Monday, August 1, 2016

George Wallington & Jimmy Jones in Paris

Like Dodo Marmarosa a vital yet often overlooked pioneering architect of bop and early modern jazz, George Wallington is mainly known by his association with the Blue Note, Prestige, Savoy, and Verve labels. Even most jazz heads are probably unaware that Wallington cut a 10" album of eight songs for Vogue in Paris on September 24, 1953, with bassist Pierre Michelot and drummer Jean-Louis Viale. These may be found on this Vogue's 14-track The Trios, released in 1992, along with six tunes recorded for Vogue's sister label Swing Records on October 28, 1954, by pianist Jimmy Jones, bassist Joe Benjamin, and percussionist supreme Roy Haynes. This all adds up to one really excellent compilation of expatriated bop piano trios from the mid-'50s. Americans in Paris, looking ahead.
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George Wallington
Jimmy Jones


1 Fairyland (Wallington)  2:42
2 Woody'n You (Gillespie)  2:39
3 Just One Of Those Things (Porter)  3:02
4 Honeysuckle Rose (Razaf, Waller)  2:53
5 Star Eyes (Raye, DePaul)  4:02
6 Ny (Wallington)  4:33
7 A Day In Paris (Wallington)  2:40
8 These Foolish Things (Marvell, Strachey, Link)  2:35
9 Easy to Love (Porter)  3:15
10 Little Girl Blue (Hart, Rodgers)  3:45
11 Lush Life (Strayhorn)  3:54
12 Just Squeeze Me (Ellington, Gaines)  3:50
13 My Funny Valentine (Hart, Rodgers)  3:55
14 Good Morning Heartache (Higginbotham, Drake, Fisher)  3:43


[# 1-8] George Wallington Trio
George Wallington - p
Pierre Michelot [except # 3]
Jean-Louis Viale - dr [except # 7]
Recorded in Paris ; September 24, 1953
[# 9-14] Jimmy Jones Trio
Jimmy Jones - p
Joe Benjamin - b
Roy Haynes - dr
Recorded in Paris ; October 28, 1954


Frasco said...

An excellent post Melanchthon! Can't wait. Many thanks.

Otis Foster said...

Great - didn't know about this Wallington session. TAA


Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Philo said...

George Wallington & Jimmy Jones - Trios

Enjoyable music & good audio quality.

A fine post.


rm said...

merci beaucoup

neil said...

Always good to hear more Wallington. Thanks Mel...

deGallo said...

Thank you. There is too little Wallington around.

Otis Foster said...

Just in time to replace what was wiped in a drive failure. Thnx as always - don't know where you dig out these obscurities.


duck said...

Mel, thanks as always, wallington is a favourite. just a note to Otis

Melanchthon said...

Chris said...

thanks mel didn't get this before pleased for the re-up

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel. I always love these album when great US jazz cats play along with a top parisian rhythm section of that era.

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Double thanks Mel

Kovina Kris said...

These look great. Thank you!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Publius said...

The link is dead - hope this music will be uploaded again someday...