Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rusty Bryant [Complete] Original Quintet '57

This unprecedented release features twenty-six tracks of the powerful groove-oriented tenor saxophonist playing a rare straight-ahead set accompanied by such outstandings figures as Gerald Wiggins on the piano chair, Howard Roberts or John Collins on guitar, Red Callender on bass and Alvin Stoller or Shelly Manne on drums. The various formations swing with precision, providing Rusty with the perfect backdrop to demonstrate his ample saxophone skills and impecable taste.
The repertoire contains a lot of Standards as well as seven own compositions. As a Bonus Tracks appeared two tracks of his first LP recorded in NYC, 1954.

Source :

Rusty Bryant
Original Quintet


1 Over the Rainbow (Arlen, Harburg)  3:14
2 Secret Love (Fain, Webster)  3:10
3 Thou Swell (Hart, Rodgers)  3:38
4 48th Street Smile (Bryant)  2:52
5 Easy Living (Rainger, Robin)  2:19
6 Mr. Wonderful (Bock, Holofcener, Weiss)  3:32
7 That Old Black Magic (Arlen, Mercer)  3:23
8 Susie (Bryant, Mack)  2:39
9 This Time the Dream's on Me (Arlen, Mercer)  3:03
10 Almost Like Being in Love (Lerner, Loewe)  1:58
11 When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan)  3:17
12 Sonar (Wiggins)  4:21
13 The Deacon (Bryant, Mack)  3:06
14 Boofus (Bryant)  2:05
15 Herbert's Coming (Bryant, Mack)  2:54
16 Sooty (Bryant)  2:16
17 My Shining Hour (Arlen, Mercer)  2:52
18 I Should Care (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston)  3:11
19 Why Was I Born (Hammerstein II, Kern)  3:19
20 I Cover the Waterfront (Green, Heyman)  2:47
21 Blue Lou (Mills, Sampson)  3:47
22 Frances' Dream (Bryant)  2:35
23 It's a Blue World (Forrest, Wright)  3:20
24 Street of Dreams (Lewis, Young)  2:41
25 Hanka Boo (Marr)  2:22
26 Back Street (Chamblee, Simpkins)  2:49


[# 1-11]
Rusty Bryant - ts
Gerald Wiggins - p
Jack Marshall - g [# 1-5]
Howard Roberts - g [# 6-7, 10 & 11]
John Collins - g [# 8-9]
Red Callender - b
Max Albright - dr [# 1-7]
Alvin Stoller - dr [# 8-9]
Shelly Manne - dr [# 10-11]
Recorded in Los Angeles ; August 6-8, 1957
[# 12-24]
Rusty Bryant - ts
Gerald Wiggins - p
John Collins - g [# 12, 18, 21, 22 & 24]
Howard Roberts - g [# 19, 20 & 23]
Red Callender - b
Alvin Stoller - dr [# 12-19, 21, 22 & 24]
Shelly Manne - dr [# 20-23]
Recorded in Los Angeles ; August 10-11, 1957
[# 25]
Rusty Bryant - ts
Hank Marr - p
Paul Weeden - g
Ike Isaacs - b
Taylor Orr - dr
Recorded in New York ; 1954
[# 26]
Rusty Bryant - ts
Otis Sutton - bs
Hank Marr - p
Warren Stephens - g
Fred Smith - b
Jimmy Rodgers - dr
Recorded in Columbus, Ohio ; 1954


wouter said...

thank you for a welcome upgrade, Mel!

The Jackal said...

Dear Mel, tks again became a Rusty Bryant fan from Hank Marr organ albums where on some tracks Rusty really stands out with talent and chops from a tired combo looking forward to this

ita diegues said...

Muchas gracias Melanchthon.

Adrian said...

Wonderful Rusty collection.
Only one problem. The left channel that supports usually the sax and the piano, is mostly weaker than the right channel.
I think it comes from the original CD.
Thanks a lot.

Bill said...

A new name to me, a pleasant surprise. Thanks, Mel.

AmyBRAINS said...

Another GREAT POST!!
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

Jeronyme said...


TEO said...

Thanks very very much Mel!!!

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks, and more thanks.

Philo said...

This is one I hadn't heard before. I'm really enjoying the music. Thanks Mel.

steve said...

Hey Mel, I have much of Rusty's Prestige work but this earlier music is new to me . . . thanks for the listen!!!

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks.

Melanchthon said...

musician3 said...

AMAZING..............................THANK YOU FOR ALL

deGallo said...

Thank you! Nice!

Historicus said...

Many thanks!!!!

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel.

Philippe Nahman said...

Merci pour le "Re-Up"!

Melanchthon said...

Avec plaisir, Philippe...

sandor essedy said...

thanks for this one I don't know, but I like Wiggins.

Chris said...

thanks Mel I thought I got this last time round

elpeleon said...

Grand merci.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You