Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Frank Strozier

Altoist Frank Strozier's first session as a leader has been reissued on this Vee Jay CD with the original six selections joined by five additional and previously unreleased performances, only one of which is actually an alternate take. The altoist's quintet consists of Miles Davis' rhythm section of the time (pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb), along with the late, great trumpeter Booker Little. The music, mostly comprised of Strozier originals, is advanced hard bop, and the music is both enjoyable and (due to Little's presence) somewhat historic.
Scott Yanow
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Frank Strozier
Fantastic Frank Strozier


1 W.K. Blues (Kelly) 4:06
2 A Starling's Theme (Strozier) 5:25
3 I Don't Know (Strozier) 8:18
4 Waltz of the Demons (Little) 5:40
5 Runnin' (Strozier) 4:18
6 Off Shore (Diamond, Goldsen) 6:50
7 Luck A Deuce (Diamond) 9:55
8 Run (Strozier) 3:38
9 Tibbit (Strozier) 9:49
10 Just in Time (Comden, Green, Styne) 7:28
11 Off Shore [Take 3] (Diamond, Goldsen) 6:32

Frank Strozier - as
Booker Little - tp
Wynton Kelly - p
Paul Chambers - b
Jimmy Cobb - dr

Recorded at Fine Recording Studios & Bell Sound Studio, New York City ; [# 1, 2, 7-9 & 10] December 9, 1959 & [# 3-6 & 11] February 3, 1960


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flat5 said...

great record - even better with the added tracks

OldHippieRick said...

Sweet indeed Thanks again ;-))

wouter said...

thank you very much for a most welcome upgrade, mel! and also for using multiupload!

Orbyt said...

Excellent post Mel, I really enjoyed it. Merci beaucoup.

LaroSwing said...

Thank you, one more artist to discover!

klf said...

Man - I hardly *ever* come back - I try to give thanks when I download, on the rare occasions that I do give thanks - *BUT* - goddamn - this is a great, great album! Thank you!

ita diegues said...

Thank you for share Melanchthon.

jessouaffe said...

fantastic it is
thx alot

squalo said...


duck said...

Here again Mel, thanks for this Strozier album, what a great lineup too. greetings from Sydney

Kovina Kris said...

I've never heard of Frank Strozier but that's a pretty potent lineup on this album. I look forward to hearing it. Thank you Mel!

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Anonymous said...

Could you please re-up this historic gem, in your spare time, dear MM. Thank you.