Monday, April 3, 2017

Red Mitchell - Happy Minors

A hell of a cooker from bassist Red Mitchell — a set that's got a sound that's way more mature and modern than you might guess from the image on the cover ! Red's at the helm of a hip combo that also features sharp tenor from Zoot Sims and beautiful work on valve trombone from Bob Brookmeyer – working here at that cool compressed height of his 50s style we love so much. Conte Candoli's in the group on trumpet, giving things a surprising sort of bite – and rhythm is completed by Claude Williamson on piano and Stan Levey on drums – players who can be bold one minute, and carefully quiet the next. Titles include "Kelly Green", "Once In A While", "Bluesology", "Happy Minor", and "Long Ago & Far Away".
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Red Mitchell
Happy Minors


1 Happy Minor (Mitchell)  4:08
2 Bluesology (Jackson)  2:52
3 Once In A While (Green, Edwards)  3:57
4 Long Ago And Far Away (Gershwin, Kern)  3:52
5 Gone With The Wind (Wrubel, Magidson)  6:25
6 Kelly Green (Mitchell)  2:39
7 Scrapple From The Apple (Parker)  4:57


Conte Candoli - tp
Bob Brookmeyer - tb
Zoot Sims - ts
Claude Williamson - p
Red Mitchell - b
Stan Levey - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; February 1, 1955

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jazzjose said...


stringbender said...

Thanks so much for the upgraded sound on this and the Conte Candoli 10" Bethlehem. Both are fabulous.

neil said...

Have listened to this for the past couple of years, but only as mp3; so many thanks for the upgrade, mel...

jose luis said...

Muy lindo, muchas gracias

Frank said...

Thanks! I somehow had only half of this record and your efforts are appreciated! - Frank

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you. Very cool!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!