "Tal's Blues", est une leçon de bebop. Merveilleusement entouré (Gerry Wiggins au piano, dont le rôle se réduit à celui d'accompagnateur - si l'on excepte un splendide solo sur Tal's Blues -, Ray Brown et Chico Hamilton, l'Empereur des balais), Tal alterne les tempos lents ("Autumn in New York", merveilleuse introduction par le guitariste, "Little Girl Blue"), rapides et... très très rapides ("Cherokee"), dont on sait qu'il doit se jouer le plus vite possible. Le phrasé est celui d'un grand maître. Les idées semblent jaillir naturellement sans jamais se répéter. L'articulation sans failles, le son de cette Gibson, immédiatement reconnaissable, mémorable, tout cela confère à l'ensemble de cette session un goût d'éternité.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jim Hall - Jazz Impressions of Japan

Recorded a few days after his 1976 Live in Tokyo LP, Jim Hall is once again joined by bassist Don Thompson and drummer Terry Clarke for a studio session which sticks strictly to original compositions. "Light," credited to all three musicians, is a very intricate bop line which demonstrates how well they interact with one another. Hall revisits two older works, the always creative blues "Careful" (easily his best-known song), and the mellow waltz "Young One, for Debra," written for his daughter, which features the guitarist in a duo with Thompson on piano. Thompson wrote the pretty ballad "Two Special People" and remains on piano for this duet with the leader. The final track, "Something for Now," is a typically soft-spoken but very lyrical Hall composition played as a solo. Unfortunately, this record has never been issued outside of Japan and has yet to appear on CD. Though it may be somewhat expensive when located, this Jim Hall LP is well-worth the investment.
Ken Dryden

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gnfoxq80ldfe

Jim Hall
Jazz Impressions
of Japan

Tracks

1 Light (Clarke, Hall, Thompson)  6:53
2 Careful (Hall)  6:18
3 Kyoto Bells (Hall)  8:33
4 Without Words) (Hall)  2:26
5 Echo (Hall)  6:41
6 Young One, For Debra (Hall)  5:56
7 Two Special People (Thompson)  3:00
8 Something for Now (Hall)  2:33


*


Personnel
Jim Hall - g
Don Thompson - b & p
Terry Clarke - dr

Recorded at King Records #2 Studio, Tokyo ; November 1, 1976.

Joe Diorio - Bonita

The talented guitarist Joe Diorio has mostly recorded for obscure record companies throughout his career including this set for the completely forgotten Zdenek label. The early-'80s LP features Diorio (who has always had his own sound) in a trio/quartet with other Los Angeles-based musicians : keyboardist Carl Schroeder, bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Jim Plank. Diorio stretches out on five standards (including Jobim's "Bonita") plus one of his originals, playing some fine post-bop guitar that is often strikingly original.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gxfexqthldje

Joe Diorio
Bonita

Tracks

1 Bonita (Jobim)  5:07
2 If I Should Lose You (Robin, Rainger)  6:49
3 Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (Wolf, Lendesman)  4:05
4 Talla Sunshine - Naima Rainbow, Dance for Their Father (Diorio, Beraldi)  4:41
5 Bloomdido (Parker)  2:40
6 Hello Young Lovers (Hammerstein, Rodgers)  6:50
7 Send in the Clowns* (Sondheim)  3:12

* Bonus Track - Previously unreleased



Personnel
Joe Diorio - el 6 & 12-string g
Bob Magnusson - b
Jim Plank - dr
Carl Schroeder - p & fender rhodes piano

Recorded at Spectrum Studios, Venice Beach, California on January 1980