Sunday, March 25, 2012

Herbie Harper Sextet !

Trombonist Herbie Harper's fifth and final session as a leader in the 1950s is an excellent outing that also features the little-known tenorman Jay Core, guitarist Howard Roberts, pianist Marty Paich, bassist Red Mitchell and either Frank Capp or Mel Lewis on drums. Core and Capp contributed an original apiece and the sextet also plays five superior standards along with a surprising rendition of "Little Orphan Annie." This set for the defunct Mode label (reissued by V.S.O.P.) has plenty of high-quality West Coast jazz.
Scott Yanow

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Herbie Harper
Herbie Harper
Sextet !


1 Jay's Tune (Coré) 4:57
2 Little Orphan Annie (Kahn, Sanders) 3:38
3 Chloe (Kahn, Moret) 6:53
4 Let's Fall in Love (Arlen, Koehler) 3:46
5 Skylark (Carmichael, Mercer) 2:29
6 Long Ago (And Far Away) (Gershwin, Kern) 4:10
7 That's for Sure (Capp) 4:46

Herbie Harper - tb
Jay Coré - ts
Howard Roberts - g
Marty Paich - p
Red Mitchell - b
Frankie Capp or Mel Lewis - dr

Recorded in Hollywood, California ; June, 1957


Melanchthon said...

johnp said...

Many thanks!

LaroSwing said...

Thank you again! It's always fine to hear Roberts play in a small group context, and I didn't know this sax player.

theblueamos said...

thank you very much.What happened to CICCOLINI where did he go? Is he comming back?

flyingfinger said...

Thanks Mel - so glad to know you are still kickin' brother!