2 rare Dot albums by the team of Pete & Conte Candoli – both brothers, and both important trumpeters in the west coast scene of the 50s! The first 11 tracks on the set feature the pair working with rhythm from Jimmy Rowles on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums – all playing short, but to-the-point tunes that showcase the twin-solo talents of the players nicely! The pair make for a small horn section of their own on the ensemble passages – then break out nicely into differently-flavored solos for each tune. Titles include "Exodus In Jazz", "Disc-Location", "Fascinatin Rhythm", "Rockin Boogie", and "Pe-Con". Next up are 10 more tunes from the album Bell Book
& Candoli – released to coincide with the brothers' appearance in the film Bell
, & Candle
, where they worked in a small jazz combo fronted by Jack Lemmon (as a warlock!) on bongos! The style of the tracks is similar to those in the film – two trumpets up front, with groovy beat-era style backing that has a guitar echoing out in cool ways that give the tracks more of an edge than some of the brothers' other work from the time. The group's virtually the same as on the first sessions on the CD – except that Barney Kessel replaces Howard Roberts on guitar. Tracks include "Bell Book
& Candoli", "Hey Bell
boy", "Pagoda", "Night Walk", "Spanish Carnival", and "I May Be Wrong".