Friday, March 29, 2013

Curtis Counce Group - Landslide, vol. 1

During 1956-1957, bassist Curtis Counce led an excellent Los Angeles-based hard bop quintet comprised of trumpeter Jack Sheldon, tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Carl Perkins, bassist Curtis Counce, and drummer Frank Butler. They recorded four albums' worth of material for Contemporary, all of which have been reissued on CD (three as part of the Original Jazz Classics series). For their debut album, the group performs selections by Land ("Landslide"), Perkins, Sheldon, and two by Gerald Wiggins (including "Sonar"), plus the lone standard "Time After Time." All of Counce's recordings (which include a slightly later album for Dootone) are well-worth getting by collectors interested in 1950s straight-ahead jazz. This disc is an excellent place to start.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Curtis Counce Group
Vol. 1


1 Landslide (Land)  8:37
2 Time After Time (Cahn, Styne)  6:32
3 Sonar (Clarke, Wiggins)  7:25
4 Mia (Perkins)  4:54
5 Sarah (Sheldon)  11:38
6 A Fifth for Frank (Wiggins, Tjader)  7:11

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

Recorded in Contemporary Record's Studio, Los Angeles ; October 8, 1956 & 15 [# 3], 1956


Melanchthon said...

duck said...

Very nice this one I did not have, you keep the surprises coming, Thanks again Mel

Kovina Kris said...

More bounce to the ounce with Counce indeed. Thank you Mel! This one is new to me as well.

neil said...

New to me, mel; many thanks...

Alec Gross said...

Been looking for this album forever, but none of the three passwords are working for me. Any advice?

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!