Thursday, December 1, 2016

Joe Puma - East Coast Jazz/3

One of the best records ever from guitarist Joe Puma — a player who offered his talents as a sideman on many great sessions of the 50s, but who really shines here as a leader on his own ! Puma's got a clean, clear, careful touch on the strings — one that reminds us a lot of Tal Farlow on his best Verve albums of the 50s — but with a sound that's even more focused, and which is often awash in these amazing harmonics ! The record features a bit of extra rhythm guitar from Barry Galbraith — playing in a mode that's got a softer swing than a piano, which might get in the way of Puma — plus vibes from Don Elliott, bass from Vinnie Burke, and drums from Ted Sommer. The mix of vibes and two guitars is about as heavenly as you can imagine — light and fluid, but still with plenty of sharper notes on Puma's solos — and tracks include the originals "Loris", "A Little Rainy", and "Pumatic" — plus "What Is There To Say" and "Liza"...
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Joe Puma
East Coast Jazz/3
(Bethlehem BCP 1012)

Tracks

1 Loris (Puma)  4:16
2 A Little Rainy (Puma)  3:12
3 What Is There To Say (Duke, Harburg)  2:52
4 Hallelujah (Youmans, Robin, Grey)  3:28
5 How About You ? (Lane, Freed)  3:31
6 Pumatic (Puma)  4:12
7 Liza (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:11
8 Moon Song (Johnston, Coslow)  3:11

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Personnel
Joe Puma - g
Don Elliott - vb
Barry Galbraith - g
Vinnie Burke - b
Teddy Sommer - dr

Recorded in New York City ; November 30, 1954

See also
http://www.jazzdisco.org/joe-puma/discography/

23 comments:

glinka21 said...

Thanks!

Lalo said...

Great share!
Thanks so much

ritzbird said...

Beautiful music, thanks very much for this post, and very best wishes for the N Year.

deGallo said...

Very welcome upgrade of an unsung master jazz guitarist. Thank you.

danair said...

Nice upgrade,thanks very much Mel.

jose arboleda said...

muchas gracias.

velobrewer said...

Thank you Mel for the Joe Puma.

stringbender said...

Many thanks for this sensational upgrade!

pedro gamundi said...

Gracias.

flyingfinger said...

Good as it gets - thank you SIR!

fcapeau said...

One of the most underestimated jazz guitar player ! Many thanks, Mel, for this rip.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks a lot

Otis Foster said...

Wonderful post. Bethlehem generated some very interesting music during it's rather short life.

FrankDell said...

and with Barry Galbraith too!

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Mel.

Julián Alfaro said...

Muchas gracias

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sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

WOODY said...

Thanks for the next wonderful album with vibes, Don Elliott plays great on this album, very much appreciated!

carlosmosis said...

thanks a lot

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PabloSZ said...

Thanks !