Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tadd Dameron & His Orchestra - Fontainebleau

Pianist-composer-arranger Tadd Dameron led relatively few sessions in his career, making the half-hour of music on this CD reissue quite valuable. Dameron performs five of his originals (best-known are the complex "Fontainebleau" and "The Scene Is Clean") with an octet comprised of trumpeter Kenny Dorham, trombonist Henry Coker, altoist Sahib Shihab, tenor saxophonist Joe Alexander, baritonist Cecil Payne, bassist John Simmons, drummer Shadow Wilson and the leader's sparse piano. As is usual with most Dameron dates, the emphasis is on his inventive arrangements although there is space (most notably on the 11-minute blues "Bula-Beige") for individual solos. Recommended.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/fontainebleau-mw0000649465

Tadd Dameron
His Orchestra


1 Fontainebleau  4:48
2 Delirium  5:00
3 The Scene Is Clean 5 :00
4 Flossie Lou  4:50
5 Bula-Beige  11:20

All Compositions by Tadd Dameron

Tadd Dameron - p
Henry Coker - tb
Kenny Dorham - tp
Cecil Payne - bs
Joe Alexander - ts
Sahib Shihab - as
John Simmons - b
Shadow Wilson - dr

Recorded in New York City ; March 9, 1956


Melanchthon said...


deGallo said...

Thank you.

DEEP said...


Can you post Tadd & Trane "Mating Call" from a CD Flac?

onxidlib said...

I was searchning for this LP - and I thought you might have potsed it.
And here it is - Thank you very much!