Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Buddy DeFranco - Wailers

Wailers continues to refine Buddy DeFranco's signature fusion of swing and bop — boasting support from trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, guitarist Barney Kessel and pianist Jimmy Rowels — it's arguably the most lissome and soulful of the clarinetist's Verve LPs. The majority of tracks expand past the three-minute mark, affording DeFranco the opportunity to stretch his solos in new forms and directions. Songs like "A Fine Romance" and "Perfidia" radiate with the energy of invention and collaboration. Definitive's 2006 reissue adds three cuts from a 1957 live date with Sonny Clark and Tal Farlow, including a luminous rendition of "I Loves You Porgy."
Jason Ankeny

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Buddy DeFranco


1 Check to Check (Berlin)  6:48
2 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Gershwin, Gershwin)  5:05
3 Moonlight on the Ganges (Myers, Wallace)  6:33
4 Angel Eyes (Brent, Dennis)  4:24
5 A Fine Romance (Fields, Kern)  4:46
6 Perfidia (Domínguez)  3:57
7 How Long Has This Been Going On ? (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:13
8 I Won't Dance (Fields, Harbach, Kern, McHugh)  3:36
9 Sweet's Blues (Edison) 4:42
10 Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:01
11 I Love You Porgy (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:49
12 Now's the Time (Parker)  3:10


[# 1-9]
Buddy DeFranco - cl
Harry "Sweets" Edison - tp
Jimmy Rowles - p
Barney Kessel - g
Bob Stone - b
Bobby Whyte - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; May 21, 1956
[# 10-12]
Buddy DeFranco - cl
Sonny Clark - p
Tal Farlow - g
Gene Wright - b
Bobby Whyte - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles (live) ; April 7, 1957


il angelo said...

Thanks, De Franco's playing was luminous at that time

Collectionist said...

Nice Post. I think there is a problem with track # 7.

getzoot said...

A good reason why my clarnet collects dust.... thanks!

Baron said...

Thanks once again ... BdFranco's Wailers ... Baron

DEEP said...

I've worked with Budwood.
He turns 90 this month

poppachubby said...

Awesome post!!

DEEP said...

Since DeFranco turned 90 this month how 'bout a complete Buddy DeFranco blitzkrieg? Can you re-up Generalissimo?

DEEP said...


Jazzhound said...

Neither of the passwords I have for this blog will open this
7Z archive file. Is it a download problem or a new password.

Thanks Jazzhound

Tibau said...

The password, please.!!!!

Toad said...

Many thanks!

poppachubby said...

No password here either... what a shame. Had this one in the queue and tried to open it today.

Leopold said...

Hi poppa
the pass is "bloom"

deGallo said...

Thank you. Very nice post. The PW is always one of the three he has listed. In this case....bloom.

rog said...

Wailin' from the start... :-)
Thank You Leopold !

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Leopold!

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks !

neil said...

Missed this first time around; many thanks, mel...

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

new music for the weekend, thank you!

dantzig65 said...

Thanks Mel.

daniel genovese said...

It's a good idea re-up records like this.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel.

Rodrigo Benites said...

Thank You

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

Kovina Kris said...

Love my DeFranco. Thank you Mel!