Saturday, July 2, 2016

Billy Bauer - Plectrist

Billy Bauer was an accomplished studio guitar player whose only studio date as a leader was this release, finally reissued as a part of the Verve Elite Edition limited edition CD series in 2000. Throughout the CD he is never overpowering, but a solid rhythmic player, whether essaying a gently swinging "Too Marvelous for Words" or a more sprightly "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To." Bauer also wrote several originals for the date, including the easygoing bop vehicle "Lincoln Tunnel," the tender ballad "Night Cruise," and the unaccompanied "Blue Mist." Accompanying Bauer is bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Osie Johnson, and the obscure pianist Arnold Ackers. While this won't be an essential CD for every jazz fan, those who acquire it will not be disappointed.
Ken Dryden

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Billy Bauer
(Japanese import)


1 It's a Blue World (Forrest, Wright)  4:14
2 Maybe I Love You Too Much (Berlin)  2:34
3 Lincoln Tunnel (Bauer)  4:08
4 Night Cruise (Bauer)  4:47
5 Too Marvelous for Words (Mercer, Whiting)  3:05
6 Lady Estelle's Dream (Bauer)  3:42
7 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (Porter)  3:15
8 When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Muse, Rene, Rene)  3:48
9 The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern)  3:42
10 Lullaby of the Leaves (Petkere, Young)  4:01
11 Blue Mist (Bauer)  2:48


Billy Bauer - g
Andrew Ackers - p
Milton Hinton - b
Osie Johnson - dr

Recorded February 23, 1956 [# 1-4] & December 3, 1956 [# 5-11]

There is warmth in Billy Bauer's guitar playing, a regard for emotion as well as technique. A genuinely inventive performer, this 42-year-old musician develops and expands his solos, never falling back upon a cliche or mannerism. At the same time he remains one of the most infectiously rhytismnic of guitarists. Andrew Ackers, a young pianist with a concise style, Milt Hinton and Osie Johnson back bins up superbly. A modest, yet entirely enjoyable record.
Billy Bauer Quartet - Plectrist [No. 2]

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hulaboy said...

Thanks much! This will replace a crackly LP.

yewsta said...

Thank you.

cvllos said...

Thank you, Melanchthon.

pedro gamundi said...


stringbender said...

Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

very nice sound, it(s possible to reup this album please?

thx by advance

Anonymous said...

Second the request for a re-up - this looks amazing. Can never have enough Billy Bauer!

Melanchthon said...

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

thank you for mak Billy Bauer known to

deGallo said...

Thank you.

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Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You