Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Amazing Mr. Sam Most

A compelling Bethlehem set from reedman Sam Most — a date that's possibly his most sophisticated session for the label, thanks to arrangements from producer Teddy Charles ! Charles sets up Most in a "with strings" format here but one that's a bit more laidback than usual — as the tunes are somewhat long for the setting, and often feature Sam's solos snaking out wonderfully on flute, tenor, and a bit of clarinet. Jimmy Raney plays a bit of guitar on the record, but the main charm comes from the interplay between Most's reeds and the strings — which really comes off with a dark sort of sound overall, one that clearly marks Charles' presence on the record.
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Sam Most
The Amazing Mr. Sam Most


1 It Might As Well Be Spring (Rodger, Hammerstein)  5:46
2 You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Brown, Kahn)  6:09
3 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise (Romberg, Hammerstein)  3:10
4 Lover Man (Weill, Anderson)  4:19
5 Alone Together (Schwartz, Dietz)  4:31
6 When Your Lover Has Gone  (Swan)  6:25


Sam Most - fl & cl
Hall Overton - p
Jimmy Raney - g
Addison Farmer - b
Roy Haynes - dr
Unidentified strings
Teddy Charles - cond.

Recorded in New York City ; October, 1957

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Chris said...

Thanks Mel I'm always keen to hear more Most.

stringbender said...

Thanks so much for this great post, but Part 1 appears to be corrupt.

Melanchthon said...

Try the usual password with a capital M

stringbender said...

Bingo. Many thanks again.

danair said...

Thanks Mel,fine album.

Bhowani said...

Thanks a lot for this share.

joao maximo said...

hi Mel,
flute is an instrument I have learned to enjoy in jazz, in particular the great jeremy steig
thanks a million

Prof. Yaffle said...

Mel, many thanks.

iñak said...

No lo tenia, me encanta... toca la flauta y el clari de una manera tremenda. muchas gracias Mel

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel

jose arboleda said...

muchas gracias.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thanks a lot

ita diegues said...

Gracias Melanchthon.

Tibau said...

The greatest Sam.!!
Thank you Mel

steve said...

Mel . . . these Bethlehem reissues are absolutely brilliant! Thanks for the listen.

fcapeau said...

These are very interesting charts ! Great stuff ..... many thanks, Mel

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Rodney said...

Thank you, Mel

deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

Paul Brigg said...

Many thanks!

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

grumpy said...

Wonderful, thanks Mel.

dougR said...

My thanks, Mel. Another treasure in a website full of them.

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