Sunday, May 12, 2013

Complete Recordings of Jimmy Cleveland (1955-1959)

One of the finest trombonists to emerge during the 1950s, Jimmy Cleveland has been overlooked since moving to Los Angeles in the late '60s. He started on trombone when he was 16, and his first important job was with Lionel Hampton (1950-1953). After Hampton's European tour of 1953, Cleveland became a busy freelance musician in New York, making many recording sessions (including with Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Evans, Oliver Nelson, Oscar Pettiford, Lucky Thompson, James Moody, and Gerry Mulligan). He toured Europe with Quincy Jones in 1959-1960, and played with Thelonious Monk's 1967 octet, but otherwise stayed in New York until going to the West Coast to play with The Merv Griffin Show's band and to continue recording for Quincy Jones. Jimmy Cleveland remains one of the most technically skilled of the bop-based trombonists, and still appears on an irregular basis in Los Angeles
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jimmy-cleveland-p6293


Jimmy Cleveland
Complete Recordings
(1955-1959)

Tracks 

Cd. 1

1 I Hadn't Anyone 'Till You (Noble) 4:15
2 See Minor (Cleveland, Jones) 5:15
3 Love Is Here To Stay (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:29
4 Hear Ye! Hear Ye ! (Cleveland, Jones) 5:49
5 You Don't Know What Love Is (DePaul, Raye) 4:49
6 Little Beaver (Cleveland, Jones) 7:45
7 My One and Only Love (Wood, Mellin) 4:02
8 Love Is Here To Stay (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:32
9 Vixen (Feather) 4:28
10 Count 'Em (Jones) 6:36
11 Bone Brother (Cleveland, Jones) 5:38
12 Out Of This World (Arlen, Mercer) 4:03
13 All This and Heaven Too (DeLange, VanHeusen) 5:42
14 Goodbye Ebbets Field (Wilkins) 6:07
15 Posterity (Duncan) 4:45

Cd. 2

1 A Jaa Ballad (Wilkins) 4:06
2 Long Ago and Far Away (Robin, Rainger) 3:23
3 Jimmy's Tune (Cleveland) 3:35
4 Marie (Berlin) 4:46
5 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish) 4:53
6 The Best Things in Life are Free (DeSylva, Young, Henderson) 4:36
7 A Hundred Years from Today (Young, Young, Washington) 4:37
8 Jummy's Old Funky Blues (Wilkins) 8:44
9 Swing Low, Swwet Chariot (trad.) 5:13
10 Jay Bird (Johnson) 3:36
11 Our Delight (Dameron) 4:30
12 Crazy Rhythm (Meyer, Wolfe Kahn, Caesar) 3:53
13 Reminiscing (Gryce) 3:03
14 We Were Kissed (Liston) 3:46
15 Old Reliable (Pettiford) 4:13
16 Tricotism (Pettiford) 7:56
17 Tom-kattin' (Thompson) 3:33


Personnel  
[Cd. 1 - # 1-3]
Ernie Royal - tp
Jerome Richardson - ts

Cecil Payne - bs
Wade Legge - p
Barry Galbraith - g
Paul Chambers - b
Joe Harris - dr
Quincy Jones - arr.
Recorded in New York City ; August 4, 1955
[Cd. 1 - # 4-6]
Same as above except
Lucky Thompson - ts
John Williams - p
Max Roach - dr
Replace Richardson, Legge & Harris
Recorded in New York City ; August 12, 1955
[Cd. 1 - # 7-11]
Same as above, except
Hank Jones - p
Oscar Pettiford - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Replace Williams, Chambers & Roach
Recorded in New York City ; November 22, 1955
[Cd. 1 - # 12-14]
Art Farmer - tp
Jimmy Cleveland - tb
Don Butterfield - tub
Benny Golson - ts & arr. [# 13]
Wynton Kelly - p
Eddie Jones - b
Charlie Persip - dr
Ernie Wilkins - arr. [# 12, 14]
Recorded in New York City ; December 12, 1955
[Cd. 1 - # 15]
Same as above, except

Jay McAllister - tub
Replaces Don Butterfield ; Ernie Wilkins - arr.
Recorded in New York City ; December 13, 1955
[Cd. 2 - # 1-3]
Same personnel and date as above 
[Cd. 2 - # 4-5]
Ray Copeland - tp
Ernie Royal - flhrn
Jimmy Cleveland - tb
Don Butterfield - tu
Jerome Richardson - ts & fl
Junior Mance - p
Bill Crow - b
Art Taylor - dr
Ernie Wilkins - arr.
 
Recorded in New York City ; December 16, 1955
[Cd. 2 - # 6-10]
Same as above
Recorded in New York City ; December 17 [# 6-7] & 18 [# 8-10], 1958
[Cd. 2 - # 6-10]
Art Farmer - tpJimmy Cleveland - tb
Benny Golson - ts & arr. [#
11, 15-17]
Jerome Richardson - ts, fl & bs
Hank Jones - p
Milt Hinton - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Gigi Gryce - arr. [# 12-14]
 
Recorded in New York City ; February 1959

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“We have here an issue of extraordinary importance. The unearthing of Jimmy Cleveland’s music is not just an act of justice among so many forgotten jazz musicians. Cleveland has been more than that: he was the most important trombonist of modern jazz (after Jay Jay Johnson) and, a master in his own right. . . . On the original liner notes for one of Cleveland’s only four LPs as a leader, Dickie Wells stated that Jimmy was ‘one of the best youngsters to ever hold a trombone in his hands’. Wells’ opinion was noteworthy.”
Carlos Sampayo in the liner notes

Source : http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/complete__recordings__2_cd_set-cd-4370.html

8 comments:

stringbender said...

Thank you very much for posting these beautiful Jimmy Cleveland sides.

Scoredaddy said...

great stuff. thanks

poppachubby said...

This is a great post thanks Mel

Kneigh said...

Many thanx for this great Cleveland 'bone set, Melanchthon!!

Melanchthon said...

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jose arboleda said...

Gracias.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

grumpy said...

Great post, thanks, Mel!