Sunday, February 10, 2013

Paul Quinichette

Brilliant work from the "Vice Pres" -- tenorist Paul Quinichette, stepping out here in one the best of of his all-too-few sessions as a leader! Paul's tone is amazing throughout -- very much on a par with that of Ben Webster or Coleman Hawkins, and proof that his admission to the jazz "executive branch" in the 50s was well deserved. The tunes are shortish, but very swinging -- and Quinichette's tenor work dominates in a group that also includes Nat Pierce, Henry Coker, Thad Jones, Freddie Green, and Joe Newman. There's a Basie-esque swing overall -- but the final result is miles from Basie, and has a very different vibe overall. Titles include "Big Deal", "Happy Feeling", "Pardon The Blues Please", "Start Here", and "The Kid From Denver". CD features all the material from the album Kid From Denver -- plus 4 more bonus tracks from other sessions Quinichette recorded with the Gene Roland sextet and septet -- "Suitcase", "Minor Scene", "Colonel Hodge", and "The Creeper".
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Paul Quinichette
the Gene Roland Septet
The Kid from Denver
Tenor sax sessions from the rare Dawn Series


1 Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen, Mercer) 4:14
2 Pardon the Blues, Please (Wilkins) 3:22
3 Start Here (Wilkins) 4:54
4 Pennies from Heaven (Burke, Johnston) 4:30
5 Happy Feeling (Albam) 4:45
6 Honeysuckle Rose (Razaf, Waller) 5:12
7 Big Deal (Wilkins) 3:59
8 The Kid from Denver (Quinichette) 3:21
9 Suitcase (Roland) 4:48
10 Minor Scene (Roland) 3:22
11 Colonel Hodge (Roland) 4:24
12 The Creeper (Pierce, Pettiford) 6:05

Paul Quinichette - ts
Joe Newman - tp
Renauld Jones - tp
Thad Jones - tp
Henry Coker - tb
Bill Graham - as & bs
Nat Pierce - p
Freddie Green - g
Eddie Jones - b
Sonny Payne - dr
Recorded in New York City, June 16, 1958
Gene Roland - tp
John Carisi - tp
Robbie Swope - tb
Dick Meldonian - as
Paul Quinichette - ts
Nat Pierce - p
Dudley Watson - b
Walter Noland - dr
Recorded in New York City, August, 1959
Gene Roland - tp
Paul Quinichette - ts
Nat Pierce - p
Doyle Salathiel - g
Wendell Marshall - b
Sonny Payne - dr
Recorded in New York City, 1956
Same as above, except
Freddie Green - g replaces Doyle Salathiel
Oscar Pettiford - b replaces Wendell Marshall
Osie Johnson - dr replaces Sonny Payne
Recorded in New York City ; August 13, 1957

Tracks 9-12, "Jazzville", vol. 4 (DLP-1122), Side 1 # 1-4

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The great Lester Young soundalike Paul Quinichette is well-featured on this reissue CD. He is heard on two numbers with a sextet led by trumpeter Gene Roland, playing two other songs with Roland's septet and on eight selections with his own ten-piece group (which is filled with players from the world of Count Basie). Best are two numbers ("Honeysuckle Rose" and "Pennies from Heaven") that feature Quinichette backed by Basie's rhythm section plus pianist Nat Pierce. There are not that many Paul Quinichette albums currently available, making this CD a rather definitive look at the underrated (if not particularly original) tenor.
Scott Yanow
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Luis said...

Thank you for this post, first quality as usual in your blog.

ramson said...

Paul Quinichette & the Gene Roland Septet The Kid from Denver

Thanks a lot.

jazzlover said...

Paul Quinichette one of the great ts,it's a fantastic player,thank you Melanchthon !

Otis Foster said...

Thanks Mel - I'll listen to it this weekend. Nice line-up

jose juan said...

No conocía este disco de Paul, así que lo bajé y a disfrutarlo, gracias Mel.

Eric said...

Thank you.

Baron said...

Thank you ... Baron

Melanchthon said...

poppachubby said...

This looks really tasty Mel, perfect for a lazy Sunday here in Canada. Thanks so much!!

John Pickworth said...

many thanks !

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

Guitarradeplastico your favorite musician said...

Please reup