Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sal Salvador - A Tribute To The Greats

The idea for this album came about between Bethlehem and myself around Dec. of 1956. Discussing doing a tribute to prominent jazz artists, I mentioned this to Nat Hentoff and he suggested that as long as there had been so many tributes paid to the early jazz musicians, it might be a good idea to feature the contemporaries. There was immediate agreement on this. I realized that this would be quite a task for just four of us and that the arrangements would have quite a lot to live up to. We thought George Roumanis as the arranger. He had played bass with the group at one time and had recently done quite a lot of writing for us. When he was approached with the idea, his feeling and enthusiasm for it made it a happy thing right from the start. The next decision was a real brainteaster. Who, of the many, many people that had done so much for this music of ours, would we pick ? Which ten ? In order to pay tribute to all the greats that I feel deserve it, I'd have to make quite a number of albums indeed ! The only fair thing to do was to pick them at random and try to complete the series later on. We tried to pick tunes that are associated with the "tributees". These were discussed with everyone involved, record company, arranger the guys in the group and myself. We did not try to copy the original arrangement, but just to retain some of the flavor. Now to present the tune...
Sal Salvador, original liner notes from the booklet

Sal Salvador
A Tribute To The Greats


1 Artistry In Rhythm (Kenton)  3:10
2 Taps Miller (Basie, Russell)  4:09
3 Prelude To A Kiss (Ellington)  3:58
4 Walking Shoes (Mulligan)  3:54
5 Solos For Guitar (Roumanis)  3:27
6 Four Brothers (Giuffre, Herman)  3:24
7 In Your Own Sweet Way (Brubeck)  2:59
8 Ruby, My Dear (Monk)  3:25
9 Manteca (Gillespie)  2:55
10 Cool Eyes (Silver)  2:54
11 Yardbird Suite (Parker)  3:57


Sal Salvador - g
Eddie Costa - p & vb
Sonny Dallas - b
Ronnie Free - dr

Recorded in New York City ; June 3-5, 1957

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VeryBlasted said...

Your blog is a constant treasure trove. Thank you for the Sal Salvador with the great Eddie Costa.

the doc said...

very nice! More Sal is ALWAYS appreciated!

PlantDoctor53 said...

Very nice!

Hodge12 said...

very cool, thanks!

grumpy said...

Thanks yet again!

d3lta said...

Sal was up there with the greats, thanks!

Orbyt said...

Great post Mel. Thank you.

roberto t. said...

Infinite thanks!

Collectionist said...

Wow - never seen this before. Thanks for the Sal!

oldschool said...

hey man, please could you re-up the part one of this album?

oui said...

much thanks! merci

david said...

Encore une découverte ! Merci !

Greeny said...

Very nice, Mel, thank you!
Time to take a look into my discographies (not a wants list - just for your pleasure):

Stan Kenton Presents Capitol (10“) T-6505=Affinity 68
Big Band You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet Dauntless 4/6307
Quartet + Brass Colors in Sound Decca 79210Quartet
Frivolous Sal Bethlehem BCP-59=London 56
Quart/Quintet/Octet Shades of Bethlehem BCP-39
Orchestra The Beat for this Generation Decca 4026
= Quartet + Brass Colors in Sound Decca DL 9210
= Quartet + Orch Colors in Sound Decca 9221
Quartet Stop Smoking or Else Blues Roulette 25262
= Quartet Music to Stop Smoking By Roulette 25262
Quartet Jazz Unlimited Golden Crest1001
Orchestra Close to You Audio Fidelity 6242
Quartet Juicy Lucy Beehive 7099
Sextet Starfinger Beehive 7002
+ Allen Hanlon Live at Bridgeport University Glen Productions 5010 Parallelogram Glen Productions 5016
Live Glen Productions
Quartet World's Greatest Jazz Standards Stash ST-234
Plays Gerry Mulligan Stash ST-251
Quintet In Our Own Sweet Way Stash ST-224
& Crystal Image Lorinda’s Kitchen Jazz Mania 6017 (CD)
& Crystal Image The Way of the Wind Jazz Mania (CD)
& Crystal Image Teo Macero Presents Jazz Mania CD-17

a few rare 45:

Quartet: Chuckles/Turkish Taffy Danbar (45) D-222
Orchestra Ruffle/Estoy Cansado Sands (45) S33143
Kenton Presents Jazz Part 2 Capitol (45) 30030

finally, something to rave about:

Rosemary Cloones (feat. Sal Salvador & Mundell Lowe)
Botch-a-me/Half as Much Columbia (78) CO 47040

some (rare) tracks on:

various artists Jazz for Dancing Brunswick

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon. I'm looking forward to hearing this.

brianbrora said...

Thank you!

Blue Eyes said...

Merci M pour le re-up! super!

Rachid Rubecchini Zogbi said...

Thanks. Your blog is the best.

ricardo said...

gracias por descubrirme tantos excelentes olvidados musicos
y felicitaciones por educar y compartir, valores tan ajenos a los que estan siempre en el poder

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel

Toad said...

Thanks for Sal

Jazzsoulman said...

Thanks a lot

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

Jeronyme said...


jose arboleda said...

Muchas grCIAS.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

headman said...

Any chance you could re-up this one, Mel. I missed it when you first posted it. Thanks in advance....

AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

headman said...

Thank you so much for this, Mel. It's very much appreciated!

Fernando said...

Thank you very much as always Mel.

JazzMat said...

Thanks Mel for this gem!

deGallo said...

Thank you. Great post.

ritzbird said...

Very glad I have finally caught up with this one especially as it has Eddie Costa and Ronnie Free.Many thanks

Fred Archtop said...

yet another gem from Mel. Thanks !

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel. Nice choice for a re-up.

Melanchthon said...

musician3 said...

Thank You For All

Jazz Padd said...

Nice, thank you very much.

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much Mel!

Kovina Kris said...

So much great guitar stuff Mel. Never too much. Thank you!