Saturday, January 9, 2016

Shades of Sal Salvador

Wonderful 50s work from guitarist Sal Salvador – a record that features some great work by Phil Woods on alto sax ! Given that Sal often recorded in a small combo mode that usually highlighted his guitar in the lead, the presence of Woods is really a nice surprise here – especially since Phil's at that key early point in his career, when he was playing with a raspy edge that could really add a lot to a session ! The players here shift a bit from track to track – and Woods is on 7 of the album's 11 tracks – joined on some of the best by Eddie Bert on trombone and Eddie Costa on vibes.
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Sal Salvador
Shades of Salvador


1 Delighted (Salvador)  4:13
2 Two Sleepy People (Carmichael, Loesser)  2:40
3 Joe and Me (Roumanis)  3:31
4 Flamingo (Anderson, Grouya)  3:20
5 Carioca (Eliscu, Kahn, Youmans)  3:37
6 I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin' (Brown, Freed)  4:30
7 I Hadn't Anyone 'Til You (Noble)  5:01
8 They Say It's Wonderful (Berlin)  3:15
9 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good (Ellington, Webster)  4:31
10 You're Driving Me Crazy (Donaldson)  4:50
11 Took the Spook (Woods)  4:29

[# 1, 6 & 11]
Sal Salvador - g
Eddie Bert - tb 
Phil Woods - as
Eddie Costa - vb
John Williams - p
Sonny Dallas - b
Jimmy Campbell - dr
Recorded in New York City ; January, 1957
[# 2-4 & 8]
Sal Salvador - g
Eddie Costa - p
Bill Crow - b
Joe Morello - dr
Recorded in New York City ; October, 1956
Sal Salvador - g
Ralph Martin - p
Dante Martucci - b
Joe Morello - dr
Recorded in New York City ; December, 1956

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the doc said...

nice, one I didn't have!!

Terry said...

Thanks for Salvador & Phil.

FrankDell said...

Slamming LP. Joe Morello almost steals the show on Joe And Me.

Toad said...

Many thanks!

Thomas said...

Thanks for the post.

steve said...

Thanks Mel . . . both these by Sal are new to me and really fine!

The Jackal said...

Dear Mel,

Can't wait to try these out, you bring us constant joy.

Merci merci

Bart Grooms said...

Both these Sals are out of print. Thanks, Mel!

Tibau said...

The great Sal
Thanks Mel

ProfessorCalculus said...

Another goodie...Thanks

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

Prof. Yaffle said...

many thanks

headman said...

Wow, the final instalment of his Bethlehem recordings. Thank you very much for these terrific shares, Mel.

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Great guitarist! Thank you.

Pee said...

Hard stuff to find, Mel! Thanks for sharing the Sal.

Fred Archtop said...

Another rare gem from Mel. Thanks !

Jazzman77 said...

Thank you so much Mel, Sal was a classy musician, this is a good album with some first rate jazzmen.

Kovina Kris said...

Lovely to get another great jazz guitar album. Thank you very much Mel!

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