Saturday, August 17, 2013

Pee Wee Russell - Jazz Reunion

This LP (whose contents have been reissued on CD) features a reunion between tenor-saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and clarinetist Pee Wee Russell; they revisit "If I Could Be with You," a song they had recorded together in a classic version back in 1929. Russell was beginning to perform much more modern material than the Dixieland music associated with the Eddie Condon players and on this set (which also features trumpeter Emmett Berry, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, pianist Nat Pierce, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Jo Jones), he plays a couple of Duke Ellington tunes, two originals and "Tin Tin Deo." Hawkins is also in fine form and this somewhat surprising program is quite successful.
Scott Yanow

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Pee Wee Russell
Jazz Reunion


1 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) (Creamer, Johnson)  6:30
2 Tin Tin Deo (Fuller, Gillespie, Pozo)  8:57
3 Mariooch (Hinton, Pierce, Pozo, Russell)  7:21
4 All Too Soon (Ellington, Sigman)  7:34 Spotify
5 28th and 8th (Pierce, Russell)  7:27 Spotify
6 What Am I Here For ? (Ellington, Laine)  7:54

Pee Wee Russell - cl
Coleman Hawkins - ts
Bob Brookmeyer - tb
Emmett Berry - tp
Nat Pierce - p
Milt Hinton - b
Jo Jones - dr

Recorded in New York City ; February 1961 & 1963


Melanchthon said...

John Pickworth said...

Thanks Mel !

5 cents said...

Thank you very much!

poppachubby said...


Terry said...

Many thanks Mel for Pee Wee & Co.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel for this gem!