Monday, March 16, 2015

Marty Paich

On this reissue CD, pianist/arranger Marty Paich heads a septet that consists of trumpeters Jack Sheldon and Don Fagerquist, valve trombonists Stu Williamson and Bob Enevoldsen, and a quiet rhythm section with bassist Buddy Clark and drummer Mel Lewis. While some swing standards are taken as stomps (including "Blue Lou" and "Jumpin' at the Woodside"), a pair of Dixieland warhorses ("Dinah" and "Ida") are surprisingly recast as dreamy and introspective ballads. In addition, there are a couple other familiar pieces, plus an original apiece by Paich ("Iris of the IRA") and Bill Holman. The cool-toned music holds one's interest and is one of many fine Marty Paich recordings from the 1950s.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Marty Paich 
A Jazz Band Ball - First Set 


1 Blue Lou (Mills, Sampson)  4:16
2 Soft Winds (Goodman)  4:58
3 Dinah (Akst, Lewis, Young)  3:37
4 Iris of the IRA (Paich)  4:31
5 Jumpin' at the Woodside (Basie)  3:19
6 Look Around (Holman)  3:36
7 Ida (Leonard)  3:15
8 Yardbird Suite (Parker)  3:04
9 Log Rolling (Paich)  2:58


Stu Williamson - tb
Jack Sheldon - tp
Bob Enevoldsen - tb
Don Fagerquist - tp
Marty Paich - p
Buddy Clark - b
Mel Lewis - dr

Recorded in Hollywood, California ; July, 1957


Morris said...

This is a great share from an all-star West Coast group! Would you jappen to have the second set as well?

Thanks again.


Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Nice! Thank you.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

hepcat said...

This is greatly appreciated and very enjoyable. Many thanks.

glinka21 said...

Thanks, Mel!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!