Thursday, August 4, 2016

Pete Jolly - Duo, Trio, Quartet

A powerful pianist who came to fame on the West Coast in the 1950s, Pete Jolly has been a fixture in Los Angeles for over 40 years. He started on accordion when he was three and began piano when he was eight. He played his first job when he was 12. In 1946, his family moved to Phoenix and the following year, he joined the Musicians Union and started working extensively in clubs. During a visit to Los Angeles in 1954, Jolly sat in at the Lighthouse, which led to him joining Shorty Rogers' Giants (1954-1956). He recorded three albums as a leader for Victor in 1956 (taking rare jazz accordion solos on a few tracks), worked with Buddy DeFranco, Terry Gibbs, Richie Kamuca, Chet Baker, and Art Pepper, among, others in the late '50s and had a surprise hit with "Little Bird" in 1963. Jolly became a busy studio musician in the 1960s, but has led his trio with bassist Chuck Berghofer and drummer Nick Martinis regularly in local clubs for over 30 years. In addition to RCA, Pete Jolly has recorded for Metrojazz, MGM, Ava, Charlie Parker Records, Columbia, A&M, Atlas, Holt, and V.S.O.P. as a leader.

Source : http://www.weblo.com/music/artist/Pete_Jolly/29301/

Pete Jolly
Duo, Trio, Quartet
(RCA Victor)

Tracks

1 Brooks Side (Brookmeyer)  2:51
2 One for Henri (Jolly)  3:15
3 Tenderly (Lorence, Gross)  3:32
4 From Where I Sit (Rogers)  2:50
5 Diablo's Dance (Rogers)  3:33
6 Silly Filly (Rogers)  3:31
7 Lullaby Of Birdland (Shearing)  2:53
8 Autumn in New York (Duke)  3:08
9 They Didn't Believe Me (Kern)  3:07
10 Dancers in Love (Ellington)  2:26
11 Clickin' with Clax (Rogers)  3:53
12 Black (Eardley)  3:26
13 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good (Ellington)  3:33

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Personnel
[# 1-4] Duo
Pete Jolly - p

Buddy Clark - b
[# 5-9] Trio
 
Same as above, except
Art Mardigan - dr, is added
[# 10-13] Quartet 
Same as above, except
Bill Perkins - ts, is added

Recorded in Los Angeles ; March 7, 8 & 9, 1955

19 comments:

Kndnsk said...

Thank you melanchthon.

ZM-JazzRock said...

Mel, need to confess that I don't know Mr Jolly very well, but the setlist played on Duo, Trio and 4tt looks to be very fancy. Just grabbing it to check. Thanx a lot, mon ami.

Otis Foster said...

ANother under-appreciated musician. Thanks for exhuming this Mel

Ingram Frizer said...

Nicely done, thank you

grumpy said...

Many thanks, Mel.

Anonymous said...

Is it because i don't have the right password but when downloaded it says that files are corrupted. Thanks for your lights Mel

Anonymous said...

Okay i found where i was wrong
Sorry to bother you with this
Great great musician and wonderful arrangements. Thank you very very much for sharing your Jolly albums.

Ben

cvllos said...

These guys are fantastic!
Including those composers; just to hear Diablo's dance, a Shorty Rogers piece...Wow!
Funny that I have a Japan post without one track (Lullaby)!
Many thanks, Melanchthon!!!

XAVIER JOAN said...

SORRY BUT UPTOBOX DON'T WORKS, AND
RAPIDSHARE ... EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS ...
ANY SOLUTION, PLEASE? THANKS A LOT!

Ric said...

Tiens....Uptobox, jusqu'a il y a deux heures, a magnifiquement marché. Very surprised to hear it.
Rapidshare, omg.... RS a imposé une limite aux téléchargements ? Pas plus que ...une quantité définie ?
J'attendrai les evenements
Merci Mel, de toute façon de ta générosité
Ric

XAVIER JOAN said...

HI EVERYBODY, AND FIRST AT ALL THANKS OF COURSE TO THE BOSS / MEL. IN THIS CD UPTOBOX DON'T APPEARS ANYMORE AS AN OPTION ...

MAYBE SOME DAY WILL BE BACK.

GREETINGS FROM BARCELONA!

Melanchthon said...

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deGallo said...

Thank you!

Historicus said...

Many thanks!

Axel.T. said...

I saw Pete many times in the LA area clubs, and he was a great player with all the West Coast groups he recorded with in the 'West Coast Jazz' era, especially on art Pepper's 'SMACK-UP' album! Just a timeless classic. Really nice guy to talk to between sets, in the clubs he played.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

Frasco said...

Thanks Melanchthon!

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

bhowani bhowani said...

Many thanks, Mel! It's a nice upgrade for me !