Sunday, April 28, 2013

Red Callender

This obscure LP features bassist Red Callender in one of his very infrequent occasions as a leader, heading an octet featuring a variety of talented Los Angeles players (including trumpeter Parr Jones, Buddy Collette on tenor and flute, altoist Bill Green and pianist Eddie Beal) on a dozen of his melodic originals. The music swings lightly, has attractive chord changes suitable for jamming, and fits into the cool-toned West Coast jazz genre.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Red Callender
and His
Modern Octet
Swingin' Suite


1 On Again (Callender) 2:35
2 Greenery (Callender) 3:06
3 Pastel (Callender) 3:49
4 October Blue (Callender) 3:06
5 Dancers (Callender) 3:17
6 Bihari (Callender) 4:20
7 Skyline (Callender) 3:05
8 Sleigh Ride (Callender) 3:10
9 All for You (Callender) 3:20
10 Outlines (Callender) 3:26
11 Walking on Air (Callender) 2:50
12 You're Part of Me (Callender) 3:26
13 They Can't Take That Away from Me (Gershwin, Gershwin) 4:05
14 Volume, Too (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:27
15 Another Blues (Gershwin, Gershwin) 4:10
16 Off Thee I Sing (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:44
17 Tea for Two (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:16
18 Pickin', Pluckin', Whistlin' and Walkin' (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:03
19 Five-Four Blues (Callender) 3:02

[# 1-12]
Harry "Parr" Jones, tp
John Ewing - tb
William Green - as
Buddy Collette - fl, ts
Clyde Dunn - bs
Eddie Beal - p
Red Callender - b
Bill Douglass - dr
Frank Bodde - bg
Recorded in Hollywood, November 30, 1955
[# 13-15]
Gerald Wilson - tp
John Ewing - tb
Hymie Gunkler - as
Buddy Collette - ts
Marty Berman - bs
Eddie Beal - p
Red Callender - b
Bill Douglass - dr
Recorded in Hollywood, May 1, 1958
[# 16-18]
Buddy Collette - fl pic
Bill Pitman - g
Red Callender - b
Bill Douglass - dr
Hollywood, May 1, 1958
Gerald Wilson - tp
Buddy Collette - fl pic
Billy Bean - g
Gerald Wiggins - p
Red Callender - b
Bill Douglass - dr
Recorded in Hollywood, April 30, 1958


getzoot said...

And more thanks for this great album, didn't have...

Kovina Kris said...

This one looks just great. I can't wait to give it a listen in the backyard with a cold beverage. Thank you!

Melanchthon said...

estravagario said...

Hi Melanchthon. Thank you very much for this wonderful music you share with all of us... it's an awesome work.

In this particular case, I cannot listen contents. I tried through my usual player ( VLC media player ), but sounds nothing... I do not know whether the problem is mine, or something get wrong with the file.

Very best regards Victor (Estravagario)

DEEP said...

I'd love to have this but those ape files just don't work for me.
Any chance of re-uping it to FLAC?

Isaias Caetano da Silva said...

What's the password?
Thank you
Isaias Caetano

jazzcat1228 said...

Very nice. Thank you, Mel!