Monday, February 11, 2013

Charles Persip and the Jazz Statesmen

Drummer Charlie Persip has not had that many opportunities to lead sessions through the years; in fact, this album was his only one until 1980. His quintet includes up-and-coming players (trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, tenor saxophonist Roland Alexander, pianist Ronnie Matthews, and bassist Ron Carter) whom one assumes he could not hold onto for long. The music (even the original) is essentially mainstream bop with some strong solos from the horns and several spots (most notably on "The Champ") for the leader. Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave subs for Hubbard on one of the five cuts.
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Charles Persip
Charles Persip and the Jazz Statesmen


1 Sevens (Alexander) 6:41
2 The Song Is You (Hammerstein, Kern) 6:44
3 Right Down Front (Cassey) 5:23
4 Soul March (Alexander) 7:52
5 The Champ (A Suite in Six Movements) (Gillespie) 9:36

Marcus Belgrave - tp [# 3 ]
Freddie Hubbard - tp [# 1, 2, 4 & 5 ]
Roland Alexander - ts
Ronnie Mathews - p
Ron Carter - b
Charles Persip - dr

Recorded in New York City ; April 2, 1960

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Axel.T. said...

Thank you for this as I don't remember it with Freddie Hubbard.
You have great jazz just like the jazzman!!! Please keep up the great work.

Baruch said...

poppachubby said...

Stellar, just stellar.

Juan said...

Password please.

Pernath said...

Thanks Baruch!

daniel genovese said...

Thanks. Lindo disco

duck said...

Baruch, always nice to get something new. thanks for making this available

Tibau said...

The password, please.

Jazzjet said...

This is wonderful. Many thanks.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

jazzcat1228 said...

It is always great to find something new. Thank you, Baruch and Mel!