Monday, November 28, 2016

In a Mellow Mood with Buddy DeFranco

The album may be laidback, but it's hardly mellow at all – thanks to the presence of Sonny Clark on piano! The session's one of those great 50s pairings of Clark's piano and the clarinet of Buddy DeFranco – proof not only that Buddy could sound pretty darn soulful when he wanted, but also that he was always willing to grow and bring in some new ideas to his music. And the pairing with Clark is one of the best ideas that Buddy ever had – a mode that makes his instrument sound even more soulful than ever, almost like a soprano sax at times. Rhythm is rounded out by bass from Gene Wright and drums from Bobby White – who give the album a nicely easygoing groove – on tunes that include "Sonny's Idea", "The Bright One", "Minor Incident", and "I'll Remember April".
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Buddy DeFranco
In a Mellow Mood

Tracks

1 The Bright One (Drew, DeFranco)  9:18
2 Sonny's Idea (Clark)  4:03
3 Laura (Mercer, Raskin)  4:04
4 Everything Happens to Me (Adair, Dennis)  4:13
5 I'll Remember April (Raye, DePaul, Johnson)  5:16
6 Willow Weep for Me (Ronell)  7:52
7 Minor Incident (DeFranco)  3:25
8 A Foggy Day (Gershwin, Gershwin)  5:12

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Personnel
Buddy DeFranco - cl
Sonny Clark - p
Gene Wright - b
Bobby White - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; August 10, 1954 [# 1-6] ; & September 1, 1954 [# 7-8]

23 comments:

Isidoro Macarena said...

muchas gracias Mel

Ghjuvan-Paulu said...

Hello Mel,
Happy new Year 2014
cheers

deGallo said...

One I didn't have! Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Thanks, Melanchthon.

DJ Flipside said...

No one can ever thank you enough for your precious work. We all love you dearly. Thank you's no longer seem to be sufficient. Your blog is a great display of beauty and generosity. You are an example for mankind and for that I commend you.
Cheers dude!
Flipside

renato said...

Thank you!

danair said...

Thanks Mel didn't have this one either.

Péter Makai said...

Many thanks, Mel!

fcapeau said...

Many thanks, Mel, to share this great Classics.

steve said...

Mel, thanks for the opportunity to hear all this De Franco with Sonny at the piano! I had no idea!

dantzig65 said...

Thanks, you are the best.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Very Cold Evening -13F (-24C)...I say Thank you very Much.

pedro gamundi said...

Gracias

Smurly D said...

I can not find the password for this great album.

rubberduck said...

Many thanks, Mel !

Melanchthon said...

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sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

WOODY said...

Holy night, another wonderful gift, so again I only can say THANKS!

neil said...

Missed this forst time around, mel, so many thanks for the re-up; especially with Sonny Clark...

Otis Foster said...

I'm with neil, missed it on the first go-around. Thnx mel

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Fernando said...

Thank you Mel!

Anonymous said...

Mirror DJ Flipside words: No one can ever thank you enough for your precious work, MM.