Monday, July 31, 2017

Kenton Presents Frank Rosolino

One of the first albums ever cut as a leader by trombonist Frank Rosolino — a hip set issued under the Stan Kenton Presents banner for Capitol in the mid 50s – but done in a smaller combo mode than you'd hear with Stan ! The setting provides a great showcase for the emerging solo talents of Rosolino on trombone — a player with a soulful swing that get way past his goofy image on the cover — and which is set up here in the company of some great collaborators who include Charlie Mariano on alto sax – playing so strongly, the album might well include him as a co-leader — plus piano from either Claud Williamson or Pete Jolly, trumpet from Sam Noto, bass from Max Bennett or Curtis Counce, and drums from Mel Lewis or Stan Levey. There's not only a lot of Kenton influence in the players, but a lot of Bethlehem Records styles as well — a reference that definitely shapes the sound of this set, and makes it a strong one for any fan of 50s work on that label – or Mode Records as well. Titles are a mix of standards and originals – and include "Ragamuffin", "Linda", "Carioca", "Besame Mucho", "Yo Yo", and "Freckles".
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Kenton Presents
Frank Rosolino


1 Ragamuffin (Holman)  5:05
2 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:03
3 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter (Ahlert, Young)  2:49
4 Freckles (Holman)  2:44
5 Boo Boo Be Doop (Holman)  2:26
6 Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much) (Velazquez)  2:48
7 Linda (Lawrence)  3:08
8 Frank 'n Earnest (Holman)  6:14
9 Carioca (Youmans)  2:35
10 Yo Yo (Holman)  3:02


[# 1-3, 6-8]
Frank Rosolino - tb
Charlie Mariano - as
Sam Noto - tp
Pete Jolly - p
Max Bennett - b
Mel Lewis - dr
Recorded in new York ; November 6, 1954
[# 4, 5, 9 & 10]
Frank Rosolino - tb
Charlie Mariano - as
Sam Noto - tp
Claude Williamson - p
Curtis Counce - b
Stan Levey - dr
Recorded in Hollywood ; March 12 & 16, 1954


Chris said...

thanks Mel for this Rosolino album

david said...

thank you very much !


1- of course, THANKS MEL AGAIN!



JH said...

Thanks, Mel!

flyra said...

Well! This is called cosmogony! I'm constantly learning from this blog.
Thanks a million!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

Jose Braga said...

Please re-up. Tks

deGallo said...

Thank you! Great.

Tom Billisson said...

Thanks you so much!

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice album, Melanchthon.
Thanks a lot.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel!

Vinyl Record LP said...

Can somebody tell me why when i unzip the file the folder comes out empty ?

Melanchthon said...

Kovina Kris said...

I'm a fan of Rosolino's playing for sure and am very happy to add this one to the collection. Thank you Mel!

Anonymous said...

thank you dear MM, another enlightment.