Monday, November 6, 2017

Albert Mangelsdorff '57

Altoist Bud Shank and tenor saxophonist Bob Cooper toured Europe extensively in 1957 and spent two months in Germany. While there, they often worked with trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff's unit, a group that also featured guitarist Attila Zoller. Mangelsdorff appeared on a few broadcasts with Shank and Cooper, with the two previously unissued broadcasts on this valuable CD being under the trombonist's name. Mangelsdorff is best remembered for his work in free jazz and the avant-garde but in 1957 he was a very fluent bop trombonist, one who held his own with the two saxophonists. Zoller also fares particularly well during these straight-ahead performances while Shank (doubling occasionally on flute) and Cooper (who switches to oboe for a couple of specialties) are heard in their early prime. Fans of West Coast jazz will definitely love these rare and well-preserved broadcasts.
Scott Yanow

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Albert Mangelsdorff
European Tour '57


1 These Foolish Things (Link, Marvell, Strachey)  4:09
2 What a Difference a Day Makes (Adams, Grever)  4:06
3 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:25
4 Our Love Is Here to Stay (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:23
5 Lullaby of Birdland (Shearing, Weiss)  2:18
6 Intro  0:31
7 Studio 15 (AKA Jubilation) (Cooper)  3:40
8 Intro  0:53
9 I'll Close My Eyes (Kaye, Reid)  4:18
10 Intro  0:57
11 Angel Eyes (Brent, Dennis)  3:17
12 Tea for Two (Caesar, Youmans)  4:15
13 Intro  0:51
14 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  2:57
15 Tangerine (Mercer, Schertzinger)  5:49
16 Intro  0:36
17 The Nearness of You (Carmichael, Washington)  4:04
18 A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie, Paparelli)  7:16
19 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnson, Raye)  13:16


[# 1-5]
Albert Mangelsdorff - tb
Bud Shank - as & fl
Bob Cooper - ts & ob
Attila Zoller - g
Gary Peacock - b
Karl Sanner - dr
Recorded in Hamburg, Germany ; April 12, 1957
[# 6-19]
Albert Mangelsdorff - tb [# 7, 9 & 19]
Bud Shank - as & fl
Bob Cooper ts & ob
Attila Zoller - g
Gary Peacock - b
Karl Sanner - dr
Recorded in Munich, Germany, Broadcast from Freddie Brocksieper's "Sudio 15" ; March 1957


theblueamos said...

Hi melanchthon my thankyous do not get published dont know why so im tring again ,all the best

wil said...

Very excited about this early mangelsdorff. Thanks

rob said...

Very interesting album. The earliest Mangelsdorff I know of. Possibly his first recording? Thanks for sharing

Otis Foster said...

Mel, thnx for this and prior d/ls I haven't been able to comment on.

Blue Eyes said...

Great session! Thank you very much Mel for these rare sessions!

grumpy said...

I only know Mangelsdorff from his 'fre' days so I'm looking forward to a re-evaluation. Thanks, mel.

hcb said...

many thanks

Otis Foster said...

One of the great things about this site - aside from the rich and deep library - is the extensive commentary on most releases, along with original cover art. Even if I have the session, it makes it much easier for me to complete the data without having to scramble around amongst 3-4 different sources.

Anonymous said...

MIssing gem, we'd be all so richer with your kind reupload of this great music, dear MM!

Melanchthon said...

agmosk said...

Thanks for the repost!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Porer said...

Thank you very much

neil said...

Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade, mel...

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

Kovina Kris said...

This lineup is fantastic and right up my alley. Thank you very much Mel!

Olde Edo said...

Great to hear early Mangelsdorff, and Zoller is always welcome, as well as the "West Coast Boys". Thanks very much!

Anonymous said...

mahalo, mel!