Showing posts with label Ray Mosca. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ray Mosca. Show all posts

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Shades of Gray Sargent

Throughout this enjoyable set, guitarist Gray Sargent is the epitome of cool, unhurried, and relaxed no matter what the tempo. Sargent is accompanied by bassist Marshall Wood and drummer Ray Mosca and, on half of the set, great pianist Dave McKenna. The music falls between swing and bop, sounding both spontaneous and fully under control. Sargent, who has a very appealing sound, uplifts each of the standards and some of them (particularly the ones with McKenna) swing quite hard.
Scott Yanow
 
Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wjfpxq9gldke


Gray Sargent
Shades of Gray

Tracks

1 Let's Get Lost (Loesser, McHugh) 4:59
2 Gray Haze (Sargent) 3:52
3 Don't Take Your Love from Me (Nemo) 7:15
4 I Know Why/My Foolish Heart (Gondon, Warren) 6:57
5 A.P. In the P.M. (Sargent) 4:08
6 You Don't Know What Love Is (DePaul, Raye) 8:31
7 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Maschwitz, Sherwin) 6:25
8 This Time the Dream's on Me (Arlen, Mercer) 5:11
9 My Ideal (Chase, Robin, Whiting) 6:19
10 Long Ago (And Far Away) (Gershwin, Kern) 5:02
11 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (Fain, Webster) 5:02

Personnel
Gray Sargent - g
Marshall Wood - b
Ray Mosca - dr
W
ith special Guest Dave McKenna - p [# 3, 6, 7, 9 & 10]


Recorded at Skyline Studios, New York, New York ; February 1-2, 1993

Monday, January 28, 2013

Rolf Kuhn

Rolf Kuhn's style has evolved through the years. The clarinetist started out playing in German dance bands in the late '40s. He worked with radio orchestras starting in 1952 and moved to the U.S. in 1956. Kuhn subbed for Benny Goodman on a few occasions during 1957-1958, played in the Tommy Dorsey ghost band (1958), and worked in a big band led by Urbie Green (1958-1960). In 1962, Kuhn returned to Germany, where he has explored more adventurous styles of jazz (including dates with his younger brother, keyboardist Joachim Kuhn) but still occasionally shows off his ties to swing. Kuhn recorded with an all-star group called Winner's Circle (1957), Toshiko Akiyoshi (1958), and as a leader starting in 1953, including a 1956 New York quartet date for Vanguard.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/record.php?record_id=1906


Rolf Kuhn
Rolf Kuhn And His Sound Of Jazz

Tracks

1. Istambul (Kenedy, Simon) 4:14
2. Waltzing Matilda (Paterson, Cowan) 3:55
3. Lady Of Spain (Evans, Reaves) 3:41
4. Canadian Sunset (Heywood, Gimbel) 5:15
5. South Of The Border (Kennedy, Carr) 4:07
6. Atlanta, GA (Skylar, Shaftel) 4:58
7. A Touch Of Berlin (Leux, Hannes, Balz) 3:05
8. Manhattan (Rodgers, Hart) 4:36
9. Chicago (Fisher) 3:18
10. Caravan (Tizol, Ellington, Mills) 3:56


Personnel
[#1, 5, 6 & 9] Rolf Kuhn Sextet 
Rolf Kuhn - cl
Jack Sheldon - tp 
John Bunch - p
Chuck Wayne - g 
Henry Grimes - b
Ray Mosca - dr
[#3, 7 & 10*] Rolf Kuhn Quintet 
Rolf Kuhn - cl
John Bunch - p 
Jim Hall - g
Henry Grimes or George Duvivier* - b 
Ray Mosca - dr
[#2, 4 & 8] Rolf Kuhn Quartet
Rolf Kuhn - cl 
John Bunch - p & org
George Duvivier - b
Don Lamond - dr

Recorded in New York City ; 1960