Thursday, November 23, 2017

Hank Garland - Move ! (Columbia 1959/60]

This long-awaited two-disc set features all of Garland's jazz sides for Columbia Records between 1959-1960, including the complete albums Velvet Guitar, The Unforgettable Guitar of Hank Garland, and Jazz Winds From a New Direction. Although it may seem a bit quaint, in its time Jazz Winds was a revelatory performance ; previously, it was almost impossible to believe that a country guitarist could attack jazz lines with this much imagination and finesse, even taking into account what Chet Atkins had already accomplished. Also surprising was the fact that Jazz Winds wasn't commercial or countrified in any way ; it was marketed as a straight jazz album, played by a real jazz quartet that included Joe Morello (drums), Joe Benjamin (bass), and vibraphonist Gary Burton in his debut recording. However, even if that album caused all the fuss, there's terrific playing scattered throughout the other two, whether it's the cleverly titled "Call D. Law," the hard-swinging Garland original "Why Not ?," or lovely takes on "Scarlet Ribbons" and "Polka Dots and Moonbeams." These sessions have become legendary in guitar circles, and the fact that most of them have been out of print for decades makes this reissue a real treasure for Garland fans.
Jim Smith

Source :

The Guitar Artistry of
Hank Garland
Move !
The Complete Columbia Records Sessions


Cd. 1

1 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern)  4:29
2 Three-Four, The Blues (Burton, Garland)  3:59
3 Move (Best, Walsh)  4:27
4 Always (Berlin)  4:34
5 Riot-Chous (Garland, Randolph)  7:53
6 Relaxing (Guinn)  6:13
7 Call D. Law (Burton)  2:33
8 It's Love, Of Course (Godfrey, Harris, Lewis, Scott)  2:50
9 Not for Me (Wynert)  2:42
10 (Tell Me) What Am I to Do ? (Kinn)  2:37
11 You're Here Again (Keller)  3:22
12 Pop Goes the Weasel (Trad.)  2:09

Cd. 2

1 Autumn Leaves (Kosma, Mercer, Prevert)  2:47
2 Why Not ? (Garland)  2:13
3 Ed's Place (Dill, Garland)   2:13
4 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) (Danzig, Segal)  2:25
5 Like Someone in Love (Burke, VanHeusen)  2:11
6 Ain't Nothing Wrong With That, Baby (Brooks, Reichner)  2:26
7 Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Burke, VanHeusen)  3:19
8 Tammy (Evans, Livingston)  1:48
9 Secret Love (Fain, Webster)  2:39
10 Greensleeves (Trad.)  2:41
11 Blame It on My Youth (Heyman, Levant)  3:23
12 Unless You're in Love (O'Connell)  3:07
13 Just for Tonight (Szpilman)  2:06
14 Close Your Eyes (Nozyk, Olari)  2:12
15 Rainy Afternoon (Burton)  2:47
16 Ed's Place* [Early Version] (Dill, Garland)  2:50
17 Polka Dots and Moonbeams* [Early Version] (Burke, VanHeusen)  3:29
18 Some of These Days* (Brookes)  2:33
19 Secret Love* [Early Version] (Fain, Webster)  2:27

*previoudly unissued


[cd 1, # 1-6] Jazz Winds From A New Direction
Hank Garland - g
Gary Burton - vb
Joe Benjamin - b
Joe Morello - dr
Recorded at Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee ; August 23, 1960
[cd 1, # 2, 7-12 ; cd. 2, # 2, 12-15] The Unforgettable Guitar
Hank Garland - g
Gary Burton - vb
Bill Pursell - p
Bob Moore - b
Buddy Harmon - dr
Recorded same place as above ; August 29, 1960
[cd. 1, 4-8, 10, 11] Velvet Guitar
Hank Garland - g
Gary Burton - vb
Bob Moore - b 
Doug Kirkham - dr
Recorded same place as above ; August 30, 1960
[cd. 2, # 16-19] [Prev. unissued]
Hank Garland - g
Bob Moore - b
Buddy Harmon - dr
Recorded same place as above ; March 8, 1959

See also


Foth said...

Thank-you Mel, looking forward to this.

Otis Foster said...

Expands on the 6 tracks I already have. Thanks Mel.

censusloss said...

HG had a unique approach to the role of guitar in jazz - more is the pity his career was cut so tragically short.

Thanks so much Mel for this glorious post


Rick said...

this is a great album, and thanks. but why is there a drag queen on the cover of "velvet guitar"?
take a look at the recent movie about hank for a hollywood version of his life. it's not too bad.

L.O.L. said...

Great. Thanks, Mel:)

Anonymous said...

Une vraie découverte!

Merci beaucoup!


RecordCollector said...

Yup, no chance to pick up the PW.

Michael Anderson said...

Would be very grateful if someone would post how to obtain the file without downloading a friggin' executable "download manager". :(

Michael Anderson said...

Sorry - the link looked like it was good once, but now it provides a "public traffic exhausted" error from Rapidshare.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel,Would it be possible for you to provide a re-up link for these 2 albums? After hearing Jazz Winds and seeing movie "Crazy" Hank Garland has really captured my imagination....this man is just unreal in his technique.....Thanks, Rixboy

jose arboleda said...

Hello the link does not work, thank you , Jose.

jose arboleda said...

Please !!!!

Melanchthon said...

anon'n'on said...

thanks, zippy has upped their limit to 500 now..

Jazz Padd said...

Wonderful, was just listening to to some guitar-vibe tunes. Many thanks!

Kovina Kris said...

Awesome collection of Garland albums. Thank you Mel!

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

wightdj said...

Cool, thanks.

Luis said...

According to
the correct recording sessions and respective players is
[cd 1, # 1-6]
[Jazz Winds From A New Direction | Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN - August 23, 1960][Hank Garland (g), Gary Burton (vb), Joe Benjamin (b), Joe Morello (d)]

[cd 1, # 2, 7-12 ; cd. 2, # 2, 12-15]
[The Unforgettable Guitar | Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN - August 29, 1960][Hank Garland (g), Gary Burton (vb), Bill Pursell (p), Bob Moore (b), Buddy Harmon (d)]

[cd. 1, 4-8, 10, 11]
[Velvet Guitar | Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN - August 30, 1960][Hank Garland (g), Gary Burton (vb), Bill Pursell (p), Bob Moore (b), Doug Kirkham (d)]

[cd2 # 16-9]
[Previously Unissued | Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville, TN - March 8, 1959][Hank Garland [g], Bob Moore [b], Buddy Harman [d]

Melanchthon said...

Thanks Luis...

Sandflyer said...

Many thanks for this one.