Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dave Pell Octet - A Pell of a Time

The Dave Pell Octet was one of the great cool jazz bands of the mid- to late '50s. This fairly rare LP found Pell altering the personnel greatly, with Pell and pianist/arranger Marty Paich being the only holdovers. In addition, the arrangements of Paich, Bill Holman, Paul Moer (who, like trombonist Ray Sims, is a substitute on three songs), and Jack Montrose are opened up, and the musicians take much longer solos than on Pell's earlier albums. With trumpeter Jack Sheldon often starring and there being some excellent spots for baritonist Pepper Adams, this is a rather different album by the Dave Pell Octet, a bit harder-charging and more hard bop-oriented while still retaining the identity of the original group. Worth searching for.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gxfexqrgldke

Dave Pell
A Pell of a Time

Tracks

1 Jazz Goes to Siwash (Holman)  4:32
2 Suze Blues (Paich)  3:06
3 Grey Flannel (Paich) 6:41
4 Angel Eyes (Brent, Dennis)  5:38
5 G Tune (Moer)  2:42
6 Sandy Shoes (Pell)  5:18
7 Cameo (Montrose) 4:11
8 Love Me or Leave Me (Charig, Furber, Lee, Weston)  7:14
9 Them There Eyes (Pinkard, Touble, Tracey)  5:21

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Personnel
Dave Pell - ts
Jack Sheldon - tp
Bobby Burgess or Ray Sims [# 2, 5 & 7] - tb
Pepper Adams - bs
Marty Paich or Paul Moer [# 2, 5 & 7] - p
Tommy Tedesco - g
Tom Kelly - b
Mel Lewis - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles ; [# 3, 4 & 9] January 17 ; [ 1, 6 & 8] 23 ; & [# 2, 5 & 7] March, 20, 1957

22 comments:

Otis Foster said...

Mel - this file calls for a password. Are you using one now?

Melanchthon said...

melanchthon

Orbyt said...

Great post Mel, thank you!

Scoredaddy said...

thanks Mel, wonderful. Pell is always great

VeryBlasted said...

Thanks for my Dave Pell fix....

marais said...

Any chance of a repost Mel? Thank you.
M

Davidscott789 said...

Thank you!

Phillip said...

Missed this the first time round. Many thanks, Mel.

Kovina Kris said...

I too missed this the first time around. Not this time! Thank you!

Pepin said...

Muchas gracias melanchthon, no cnocia a este personaje pero ya tengo muy buenas referencias de el. "ardo" en deseos de escucharlo.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel!

Frank M. Young said...

Thanks for this cool album! I have a nice original, but you can't beat one of these Japanese remasters for a smooth, creamy listening experience!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Fred Archtop said...

Thank you Mel.

daniel genovese said...

Thank you

Mike said...

More pepper, please! Thank you.

Luis Lorenzo said...

Gracias Mel

Melanchthon said...

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Anonymous said...

Mercy! I have just ran out of disk space! Ten TBs I have is not enough to cherish your work, MM!

musician3 said...

AMAZING..........................THANK YOU FOR ALL

aroonie said...

Still up and still swinging!