Friday, June 16, 2017

Herbie Harper - Five Brothers

Trombonist Herbie Harper, who has not been heard of much as a leader since the 1950s, has always been a talented bop-based trombonist with an attractive tone. For this quintet set, he is teamed with multi-instrumentalist Bob Enevoldsen (mostly sticking to tenor), guitarist Don Overberg, bassist Red Mitchell, and drummer Frankie Capp. The West Coast-styled ensemble still sounds appealing. This is one of the obscure Tampa sessions that have been rescued and reissued by VSOP.
Scott Yanow

Herbie Harper
Five Brothers


1 King Porter Stomp (Morton)  3:04
2 Alone Together (Dietz, Schwartz)  2:53
3 Skull Cap (Capp)  2:44
4 Pick Yourself Up (Shearing)  3:08
5 Jim's Tune (Williams)  3:23
6 Don't Buck It (Mitchell)  3:29
7 Juan Don (Overburg)  2:55
8 Adios (Madriguera)  4:03
9 Godchild (Wallington)  3:14
10 Stars Fell on Alabama (Parish, Perkins)  2:03
11 Don's Tune [alt. take] (Overburg)  2:51
12 Godchild [alt. take] (Wallington)  3:16
13 Stars Fell on Alabama [alt. take] (Parish, Perkins)  1:59


Herbie Harper - tb
Bob Enevoldsen - ts & v tb
Don Overburg - g
Red Mitchell - b
Frank Capp - dr

Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California ; June 15, 1955


neil said...

Only just discovered him, via Bob Gordon.
So thanks for the opportunity to hear more...

PlantDoctor53 said...

New for me. Thanks Mel.

the doc said...

great HH! People: get all you can of this wonder! Great arranger as well.

Philo said...

Herbie Harper Quintet - Five Brothers (1955)

Another amazing find!

I really like their "West Coast" sound.

Otis Foster said...

Thnx for the HH, Mel

swingingduck said...

Thanks for the Herbie Harper, Mel.

rowgatien said...

Merci! A really fine Herbie Harper session.

Félix said...

Thanks Mel!
A guy told me about Don Overburg and I wanted to check him out. Giving this and Warne Marsh's '62 Vegas gig a try.

Still have a problem with the Billy Bean & Dick Katz files. The password "melanchthon" doesn't work for me. How come? Thanks for the help.

deGallo said...

Thank you sir. RS seems to be working.

danair said...

Thanks mel for this one, worth the wait.

FrankDell said...


Fred Archtop said...

Thanks for the discobery Mel. Best to you.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

Rick said...

Thanks for all. Dig this west coast cool especially.

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you Mel

Kovina Kris said...

Nice post Mel!