Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Smith-Glamann Quintet - Poinciana

Betty Glamann (b. May 21, 1923, Wellington, Kansas) is an American jazz harpist. Betty learned to play harp at the age of ten. She attended a conservatory and was the harpist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for three years. She played with Spike Jones in 1948, founded the Smith-Glamann Quintet in 1955, played with Duke Ellington and Marian McPartland around 1955 and then with Oscar Pettiford during 1957-58. With Kenny Dorham's band she recorded the album Jazz Contrasts in 1957. In 1958 she was involved in a Michel Legrand recording session with John Coltrane and Miles Davis ; she played with Eddie Costa in 1958 and with the Modern Jazz Quartet in 1960. She recorded one album under her own name, Swinging on a Harp.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Glamann

Rufus Smith
Betty Glamann Quintet
Poinciana

Tracks

1 Poinciana (Simon, Bernier)  3:08
2 Liza (Gershwin, Gershwin, Kahn)  2:08
3 Laura (Raskin, Mercer)  3:37
4 Harp Capers (Smith)  2:35
5 Lotus Land (Scott)  2:56
6 Now Get Out (Smith)  1:54
7 The Boy Next Door (Martin, Blane)  3:10
8 Stompin' At The Savoy (Sampson, Webb, Goodman, Razaf)  2:24
9 September Song (Weill, Anderson)  2:13
10 Ragtime Mambo (Smith)  2:49
11 That's All (Brandt, Haymes)  3:22
12 Pulling Strings (Smith)  2:02

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Personnel
Nick Perito - acc
Betty Glamann - harp
Barry Galbraith - g
Rufus Smith - b
Frank Garisto - d

Recorded in New York City ; 1955

See also
http://www.jazzdisco.org/bethlehem-records/discography-1955/

40 comments:

luthier said...

Smith-Glamann Quintet - Jazz harp! Well, this seemed odd and intriguing enough to download. It is not going to end up in the regular rotation, but I have to say that it is not only interesting, but also good. Merci pour la découverte.

Danneau said...

Accordeon is an interesting touch. Thank you.

LaroSwing said...

Thank you for this unknown and promising!) setup.

LaroSwing said...

Unknown setup (for me) except Barry Galbraith of course...

emejota said...

Hi... What's the password? Thanks...

deGallo said...

Thank you.

deGallo said...

@emejota...look on blog face in upper right corner (PW)

nlrp said...

another new one for me. many thanks, really.

emejota said...

Yes... i look this FW, but not found... 0 megabites.... UMMM???

swingingduck said...

For me, every single Bethlehem release is like a jewel.
Didn't expect that I would ever see cd release of this marvelous album.
Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times!

MARIO said...

Thanks.I remember a beautiful rendition of LAURA in the OSCAR PETTIFFORD s big band album.

neil said...

And yet another version of 'Poinciana'!
Many thanks, mel...

Danneau said...

A little follow-up: this is music that is pretty, as in, I can play it for my wife, who is not a great fan of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, or Frank Zappa, orEric Dolphy (oh, wait, she has a lot of company), but I found it really enjoyable and so wanted to renew my thanks.

MrBill said...

Thank you for Smith-Glamann!

Orbyt said...

Interesting lineup - one I gotta hear. Great post as usual (as we've come to expect).

Foth said...

Thanks Mel, wherever do you find this stuff?
Amazing....as usual.
Cheers

Philo said...

Amazing! I'm always up for that rare jazz event, the jazz accordion. Never thought I'd hear it in a combo with the even more rare jazz harp.

I'm with Foth: where do you find this stuff?

The music is great fun.

Thanks.

jazztap said...

merci

jazztap said...

merci

fcapeau said...

Full discovery for me ! This unusual jazz harp - accordion - guitar combo is something pleasant and really interesting. Bravo, Mel.

Markus Rose said...

Thank you very much, kind sir!

tdelyon said...

thanks a lot :)

AmyBRAINS said...

FANTASTIC UPGRADE TO ME!
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel. You always propose rare gems like this one with a harpist. Best ti you.

warpig said...

You have upped many many incrediblely wonderful recordings. Thank you so much for broadening my horizions with so much amazing music. It is always such a pleasure to come here and see what is next.

reincidente said...

Muchas gracias, Mel.
Grazie mille, Mel.
Thank you so much, Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

alfred venison said...

thank you. -a.v.

bho wani said...

It's a precious upgrade for me. Thank you, Mel.

Scraps said...

Amazing!

WOODY said...

Looking for recordings with Jazz Accordion I found an to me unknown player Nick Perito and I'm very happy to find this album here - with still working links!
Thank's a lot, very fine album and very much appreciated!
Woody

Melanchthon said...

http://www48.zippyshare.com/v/9nQYd2qQ/file.html
http://www48.zippyshare.com/v/xScGfuxp/file.html

jazzfan1 said...

Good to see this re-upped. Thanks for reviving so many things whose links had expired.

Any chance of adding to this "Betty Glamann - Swinging on a Harp," and Marian McPartland's "After Dark," with Glamann?

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

TEO said...

Thanks very very much Mel!!!!
Rare and great!!!!

Kovina Kris said...

VERY intriguing post. Galbraith on guitar and add in harp and accordion. I can't wait to hear this. Thank you Mel!

theblueamos said...

I'm ready for the Harp now. Thank you from Jerusalem.

duck said...

Well Mel,
It's education time, I never heard of her before, thanks so much for getting me up to date.

David Federman said...

Could you re-up this, please? Zippy says file has been deleted.