Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fred Katz - Folk Songs for Far Out Folk

Cellist Fred Katz is best remembered as a sideman with the Chico Hamilton Quintet, Paul Horn, and Pete Rugolo, though on this famous, long unavailable record of his own, he serves as conductor and arranger rather than player. Folk Songs for Far Out Folk consists of his tantalizing, imaginative adaptations of African, Hebrew, and American folk tunes. The musical cast varies with each group of selections. The three African songs, highlighted by the explosive "Mate'ka," include trumpeters Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, and Irving Goodman, with a six-man percussion section that features Larry Bunker and Nat King Cole sideman Jack Costanzo. Four American songs include treatment of "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" that alternates between brooding and upbeat cool, with vibraphonist Gene Estes, pianist Johnny Williams, and guitarist Billy Bean lending a hand. The two Hebrew songs focus on reeds exclusively (excepting Mel Pollen's bass). The playful setting of "Ray's Nigun" showcases Justin Gordon on bass clarinet with Paul Horn and Buddy Collette providing whimsical accompaniment on flutes. This CD reissue by Reboot Stereophonic expands considerably on the original Warner Bros. LP, adding updated liner notes and photos of Katz in addition to reproducing the original notes and poetry that were part of the original package. Highly recommended.
Ken Dryden

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:hvftxq85ldke

Fred Katz
Folk Songs for Far Out Folk
(Orchestras conducted by Fred Katz)

Tracks

1 Mate'ka  6:35
2 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child  4:12
3 Been in the Pen So Long  3:09
4 Chili'lo [Lament]  3:56
5 Rav's Nigun  3:00
6 Old Paint  4:55
7 Manthi-Ki  5:09
8 Baal Shem Tov  4:01
9 Foggy, Foggy Dew  5:21

All Songs are "Ad Lib Music Publishing"
Adapted by Fred Katz


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Personnel
Feat. Gene Estes, Billy Bean, Pete Candoli, Johnny T. WiIliams, Mel Pollan, Jerry Williams, Justin Gordon, Paul Horn, Buddy Collette, Jules Jacob, George Smith, Don Fagerquist, Larry Bunker, Bob Enevoldsen, Harry Betts, Lou Singer, etc...

Recorded in Hollywood, California ; between July 21 & September 17, 1958

23 comments:

chemuski said...

Fantastico Melocoton, mas Costa Oeste, you are my everything, gracias

Morris said...

More great West Coast jazz!

Thank you very much for this.

Morris

Orbyt said...

Fred Katz was an original. Great post Mel.

Philo said...

Fred Katz - Folk Songs for Far Out Folk (1958)

This is unusual music, and quite enjoyable.

Thanks.

rowgatien said...

Great post indeed! Thanks for this Katz.

grumpy said...

Many thanks, had this at 112 - a big upgrade!

stringbender said...

Thanks very much for the Fred Katz "Folk Songs" post. The music is very cool and your post is amazing with all of the art work.

ramson said...

Fred Katz "Folk Songs"

Wow..what surprise!!

Excellent!!

Jazz Messenger said...

Excellent Katz! Thank You!

LaroSwing said...

Merci! Gracias! Thank you! Obrigado!

L.O.L. said...

Extremamente invulgar. Gosto disso:)

FrankDell said...

My Fred Katz cup runneth over. Thank you Leopold and Team Melanchthon.

CrunchyFrog said...

Great post - I love Fred and it's nice to hear this again! Katz and Chico Hamilton fans who don't already know should check out the great 1957 movie Sweet Smell Of Success for more than a fleeting glimpse of our heroes! Thanks Mel!

Jeffinprov said...

I am having such misery with Fred Katz downloads. I'm downloading just fine with two of the non-Rapishare outfits, but the usual password doesn't work. ???

duck said...

Thanks Leopold for this interesting Fred Katz album. just strange that turbobit seems to have no files now and i'm all paid up.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Melanchthon said...

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sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Kovina Kris said...

I like this album and it needed to be upgraded from the lossy version I have. Thank you!

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

rev.b said...

Still not an easy one to find, Thanks Mel!