Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Swinging Introduction to Jimmy Knepper

Other than a few titles for Debut, this was trombonist Jimmy Knepper's only record date as a leader until 1976. The music is essentially cool-toned bop with six standards and three Knepper originals all being given swinging treatment. Six of the songs feature the trombonist in a quintet with altoist Gene Quill and the young pianist Bill Evans while the other three titles also star trumpeter Gene Roland (who takes a rare vocal on "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You") and pianist Bob Hammer.
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Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/release/a-swinging-introduction-to-jimmy-knepper-mr0001310176

Jimmy Knepper
A Swinging Introduction to Jimmy Knepper

Tracks

1 Love Letters (Heyman, Young)  5:11
2 Ogling Ogre (Knepper)  3:48
3 You Stepped Out of a Dream (Brown, Kahn)  4:46
4 How High the Moon (Hamilton, Lewis)  4:03
5 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You* (Razaf, Redman)  4:44
6 Idol of the Flies (Knepper)  5:52
7 Close as Pages in a Book (Fields, Romberg)  4:26
8 Avid Admirer (Knepper)  5:03
9 Irresistible You (DePaul, Raye)  4:06

*

Personnel
[# 1-4, 6 & 8]
Jimmy Knepper - tb
Gene Quill - as
Bill Evans - p
Teddy Kotick - b
Dannie Richmond - dr
[# 5, 7 & 9]
Jimmy Knepper - tb
Gene Roland - tp & voc*
Bob Hammer - p
Teddy Kotick - b
Dannie Richmond - dr 

Recorded in New York City ; September, 1957

15 comments:

jazzfriend said...

Gran aporte, Melanchthon, gracias de nuevo por esta maravillosa musica, Jimmy Knepper es uno de mis musicos favoritos, hay un muy buen trabajo de este gran trombonista en la Agrupación "Mingus Dynasty",discos que te recomiendo, los subire pronto a mi blog.

Saludos desde Chile.

Jim Crow said...

Merci beaucoup pour tout Melanchton. Je pille ton blog depuis des mois et suis toujours impressionné par la qualité de ce que j'y trouve (pour qui aime le jazz des années 50 à 70).
Je viens juste de comprendre que je pouvais laisser un mail sans être obligé de m'inscrire à un bidule ou à un autre : laisser le moins de moi possible sur Internet.
Voilà donc pour des remerciements tardifs, mais très sincères.

Axel.T. said...

Great Post! I was listening to accujazz.c*m on the 'net and they played "Avid Admirer" and I had to come back and get this jewel.
Thanks,
Axel

BlueNote97 said...

Ave, Mel!

Gratias tibi MAXIMAS ago.
Vale!

duck said...

Great, thanks forever, Mel

deGallo said...

Thank you.

jose arboleda said...

mucgas gracias

fcapeau said...

Out of print for a long time, these quintet sessions are tremendous ! Many thanks, Mel.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Melanchthon said...

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ProfessorCalculus said...

thanks MEL.

Gaetano Bevilacqua said...

Grazie

jose arboleda said...

Muchas Gracias.

kristophermc28 said...

Nice! Many thanks Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You