Saturday, March 30, 2013

Joe Newman at Count Basie's

Joe Newman at Count Basie's is the first record the underappreciated trumpeter cut after leaving the Basie Band for the second time. The 1961 session was cut live at his former employer's club in front of a noisy, appreciative audience and features Newman and his young band (Oliver Nelson on tenor, Art Davis on bass, Lloyd Mayers on piano and Ed Shaughnessy on drums) cutting loose on a mix of standards and Newman originals. The record kicks off with a roaring version of "Caravan" featuring some fine soloing from Newman and Nelson, strolls through relaxed versions of "Love Is Here to Stay" and "Someone to Love," both of which spotlight Newman's bright tone and swinging approach, and picks up some serious steam on the charging Newman tune "The Midgets." The last two songs are the highlights of the record with "On Green Dolphin Street" showcasing Nelson's lyrical and searing soloing and the Newman original "Wednesday's Blues" letting the trumpeter get very down and dirty with Nelson following him note for note. It is a truly inspired track and ends the record on a high note. While this record may have seemed like the beginning of a great solo career for Joe Newman, in fact it was his final session for a major label as a leader. The 2005 reissue on Verve marks the first time the record has been available on CD. It isn't an essential purchase for the casual jazz fan but Newman fans (and fans of great trumpeters) will be thrilled by its appearance.
Tim Sendra

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/joe-newman-at-count-basies-r155672/review

Joe Newman
At Count Basie's

Tracks

1 Caravan (Tizol, Ellington, Mills) 9:45
2 Love is Here to Stay (From "Goldwynn Follies") (Gershwin, Gershwin) 4:33
3 Someone To Love (Warren) 5:46
4 The Midgets (Newman) 4:18
5 On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper, Washington) 5:52
6 Wednesday's Blues (Newman) 8:10


Personnel
Joe Newman - tp
Oliver Nelson - ts
Lloyd Mayers - p
Art Davis - b
Ed Shaughnessy - dr

Recorded at Count Basie's Club, New York City ; 1961

24 comments:

Orbyt said...

Hope you're back up for good. Many thanks for this Mel.

itr said...

Many thanks, Mel.

wouter said...

thank you very much, mel! and glad to see you back again! :-)

johnp said...

Many thanks!

Baron said...

Thanks Mel for the Newman ... good to see back ... Baron

Anonymous said...

Joe Newman! An unsung hero! What a magnificent session.

Thanks

deGallo said...

Joe Newman....heard a little of him so this will be very nice addition. Thank you

censusloss said...

Yes, its nice to see you back, mel - its also great that the rest of us get the chance to write our appreciation of you and the music

Cheere

Censusloss

sigat said...

Many thanks for this new "Joe Newman"

gsrbrts2 said...

Welcome back!

BlueNote97 said...

I like Joe Newman. This recording is really great. Nice choice, Mel.
Thanks.

rm said...

welcome back, and thank you very much.

jessouaffe said...

thank you for the joe

Otis Foster said...

Mel

One of the many things I like about your blog is your impeccable tagging and the extensive reviews and biographical notes. They really enhance the pleasure of listening.

Otis

grumpy said...

Thank you, Mel.

Bill said...

Glad you're back, Mel.
Thanks for both Joe Newman recordings, specially this one with Oliver Nelson!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for more than a few sleepless nights of pure listening pleasure!

J said...

Nice one Mel, thanks as always. Been following your blog for a while now, and am amazed at some of the goodies you bring to our notice.

Anonymous said...

Big gem,appreciated,Oliver Nelson & Joe Newman nothing better..!!

neil said...

What a pairing: Joe and Oliver! Many thanks, mel...

Melanchthon said...

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theblueamos said...

Many thanks from jerusalem

cvllos said...

Thanks, Melanchthon!
One of my favourite trumpeters.

zero said...

Thanks for the re-up. Definitely one to keep around.