Saturday, April 2, 2016

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

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/harry-babasin-and-the-jazz-pickers-terry-gibbs-mw0000241024

Harry Babasin
and
The Jazz Pickers
with special Guest
Terry Gibbs

Tracks

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

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

Recorded in Hollywood, California ; July, 1957

13 comments:

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...

Mel,
it's possible to re up the files?

thanks in advance,
p.

Melanchthon said...

http://www52.zippyshare.com/v/AusEADsR/file.html

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...

Hi,
Mel, you always surprise.
Thank you very much
Pedro

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You