Saturday, July 2, 2016

Joe Puma Quartet & Trio – Jazz

Mellow modernism from Joe Puma – one of those guitarists who appeared on countless 50s sessions, then really seemed to disappear from records as the 60s wore on. This album's one of Puma's best – an easily swinging session that flows with warm group interplay, and which never seems to get bogged down in the traps that sometimes plagued sessions of this nature. Side one features a trio with Puma on guitar, Eddie Costa on vibes, and Oscar Pettiford on bass – a very good choice to accompany the other two – and side two features Puma and Pettiford, plus Bill Evans on piano and Paul Motian on drums. Titles include "Mother Of Earl", "Stablemates", "Ubas", and "Blues For Midge".
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Joe Puma
Quartet & Trio – Jazz


1 Ubas (Pettiford)  5:02
2 Blues For Midge (Puma)  5:50
3 Stablemates (Golson)  5:47
4 I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good (Ellington, Webster)  4:37
5 Mother Of Earl (Zindars)  4:34
6 Indian Summer (Herbert, Dubin)  7:06


[# 1-3]
Joe Puma - g
Eddie Costa - vb
Oscar Pettiford - b
Recorded in New York City ; 1957
[# 4-6]
Joe Puma - g
Bill Evans - p
Oscar Pettiford - b
Paul Motian - dr
Recorded in New York City ; 1957


ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel.

danair said...

Thanks Mel like the look of this one.

zero said...

Very attractive lineups. Thank you!

ritzbird said...

Nice one !
Thanks a lot

fusionman said...

Thanks for this one Mel.

deGallo said...

Rare! Thank you.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

fcapeau said...

I can remember it is the first vinyl that i digitalized years ago ! I think too it's one of his best. many thanks, Mel.

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AmyBRAINS said...

Nice post Melanchthon.
Thanks a lot.

chuchuni said...

Thanks again Mel.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

Anonymous said...

Joe Puma = my youth, MM, thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel! Wonderful ! Best from the East !

nlrp said...

merci; ...a new one for me. regards

Pee said...

OK, I'll admit I'm reeled in by Bill Evans and Joe Puma is new to me, so thanks for sharing!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you!