Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hank Garland - Jazz Winds From A New Direction

Lots of folks in the country music streets of Nashville and the jazz canyons of New York were shaken up by this release, for country supersession man Hank Garland demonstrated that he could be just as persuasive rattling off swift, sophisticated bebop as he was playing thousands of country licks on the jukeboxes. Nothing fazes him, not even the tricky "Move," for Garland had technique to burn and a thoroughly modern harmonic approach. Not only that, a 17-year-old Boston kid named Gary Burton makes an astonishingly brash and assured recorded debut on vibes on this record, and bassist Joe Benjamin and the Dave Brubeck Quartet's unquenchably swinging drummer Joe Morello (who had toured with Garland when Garland was a teenager) are on hand from New York. This record seemed to promise great things ahead for Garland in the jazz world, a prospect cut sadly short later in 1961 by a crippling auto accident. Originally recorded in Nashville by Columbia and country & western producer Don Law (another shock to the purists' systems), Jazz Winds has been in print in some form almost continuously.
Richard S. Ginell


Hank Garland
Jazz Winds From
A New Direction


1 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern)  4:26
2 Three-Four, the Blues (Burton, Garland)  3:58
3 Move (Best, Walsh)  4:25
4 Always (Berlin)  4:30
5 Riot-Chous (Garland, Randolph)  7:50
6 Relaxin' (Guinn)  6:37


Hank Garland - g
Gary Burton - vb
Joe Benjamin - b
Joe Morello - dr

Recorded June 23, 1960


yewsta said...

Thank you.

Radenko said...

The surprises just keep on coming. Thanks.

Hank Garland said...

This is my Brother in law Legendary Guitarist Hank Garland.
Hank Garland never recieved a penny off of this album.
I know so many people that love this album and have a copy but Hank Garland never recieved any royalities. It is a wonderful album though,
Mrs. Garland
The Hank Garland Family
The Hank Garland Movie due out Feb. 5th, 2009 at
The movie tells the whole story and this session is part of the movie.
atarring Waylon Payne, Ali Later and Lane Garrison with a cameo apperance of Steve Vai as Hank Williams' Sr. A Favored Nations Film directed by Rick Bieber.

Hank Garland said...

The movie is called "Crazy" and it is a great movie by Favored Nations Film. Starring Waylon Payne( Jerry lee Lewis in the Johnny Cash Movie "Walk The Line") Ali Larter ("Legally Blonde" & "Hero's") Lane Garrison ("Prison Break")
"Jazz Winds From A New Direction" was Hank Garland's pick of world class musicians to do this landmark album. Hank Garland was also a Pioneer for "Civil Rights" and he brought in Joe Benjamin(bass player with Sarah Vaughn) and they would Not let him stay in a hotel in Nashville. Hank Garland was very upset so he took him home to his house. Joe Benjamin was an outstanding person and world class musician. You have to see "Crazy" because it will educate you on the time period and Hank Garland stood up for black musicians in the Dixe south & all musicians. He fought hard for all musicians & their rights and paid the ultimate price.
The Hank Garland Family
shortly after Hank Garland recorded "Jazz Winds From A New Direction" Joe Benjamin was killed. Yes, and there were alot of musicians killed off at that time period. Sad but True.

porco rosso said...

Just posted Buddy Emmons/Buddy Spicher: Buddies feat. Lenny Breau (Flying Fish, 1977) at my blog and linked to your post:


In the post i scetched a few ideas about jazz and country and of course was Hank Garland an issue.

rowgatien said...

A treat, thanks for another one.

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deGallo said...

I bought my first two jazz LPs in late 1959 or early 1960. This was one of them. Still have it in mint condition. Later bought the CD when CDs came into production.
IMHO this is in the top 10 all time best jazz albums. Thanks melanchthon.

danair said...

Never seen this album,thanks Mel.

Frasco said...

Thank you.

Jeffrey said...

Just hearing about Hank Garland and this album looks interesting. Does anyone know the password for compressed file?

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

John Pickworth said...

Thanks Mel !

lowgroove said...

This is one of my all time favorite albums. I bought it new just because of the cool cover and was blown away by the musicality and virtuosity of the players. Thanks very much for a digitized copy.

musician3 said...

EXCELLENT..........................THANK YOU FOR ALL

WOODY said...

Another fine album with vibes-collaboration, so I again send a big THANK YOU to Melanchthon!

Cri said...

many many thx Mel

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Kovina Kris said...

Excellent album!

HEXIS said...

many thanks Mel

Melanchthon said...