Monday, February 8, 2016

Aaron Sachs (Feat. Jimmy Raney)

Aaron Sachs (born July 4, 1923 in New York City), is a well known jazz saxophone and clarinet player. Sachs started as a young swing protege of Benny Goodman, and later eased into bebop music, playing with Earl Fatha Hines. He then formed his own bands, with some success recording and touring. He married singer Helen Merrill in 1948, a union which lasted only a few years. Their only child was their son, Allan P Sachs, professionally known as Alan Merrill born in 1951. In the 1960s, Aaron Sachs went into Latin music, playing with the greats of that genre, including Machito, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodriguez.
Aaron Sachs has written a hit song for Tito Rodriguez, titled "El Mundo De Las Locas" and also composed for drum legend Louis Bellson, with the mainstay tune "Blast Off". Sachs recorded several solo albums and has also recorded with Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughn, Chet Baker, Billie Holliday, Red Norvo, Gene Krupa, Anita O'Day, Cozy Cole, and many other significant artists in the jazz field.

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Aaron Sachs
Clarinet and Co.


1 Rondo Blues (Sunkel)  4:40
2 Gorme has her Day (Sachs)  3:06
3 Just Sick Blues (Ver Planck)  2:40
4 I Can't Belive (Sachs)  2:57
5 Blue Sophisticate(Golson)  3:58
6 Conversation (Sachs)  2:36
7 Mona's Kimono (Pierce)  4:03
8 Hall's Loft (Sachs)  2:45
9 Countryfield (Sunkel)  3:45
10 Nancy (With The Laughing Face) (Hausen, Silvers)  3:13
11 Wiggins (Ver Planck)  3:25


[# 2, 4, 8 & 10]
Aaron Sachs - cl & ts
Jimmy Raney - g
Hall Overton - p
Aaron Bell - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Recorded in New York City ; March 4, 1957
All other selections
Aaron Sachs - cl
Gene Allen - bs
Bernie Glow, Phil Sunkel - tp
Frank Rehak - tb
Nat Pierce - p
Aaron Bell - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Recorded in New York City ; February 18 & 20, 1957

First issue on
Rama LP 12": RLP 1004 — Clarinet And Co. (1957)

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Blue Eyes said...

Great album with the young J.Raney, many thanks Melanchthon !

Orbyt said...

You've just about outdone yourself Mel! Thank you.

rowgatien said...

I was just doing a clarinet playlist for a friend and bam here is this Aaron Sachs. Thanks

yewsta said...

Very nice - thank you.

PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi Mel - this is quite a nice post! Thank you very much.

Philo said...

Aaron Sachs - Clarinet and Co (1957)

Wow! Yet another obscure wonder.

Very enjoyable music.

jose arboleda said...


jazzfan1 said...

All links broken, alas.

Melanchthon said...

hepcat said...

Many thanks!

deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel. Another fine release with Jimmy Raney as guest star.

Anonymous said...

I was priviledged to work for Helen Merrill on her short stint in Central Europe decades ago - what a Lady! Out of this memorable personal encounter I am grateful, Mel, music notwithstanding!

musician3 said...

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

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice & new to me !!
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

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kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Kovina Kris said...

I know very little about Sachs. Thanks for helping with that Mel!