Sunday, December 20, 2015

Terry Pollard - (BCP-1015)

Terry Pollard was quite active in jazz of the 1950s, although not too much was heard from her in subsequent years. She was part of the very fertile Detroit jazz scene in the late '40s and early '50s, playing piano with many of the major up-and-coming players and recording with Billy Mitchell in 1948. Pollard who worked with Johnny Hill from 1948-1949, Emmitt Slay from 1950-1952, and regularly with Billy Mitchell from 1952-1953 had her greatest visibility from 1953-1957, when she played piano and second vibes with Terry Gibbs' quartet. Pollard recorded with Gibbs and Dick Garcia and was gaining a strong reputation ; in 1957, however, she chose to return to Detroit and raise a family. She recorded with Yusef Lateef from 1958-1959 and Dorothy Ashby in 1961 but eventually slipped away into obscurity, despite her talents. Pollard led just one record date : an album for Bethlehem in 1955. She died in the New York City borough of the Bronx on December 16, 2009 at the age of 78.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/artist/terry-pollard-mn0001439043

Terry Pollard
(BCP-1015)

Tracks

1 Fedi (Pollard)  3:49
2 Autumn Serenade (Rose, Gallop)  6:02
3 Laura (Raskin)  3:56
4 Where or When (Hart, Rodgers)  3:11
5 Scrapple form the Apple (Parker)  5:10
6 Emaline (McHugh, Little)  3:44
7 The More I See You (Warren, Gordon)  4:19
8 Almost Like Being Love (Warren, Gordon)  3:20

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Personnel
Don Fagerquist - tp
Terry Pollard - p
Howard Roberts - g
Herman Wright - b
Frank DeVito - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; January 10, 1955

See also
http://www.jazzdisco.org/bethlehem-records/discography-1955/

21 comments:

Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks for all, Melanchthon! Sic Vos Non Vobis is great.

steve said...

Wow Mel! Quite rare indeed. Thanks for the listen.

John Pickworth said...

Thanks Mel!

Jeronyme said...

Merci!

Otis Foster said...

A Bethlehem rarity - thnx for that Mlanchthon

neil said...

Had the FLAC tracks, but not the artwork; so once again, many thanks, mel...

rob 60 said...

Which 'the key word. Please respond. I'm sorry but I'm a new visitor.

AmyBRAINS said...

Great post Mel!!
Many thanks again.

Blue Eyes said...

Many thanks M for this great post!

@rob 60: just look at the top right.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Another big thanks

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

rob 60 said...

at the top right where? help me

Leopold said...

Main Page PW
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=4UEAYMJFKH

El Rana said...

Terry Pollard was amazing. A motherfucker for sure ! Thanks for this beauty !!

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

fcapeau said...

Very pleasant album, in the right way of 50ies Bethlehem and west coast production. Many thanks, Mel.

Melanchthon said...

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deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

Doug said...

Looks excellent.Thanks.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel! Another new to me artist.

jazzandylan said...

Many thanks Mel!