Saturday, June 18, 2016

Larry Koonse - What's in the Box ? (The Music of Jimmy Wyble)

A true labor of love, this quietly charming disc by guitarist Koonse rescues several rarely heard tunes from the pen of his mentor, cool-jazz innovator Jimmy Wyble. With delicately balanced counterpoint and sweet-tempered improvisations, Koonse sets up casually swinging scenes for clarinetist Gary Foster and bassist Darek Oles. But the most sublime tracks are twin-guitar affairs, with Koonse and his father, Dave, in a beautiful, slow-motion ballet. It’s strong testament to the 86-year-old Wyble, who remains active and deserves to be better known.
Forrest Dylan Bryant

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Larry Koonse
What's in the Box ?
(The Music of Jimmy Wyble)


1 Two Lines for Barney (Dedicated to Barney Kessel) (Wyble)  5:46
2 Cajun Waltz (Wyble)  6:40
3 Stella by Starlight (Young, Washington)  3:28
4 Chorale for Lily (Dedicated to Lily Wyble) (Wyble)  3:07
5 Blues for Monk (Dedicated to Thelonious Monk) (Wyble)  5:50
6 Don't Ask Why (Dedicated to Allan Broadbent & Larry Koonse) (Broadbent)  503
7 Waltz for George (Dedicated to George Van Eps) (Wyble)  4:23
8 Nostalgia (Wyble)  4:49
9 One from Davie (Dedicated to Dave Koonse) (Wyble)  6:18
10 Blue for Bix (Dedicated to Bix Beiderbecke) (Wyble)  5:20
11 Variations on a Theme (Dedicated to Gene Bertocini and Peter Bernstein) (Wyble)  5:31
12 Blues for Alec Wilder (Wyble)  4:03


Larry Koonse - g
Gary Foster - cl [# 1, 2, 5, 8 & 9]
Dave Koonse - g [# 3, 4, 6, 10 & 11]
Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz - b [# 1, 2, 5, 7-9]
Putter Smith - b [# 3, 4, 6 & 11]
Joe La Barbera - dr [# 1, 2, 5, 7, 8 & 10]

Recorded at  No Sound Studios, Pasadena, California ; June 28 & July 9, 2007


Melanchthon said...

Rodney said...

Thank you, Mel

wouter said...

nice! thanks, mel!

bhowani bhowani said...

A brilliant choice ! Thanks a lot, Mel!!

Larry said...

Very nice! Thanks!

zoot said...

many thanks mel

carrolin said...

Muchas gracias Mel

deGallo said...

Marvelous upgrade! Thank you.

migue said...


Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,
thank you once more!

rowgatien said...


AmyBRAINS said...

Nice, nice, nice!!!
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you so much, Mel
You're great

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon. I have never heard of either Koonce, and only know a little about Wyble, so this will be an introduction

Fred Archtop said...

Great post. Thanks Mel.

Blue Eyes said...

Thank you very much for this upgrade once again, Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Olde Edo said...

Another rare discovery! Thanks for this.

Kovina Kris said...

FYI - File expired. Thought you'd like to know.