Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jack Montrose - The Horn's Full

Although a somewhat obscure set which has not yet been reissued on CD, this outing by tenor saxophonist Jack Montrose was put out by Fresh Sound in the 1980s. Montrose, an excellent improviser who was also a talented arranger, teams up with vibraphonist Red Norvo, either Barney Kessel or Jim Hall on guitar, Lawrence Wooten or Max Bennett on bass and Mel Lewis or Bill Dolney on drums to perform six of his originals and five swing-era standards. The music is greatly uplifted by Montrose's inventive arrangements and has many concise solos. Despite the quality, Montrose would not have his next opportunity to lead a record date for 28 years.
Scott Yanow

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Jack Montrose
The Horn's Full


1 Rosanne (Osser, Osser)  3:15
2 Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Burke, VanHeusen)  5:03
3 The Little House (Montrose)  3:01
4 Dark Angel  5:06
5 Solid Citizen (Montrose)  3:28
6 Goody Goody (Malneck, Mercer)  2:48
7 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (Ellington, Russell)  2:55
8 True Blue (Montrose)  3:30
9 The Horn's Full (Montrose)  2:44
10 Crazy She Calls Me (Sigman, Russell)  5:45
11 Headline (Montrose)  3:14


[# 1-3 & 5-9]
Jack Montrose - ts
Red Norvo - vb
Barney Kessel - g
Lawrence Wooten - b
Mel Lewis - dr
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood ; September 10 [# 1-3 & 5] ; & September 11, 1957 [# 6-9]
[# 4, 10-11]
Jack Montrose - ts
Red Norvo - vb
Jim Hall - g
Max Bennett - b
Bill Dolney - dr
Recorded same place as above ; December 26, 1957


deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

rubingould said...

Thank you.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel for this AND ALL OTHERS...

Fred Archtop said...

Thank you Mel. Looks great.

jose arboleda said...

Muchas Gracias.

Blue Eyes said...

Fabuleux, merci beaucoup Mel for this album!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

roberth said...

thank you so much for this gem.
and also the bernard peiffer, that write up grabbed me ( along with oscar pettiford on bass who i love). so much here on yr blog
i feel i could live here

wouter said...

thank you very much, Mel!

Melanchthon said...

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

cvllos said...

Another precious West Coast Jazz recording, a gift from you! Many thanks, Melanchthon!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much