Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Compositions of Bobby Scott

Really wonderful work from pianist Bobby Scott a perfect showcase not just for his young talents as a composer and arranger, but also for a host of key solo performers as well ! This full album brings together two previous 10" LP sessions both of them brilliant, and graced by some of the most modern talents Bethlehem Records had to offer which makes for extremely fresh sounds from Scott's wonderful music jazz that's at a level that's really hard to peg neither west coast cool, nor east coast arranged but a really special space of its own ! Even when tunes are short, they're full of feeling and really make tremendous use of the individual players who include Hal McKusick on alto, Eddie Bert on trombone, and Ronnie Woellmer on the first session and the amazing Charlie Mariano on alto for the second, sounding incredible here alongside Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bill Holman on tenor, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone, and Frank Rosolino on trombone...
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Bobby Scott
The Compositions of Bobby Scott


1 Dot (Garcia)  3:38
2 Kwan Youen (Scott)  2:57
3 Moon Tan (Scott)  3:49
4 Betty (Scott)  4:16
5 Aunt Sarah (Scott)  4:10
6 Cerebellum (Scott)  4:09
7 Wigwam (Scott)  2:19
8 The Creed (Scott)  4:03
9 Table Cloth Stomp (Scott)  2:58
10 A Parable (Scott)  2:59
11 The Wig (Scott)  2:35
12 Count Bill (Scott)  2:45
13 Makin' Whoopee (Kahn, Donaldson)  4:36


[# 1, 3-5] Bobby Scott Septet
Ronnie Woellner - tp
Eddie Bert - tb
Hal McKusick - as
Al Apstein - bs
Bobby Scott - p
Milt Hinton - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Recorded in New York ; November 1954
[# 2, 6-12] Bobby Scott Octet
Conte Candoli - tp [# 2, 7-9 & 11]
Frank Rosolino - tb [# 2, 7-9 & 11]
Charlie Mariano - as [# 2, 7-9 & 11]
Bill Holman - ts [# 2, 7-9 & 11]
Jimmy Giuffre - bs [# 2, 7-9 & 11]
Bobby Scott - p
Max Bennett - b [# 2, 7-9 & 11]
Stan Levey - dr [# 2, 7-9 & 11]
Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; January 23, 1955


danair said...

Great post,thanks very much Mel.

rubberduck said...

Many thanks, Mel

AmyBRAINS said...

YES, it's really a great post.
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

zoot said...

many thanks as ever

Philo said...

Great audio quality, wonderful music! I'm really enjoying this album. Thanks Mel.

neil said...

Unknown to me, mel, but this sounds a winner; many thanks...

Rodney said...

Thank you, Mel

Bhowani said...

thanks, mel, a most welcome upgrade for me.

borodin said...

Muchas gracias, una grata sorpresa.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

steve said...

Absolutely NEW to me Mel. Thanks!

zero said...

New to these ears, too. Thanks for the intro.

dantzig65 said...

A gem. Thanks Mel.

lucky5 said...

Thank you very much, Mel!

Otis Foster said...

melanchthon, I didn't think I'd ever see this again. Thnx for sharing it.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel

deGallo said...

great upgrade. thank you.

hoythenry said...

Thanks Mel. Much of this sounds very Birth of the Coolish. In the John Graas vein.
Just a little bit of discographical correction:
The Septet has Al Epstein on bs.
not Apstein.
The piano seems to be absent on most of the tracks.
The Septet is tracks 1, 3-6.
The Octet is tracks 2, 7-13.

Unknown said...

Great stuff. Thanks for sharing

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

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Historicus said...

Great, many thanks!

Gaetano Bevilacqua said...


Prof. Yaffle said...

Great to replace my wma rip and there is a bonus track on this release. Many thanks.

moha said...

Thank You Mel!