Friday, March 29, 2013

Curtis Counce - Sonority

This CD, which adds "Drum Conversation" (a Frank Butler feature) to the earlier LP, contains material taken from bassist Curtis Counce's Contemporary sessions which resulted in three other albums but these particular performances were not released until 1989. Half of the program features Counce's 1956 quintet (which includes trumpeter Jack Sheldon, tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Carl Perkins and drummer Frank Butler) while the remainding selections are from 1958 when the group had Gerald Wilson on trumpet and pianist Elmo Hope (who contributed three originals). "Sonor" and "Landslide" are heard in alternate versions and "Woody'n You" has also been since reissued as a "bonus" cut on the CD You Get More Bounce with Curtis Counce. The playing is quite rewarding, and all four of the Counce reissues are easily recommended to hard bop collectors.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Curtis Counce


1 Woody 'N You (Gillespie) 6:23
2 How Long Has This Been Going On ? (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:20
3 Landslide [alt. take] (Land) 9:03
4 Sonor [alt. take] (Clark, Wiggins) 5:18
5 So Nice (Hope) 5:25
6 Origin (Hope) 4:43
7 Bella Rosa (Hope) 6:11
8 A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie, Paparelli) 8:20
9 A Drum Conversation [cd only] (Butler) 2:22

[# 5, 7 & 8]

Gerald Wilson - tp
Harold Land - ts
Carl Perkins - p [# 8]
Elmo Hope - p [# 5 & 7]
Curtis Counce - b
Frank Butler - dr
Recorded January 6, 1958.
All other selections
Jack Sheldon - tp
Harold Land - ts
Carl Perkins - p
Curtis Counce - b
Frank Butler - dr
Recorded October 15, 1956.


arshille said...

Thank You for posting this recording - best wishes - arshille

Buddy said...

Hi and thanks for this download. I think Curtis Counce is an excellent leader and his albums are always interesting: Good personnel, good tunes, good arrangements. I can't wait to hear it!

Melanchthon said...

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel!

voyager said...

Many thanks. I _just_ stumbled onto Curtis Counce, and you _just_ updated the link. Karma!

jazzcat1228 said...

Another great share. Thank you, Mel!