Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Oscar Pettiford & Vinnie Burke

Although the great bassist Oscar Pettiford gets first billing, this CD actually has six selections from his quintet (with tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, Julius Watkins on French horn, pianist Duke Jordan, and drummer Ron Jefferson) and eight from bassist Vinnie Burke's quartet (clarinetist Ronnie Oldrich, Don Burns on accordion, and guitarist Joe Cinderella). The Pettiford half is notable for including three of his compositions ("Tricrotism" is best known), utilizing the Rouse-Watkins front line (which would become the Jazz Modes during 1956-1958) and for Pettiford doubling on cello. The Burke group has the usual instrumentation exploring melodic versions of seven standards, plus the bassist's "Time Out." These two unrelated sessions are complementary, displaying the cooler side of 1950s bebop.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wcfrxqqgldde

Oscar Pettiford
Vinnie Burke
By Pettiford/Burke


1 Sextette (Mulligan) 2:56
2 Golden Touch (Jones) 2:33
3 Cable Car (Clark, Pettiford) 2:20
4 Trictrotism (Pettiford) 2:42
5 Edge of Love (Ables, Baker, Goode) 2:24
6 Oscar Rides Again (Pettiford) 2:33
7 The Continental (Conrad, Magidson) 2:51
8 For All We Know (Coots, Lewis) 2:17
9 Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern) 3:15
10 Imagination (Burke, VanHeusen) 2:42
11 Time Out (Burke, Burke) 2:41
12 Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise (Hammerstein, Romberg) 1:24
13 On the Alamo (Jones, Kahn) 4:02
14 Honeysuckle Rose (Razaf, Waller) 2:20 


Oscar Pettiford - b & cel
Charlie Rouse - ts
Julius Watkins - fr hrn
Duke Jordan - p
Ron Jefferson - dr
Vinnie Burke - b
Ronnie Odrich - cl
Don Burns - acc
Joe Cinderella - g
Recorded in New York City ; 1954

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getzoot said...

Thanks again, Melanchthon!

blabberblabber said...

Great stuff you have avaiable here. Some of it I've only dreamed of over the years. I note in a Bethlehem discography that most of cuts 7/14 are actually from East Coast Jazz #2 which lists Barry Galbraith as guitarist with Joe Cinderella on "Softly Only". You can review it here:


Thanks again!

LaroSwing said...

Thank you!

Melanchthon said...


deGallo said...

Very nice! Thank you.

rubberduck said...

many thanks

Prof. Yaffle said...

I have the Vinnie Burke tracks, but don't know the Oscar Pettiford ones. Thank you.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!