Saturday, September 21, 2013

Oscar Pettiford - Another One

Oscar Pettiford became a major influence on a number of jazz artists along with fellow bassists Jimmy Blanton and Charles Mingus. Another One, Pettiford's third album as a leader for the Bethlehem label, was recorded in 1955. This exceptional date features the horns of Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal, Bob Brookmeyer, Gigi Gryce, and Jerome Richardson. Highlights include the Pettiford-penned "Bohemia After Dark," named after the club in Greenwich Village and acknowledged as a jazz standard, "Stardust," featuring Pettiford's poetic bass faintly accompanied by pianist Don Abney, and "Minor Seventh Heaven," with Pettiford switching to cello. This is not just a bebop date; Pettiford had the range to incorporate influences like Duke Ellington and calypso, creating a full, lyrical band sound that matched his bass playing. Pettiford's legacy was cut short after he passed away suddenly in 1958 in Copenhagen at the age of 37.
Al Campbell

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Oscar Pettiford
Another One


1 Kamman's A' Comin' (Pettiford)  4:12
2 Minor Seventh Heaven (Johnson)  4:11
3 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish)  3:31
4 Bohemia After Dark (Pettiford)  5:35
5 Oscalypso (Pettiford)  2:24
6 Scorpio (Williams)  3:46
7 Titoro (Taylor)  3:21
8 Don't Squawk (Pettiford)  4:17
9 Another One (Jones)  5:10


Oscar Pettiford - b
Donald Byrd - tp
Ernie Royal - tp
Bob Brookmeyer - tb
Gigi Gryce - as & cl
Jerome Richardson - ts & cl
Don Abney - p
Osie Johnson - dr

Recorded in New York City ; August 12, 1955

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Melanchthon said...

Unknown said...

Thank you for your work, and your posts. I have been learning of many artists because of you. I really appreciate it.

Newlyner said...

A real gem, many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thank You So Much "Melanchthon" for ALL the Excellent Music you have shared SO Generously over the years!!!!! (And for the great musical education that comes along with that!) Can't thank you enough really!

(This has always been one of my favorite OP recordings too: it doesn't get much more SUBLIME than Oscar's 'solo' rendition of Stardust!)

You have kindly shared so many classics from your extensive collection--it is extraordinary!! --dandor

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

rubberduck said...

MAny thanks Mel : a really great album

FrankDell said...

A real mother this one.

jazzcat1228 said...

Great stuff, thank you, Mel!