Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jack Sheldon & His All-Stars

Trumpeter Jack Sheldon is heard leading two separate sessions from the late '50s. The earlier supporting cast includes Pete Jolly, Stu Williamson, and baritone saxophonist Billy Root. Several of the arrangements on the first studio date are by Lennie Niehaus, including the uplifting opener, "On Green Dolphin Street," the snappy blues "I'm Also a Person" (composed by Niehaus), and a richly textured chart of "I Had the Craziest Dream." George Wallington scored two snappy originals, "Arrividerci" and "Brown Cow." The mood is much lighter on the second date, with all of the arrangements by Paul Moer, including three originals. Although Art Pepper, Mel Lewis, Herb Geller, Chet Baker, and Harold Land are among the musicians present, this session is still a cut below the first. The playing is at a consistently strong level, even if some of the arrangements and compositions are less than memorable. But fans of cool jazz will likely enjoy this CD.
Ken Dryden

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/jack-sheldon-his-all-stars-r549858

Jack Sheldon

His All-Stars


1 Green Dolphin Street (Kaper, Washington)  3:07
2 I'm Also a Person (Niehaus)  4:45
3 I Had the Craziest Dream (Gordon, Warren)  3:34
4 Arrividerci (Wallington)  3:43
5 Brown Cow (Tiny Kahn)  2:59
6 Anyhow (Moer)  3:24
7 Julie Is Her Name (Troup)  3:28
8 Aplomb (Moer)  3:47
9 Sunset Eyes (Edwards)  2:55
10 J.S. (Abercrombie, Moer)  3:39


[# 1-5]
Jack Sheldon, Conte Candoli - tp
Stu Williamson - tb
Vince DeRosa - fr hrn
Lennie Niehaus - as
Billy Root - bs
Pete Jolly - p
Red Callender - tb
Buddy Clark - b
Mel Lewis - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; July 20, 1957
[# 6-10]
Jack Sheldon, Chet Baker - tp
Art Pepper, Herb Geller - as
Harold Land - ts
Paul Moer - p & arr
Buddy Clark - b
Mel Lewis - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; March 6, 1959


d3lta said...

Whoa, what a band, thank You!

neil said...

Heard his 54 Quartet and 55 Quintet, so up for this, especially with the chance to hear more Harold Land. Thanks, Mel...

Axel.T. said...

Terrific, Just terrific.
Thanks Mel.

johnp said...

Many thanks !

chemuski said...

Tengo este en vinilo hace años y es sencillamente demoledor.... esa version de sunset eyes es ..... dificil de superar. Melocotón eres lo mejor de la red, gracias.

Orbyt said...

Great post Mel, thank you!

Philo said...

Jack Sheldon is new to me.

But I am really enjoying this album.

I am one of those fans of cool jazz.


Orbyt said...

Gotta say I'm really enjoying this date. Thx again Mel.

grumpy said...

Looks like another west coast gem that I've never heard! Thanks, Mel.

busters said...

Mel is the king of jazztreasures. Keep going man!

Chris said...

Thanks Mel RS link still good

Melanchthon said...


Isidoro Macarena said...

muchas gracias

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Another great gift, very much appreciated, so thanks for this and all your other gems you share here with us!

Descargador said...


Otis Foster said...

Thanks melanchthon, as always.

Someone who once booked Sheldon for a gig told me that he (Sheldon) was one of the biggest (you fill in the noun) he'd ever dealt with.

Luis Lorenzo said...

Gracoas Mell!!

daniel genovese said...

Thank you

Scott Marks said...

Great find. Thank you x 1,000!

Bill said...

Many thanks mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

AmyBRAINS said...

Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

bventure said...

Thought I had this but I didn't! Many thanks mel

Kovina Kris said...

Really happy to get another Sheldon album as I have very little of him.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that Messrs. Braff and Sheldon have such a bad reputation among promoters/non-musicians?

Jehan said...

Merci pour tout ce que vous partagez !