Monday, May 9, 2016

Edmond Hall - Petite Fleur

Aside from a few compilations consisting of previously released 78 rpm recordings, the 1959 United Artists LP Petite Fleur represents the first album by New Orleans clarinetist Edmond Hall. Accompanied by pianist Ellis Larkins, bassist Milt Hinton, and drummer Jimmy Crawford, Hall revisits Sidney Bechet's "Petite Fleur" and another Dixieland classic, "Clarinet Marmalade," with great feeling. His perky original "Cook Good" was inspired by a folk tune he heard as a young man called "Cook Good Cabbage." The group expands to a sextet with the addition of trumpeter Emmett Berry and trombonist Vic Dickenson on four tracks. A medley of six songs from the vast Duke Ellington songbook showcases a different side of Hall and some excellent muted horn by Dickenson. The leader even takes a rare vocal on the swinging closer, "Don't Give Me No Sympathy."
Ken Dryden

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Edmond Hall
Petite Fleur


1 Petite Fleur (Bechet)  4:03
2 Ellington Medley  9:40
a. Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington, Mills, Gordon)
b. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (Ellington, Russell)
c. Solitude (Ekllington, DeLange, Mills)
d. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington, Russell)
e. Mood Indigo (Ellington, Mills, Bigard)
f. Take The "A" Train (Strayhorn, ELlington)
3 Clarinet Marmalade (Sbarbaro)  3:20
4 Edmond Hall Blues (Hall)  3:43
5 Cook Good (Hall)  3:28
6 Off the Road (Hall)  8:02
7 Adam and Evie (Hall)  3:59
8 Don't Give Me Sympathy (Hall)  4:55


Edmond Hall - cl
Emmett Berry - tp [# 2, 4 & 8]
Vic Dickenson - tb [# 2, 4 & 8]
Ellis Larkins - p
Milt Hinton - b
Jimmie Crawford - dr

Originally released in 1959 on United Artists as 4028


Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Wonderful upgrade! Thank you.

Chris said...

Yes thanks Mel for this great upgrade!

lucky5 said...

Thanks. I didn't have this Edmond Hall!

musician3 said...

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

Bill said...

Thank you!

Pepin said...

Fantastico disk. A little gem. Many grace Mell. I did not know Edmmond Hall .What down by Petit Fleur (beautiful song that opened me to jazz in my childhood) Thanks Again.

rowgatien said...

Thank you!

Carlos Gianoli said...

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Otis Foster said...

Ellis Larkins caught my eye. He used to insist on total quiet while he was playing. Years ago, I saw him stop in the middle of a solo and stare at someone who had the temerity to whisper while he was playing.

I look forward to this. Thanks melanchthon

AmyBRAINS said...

Great post, Melanchthon.
Thanks a lot.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Zorn said...

Good afternoon!

The huge request to you.
Restore, please, this remarkable album
It is thankful in advance!

With the best regards,
Alexander from Russia

Anonymous said...

The links are out, Mel. You can put some new links, please?