Showing posts with label Kelly Martin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kelly Martin. Show all posts

Friday, May 10, 2013

Erroll Garner Plays Gershwin & Kern

Errol Garner Plays Gershwin and Kern is a reissue of material previously issued in Europe on Bulldog, MPS and Polydor...Either way, the material is quite excellent, often adventuresome and some of his best studio sides. Included here from 2/5/68 and never issued before is a brief "Nice Work If You Can Get It" with Garner singing along to himself -- it's a wonderful gem of a private moment. Backup is Eddie Calhoun or Ike Isaacs on bass, Kelly Martin or Jimmie Smith on drums and Jose Mangual, congas. This was the first domestic issue of this material.
Bob Rusch

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/plays-gershwin-and-kern-r161968

Erroll Garner
Plays Gershwin and Kern

Tracks

1 Strike Up the Band (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:40
2 Love Walked In (Gershwin, Gershwin) 4:22
3 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin) 4:02
4 Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:35
5 A Foggy Day (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:30
6 Nice Work If You Can Get It [previously unissued] (Gershwin, Gershwin) 1:07
7 Lovely to Look At (Fields, McHugh, Kern) 2:35
8 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Hammerstein II, Kern) 4:02
9 Only Make Believe (Hammerstein II, Kern) 2:18
10 Ol' Man River (Hammerstein II, Kern) 3:15
11 Dearly Beloved (Kern, Mercer) 3:00
12 Why Do I Love You ? [previously unissued] (Hammerstein, Kern) 2:51
13 A Fine Romance (Fields, Kern) 2:29


Personnel
[# 1-5]
Erroll Garner - p
Eddie Calhoun - b
Kelly Martin - dr
On "I Got Rhythm" Calhoun & Martin are replaces by
Charles "Ike" Isaacs - b
Jimmie Smith - dr
Add Jose Mangual - cg
Recorded in New York ; August 19, 1965
[# 6]
Same as above
Recorded in New York ; Feburary 5, 1968
[# 7-13]
Same as above
Recorded in New York ; August 5-6, 1964

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Billy Taylor (1950-1952)

This second volume covering Billy Taylor's pre-Prestige recordings opens with four sides cut for Brunswick Records in 1950, followed by eight tracks done for Atlantic, and concluding with an early LP of Cuban-inspired jazz, all of which will be of interest to collectors. Taylor's bop-inflected piano style remains elegant throughout, always with a veneer of swinging brightness, and two of the best pieces here, the self-penned "Double Duty" and "Good Groove," show an acute awareness of both time and space, areas Taylor would go on to explore with his subsequent trios.
Steve Leggett

Source : http://allmusic.com/album/1950-1952-r682633


Billy Taylor
Chronogical Classic
1950-1952

Tracks

1 All Ears (Taylor) 2:55
2 My Heart Stood Still (Hart, Rodgers) 3:12
3 Darn That Dream (DeLange, Van Heusen) 3:18
4 Double Duty (Taylor) 2:54
5 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (Harris, Koehler, Moll) 2:42
6 Thou Swell (Hart, Rodgers) 3:11
7 Good Groove (Taylor) 3:04
8 Somebody Loves Me (DeSylva, Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:42
9 Willow Weep for Me (Ronell) 3:28
10 If I Had You (Campbell, Connelly, Shapiro) 3:07
11 The Very Thought of You (Noble) 3:21
12 What Is There to Say (Duke, Harburg) 3:00
13 The Cuban Caper (Taylor) 2:52
14 Cu-Blue (unknow) 2:48
15 Squeeze Me (unknow) 3:06
16 Feeling Frisky (Taylor) 2:40
17 Cuban Nightingale (George, Martinez) 3:02
18 Makin' Whoopee (Donaldson, Kahn) 3:04
19 Titoro (Titora) (Taylor) 2:44
20 Moonlight Savings Time (Taylor) 2:21
21 Three Little Words (Kalmar, Ruby) 2:23
22 Oscar Rides Again* (Pettiford) 2:44

Personnel
[# 1-4] 
Billy Taylor - p
Aaron Bell - b
Kelly Martin - dr
Recorded in New York City ; January 18, 1950
[# 5-12]

Billy Taylor - p
John Collins - g
Al Hall - b
Shadow Wilson - dr
Recorded in New York City ; February 20, 1951
[# 13-16]
Billy Taylor - p
Mundell Lowe - g
Earl May - b
Jo Jones - dr
Zoot Sims - mrcs
Frank Conlon - cg
Recorded in New York City ; November 1, 1951
[# 17-20]
Billy Taylor - p
Chuck Wayne - g
Earl May - b
Charlie Smith - dr
Frank Conlon - cg
Manny Oquendo - bg
Recorded in New York City ; May 2, 1952
[# 21-22]
Billy Taylor - p
Chuck Wayne - g
George Duvivier - b
Sid Bulkin - dr
Oscar Pettiford* - cel
Recorded in New York City ; July 11, 1952