Saturday, October 26, 2013

Howard McGhee on Dial (1945-1946)

Howard McGhee was one of the most significant and underrated trumpeters of the bebop era, a transitional player who led the way from Roy Eldridge to Fats Navarro. In 1945 he came to the West Coast as a member of the Coleman Hawkins Quintet and decided to stay for a couple years, helping to introduce bebop to Los Angeles. Most of his recordings from the period are rare, so the release of the 22 selections on this CD is quite welcome. First there are four selections recorded for Philo in a sextet with tenors Teddy Edwards and James D. King. There are four sessions for Modern, including three with similar personnel (with bassist Charles Mingus on "Deep Meditation," four vocals by Pearl Taylor, and one by Estelle Edison). In addition, there is a big-band date and three of the selections from Charlie Parker's ill-fated "Lover Man" Dial date (two up-tempo McGhee features and a faltering "Be-Bop") that were originally released under McGhee's name. Overall, the music on this CD is quite boppish, sometimes a little ragged but always full of fire and energy. Highlights include "Stardust," "Mad Hype," the two-part "Around The Clock," "McGhee Special," and the haunting "Night Mist." Historic and often exciting music.
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Scott Yanow


Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/1945-1946-mw0000622080

Howard McGhee 
The Complete Dial Sessions 
(1945-1946)

Tracks

1 Intersection (McGhee) 3:04
2 Lifestream (McGhee) 3:18
3 Mop ! Mop ! (Demetrius, Williams) 2:55
4 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish) 2:55
5 Deep Meditation (McGhee) 3:25
6 Mad Hype (McGhee) 2:38
7 11:45 Swing (Bounce) (McGhee) 2:59
8 Playboy Blues (Traylor) 3:15
9 Around the Clock, Pt. 1 (McGhee) 3:02
10 Around the Clock, Pt. 2 (McGhee) 3:11
11 Gee, I'm Lonesome (McGhee) 3:26
12 Call It the Blues (McGhee) 2:44
13 McGhee Jumps (Cool Fantasy, Pt. 1) (McGhee) 2:51
14 Cool Fantasy, Pt. 2 (McGhee) 3:03
15 McGhee Special (McGhee) 2:24
16 Sweet Potato (McGhee) 2:46
17 Hoggin' (McGhee) 2:56
18 Blues a la King (McGhee) 2:57
19 Night Mist (McGhee) 2:31
20 Bebop (Gillespie) 2:51
21 Trumpet at Tempo (McGhee) 2:49
22 Thermodynamics (McGhee) 3:05





Personnel
[# 1-4] HOWARD MCGHEE AND HIS BAND
Howard McGhee - tp
Teddy Edwards - ts
James D. King - ts
Vernon Biddle - p
Bob 'Dingbod' Kesterton - b
Roy Porter - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; Tuesday, September 4, 1945
[# 5-6] HOWARD MCGHEE JAM BAND
Howard McGhee - tp
Jimmy Bunn - p
Bob 'Dingbod' Kesterton - b
Roy Porter - dr

Recorded C.P MacGregor Studios, 729 SW Avenue, Hollywood ; Monday, July 29, 1946
[# 7-12] HOWARD MCGHEE SEXTET
Howard McGhee - tp
Teddy Edwards - ts
Arv Garrison - g
Dodo Marmarosa - p
Bob 'Dingbod' Kesterton - b
Roy Porter - dr

Recorded C.P MacGregor Studios, 729 SW Avenue, Hollywood ; Friday, October 18, 1946
[# 13-23] HOWARD MCGHEE ORCHESTRA
Howard McGhee - tp
James Moody - ts
Hank Jones - p
Milt Jackson - vb
Ray Brown - b
J. C. Heard - dr

Recorded at WOR Studios, Broadway at 38th. Street, New York ; Wednesday, December 3, 1947

20 comments:

Boletus Joe said...

What a wonderful find.... Thanks for this...

ita diegues said...

Gracias Melanchthon.

Trebor55 said...

Looks that the tracklist does'nt fit to the cd-tracks. Here the correctet list and thanks a lot for your great work with this blog i realy enjoy and appreciate it.

Howard McGhee The Complete Dial Sessions (1945-1946)

01 Intersection (McGhee) 3:04
02 Lifestream (McGhee) 3:18
03 Mop ! Mop ! (Demetrius, Williams) 2:55
04 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish) 2:55
05 Trumpet at Tempo (McGhee) 2:49
06 Thermodynamics (McGhee) 3:05
07 Dialated Pupils 1 (Parker-McGhee) 2:31
08 Dialated Pupils 2 (Parker-McGhee) 2:57
09 Midnight at Minton's (McGhee) 3:01
10 Up in Dodo's Room 1 (McGhee) 3:10
11 Up in Dodo's Room 2 (McGhee) 3:16
12 High Wind in Hollywood (McGhee) 2:43
13 Dorothy (McGhee) 3:06
14 Night Mist 1 (McGhee) 2:59
15 Night Mist 2 (McGhee) 2:50
16 Coolie-Rini (McGhee) 2:51
17 Night Music (McGhee) 3:27
18 Turnip Blood 1 (McGhee) 2:46
19 Turnip Blood 2 (McGhee) 2:48
20 Surrender (McGhee) 3:02
21 Sleepwalker Boogie (McGhee) 3:25
22 Stop Time Blues (McGhee) 2:45
23 You (McGhee) 2:42

Personnel: [# 1-4] HOWARD MCGHEE AND HIS BAND
Teddy Edwards ts
James D. King ts
Howard McGhee tp
Vernon Biddle p
Bob 'Dingbod' Kesterton b
Roy Porter dr

Recorded in Los Angeles ; Tuesday, September 4, 1945

[# 5-6] HOWARD MCGHEE JAM BAND
Howard McGhee tp
Jimmy Bunn p
Bob 'Dingbod' Kesterton b
Roy Porter dr

Recorded C.P MacGregor Studios, 729 SW Avenue, Hollywood ; Monday, July 29, 1946

[# 7-12] HOWARD MCGHEE SEXTET
Teddy Edwards ts
Howard McGhee tp
Dodo Marmarosa p
Bob 'Dingbod' Kesterton b
Roy Porter dr

Recorded C.P MacGregor Studios, 729 SW Avenue, Hollywood ; Friday, October 18, 1946

[# 13-23] HOWARD MCGHEE ORCHESTRA
James Moody ts
Howard McGhee tp
Milt Jackson vb
Hank Jones p
Ray Brown b
J. C. Heard dr

Recorded at WOR Studios, Broadway at 38th. Street, New York ; Wednesday, December 3, 1947

Scott Yanow:
Howard McGhee was one of the most significant and underrated trumpeters of the bebop era, a transitional player who led the way from Roy Eldridge to Fats Navarro. In 1945 he came to the West Coast as a member of the Coleman Hawkins Quintet and decided to stay for a couple years, helping to introduce bebop to Los Angeles. Most of his recordings from the period are rare, so the release of the 22 selections on this CD is quite welcome. First there are four selections recorded for Philo in a sextet with tenors Teddy Edwards and James D. King. There are four sessions for Modern, including three with similar personnel (with bassist Charles Mingus on "Deep Meditation," four vocals by Pearl Taylor, and one by Estelle Edison). In addition, there is a big-band date and three of the selections from Charlie Parker's ill-fated "Lover Man" Dial date (two up-tempo McGhee features and a faltering "Be-Bop") that were originally released under McGhee's name. Overall, the music on this CD is quite boppish, sometimes a little ragged but always full of fire and energy. Highlights include "Stardust," "Mad Hype," the two-part "Around The Clock," "McGhee Special," and the haunting "Night Mist." Historic and often exciting music.
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Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/1945-1946-mw0000622080

duck said...

Thank you again Mel, we are lucky to have you there. Wonderful

Frasco said...

Thank you very much!

Ground Rules said...

More indispensable music! Thank you for sharing! Bravo!

rubberduck said...

Great ! Many thanks, Mel

JAMIE MITGES said...

He was known for his fast fingers and very high notes. What is generally not known is the influence that he had on younger hard bop trumpeters, together with Fats Navarro recording artist

Nicop said...

Hi!!

Tanks for sharing this record!!, but i need a password for open it.

So, what should i do for request the password?

Tanks a lot
Nicolás

PD: My english is a little short, sorry about that jeje

hawel said...
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Andrzej said...

Hawel: look at "PW", above "Search this blog"

duck said...

Mel,
I worry about you, not posted for a while. Are you ok?
Take care

hawel said...
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Melanchthon said...

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Val said...

Merci Mel !;-)

TEO said...

Thanks very very much Mel!!!
Great stuff!!!

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Thanks Mel . . . this looks tasty!

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