Saturday, February 14, 2015

Marty Paich - Jazz for Relaxation [Hot Piano]

This V.S.O.P CD, a straight reissue of a Marty Paich date for Tampa, repeats the packaging faults of the original LP. Although it is a quintet date, the only personnel listed are the pianist/leader, bassist Joe Mondragon, and vibraphonist Larry Bunker ; guitarist Howard Roberts and drummer Frank Capp go unacknowledged, but certainly not unheard. The scanty liner notes claim that this is music to relax by, and that all of the tunes are up-tempo; actually the first tune, "Dool's Blues" is quite slow ! But overlooking those discrepancies, the unfortunately brief program is actually quite enjoyable, showcasing Paich the pianist (rather than the arranger) in prime form. Roberts and Bunker also have plenty of solos, and the boppish repertoire (five standards, two originals, and Count Basie's obscure "Jump for Me") continually holds one's interest.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/jazz-for-relaxation-r229519

Marty Paich
Jazz for Relaxation
[aka Hot Piano]

Tracks

1 Dool's Blues (Paich)  3:40
2 Jump for Me (Basie)  3:00
3 There'll Never Be Another You (Jacobs, Tinturin)  3:00
4 The Lamp Is Low (DeRose, Parish, Ravel, Shefter)  2:50
5 What's New ? (Burke, Haggart)  2:14
6 Theme from Lighthouse (Paich)  1:04
7 Lullaby of the Leaves (Petkere, Young)  3:15
8 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnston, Johnston, Raye)  3:47

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Personnel
Marty Paich - p
Howard Roberts - g [# 7 & 8]
Larry Bunker - vb
Joe Mondragon - b
Frank Capp - dr

Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California ; 1956

28 comments:

LaroSwing said...

Thank you melanchthon!

nlrp said...

thanks; really hot.

neil said...

What a cover!

SSyb said...

Really love your blog...
Thanks for everything.

Kndnsk said...

Thank you!

moxnix said...

Have had my eye out for a copy of this lp for a long time! Will keep looking for my collection, but in the meantime I can listen, thanks for taking the time!

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Blue Eyes said...

Great! many thanks mel for this HOT album!

duck said...

Hi Mel, it's time for more of your great music, greatly appreciated, thanks as always

deGallo said...

Thank you Mel.

L.O.L. said...

Thx Mel=)

Bill said...

Entertaining, that's the word, right, for this album. Thanks, Mel.

Davidscott789 said...

thank you!

Peter said...

The designer of the later cover obviously heard "HOT", not "for relaxation"!

:o)

Descargador said...

Fabulosoooo!

rubberduck said...

Many thanks MEL !

Kovina Kris said...

Very interesting once again. Thank you!

aroonie said...

Thank you Mel. Much appreciated. Hard to find Marty Paich featured though plenty of him as an arranger.

Pernath said...

Thanks Mel. Hot Cover.

rog said...

Thank you Mel ... relaxing and EXCELLENT !

Melanchthon said...

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steve said...

Very nice Mel! Thanks!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

V. Alonso said...

Thank you very much Melanchthon !

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Larry said...

Thanks for yet another fine post. About the length of this album -- might it originally have been a 10"...? Just curious.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thank you very much, Mel