Friday, December 29, 2017

Harry Babasin and the Jazz Pickers

Harry Babasin was (along with Oscar Pettiford) probably the first bassist to play jazz cello. This LP reissue of a set originally for the MOD (Music of the Day) label features Babasin's Jazz Pickers (a quartet with guitarist Dempsey Wright, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Bill Douglass), plus guest vibraphonist Terry Gibbs. The music (five Babasin originals and three veteran standards) swings hard but lightly with Babasin's cello solos being the date's most unusual feature.
Scott Yanow

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Harry Babasin
The Jazz Pickers
with special Guest
Terry Gibbs


1 Thou Swell (Hart, Rodgers)  3:56
2 Wingo (Babasin)  4:57
3 Basin Street Blues (Williams)  3:19
4 Pee Wee (Babasin)  3:08
5 De Ge (Babasin)  4:11
6 Hoppy (Babasin)  3:52
7 These Foolish Things (Link, Marvell, Strachey)  3:25
8 On Bear Hill (Babasin)  3:41


Harry Babasin - cel
Terry Gibbs - vb
Dempsey Wright - g
Ben Tucker - b
Bill Douglass - dr

Recorded in Hollywood, California ; July, 1957


LaroSwing said...

Yesss! Thank you again Melanchthon

CrunchyFrog said...

thanks so much for this rarity!

adakun said...

No conocia a Harry Babasin, pero si a Terry Gibbs al xilofón, el resultado es genial, aprovecho para recomendar un disco de "Terry Gibbs & Hubert Laws - Findin' The Grove". Muchas gracias por todo Mel.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

Pabloxs said...

Thanks! Whats the 7z pwd?

Pablo Reyes said...

it's possible to re up the files?

thanks in advance,

Historicus said...

Thnaks, I'm curious to listen to it!

Cosmic Louis said...

thanks a lot for this reup, Mel

Fred Archtop said...

Can't wait to listen this. Thanks Mel.

deGallo said...

Thank you. Certainly don't see much of Dempsey Wright around.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Mel, you always surprise.
Thank you very much

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

Olde Edo said...

Thank you for making this available again!

Anonymous said...

Thanks from Jazzy Japan!

daniel genovese said...

Thank you .

cvllos said...

Wow, I almost lost it again! Thanks too much, Melanchthon! Some of your Noel's gifts for us!

Kovina Kris said...

Glad to see this one come back around again. Thank you Mel!