Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Frank Rosolino - I Play Trombone

One of the best albums ever cut by trombonist Frank Rosolino -- an open-ended quartet session that really lets him do his thing! The tracks are long, with plenty of room for solo space, and Frank's working with a really great quartet that includes the legendary Sonny Clark on piano -- a key force on the west coast scene during his stay in the late 50s -- plus Wilfred Middlebrooks on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. Rosolino's tone is tremendous -- a perfect tone, but never too polished -- and although Clark doesn't play with the same sense of fire as on his Blue Note sessions, his presence is still strongly felt on the date. 3 of the album's tracks are over 7 minutes long -- quite rare for a Bethlehem session -- and titles include "Doxy", "My Delux", "Flamingo", "I May Be Wrong", and "Frieda".

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Frank Rosolino
I Play Trombone
 

Tracks

1 I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful) (Roskin, Sullivan) 7:07
2 The Things We Did Last Summer (Cahn, Styne) 4:22
3 Frieda (Rosolino) 6:12
4 Doxy (Rollins) 7:52
5 My Delux (Rosolino) 7:42
6 Flamingo (Anderson, Grouya) 4:40



Personnel
Frank Rosolino - tb
Sonny Clark - p
Wilfred Middlebrooks - b
Stan Levey - dr


Recorded in Hollywood, California ; May 1956

18 comments:

michael said...

Melanchthon, your blog is truly an endless mine of unearthed gems. Please accept my sincere thanks for the countless hours of delightful listening you've provided.

Pippo said...

Michael couldn't better express my feeling about your blog and your dedication. Thank you Melanchthon.

Loula said...

Thank You, Dear Mel.

El hurón said...

Can I add my appreciation also. Great blog and your work is really appreciated.

wightdj said...

FR is best remembered for music like this. Thanks.

lcbriza said...

Thanks for your hard(and gratified)work for providing us with gems like this.

dch said...

Thank you so much!

jazzlover said...

Thanks Melanchthon!

Kovina Kris said...

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deGallo said...

A very welcome upgrade. Thank you.

estravagario said...

Thank you Melanchthon !

Otis Foster said...

Another upgrade for me too - thnx melanchthon

Otis Foster said...

Rumor has it that Curtis spent the rest of his life trying to buy up all released versions of the LP to avoid the ignominy of explaining to his family why he agreed to a cover with him wearing that appalling outfit.

Anyway, quite a front line with Land and Ericson.

CrunchyFrog said...

Never heard this fellow - very nice, thanks.

Pernath said...

Thank you for this one, Mel!

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks