Thursday, November 2, 2017

Hot vs. Cool & Cats vs. Chicks

A ‘blowing contest‘ is a music competition to show the audience and the opponents who is the better musician. Such competitions amuse both, musicians and audience, because the counterparties incite each other to peak performance. Leonard Feather pit ‘Hot Jazz‘ against ‘Cool Jazz‘ and ‘Cats‘ against ‘Chicks‘, represented by outstanding blowers and bands : Jimmy Mc Partland Dixieland All Stars vs. Dizzy Gillespie And The Cool Jazz Stars ; Clark Terry And His Septet vs. Terry Pollard And Her Septet...

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Leonard Feather
Hot vs. Cool & Cats vs. Chicks


Dizzy Gillespie's Cool Jazz Stars
Jimmy McPartland's Hot Jazz Stars

1 How High The Moon (Lewis, Hamilton)  3:15
2 How High The Moon (Lewis, Hamilton)  2:57
3 Indiana (Hanley, McDonald)  3:19
4 Indiana (Hanley, McDonald)  2:51
5 Muskrat Ramble (Ory)  3:21
6 Muskrat Ramble (Ory)  3:03
7 Battle Of Blues (unknown)  3:10
8 Battle Of Blues (unknown)  3:06


Clark Terry and His Septet
Terry Pollard and Her Septet

9 Cat Meets Chick (Feather)  3:35
10. Cat Meets Chick (Feather)  2:26
11. Mamblues (Williams)  2:34
12. Mamblues (Williams)  3:29
13. The Man I Love (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:46
14 The Man I Love (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:19
15 Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) (Berlin)  4:55


Jimmy McPartland - c
Vic Dickenson - tb
Edmond Hall - cl
Dick Cary - p & t
Jack Lesberg - sb
George Wettling - dr
Dizzy Gillespie - tp
Don Elliott - mel & tp
Buddy DeFranco - cl
Ray Abrams - ts
Ronnie Ball - p
Al McKibbon - b
Max Roach - dr 
Recorded in New York, at Birdland, live recording ; November 24, 1952
[# 9-15] Cats vs. Chicks - CLARK TERRY AND HIS SEPTET
Clark Terry - tp
Urbie Green - tb
Lucky Thompson - ts
Horace Silver - p
Tal Farlow - g
Oscar Pettiford - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Norma Carson - tp
Terry Pollard - vb
Corky Hecht - hrp
Bery Booker - p
Mary Osborne - g

Bonnie Wetzel - b
Elaine Leighton - dr

Recorded in New York ; June 2, 1954


rm said...

merci beaucoup

jazzfriend said...

Otro día, otra agradable sorpresa.

Gracias Mel.

Saludos desde chile.

blbs said...

No se que agradecer primero. Si ésto o los dos volúmenes de Birdlanders.
Eres imbatible, Mel.
Mil Gracias!!!

the jazzman said...

Managed to surf over here. Nice to find these both in one package. Thanks.

Kndnsk said...

Nice package indeed. Hi jazzman.

Blue Eyes said...

Oui, très cool package, merci Mel !

Philo said...

Leonard Feather Presents - Hot vs. Cool & Cats vs. Chicks

The concept is a bit of a gimmick, but the music is a lot of fun.

I was amused to see that even though these were promoted as a "long play" records, only 1 of the 15 tracks is longer than 4 minutes. Clearly, they were still working within the approximately 3.5 minute limit of the 78 rpm record.

kingwingit1 said...

hi Mel, I love your blog, you are very informed about Jazz. You have helped me complete several holes in my collection. I was doing the same with Tal and got almost everything but then I DL'ed this file as the final piece and suddenly I need a PW...can you tell me what it is(I tried everything I thought it may be) email is, now that I have it I would like to open and hear it!

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fcapeau said...

Good idea to collect these two sessions together .... And a Big Idea to post it !!! Many thanks, Mel.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

deGallo said...

Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchtnon.

kristophermc28 said...

Looks interesting, thanks Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Fred Archtop said...

Thank you so much Mel.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Terry said...

Thanks Mel.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel!

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