Monday, January 20, 2014

Dave Bailey - Bash !

Dave Bailey studied drumming in New York upon completing his military service as a pilot in World War II. He's not commonly credited for his role in helping popularize the bossa nova in the '60s, but Bailey learned the rhythm while touring South America in 1959 and helped many American drummers master the sound. A solid swing and bop player, Bailey's credits include stints with Johnny Hodges, Charles Mingus, Lou Donaldson, Curtis Fuller and Horace Silver. But most jazz fans remember his contributions to various Gerry Mulligan groups from 1954-1968, and his work with Clark Terry and Bob Brookmeyer in the '60s. Bailey returned to duty as a pilot and flight instructor in 1969, temporarily ending his music involvement. He became active in education and administration in 1973, and has been executive director of The Jazzmobile in New York City.
Ron Wynn

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Dave Bailey
Bash !


1 Grand Street (Rollins)  6:00
2 Like Someone in Love (Burke, VanHeusen)  3:57
3 Oscar for Oscar (Dorham)  7:33
4 Osmosis (Johnson)  10:28
5 Just Friends (Klenner, Lewis)  3:37
6 Soul Support (Turney)  5:10
7 Grand Street (Rollins)  5:57
8 Like Someone in Love [alt. take] (Burke, VanHeusen)  3:12
9 Osmosis [alt. take] (Johnson)  11:46
10 Soul Support [alt. take] ()  5:08
11 B.M.T. Express [unissued take] (Bailey)  6:18

Kenny Dorham - tp
Curtis Fuller - tb
Frank Haynes - ts
Tommy Flanagan - p
Ben Tucker - b
Dave Bailey - dr

Recorded at Bell Sound Studios, New York City ; October 1, 1961

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Melanchthon said...

5 cents said...

Thank you Mel. I would have never found this in a million years! Always interesting.

jbl said...

Wonderful album especially because of Frank Haynes who is (was) a very underrated player. I own already One Foot & Two Feet In Gutter, so this a great addition!

Newlyner said...

Great album. Fondly remember Dave with the great Gerry Mulligan groups. Many thanks.

pedro gamundi said...


Jazzsoulman said...

Thanks Mel

Frasco said...

Thanks Melanchthon!

keep boppin´ marcel said...

this is marvelous! thanks!

Keep boppin´

steve said...

Thanks Mel! I'll bet I have Bailey on 50 or more recordings as a sideman . . . had no idea he ever led any sessions. Awesome!

neil said...

A fitting companion to "Dave Bailey - Quintet & Sextet - Complete 1 & 2 Feet in the Gutter Sessions"; many thanks, mel...

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice post, Melanchthon.
Many thanks.

fcapeau said...

First Necessity Album ! Many thanks, Mel

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Nip Ado said...

A re-up of this share would be great.
Pretty please?!