Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Urbie Green - East Coast Jazz, Vol. 6

Urbie Green has spent most of his career as a studio musician rather than leading many of his own recordings, but this early date as a leader (originally issued by Bethlehem) showed that the trombonist had lots of promise. With arrangements and several strong compositions by the now-obscure Marion Evans, Green is accompanied by a strong group, including Danny Bank, Oscar Pettiford, Osie Johnson, and Al Cohn (identified on the initial release under the pseudonym Ike Horowitz). The very hushed take of "On Green Dolphin Street" features the leader's mellow trombone and the fine muted trumpet of Doug Mettone, while "Three Little Words" is an effortless swinger. Cohn adds a twist with several top-notch bass clarinet solos. Finally reissued by Avenue Jazz in 2001, this rewarding cool jazz date has stood the test of time rather well and is worth purchasing.
Ken Dryden

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Urbie Green
East Coast Jazz, Vol. 6


1 Mutation* (Evans) 3:11
2 On Green Dolphin Street* (Kaper, Washington) 3:34
3 Just One of Those Things (Porter) 4:20
4 How About You ?* (Freed, Love) 2:48
5 When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan) 3:26
6 Three Little Words (Kalmar, Ruby) 4:02
7 Sneaky Pete (Evans) 3:55
8 Melody in BB (Evans, Green) 2:20
9 Sassafras* (Evans) 3:57
10 Love Locked Out (Kester, Noble) 2:54

Urbie Green - tb
Doug Mettome - tp
Ike Horowitz - tb & cl fl
Danny Bank - fl, cl & bar
Jimmy Lyon - p
Oscar Pettiford - b
Jimmy Campbell - dr
Osie Johnson - dr

Recorded in New York City ; January 12, [#2, 4 & 9] : & January 19, 1955 [1, 3, 5-8 & 10].

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Otis Foster said...

Thanks for the memories, Mel - a gaggle of interesting and long forgotten East Coast musicians

lcbriza said...

Thanks for another great post, Mel.

Ric said...

Tres bel album, Mel. Thanks !!
Just a minimal mistake in personnel list:
Ike Horowitz (alias Al Cohn, as per K. Dryden indications) plays - of course - tenor sax (ts) and bass clarinet (bcl), in addition tiìo flute, instead of tb trombone?) and cl (clarinet?).

Melanchthon said...

CrunchyFrog said...

excellent horn playing! thanks!

cvllos said...

Thanks, Melanchthon!

Chris said...

Some nice playing here thanks Mel.

FrankDell said...

Thanks for the Ike Horowitz!

danair said...

Thanks Mel didn't have this Urbie album.

DEEP said...

How about posting Hank Mobley Newark 1954 & Grant Green "Barbarian of St. Louis"?
There's a CLASP in it for you if you do.

FrankDell said...

I needed to come back and note the following:

This rekkid was recorded by Tom Dowd & produced by Creed Taylor.

Al Cohn's bass clari solo on How About You just slays me.

And Doug Mettone. Who knew? I certainly didn't.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Mel, many thanks

brian said...