Saturday, February 7, 2015

The New York Rhythm Section (feat. Barry Galbraith)

During the second half of the 1950s, pianist Hank Jones, guitarist Barry Galbraith, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Osie Johnson were constantly in demand for studio dates, recording in a countless number of settings. The music on this CD, which is an entire LP plus a few related selections by the same quartet, features the rhythm section as its own entity. Trombonist Jimmy Cleveland guests on three numbers and there are individual features for Hinton and Galbraith although Jones is generally the lead soloist. The music falls between swing and bop (just like Jones' style), ranging from a variety of melodic and catchy originals to Thelonious Monk's "Ruby, My Dear." The music features each of the musicians in prime form and is particularly valuable for the Galbraith solos since the guitarist did not record often enough in small-group jazz settings. Recommended.
Scott Yanow

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Hank Jones
The New York Rhythm Section


1 Blues for Sal (Jones)  3:39
2 Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Burke, Van Heusen)  3:38
3 Jimmy's Tune Cleveland)  3:16
4 Minor's Club (Hinton)  3:55
5 They Look Alike (Albam)  3:21
6 He Was Too Good To Me (Rodgers, Hart)  3:42
7 Ain't We Got Fun (Kahn, Egan, Whiting)  2:40
8 Wolf Talk (Gryce)  3:28
9 Milt's on Stilts (Hinton)  3:12
10 Mambosies (Johnson)  3:23
11 Out of Braith (Galbraith)  2:53
12 The Legal Nod (Johnson)  3:21
13 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (Russell, Ellington)  3:11
14 Hallelujah! (Robin, Grey, Youmans)  2:17
15 Sahara (Goodman)  2:50
16 Mona's Feeling Lonely (Hinton)  3:44
17 Kookin' in the Kitchen (Johnson)  3:18
18 Walk Chicken, Walk With Your Head Picked Bald to the Bone (Hinton)  3:37
19 Ruby, My Dear (Monk)  2:52
20 Koolin' on the Settee (Johnson)  3:39
21 Blues (Cleveland)  4:49


Hank Jones - p
Barry Galbraith - g
Milt Hinton - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Jimmy Cleveland - tb [# 3, 8, 15 & 21]

Recorded in New York City ; 1956


Zape said...

Wow! What a treasure. Thank you very much Mel.

ita diegues said...

Thank you melanchthon.

Festoonic said...

Thank you! Great moments in unassuming packages.

zardoz1984 said...

Barry Galbraith! Hank Jones! Hank Jones! Hank Jones! Hank Jones! Hank Jones! You cannot live without Hank Jones! Thx Mel, I'm on a flying carpet!

deGallo said...

New York Rhythm Section....thank you.

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you Mel.

Danneau said...

Hank Jones

Great post. Big thanks.

Blue Eyes said...

I've this one, recommended of course, great post Mel !

chemuski said...

Vaya gema Mel !!.... Muchas gracias...

jazzy62 said...

Hank Jones

Great post! Thank you very much for this.

rubberduck said...

Hank Jones is one of my favourite pianist.

Many thanks MEL

jazztap said...


rog said...

SO GOOD Mel... Thank You !

Melanchthon said...

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks !

DEEP said...


Chris said...

Thanks Mel I always enjoy Hank's playing

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You