Sunday, March 31, 2013

Curtis Counce - Carl's Blues

Although the Curtis Counce Quintet was not a commercial success, their four Contemporary albums (which have been reissued on CD) were all timeless in their own way, undated examples of high-quality hard bop from the late '50s. This set features the bassist-leader, either Jack Sheldon or Gerald Wilson on trumpet, tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Carl Perkins and drummer Frank Butler interpreting both jazz standards (including "Love Walked In" and Clifford Brown's "Larue") and originals (such as the drummer's "The Butler Did It"). Excellent music that still sounds fresh four decades later.
Scott Yanow

Source :

The Curtis Counce
Carl's Blues


1 Pink Lady (Sheldon)  4:36
2 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  7:59
3 Nica's Dream* (Silver)  7:58
4 Love Walked In (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:58
5 Larue** (Brown) 4:59
6 The Butler Did It (Butler) 4:38
7 Carl's Blues** (Perkins) 5:54


Curtis Counce - b
Jack Sheldon* - tp
Gerald Wilson** - tp
Harold Land - ts
Carl Perkins - p
Frank Butler - dr

Recorded at Contemporary Records' Studio in Los Angeles ; April 22, 1957 [# 1, 4] ; August 29, 1957 [# 3] ; January 6, 1958 [# 2, 5, 6, 7]


arshille said...

Thanx for posting this Melanchthon
- best wishes - arshille

Kovina Kris said...

Wow, the amazing posts just keep on comin'. Thank you Mel!

swamielmo said...

awesome archives, thanks melanchthon.

swamielmo said...

mel, i love you brother, but this file is in A.P.E. and it says flac. is there some chance you might re-up this file? if not then thanks for everything else.

Melanchthon said...

duck said...

Hi Again Mel, another very welcome upgrade. Thanks as always

swamielmo said...

thank you Mel, I love this album. all the best regards

Peter said...

Thanks on so many counce!

Great little band.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Pee said...

Hi Mel, any chance of a re-share of this Carl's Blues album? I've been looking for it for a while but the links are down. Thank you!