Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Herb Ellis - Man With the Guitar

Herb Ellis's first record for the Dot label was also his last, and his last solo project (apart from a Columbia release around the same time) for the next eight years, during which time he mostly played sessions on other people's albums. With tenor saxman Teddy Edwards, organist Ron Feuer, bassist Monty Budwig, and drummer Stan Levey, he has put together a tight pop-jazz ensemble, in which Ellis' guitar is surprisingly understated in its prominence. This may actually disappoint some fans, though the playing by Edwards and Feuer is certainly pleasing enough, even if Ellis does most of the really interesting improvising, most notably on Ray Brown's "AM Blues." "Tennessee Waltz" is also well worth hearing, for Ellis' and Edwards' playing. And the group has fun with "Besame Mucho" as well. The CD version of this album is available exclusively as a Japanese import (Universal Victor), with extremely delicate sound in a superb analog-to-digital transfer.
Bruce Eder

http://www.allmusic.com/album/man-with-the-guitar-mw0000339950 

Herb Ellis
Man With the Guitar

Tracks

1 Empty Rooms (Ellis, Mills)  6:38
2 Swingin' on a Shoestring (Weston, Bergman, Keith)  4:16
3 A M Blues (Brown)  5:25
4 Tennessee Waltz (King, Stewart)  4:04
5 Herbin' (Ellis)  4:56
6 Besame Mucho (Velasquez, Skylar)  6:25

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Personnel
Herb Ellis - g
Teddy Edwards - ts
Ron Feuer - org
Monty Budwig - b
Stan Levey - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles ; 1965

27 comments:

P.J said...

Encore une fois, merci beaucoup !

CrunchyFrog said...

great guitarist! thanks...

duck said...

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musician3 said...

AMAZING..........THANK YOU FOR ALL

headman said...

Thanks for sharing this rarity, Melanchthon. Herb AND Teddy Edwards sounds very nice.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Doug said...

Thanks a big bunch!

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Philo said...

Lovely music. I'm really enjoying the album. Thanks Mel.

Tibau said...

Hi Mel
O Herb é um dos meus guitarrista favorito. Ótimo album.
Thanks
Hugs

david said...

Thanks a lot !

david said...

Thanks a lot !

bho wani said...

Thanks for this reup, melanchthon !

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks for the lot.

velobrewer said...

I didn't know about this; missed it the first time. Outstanding! Thank you.

Pee said...

Anything with Teddy Edwards you can count me in! Thanks for sharing, Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

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jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

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lowgroove said...

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daniel genovese said...

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Kovina Kris said...

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lex said...

Thank you very much!

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks, as always!!