Saturday, April 22, 2017

From Hollywood to New York with Jon Eardley

Trumpeter Jon Eardley's first two sessions as a leader (he would only lead two others during the next 20 years) are combined on this reissue CD. A fine boppish player who mostly stuck to the middle register of his horn, Eardley would soon be joining Gerry Mulligan's group. He is heard on four selections heading a quartet with pianist Pete Jolly (who was just starting his career), bassist Red Mitchell, and drummer Larry Bunker, and on four other numbers with tenor saxophonist J.R. Monterose, pianist George Syran, bassist Teddy Kotick, and drummer Nick Stabulas. The music (five originals and three standards) is essentially cool-toned bop and was quite modern for the period.
Scott Yanow

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Jon Eardley
From Hollywood to New York


1 Late Leader (Eardley) 4:57
2 Indian Spring (Eardley) 5:25
3 Black (Eardley) 4:05
4 Gloss (Eardley) 4:36
5 Hey There (Adler, Ross) 5:50
6 Demanton (Eardley) 4:35
7 Sid's Delight (Dameron) 4:17
8 If You Could See Me Now (Dameron) 6:23


[# 1-4]
Jon Eardley - tp
Pete Jolly (aka Pete Cera) - p
Red Mitchell - b
Larry Bunker - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; December 25, 1954
[# 5-8]
Jon Eardley - tp
J. R. Monterose - ts
George Syran - p
Teddy Kotick - b
Nick Stabulas - dr
Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; March 14, 1955


stringbender said...

Many thanks for posting this very enjoyable Jon Eardley side.

rubberduck said...

Jon Eardley

May thanks Mel for this release.

Nice, as usually are your post.

Philo said...

A fine album. I quite like the music. Thanks Mel for posting.

And thanks to Grumpy for calling my attention to this album.

jazztap said...


Melanchthon said...

DEEP said...


daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much Mel!

Fred Archtop said...

Thank you very much Mel.

AmyBRAINS said...

Thanks a lot, Melachthon.

Kovina Kris said...

Nice lineup and first thing for me with Eardley as a leader. Thank you very much Mel!