Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hal McKusick - Complete Barry Galbraith, Milt Hinton and Osie Johnson Recordings

In 1954, arranger, composer and multi-reed instrumentalist Hal McKusick decided to form a quartet with guitarist par excellence Barry Galbraith, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Osie Johnson. This outstanding release includes all four of the albums released by the quartet. The session also boasts numerous arrangements and compositions by George Russell, Manny Albam, Al Cohn, Johnny Mandel, Jimmy Giuffre and Gil Evans. One of the best-kept secrets in jazz, the extraordinary cool toned alto saxophonist has fallen into virtual anonymity despite the extremely high quality of his recordings and his incomparable talents as a soloist. With the most comprehensive anthology of his music to date, it is our intention to shine new light on the career of the inimitable Hal McKusick.

Source : http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/record.php?record_id=3810

Hal McKusick
The Complete Barry Galbraith,
Milt Hinton
Osie Johnson



1 Give 'Em Hal (Albam)  6:36
2 When the Sun Comes Out (Arlen, Koehler)  4:17
3 Can't Get out of This Mood (Loesser, McHugh)  4:57
4 These Foolish Things (Link, Marvell, Strachey)  4:21
5 Out of This World (Arlen, Mercer)  3:57
6 This Is New (Gershwin, Weill)  3:15
7 Over the Rainbow (Arlen, Harburg)  4:08
8 Serenade in Blue (Gordon, Warren)  3:30
9 Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington, Gordon, Mills)  4:00
10 Irresistable You (DePaul, Raye)  7:54
11 Ain't Nothin' But a Memory Now (Cohn)  3:32
12 Alto Cumulus (Albam)  3:01
13 Jambangle (Evans)  4:08
14 Blues for Pablo (Evans)  4:54
15 Tommy Hawk (Mandel)  2:57
16 One Score and Eight Horns Ago (Giuffre)  3:25
17 Just Leave It Alone (Giuffre)  4:23
18 The Blues Train (Giuffre)  4:22


Cd. 2

1 Taylor Made (Albam)  3:08
2 You Don't Know What Love Is (DePaul, Raye)  3:29
3 They Can't Take That Away from Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:44
4 Lullaby for Leslie (Albam)  4:27
5 Minor Matters (Albam)  4:19
6 Blue-Who (Albam)  3:54
7 By-Ian (Albam)  4:12
8 What's New (Burke, Haggart)  4:34
9 Interwoven (Albam)  2:54
10 Give 'Em Hal (Albam)  3:49
11 My Inspiration (Baudac, Haggart, Lamare)  4:30
12 Gift of the Magi (Albam)  2:46
3 Can't We Be Friends (James, Swift)  2:35
14 Step Lively Osie (Albam)  2:33
15 Minor Seventh Heaven (Johnson)  3:28
16 Theme (Cohn)  3:15
17 How Long Has This Been Going On (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:15
18 Immortal (Scott)  2:44
19 You're a Lucky Guy (Cahn, Chaplin)  3:09
20 Alto Stratus (Albam)  5:12
21 Brother Jack (McKusick)  3:15


Featuring Jimmy Cleveland, Art Farmer, Jimmy Giuffre, Jimmy Raney, Hal McKusick, Teddy Kotick, Manny Albam, Al Cohn, Gil Evans, Barry Galbraith, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson, Johnny Mandel, Sol Schlinge, Harvey Shapiro, Bernard Greenhouse, Milton Prinz...

Recorded in New York ; between February 17, 1955 & December 31, 1956

See the complete for all details
(dates, musicians, locations, etc)

NB:George Russell's compositions "Lydian Lullaby", "Miss Clara" and "The Day John Brown Was Hanged" have been omitted
from this edition, but you can found all three here


neil said...

A seminal post, Melanchthon. Respect!

dreadco said...

Hal McKusick rules!
Thank you very much!

rowgatien said...

Haven't heard much about this one yet. Sounds really interesting. THX

carlo87 said...

MAgnificent, thanks

Anonymous said...

That's cool! Thanks...
Luis Rossi

Anonymous said...

thank you very much. excellent.

Frank said...

Thanks for the coolness!

Otis Foster said...

Glad to see ths is still alive. Thanks as always Mel

jazzfan1 said...

Possible to re-up the McKusick-Galbraith_Hinton_Johnson set?

hepcat said...

Many thanks, tgis is a good one.

jazzfan1 said...

Got it! Big thanks, Mel.

danair said...

Thanks very much Mel only had half of this set.

reincidente said...

Un post épico Mel. No tengo manera de agradecértelo. Quería mucho este material de Hal.

deGallo said...

Nice! Thank you.

adakun said...

Excelentes discos, gracias Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Benjamin Riley said...

hello, Mel--When you have time (surely you don't have much of that, considering all the requests you receive), would you repost as ZippyShare links? Thank you, from Benjamin

Melanchthon said...


Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

once more I can only say: Thank you!

Gaetano Bevilacqua said...

Grazie mille.

baar said...

Dear Mel,
Thank you!
Here, in Holland, it's "Koningsdag", our King's birthday.
You give us a nice present.

AmyBRAINS said...


TEBOUL René said...

Thank you for this great recordings of the great Hal McKuscik. Have you some recordings of Joe Albany ? I dont find any on your blog.

Thank you again for your excellent work !

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Fantastic post...as always.
Thanks a lot

Prof. Yaffle said...

I have some, but not all. So very happy to have the gaps filled. Many thanks.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a million Mel.

Anonymous said...

Great, thanks!

Pee said...

This is fantastic! I have only a couple of Hal McKuscik albums in the collection and not these. Thank you as always Mel!

Comment Blue said...

Very nice record, thank you!

Jeronyme said...

Merci !

Anonymous said...

Magnificent post, Magnificent Mel (MM)! Thank you!

elpeleon said...

Je découvre... Gracias Mel !!

Lili said...

Still trying to figure out how to open 7z files. Can anyone help?

Anonymous said...

files expired Mel! any chance of re-uploading this?