Saturday, April 15, 2017

Paul Bryant & Curtis Amy

In the late Fifties organ had earned a place with modern jazz fans, and Paul Bryant (1933-2010) was but one of the latest organists to find an audience. He had a hard-hitting, two-fisted style that exploited the registers to the limit. In this set Bryant was blessed with the illustrious company of tenorist Curtis Amy, guitarist Jim Hall, and budding trombonist Roy Brewster. On the rhythm section, bassist Clarence S. Jones — alternating with Jimmy Bond — and drummer Jimmy Miller, take care of the timing with devotion and intelligence.
This set includes The Blues Message and Burnin’ — the two albums that launched Bryant and Amy’s recording careers. Tenor man Amy, a member of that masculine school of Texas-born “preachers,” is impressive as a featured co-leader. Hall, thoroughly in the cooking spirit of things, was high-spirited and stirring in his solos, comping and balancing the predominant organ adequately. In these tunes, mostly blues with a soul-searching message (Searchin’ and Still Searchin’), Bryant stomps and hollers and then drifts into the sentimental, creating, at some points, moments of pure, unadulterated truth.

Source : http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/the_blues_message_2_lps_on_1_cd-cd-5467.html

Paul Bryant
The Blues Message
&
Burnin'

Tracks

1 Searchin'(Bryant)  8:46
2 Goin' Down, Catch Me A Woman (Amy)  9:26
3 The Blues Message (Amy)  8:41
4 Come Rain Or Come Shine (Arlen)  4:57
5 This Is The Blues (Amy)  8:25
6 Still Searchin' (Bryant)  6:44
7 Love Nest (Hirsh, Harbach)  4:05
8 Blues At The Summit (Bryant)  6:12
9 They Can't Take That Away From Me (Gershwin)  3:55
10 Churchin' (Bryant)  4:06
11 The Masquerade Is Over (Magidson, Wrubel)  5:51
12 Burnin' (Bryant)  4:25


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Personnel
[# 1-5] Curtis Amy & Paul Bryant LP The Blues Message (Pacific Jazz PJ-9)
Paul Bryant - org
Curtis Amy - ts
Roy Brewster - tb [# 2, 3 & 5]
Clarence S. Jones - b
Jimmy Miller - dr
Recorded at Rex Productions Studio, Los Angeles ; August 11 & 17 [# 3-5], 1960
[# 6-12] Paul Bryant LP Burnin' (Pacific Jazz PJ-12)
Paul Bryant - org
Jim Hall - g
Jimmy Bond or Clarence S. Jones - b [# 8 & 9]
Jimmy Miller - dr
Recorded at Rex Productions Studio, Los Angeles, November 8 [# 8 & 9] & 14 (other selections), 1960

35 comments:

Otis Foster said...

Thnx mel - I didn't know about this set. Amy is always worth listening to.

Otis

neil said...

New to me, too, mel. Many thanks...

deGallo said...

Had both from LP. Thank you for the CD issue.

Bill said...

Thanks! Great post!

swamielmo said...

thanks again Mel, also new to me, but then so much great west coast jazz has been obscure for so long.

Danneau said...

Paul Bryant Burnin'

Du nouveau, du vieux nouveau, et merci infiniment.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. Happy to have the possiblity to send you a big thank with the anonymous identity. If you skip this, I won't.
Christophe

Anonymous said...

Im sorry but i can't find a password. But thanks anyway.

Zape said...

Thank you Mel for this great post!

Le Porc Rouge said...

Good to see Burnin' finally on cd, thanks Melanchthon!

Jazz Messenger said...

Thank Mel, i just filled another slot in my Curtis Amy discog. Great work!

ZM-JazzRock said...

Thanx a lot Mel!
Once again you're bringing some nice (and not-so-known) WC' school. Always a pleasure to visit SVNV.
Merci mon ami!
Regards from SP, Brésil,

JD said...

Trop bien, comme d'habitude. Merci, Mel. Salutations!!!!!

johnp said...

Appreciate this one!

stringbender said...

Mel - Another winner form the great Curtis Amy! Many thanks indeed. Salut!

theblueamos said...

thank you so very much from jerusalem

GuitarGus said...

Many Thanks Mel
A great groove jazz feel and some nice bluesy sax - Cheers

guido said...

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Tibau said...

Obrigado Mel. Estava esperando estes cds faz tempo. Vou baixar, ouvir e depois te escrevo.
Abr

ita diegues said...

Thank you very much Melanchthon.

jazztap said...

merci

Luis said...

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anon'n'on said...

speaking of the blues,thanks

AmyBRAINS said...

Great post!!
Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Anonymous said...

hola amigo !
que todo vaya bien para tí ...
podrias en algun momento de tu vida (sin ninguna prisa, claro)
resubir este disco rarisimo y bello para deleite de los que amamos la musica ?

saludos cordiales
ricardo

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steve said...

This is new to my ears Mel! Thanks for this listen.

Jazz Padd said...
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Jazz Padd said...

Some great Jim Hall hidden in there. Many thanks!

PabloSZ said...

Thanks Mel!

Gil said...

Merci.

Kovina Kris said...

Love jazz organ. Love Jim Hall. Love that writeup. Gotta have it. Thank you Mel!

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!