Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Jack Sheldon - The Quartet & The Quintet

Key early work from trumpeter Jack Sheldon — a set that captures his talents at their most basic and most stripped-down — very much in the spirit of the best LA jazz coming out on the Pacific Jazz label at the time! If the cover makes the set look a bit like a Chet Baker album, that's because there's a bit of the Baker approach here — one that's simple and focused, with a strongly melodic style that comes through beautifully on Sheldon's shimmering horn. But there's also a bit more of an edge, too — thanks to bold piano work from Walter Norris, and the addition of Zoot Sims on a number of tracks — and unlike Baker (or Sheldon on later records), there's no vocals here at all — just a strong instrumental groove. Titles include "Beach-Wise", "Groovus Mentus", "Dozo", "Jack Departs", and "Palermo Walk".

Source : https://www.dustygroove.com/item/19294

Jack Sheldon
The Quartet & The Quintet


1 Get Out of Town (Porter)  2:32
2 Ah, Moore (Cohn)  3:11
3 Dozo (Norris)  2:40
4 Mad about the Boy (Coward)  2:52
5 Toot Sweet (Peña)  2:50
6 Jack’s Depart (Norris)  3:04
7 What is There to Say (Duke)  3:36
8 Groovus Mentus (Sheldon)  3:56
9 Beach-Wise (Whitlock)  3:10
10 Palermo Walk (Whitlock)  3:15
11 Blues (trad.)   4:44
12 Irresistible You (Ray, DePaul)  3:57
13 Guatemala (Norris)  3:22
14 I’m Getting Sentimental over You (Washington)  3:44


[# 1-6]
Jack Sheldon - tp
Walter Norris - p
Ralph Peña - b
Gene Gammage - dr
Recorded at Western Studios, Hollywood ; August 22 & September 4, 1954
[# 7-14]
Jack Sheldon - tp
Zoot Sims - ts
Walter Norris - p
Bob Whitlock - b
Lawrence Marable - dr
Recorded at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood ; April 4, 1955


hootin said...

thanks, i'm not familiar with this player. cant wait.

Jeffinprov said...

Mel, is Usenet an alternative method to download? I'm losing hope with Rapidshare.

Anonymous said...

all links are dead...

Anonymous said...

rapidshare non funk¡¡

Jonathan F. King said...

Gotta be frustrating to you to watch Rapidshare limit user D/Ls. Do you have alternatives in mind?

CrunchyFrog said...

please keep Rapidshare... a few people complain, but many of us like it. One suggestion, is to post mirrors at Depositfiles as well. A lot of people seem to like that service.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Mike said...

Requiem for Vapidshare, which certainly performed a service for us all, miserably. Thanks for this interesting bit of West Coasting!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Melanchthon said...


Historicus said...

Thanks a lot!

Historicus said...

Excellent well sounding monaural record, highly suggested to everyone!

Axel.T. said...

I saw Jack many times at Donte's and at Mulberry Street in North Hollywood. He was always funny and played great. Jack Marshal and occassionally Richie Kamuca woouuld join in his live group. A fantastic time!

Jorge Lardone said...

Muchas gracias, me gustan los trompetistas y no tenía nada de Jack solista.

BlazeFelton said...

Those links

produce these two files which can't be opened
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Is there something else needed to open these files?

Anonymous said...

Dear MM, would you be so kind to reupload this one, at you convenience, please. Best regards !