Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Jazz Band Ball #1

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


ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

reindeer man said...

Thanks for this! First discovered Marty Paich as the arranger for Tony Perkins' 1st record from back in '58! Frankly, Marty's orchestra is what elevates Tony's effort out of the disposable pop category. Still, love Tony Perkins.

Looking forward to this record!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this. Paich's music is always first class.

aleko said...

Where is Password ? Thanks !!!

neil said...

And another helping of Jack Sheldon. Thanks Mel...

Kovina Kris said...

I too like Marty Paich's music/arrangements. Thank you very much for this!

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