Friday, August 4, 2017

Hal McKusick - East Coast/8

A key recording in the 50s career of modernist Hal McKusick – a spare and breezy session that really lets him display his unique approach to the alto sax! Hal's playing here in a very spare quartet – with only the guitar of Barry Galbraith, bass of Osie Johnson, and drums of Milt Hinton to back him up – so spare, in fact, that at times, it almost sounds like McKusick is blowing solo – working in that crisp, fresh tone of his on a few familiar numbers, plus some great Manny Albam compositions that have a playfully modern feel.
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Hal McKusick
Quartet
(Fresh Sound)

Tracks

1 Taylor Made (Albam)  3:08
2 You Don't Know What Love Is (Raye, DePaul)  3:27
3 They Can't Take That Away from Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:42
4 Lullaby for Leslie (Albam)  4:26
5 Minor Matters (Albam)  4:18
6 Blue-Who (Albam)  3:52
7 By-Ian (Albam)  4:10
8 What's New (Burke, Haggart)  4:32
9 Interwoven (Albam)  2:51
10 Give 'Em Hal (Albam)  3:44

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Personnel
Hal McKusick - as & cl
Barry Galbraith - g
Osie Johnson - b
Milt Hinton - b

Recorded in New York City ; February 17, 1955.

32 comments:

L.O.L. said...

thx

Rev. H. Carlton Earwiggherd said...

I just discovered your wonderful blog. I'm an idiot when it comes to blogs etc. Took me half an hour just to figure out how to post a comment, and I'm not even sure this is the right place.

You play THE music I love. (I discovered Pandora a few months ago and here's my shuffle list: Clementi, Haydn, Django, Robert Johnson, Dave McKenna, Dave Brubeck, Old Time, Bluegrass, Art Tatum, Bill Evans, Alan Lomax, Carlos Montoya, Scarlatti.)

It looks as if it's possible to add favorite tracks to your blog or suggest stuff. (As I say, I'm an idiot about how it all works.)

Here's a suggestion. I've gotten kind of bored with Glenn Gould's Bach, but -- have you ever listened to Gould's Beethoven Bagatelles? Oh, so sweet and sly.

Samuel Feinberg's WTC is another discovey. Bach played in the style of Rachmaninov. In the notes to the CD set I own (it's come out on at least three labels) it mentions that Feinberg used to tell his students at the Moscow Conservatory that -- contrary to popular opinion -- the piano is not a percussion instrument, it is a string instrument.

Thanks again for the music. I'll be listening -- a lot.

LaroSwing said...

Another Barry Galbraith! Thank you again and again!

Eric said...

Thank you for this. I especially enjoyed the clarinet tracks. Thanks again for all the previous downloads for which I have not thanked you in a more timely fashion.

Danneau said...

Merci pour ceci. Barry Galbraith est toujours une heureuses rencontre, et aussi une occasion de faire connaissance avec un tas de musiciens que je connais peu.

birin said...

Me encanta este disco!
Muchisimas gracias.

rubberduck said...

Many thanks mel .

I have this one only in lossy MP3 format, so it's a nice upgrade.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you so much!

FrankDell said...

I had grabbed this a year ago without thanking you. So a belated thank you.

Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks for today's music!

rm said...

merci beaucoup

El Tortuga said...

thank you Mel, for the wonderful music and for providing several DL possibilities on top. a much appreciated effort, thank you the whole lot.

danair said...

Thanks Mel been looking for this for ages.

Montag said...

Many thanks - most appreciated!

Rick said...

Thanks, Mel. Galbraith's book on jazz guitar comping is one of the most useful advanced resources I've found on that topic, so I'm looking forward to studying his approach here.

John Lewis said...

hello, i'm new to this blog and don't know much about blogs... i found many interesting things by my beloved hal mckusick but i can't found any password and the PW page doesn't work, anyone could help me, please?

L.O.L. said...

@John Lewis

Pass is melanchthon or baruch

John Lewis said...

@L.O.L.

many many thanks

L.O.L. said...

:))

Chris said...

Thanks Mel didn't get this one before pleased for the re-up

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks for the re-up Mel!
Looks like a day full of tasty gems today. Greatly appreciated.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Musrafak said...

El link ya kaput

Melanchthon said...

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deGallo said...

Thank you.

Historicus said...

A big thank, for us here is a real jazz nirvana!

Anonymous said...

Another gem, thank you, MM.

Melanchthon said...

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Jazz Padd said...

Thank you! Good to hear some Barry Galbraith chord work.

Angel said...

Volviste a hacerlo, Mel