Thursday, July 12, 2012

Eddie Bert - Encore

Trombonist Eddie Bert has had a long and honorable musical career but relatively few opportunities to record as a leader. He is heard in two different settings on this CD reissue; with a pianoless quartet that includes guitarist Joe Puma and with a quintet that includes pianist Hank Jones and the complementary tenor of J.R. Monterose. The repertoire is comprised entirely of originals by either Bert or Puma but the style is very much of the era: cool-toned and lightly swinging bop. Despite the extreme brevity of this CD (under 35 minutes), the music is worth exploring.
Scott Yanow
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 Eddie Bert


1 Bert Tram (Bert) 3:05
2 One for Tubby (Puma) 5:25
3 It's Only Sunshine (Puma) 3:12
4 Opicana (Puma) 3:23
5 Conversation (Bert) 6:45
6 Crosstown (Bert) 7:15
7 Manhattan Suite (Bert) 5:43

[# 1-4]

Eddie Bert - tb
Joe Puma - g
Clyde Lombardi - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; June 22, 1955
[# 5-7]

Eddie Bert - tb
JR. Monterose - ts
Hank Jones - p
Clyde Lombardi - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; September 1, 1955


Baron said...

Thanks Mel

greenishthing said...


deGallo said...

Thank you.

Bill said...

Lovely. Thanks, Mel.

Orbyt said...

Thank you, Mel. Great post.

Kneigh said...

Many thanx, Mel!! The man does a great job playing the 'bone!! Great combos from back in my younger days!!

rubberduck said...

This is really a gem ( hidden, for me ) .

I'm realling enjoying this music.

As usually, many thanks to Mel

duck said...

And still you find wonderful music Mel, and allow us to enjoy as well.
many thanks as always

duck said...

Me again Mel, just to let you know the link for this is offline as is the Pee Wee Russell. most unusual

duck said...

Rubberduck, your instructions work
Thanks very much

Blue Eyes said...

Thank you Melanchthon for this album!

Melanchthon said...

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel! There is very little Eddie Bert posted so I'm very happy to get this one.