Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Polyhedric Buddy Collette

A rare European date from reedman Buddy Collette — and arguably one of his hippest albums ever ! The set was recorded in Milan in 1961, and features a great lineup not only of Italian players, but which also includes the legendary Duško Gojković on trumpet — bringing in a nicely harder sound next to Buddy's work on flute and alto sax! Tracks have a well-arranged feel – the tighter structures of the Italian jazz scene of the time, but with sharper edges than Buddy's 50s work in LA — and given that Collette wrote nearly every number on the set, the album's a great discovery of his deep talents as a writer. In addition to Gojković on trumpet, other musicians include Renato Sellani on piano, Dino Piana on trombone, Jimmy Pratt on drums, Gianni Basso on tenor, and Franco Cerri on guitar [and bass] — and Armshed Shobey plays a bit of bongos on a few tracks, adding in a nicely exotic feel. Titles include "Skater For Mater", "Blues", "A Taste Of Fresh Air", "Pickford Street", "Paddy", and "Blues For Nicola".
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Buddy Collette
Buddy Collette


1 Orfeo Negro (Maria, Llenas, Bonfa, Camus)  2:35
2 Blues For Nicola (Collette)  4:30
3 Mounya Labeli Matatoo (Collette)  5:15
4 Paddy (Collette)  4:10
5 A Taste Of Fresh Air (Collette)  4:00
6 Pickford Street (Collette)  4:20
7 Skater For Mater (Collette)  3:30
8 Blues (Collette)  5:15


[# 1 & 3]
Buddy Collette - fl
Dino Piana - tb
Renato Sellani - p
Norman Shobey - tub
Armshed Sobey - bg
Franco Cerri - b
Jimmy Pratt - dr
[2 & 5]
Buddy Collette - as
Duško Gojković - tp
Franco Cerri - g
Renato Sellani - p
George Joyner - b
Jimmy Pratt - dr
[# 4 & 6]
Buddy Collette - as & fl
Duško Gojković - tp
Renato Sellani - p
Franco Cerri - b
Jimmy Pratt - dr
[# 7 & 8]
Buddy Collette - cl & fl
Gianno Basso - cl & ts
Renato Sellani - p
George Joyner - b
Jimmy Pratt - dr

Recorded in Milan (Italy) ; March 10, 1961 [# 2, 4-6] ; March 15, 1961 [# 1 & 3] ; & March 20, 1961 [# 7 & 8]


blbs said...

Really rare! Thank you Mel!

Lloydster said...

Wow... I've NEVER even heard of this before. Thanks Mel!

Orbyt said...

I've had this on my wish list for ages, but didn't expect to ever come across it. Mel, you did it again! Mille mercis.

the jazzman said...

Thank you.

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yewsta said...

Sorry about the deletions - kept making mistakes. Anyway, thank you, Mel - a most welcome upgrade for me.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

ita diegues said...

Thank you melanchthon.

marcusr said...

Thank you!

JazzFan said...

Delightful! Very rare! Many thanks!

Kneigh said...

Many thanx, Mel for this rarity!! Sure never seen this one before.

rubberduck said...

Many thanks Mel ! Hard to find also here in Italy....

flyingfinger said...

Thanks Mel - first heard Buddy on one of the old Chico Hamilton albums I had as a young neophyte. In Hi-Fi was the lp....

Philo said...

Yet another wonderful jazz obscurity! I am listening & enjoying.


Bhowani said...

Thank you.

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El Tortuga said...

Thanyou so much for the Collette posts. wonderful!

duck said...

Thanks again Mel. another new one.

AmyBRAINS said...

A nice post to me.
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

grumpy said...

This looks wonderful, don't know how I missed it first time around! Many thanks Mel.

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Fred Archtop said...

Yet another hidden gem. Thanks Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

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Kovina Kris said...

This one looks great. Thank you very much Mel!