Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Paul Togawa Quartet

Drummer Paul Togawa's only album as a leader is most significant for featuring the great altoist Gabe Baltazar in what may be his earliest recording. Pianist Dick Johnston and bassist Ben Tucker are fine in support (and together contribute three of the six numbers), but it is the passionate playing of Baltazar, who would be the last important graduate from the Stan Kenton Orchestra, on such numbers as "Lover Man" and "It's All Right with Me" that is most memorable.
Scott Yanow
Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/paul-togawa-quartet-featuring-gabe-baltazar-r70329

Paul Togawa
Paul Togawa Quartet Featuring Gabe Baltazar


1 Oriental Blues (Johnston) 4:56
2 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman) 3:26
3 It's All Right With Me (Porter) 6:32
4 Peanuts (Johnston) 4:56
5 Love for Sale (Porter) 5:28
6 Ben's Blues (Tucker) 4:59

Paul Togawa - dr
Gabe Baltazar - as
Dick Johnson - p
Ben Tucker - b

Recorded in Hollywood, California ; June, 1957


Melanchthon said...


salrubio said...

Merci beaucoup de ce magnifique blog, Melachthon! Mais je ne trouve pas le password.

Collectionist said...

thank you for this Mel- I have never heard Togwa before.

ZM-JazzRock said...

salrubio, PW = our host name

petruccelli said...

password est
melanchthon ou baruch
essayer les deux

deGallo said...

Thank you for Paul Togawa...something new for me and very enjoyable.

salrubio said...

thanks, merci, Petruccelli and ZM-JazzRock