Saturday, November 15, 2014

Urbie Green - East Coast Jazz, vol. 6

Urbie Green has spent most of his career as a studio musician rather than leading many of his own recordings, but this early date as a leader (originally issued by Bethlehem) showed that the trombonist had lots of promise. With arrangements and several strong compositions by the now-obscure Marion Evans, Green is accompanied by a strong group, including Danny Bank, Oscar Pettiford, Osie Johnson, and Al Cohn (identified on the initial release under the pseudonym Ike Horowitz). The very hushed take of "On Green Dolphin Street" features the leader's mellow trombone and the fine muted trumpet of Doug Mettone, while "Three Little Words" is an effortless swinger. Cohn adds a twist with several top-notch bass clarinet solos. Finally reissued by Avenue Jazz in 2001, this rewarding cool jazz date has stood the test of time rather well and is worth purchasing.
Ken Dryden

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Urbie Green
East Coast Jazz, vol. 6


1 Mutation (Evans)  3:11
2 On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper, Washington)  3:34
3 Just One of Those Things (Porter)  4:20
4 How About You ? (Freed, Van Heusen, Lane)  2:48
5 When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan)  3:26
6 Three Little Words (Kalmar, Ruby)  4:02
7 Sneaky Pete (Evans)  3:55
8 Melody in BB (Evans, Green)  2:20
9 Sassafras (Evans)  3:57
10 Love Locked Out (Kester, Noble)  2:54


Urbie Green - tb
Doug Mettome - tp
Ike Horowitz [Al Cohn] - ts, b-cl & fl
Danny Bank - fl, cl & bs
Jimmy Lyon - p
Oscar Pettiford - b
Jimmy Campbell - dr  [# 2, 4 & 9]
Osie Johnson - dr [all others]

Recorded in New York City ; January 12, 1955 [# 2, 4 & 9] ; & January 19, 1955 [all other selections]

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Melanchthon said...

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

deGallo said...

Nice! Thank you.

danair said...

Thanks Mel, didn't have this one.

danair said...

Thanks Mel, didn't have this one.

Luis Lorenzo said...

Estupendo disco Me. Gracias!!
Por cierto, muy buen sonido el que le saca Ike Horowitz a su clarinete bajo.