Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Buddy Fite - Tasty

Although virtually unknown except by a handful of true believers, Buddy Fite is nonetheless one of jazz guitar's most formidable talents. His technique — full of Kenny Burrell-style bluesy bends, Les Paul glissandos and piano-like chords that invoke Art Tatum — is traditional, yet astonishing. The title of this album is no mere catchphrase, but the musical heart and soul of sounds presented here, with not a wasted or overblown note anywhere to be found. With fine small combo readings of "Here's That Rainy Day," "Make It With Me" and "Moonlight in Vermont" sitting alongside bop exercises like "Tune Up," "Barney's Tune" and "Sneakin' One," Fite's mastery of his instrument is evident. Unfortunately, there are no personnel listings, which is a real shame as Fite obviously collaborated with a number of rhythm sections, horn, string and keyboard combinations, and all of their contributions are equally tasty and supportive.
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Buddy Fite


1 Princess (James)  5:04
2 Here's That Rainy Day (Burke, Van Heusen)  2:28
3 Make It With Me (Gates)  4:24
4 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  4:13
5 Tune Up (Davis ?)  2:56
6 Barney's Tune
(Kessel)  4:18
7 Sneakin' One (?)  4:24
8 Angel Eyes (Brent, Dennis)  2:33
9 Willow Weep For Me (Ronell)  3:38
10 No Particular Blues (?)  4:54
11 Moonlight in Vermont (Blackburn, Suessdorf) 4:22
12 A Day in the Life of a Fool [Black Orpheus]  (Bonfá3:21


Buddy Fite - g
Others - unknown

Recorded circa 70s & 80s ?


Melanchthon said...

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Anonymous said...

any relation to guitarist (and tristano student) andy fite, i wonder?

bhowani bhowani said...

Absolutely unknown to me ! Thank you, melanchthon, for the share !

deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

completely new musician for me, thank you!

adakun said...

Gracias Mel.

Luis said...

B. James listed above as composer of some of the songs is in fact Bob James, Buddy's close friend.
Thanks for sharing, Mel!

AmyBRAINS said...

A great and nice surprise to me!
Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Marvellous post
Thank you very very much, Mel

Nico-las said...

Bonjour/Bonsoir, Hello !

This album is my incipit to your blog, what a great post and discover !

A virtual love may be beginning tonight ;)

thanks Melanchthon, for the work and the quality.