Sunday, May 3, 2015

Stan Levey - This Time the Drum's on Me

Bebop is spoken throughout this swinging set (a reissue CD), which emphasizes jazz tunes written since 1945, including George Handy's "Diggin' for Diz," "Tune Up," and Oscar Pettiford's "This Time the Drum's on Me." Drummer Stan Levey is the leader and he is properly forceful behind soloists, but the main significance of this set is the playing of the great tenor Dexter Gordon, who was otherwise almost totally absent from records during 1953-1959. Gordon is heard in prime form, joining a top-notch sextet also including Levy, trumpeter Conte Candoli, trombonist Frank Rosolino, pianist Lou Levy, and bassist Leroy Vinnegar. Excellent bop-based music.
Scott Yanow

Stan Levey
This Time the Drum's on Me


1 Diggin' for Diz (Gillespie)  8:36
2 Ruby, My Dear (Monk)  3:18
3 Tune Up (Davis)  5:57
4 La Chaloupee [From Tales of Hoffmann] (Offenbach)  5:22
5 Day in and Day Out (Bloom, Mercer)  6:21
6 Stanley the Steamer (Gordon)  6:46
7 This Time the Drum's on Me (Pettiford)  6:24


Stan Levey - dr
Conte Candoli - tp
Dexter Gordon - ts
Frank Rosolino - tb
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Lou Levy - p

Recorded December 6, 1954 & September 28, 1955.


Axel.T. said...

Dear Mel,
I've been looking for this album for 5 years as I heard it on a jazz station in Canada.
Thank you so much for this post.

neil said...

Levey swings with amazing time - and what a line-up.
The best! Many thanks...

censusloss said...

Mel, you are simply awesome in your dedication

Thank you seems so inadequate an appreciation for the musical education you give your followers

Bless you


velobrewer said...

Thank you Mel! Another great post!

deGallo said...

Very nice! Thank you.

Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks and Thanks Melanchthon for all this incredible records!

rog said...

So enjoyable Mel ! Thank you.

Chris said...

Thanks Mel RS link still alive

Melanchthon said...

Mike said...

What a nice surprise! Thank you.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You