Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bill Holman - Jive for Five

For a brief time, tenor saxophonist Bill Holman and drummer Mel Lewis led a hard-swinging quintet based in Los Angeles. Trumpeter Lee Katzman, pianist Jimmy Rowles and bassist Wilford Middlebrook complete the group, a band that benefits greatly from the arrangements of Holman. Rowles contributed "502 Blues Theme," Holman brought in two songs, and the unit also performs the obscure "Mah Lindy Lou" and two originals. This album (originally on the Andex label) serves as proof that not all jazz recordings from Los Angeles in the 1950s are quiet and cool.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:axfpxqlgld6e

Bill Holman
Jive for Five

Tracks

1 Out of This World (Arlen, Porter) 7:30
2 Mah Lindy Lou (Strickland) 6:55
3 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) (Gershwin, Gershwin, Kahn) 6:32
4 The Beat Generation (Holman) 6:24
5 502 Blues Theme (Rowles) 6:45
6 Jive for Five (Holman) 8:37

Personnel
Bill Holman - ts
Lee Katzman - tp
Jimmy Rowles - p
Wilford Middlebrook - b
Mel Lewis - dr

Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California ; June 6, 1958,

18 comments:

Pippo said...

I'll take Bill Holman anytime.

Pippo said...

... and off course thank you Mellnchthon

Bhowani said...

bill holman

superbe ! than you mel !

2bad said...

Thanks. I've been looking for a better rip of this - you read my mind. Nice to get to hear what Bill Holman sounds like in front of a quintet.

DonHo57 said...

Excellent!!! Thanks for making this available.

Axel.T. said...

Thank you for this great album. I had it in vinyl and I think it was in stereo, I could be mistaken. I may still have it in storage.
Regards,
Axel

wouter said...

thank you, mel, for this bill holman small group album. looks very promising...

grumpy said...

Always think of Holman as an aranger, and even this quintet has the feel of an arrangers band (typical of the West Coast) on this showing it's a shame he didn't record more often in a small group setting.
Something I've overlooked before but I've enjoyed this far more than expected. Thanks Mel.

jazzlover said...

Can't miss this Holman,great post!

Big Papi said...

Bill Holman

Big Papi said...

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musician3 said...

Great......Thank You

Melanchthon said...

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Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much!

duck said...

More new music for me, thank you again Mel

rubberduck said...

Many thanks , MEL !

jazzcat1228 said...

Nice one. Thank you, Mel!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel. This is Hulaboy, asking you to please re-up Jive for Five. Mahalo nui loa!