Friday, September 23, 2016

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 : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jvfrxqe0ldje

Hank Garland
Move ! The Guitar Artistry of Hank Garland
The Complete Columbia Records Sessions
(1959-1960)


Tracks

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 (Traditional) 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 (Traditional) 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

* previously unissued



Personnel
[cd 1 # 1-6] Jazz Winds From A New Direction
Hank Garland - g

Gary Burton - vb
Joe Benjamin - b
Joe Morello - dr
[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
[cd. 1, 4-8, 10, 11] Velvet Guitar
Hank Garland - g
Bob Moore - b 
Buddy Harmon - dr
Recorded between March 8, 1959 & August 23, 1960


See also
http://www.gould68.freeserve.co.uk/HankGarland.html
#Hank%20Garland%20Discography

13 comments:

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

C

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!

J.

Melanchthon said...

http://lix.in/-c8c437

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 lix.in 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 !!!!