Friday, July 15, 2016

Al Caiola - Serenade in Blue

Al Caiola (whose name is misspelled Caiora throughout the outside of this CD, although it is correct on the inside !) was a studio guitarist who led some nice easy listening melodic jazz dates during 1955-60. On this budget release, he is heard on four numbers apiece with a pair of overlapping quintets featuring either Romeo Penque (on flute, bass clarinet, and English horn) or trumpeter Bernie Privin; Hank Jones or Ronnie Ball on piano; bassist Clyde Lombardi (listed as Clyde Rombaldi!); and drummer Kenny Clarke. The music, which includes "Don't Worry About Me," "Early Autumn," and "Indian Summer," is light and easy to enjoy, serving both as superior background music and melodic jazz. It is too bad that the packaging (which credits most of the standards, including "Serenade to Blue" and "Early Autumn," to "Caiora") basically stinks ! Hopefully someday this set, and Caiola's earlier Savoy album, will be reissued in much more coherent form ; they could easily be repackaged as a single CD.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0cfyxqwgld0e

Al Caiola
Serenade in Blue

Tracks

1 Serenade in Blue (Gordon, Warren)  4:30
2 Don't Worry About Me (Woods)  4:45
3 Moments Like This (Caiola)  5:00
4 Early Autumn (Burns, Herman, Mercer)  4:10
5 Black and Blue (Brooks, Razaf, Waller)  3:45
6 Indian Summer (Dubin, Herbert)  5:00
7 Blue the Night (Caiola)  4:15
8 Brambuie (Caiola)  3:00

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Personnel
Al Caiola - g
Romeo Penque - fl, bs & engl. hrn [# 2, 3, 6 & 8]
Bernie Privin - tp [# 1, 4, 5, & 7]
Hank Jones or Ronnie Ball [# 1, 4, 5, & 7] - p
Clyde Lombardi - b
Kenny Clarke - dr

Recorded between December 14 & December 27, 1955

22 comments:

Blue Eyes said...

Yeah! great post ! merci Melanchthon !

Orbyt said...

Not all that familiar with Al Caiola. Thank you Mel.

dreadco said...

speechless.
thank you.

itr said...

Wonderful, many thanks.

jazzfriend said...

Dear Melanchthon, other more subtle in your long list of contributions.

Thanks and greetings from Chile.

Bhowani said...

al caiola

mute on but with open mouth and tongue hanging...

thank you Mel !

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much! Another excellent post.

ZM-JazzRock said...

Cher Mel,
Un autre poste merveilleux de ce grand (et "unfortunatelly") guitariste sous-estimé. Merci beaucoup mon ami.
Regards de Sao Paulo, Brésil.
-- zm

the doc said...

Al is generally pretty popish and schmaltzy so I'm hoping he actually plays on this one. Thanx

Davidscott789 said...

never heard of a.c. thank you!

ooglybong said...

Oh, my! Al Caiola?!
Waaay back when I was just starting out on guitar, my Dad (a total non-musician but very supportive) bought a few of Al's LPs. Not sure why he did (he took to many various different artists thru the years) but I ended up knowing every song by heart (in my head—not how to play it). As a 14-yr old, I considered Al's LPs somehow both corny and cool ("tuff!") at the very same time!
Thanks for sharing this. It's been a long, long time since I heard Mr. Caiola...

Baron said...

Thanks Mel - Caiola pops up on many sessions but I don't recall hearing a seesion led by him. There's also Deep In A Dream with Bernie Privin on trumpet recorded some months earlier.

duck said...

A new one for me, thanks you again

pedro gamundi said...

Gracias.

Melanchthon said...

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Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Pepin said...

Muchas gracias Mel.

Luis said...

Alexander Emil Caiola, September 7, 1920. Still with us!

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

chuchuni said...

Thanks Mel.

theo pilot said...

is there a password?