Sunday, June 21, 2015

Stan Getz, Wardell Gray, Zoot Sims & Paul Quinichette - Rare Dawn Sessions

This CD reissue, which features four classic tenor-saxophonists, brings back material released by Biograph on LPs in the 1980s. Stan Getz jams on four songs with a five-piece rhythm section that includes pianist Al Haig and guitarist Jimmy Raney in 1949, Wardell Gray uses a similar group on his two pieces, Paul Quinichette does his impressions of Lester Young on two songs in a quintet with trumpeter Gene Roland and pianist Nat Pierce, and Zoot Sims swings on six pieces with a quintet including trumpeter Jerry Lloyd. The music should satisfy straightahead jazz fans and, although no longer all that rare, it serves as a good introduction to the work of the four fine tenors.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Stan Getz 
Wardell Gray
Paul Quinichette 
Zoot Sims
The Rare Dawn Sessions


1 Skull Buster (Haig)  2:22
2 Ante Room (Raney)  2:40
3 Pennies from Heaven (Burke, Johnston)  3:15
4 Poop Deck (Haig)  2:43
5 It's the Talk of the Town (Livingston, Neiburg, Symes)  3:03
6 In a Pinch (Haig)  3:00
7 These Foolish Things (Link, Marvell, Strachey)  4:31
8 Along About This Time of the Year)  3:39
9 Blues for the Month of May (Lloyd)  4:11
10 I Should Care (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston)  4:03
11 The Big Stampede (Lloyd)  4:40
12 Too Close for Comfort (Bock, Holofcener, Weiss)  3:27
13 Jerry's Jaunt (Cohn)  4:04
14 How Now Blues (Sims)  6:19


Stan Getz - ts
Al Haig - p
Jimmy Raney - g
Gene Ramsey - b
Charlie Perry - dr
Carlos Vidal - cg
Recorded in New York City ; May 12, 1949
Wardell Gray - ts
Jimmy Raney - g
Tommy Potter - b
Charlie Perry - dr
Recorded in New York City ; April 1949
Paul Quinichette - ts
Gene Roland - tp
Nat Pierce - p
Freddie Green - g
Wendell Marshall - b
Sonny Payne - dr
Recorded in New York City ; October 1956
Zoot Sims - ts
Jerry Lloyd - tp
John Williams - p
Bill Anthony - b
Gus Johnson - dr
Knobby Totah replaces Anthony [# 10 & 11]
Recorded in New York City ; August & September 1956


hulaboy said...

Thanks, Mel. Wardell lives!

Timothy said...

Link please!

FKL said...

Hi, could you add the link please?

brian said...


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OldHippieRick said...

any chance on a link please ~ ☮ldhippierick ♪ ♫ ♪

jose juan said...

Que pasa que por mas que muchos pidamos los links, éstos no aparecen ?

What happen with links ?

jose juan said...

Mel, from a year ago, many people ask for the link, what happen ?, don't you read the messages ?

Blue Eyes said...

Bougre de phénomène de moule à gaufres de tonnerre de Brest! ;-)...pas de links!?!

Blue Eyes said...

Boudiou! Thank you very much Baruch!!

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you.

hepcat said...

This is greatly appreciated,many thanks.

Xue Bao said...

Hoooooo... great share
Thanks a lot

Painterbear said...

Me pide la password :-(

Mike said...

MELANCHTHON...evidently you made one slip up in your hundreds of brilliant uploads and received a small gale of criticism... but as you know your work is widely and sincerely appreciated. Thanks again!

Chris said...

Thanks Mel seems like a interesting compilation to hear

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks again Mel

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Adrian said...

A welcomed repost. Even five years after the request.
Thanks a lot.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

bender c said...

Link is dead, re-up it please :)