Friday, January 6, 2017

Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five - I Can't Get Started

A surprisingly wonderful album from Artie Shaw — one that takes his older groove and nicely strips it down for the 50s, and which features some especially great guitar work from Tal Farlow ! Other players in the group include Hank Jones on piano, Joe Roland on vibes, Tommy Potter on bass, and Irv Kluger on drums — coming together in a loosely swinging mode that has lots of interplay on the longer-than-usual tracks on the set. Titles include the originals "When The Quail Come Back To Town", "Lugubrious", "The Grabtown Grapple", and "Lyric".
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Artie Shaw
His Gramercy Five
I Can't Get Started


1 The Grabtown Grapple (Shaw)  10:47
2 Lugubrious (Shaw)  3:06
3 I've Got A Crush On You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:50
4 Tenderly (Lawrence, Gross)  4:43
5 I Can't Get Started (Gershwin, Duke)  2:56
6 Lyric (Shaw)  2:59
7 Imagination (Burke, VanHeusen)  4:43
8 Sunny Side Up (Shaw)  6:35
9 When The Quail Come Back To San Quentin (Shaw)  5:51


Artie Shaw - cl
Joe Roland - vb
Tal Farlow - g
Hank Jones - p
Tommy Potter - b
Irv Kluger - dr

Recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York City ; September 1953 & February 1954


Melanchthon said...

musician3 said...

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

moxnix said...

Thank you for Artie Shaw!

deGallo said...

Love Artie Shaw. Thank you.

rev.b said...

Looks really nice. Thanks Mel.

Fred Archtop said...

Dear Mel. Thansk to you, still Xmas time ! Best of all.

WOODY said...

Another fine album, in my case with wonderful vibes recordings, so thank's a lot, very much appreciated!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you Mel!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

zoltanzylox said...

Thanks Mel! Nice find!

Doug said...


Great stuff.Very much appreciated.

Doug (aka Malaspina)

Scoredaddy said...

thank you

danair said...

Thanks very much Mel :)

crispi said...

Merci beaucoup!

Olde Edo said...

Artie Shaw was quite the technician! And he could really swing. Nice to hear him in this smaller-group setting. Thanks very much.

Historicus said...

Thanks a lot, indeed!!!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much!