Monday, February 20, 2017

Dave Bailey - Gettin' Into Somethin'

This LP was the second of three dates led by drummer Dave Bailey for Epic in the early '60s, all of which were recorded live in the studio with an invited audience. His supporting cast is a potent one, with trumpeter and flugelhornist Clark Terry, tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist Horace Parlan, and bassist Peck Morrison. This blowing session starts off with a foot-patting blues by Terry, the amusingly titled "Slop Jah." Terry co-wrote "Little Old Mongoose" with Archie Moore (the light heavyweight boxing champion who was also a musician and jazz fan) ; this up-tempo swinger features Terry's excellent muted solo and a carousing effort by Rouse, too. Terry also composed the brisk "Evad Smurd" (an anagram of "Dave Drums"), which seems to be a well-disguised reworking of "Oh, Lady Be Good" ; Bailey actually takes a series of drum breaks, which is rare for him since he prefers time keeping to the solo spotlight. An extended workout of Horace Parlan's "Blues for J.P." has great solos all around, as well as Terry at first on flugelhorn and later on trumpet.
Ken Dryden

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Dave Bailey
Gettin' Into Somethin'


1 Slop Jah (Bailey)  8:30
2 Little Old Mongoose (Bailey)  6:26
3 Evad Smurd (Bailey)  3:46
4 Blues for J. P. (Bailey)  17:19


Curtis Fuller - tb
Clark Terry - tp & flghrn
Charlie Rouse - ts
Horace Parlan - p
Peck Morrison - b
Dave Bailey - dr

Recorded in New York City ; October 26 & 27, 1960


Melanchthon said...

Pepin said...

Gracia Mel. Interesante grabración. Para mi desconocida.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Many Thanks Mel

hepcat said...

Many thanks.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much!!

deGallo said...

Nice! Thank you.

Frank said...

Thanks for the tasty grooves!

Fred Archtop said...

Mel = prodigal son. Thanks a lot Mel.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much Mel!

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

Sitarswami said...

Thank you. I haven't heard this in 20 years.