Monday, September 19, 2016

Herbie Harper Sextet (Feat. Howard Roberts)

Trombonist Herbie Harper's fifth and final session as a leader in the 1950s is an excellent outing that also features the little-known tenorman Jay Core, guitarist Howard Roberts, pianist Marty Paich, bassist Red Mitchell and either Frank Capp or Mel Lewis on drums. Core and Capp contributed an original apiece and the sextet also plays five superior standards along with a surprising rendition of "Little Orphan Annie." This set for the defunct Mode label (reissued by V.S.O.P.) has plenty of high-quality West Coast jazz.
Scott Yanow

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Herbie Harper
Herbie Harper Sextet !


1 Jay's Tune (Coré)  4:57
2 Little Orphan Annie (Kahn, Sanders)  3:38
3 Chloe (Kahn, Moret)  6:53
4 Let's Fall in Love (Arlen, Koehler)  3:46
5 Skylark (Carmichael, Mercer)  2:29
6 Long Ago (And Far Away) (Gershwin, Kern)  4:10
7 That's for Sure (Capp)  4:46


Herbie Harper - tb
Jay Coré - ts
Howard Roberts - g
Marty Paich - p
Red Mitchell - b
Frankie Capp or Mel Lewis - dr

Recorded in Hollywood, California ; June,1957


Anonymous said...

Fantastic, love anything with Howard Roberts but this one is just great,regards a fellow jazz fan.

rowgatien said...

I did not know that Mr Harper led sessions. Thank you!

ndhjazz said...

Hi Mel...the download has a 0:22 version of "Let's Fall In Love" can you post the link for just that song?

Thanks for all the great West Coast stuff!!!


Lenny said...

Hi Mel,

Saddly this link, like many others recently, is not anymore alive because "File owner's public traffic exhausted".

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks for the re-up Mel!

deGallo said...

Wonderful! Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Great post Melanchthon
Many thanks.

glinka21 said...

Nice one, Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

Axel.T. said...

Thank you so much for this great album on Mode then Interlude labels. These recordings were so far ahead of their time as they were recorded in stereo on the studio tapes. Monos were released and later in about 1957-58 when stereo came in they were re-released in stereo. I was lucky enough to have both complete sets of these albums in mono and stereo. It was a wonderful time for vinyl.
Thanks so much for this post.

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

a recording with HR prominent, thank you very much indeed.

Kovina Kris said...

Great post!