Saturday, June 17, 2017

Moe Koffman - The Shepherd Swings Again

Canadian flutist Moe Koffman was delighted to have a hit on his hands after the success of his "The Swingin' Shepherd Blues," so this Jubilee LP became his immediate follow-up album. Joined by guitarist Ed Bickert, bassist Hugh Currie and drummer Ron Rully, Koffman wrote five new originals for this record, including the light and breezy "Flute Salad" and the hip swinger "Marty's Morgue." He also adds an easygoing take of Sonny Rollins' "Doxy," and a hard bop (with traces of funk in its introduction) arrangement of the standard "Alone Together." Koffman switches to alto sax for his intricate "Bermuda Schwartz" (which features a fine solo by Bickert and a few drum breaks), as well as on Rully's exotic composition "What Can You Do ?" Long out of print, consider this LP to be extremely rare.
Ken Dryden

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Moe Koffman
The "Shepherd" Swings Again


1 Flute Salad (Koffman)  3:51
2 Marty's Morgue (Koffman)  3:21
3 Doxy (Rollins)  3:39
4 Alone Together (Dietz, Schwartz)  4:00
5 Bermuda Schwarz (Koffman)  3:45
6 What Can You Do ? (Rully)  3:52
7 Cloud Nine (Koffman)  3:22
8 Sure It is (Koffman)  3:29


Moe Koffman - fl [# 1-4] & as [# 5-8]
Ed Bickert - g
Hugh Currie - b
Ron Rully - dr

Recorded March 24, 1958


Melanchthon said...

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Starchild said...

I'm a fan of Ed Bickert so I'm looking forward to listening to this one. Many thanks Mel!

deGallo said...

Thank you! Nice!

Jazz Padd said...

Nice, thanks for this and especially wth Ed Bickert.

neil said...

I have his 1957 'Cool and Hot Saz', so I'm up for this; many thanks, mel...

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

alfred venison said...

thank you for this & all the other gifts. -a.v.

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Kovina Kris said...

I've never heard an Ed Bickert album that wasn't worth listening to so I look forward to this rarity. Thank you!

adakun said...

Es muy agradable la música de Moe Koffman.
Muchas gracias Mel.

Anonymous said...

Sounds great, but what's the trick for unzipping the files?

Anonymous said...

It's not a password issue — error message is that these aren't RAR files and can't be extracted.

Anonymous said...

Got ir — I had to update my version of The Unarchiver and all is well. Thanks, and sorry for the bother.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Simply, You're the best. Mel, thank you very much for everything!!

bhowani bhowani said...

Many thanks !