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A vintage performance from the Verve years – featuring a small group with Lawrence Brown on trombone, Harry Carney on baritone, Ray Nance on cornet, violin, and vocal, Sam Woodyard on drums, Aaron Bell on bass, and Al Williams on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
70s issue of a pair of 1961 sessions – with Johnny Hodges on alto, working alongside sidemen from the Ellington orchestra! Billy Strayhorn handles arrangements, and titles include "Azure", "Day Dream", "I Didn't Know About You", "I'm Just A Lucky So & ... LP, Vinyl record album
Although the set's a groovy batch of shorter jazz tracks, with larger arrangements by Jimmy Jones, Hodges still solos nicely, and with that trademark tone that always cuts through the b.s.! The title cut's a mis-chosen version of Petula Clark's big hit, but the record's actually got some other ... LP, Vinyl record album
The "triple play" in the title refers to the fact that Johnny's working here with 3 different groups – all of them large ones, and stuffed with Ellington-esque players that include Ray Nance, Paul Gonsalves, Milt Hinton, Tiny Grimes, Hank Jones, Cat Anderson, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry ... LP, Vinyl record album
A nice little 60s album by Johnny Hodges – one of the few post-Verve sessions that has him still playing in the hard swinging Ellingtonia small combo mode of the 50s! Players are all strong – and include Jimmy Jones, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Harry Carney, and Paul Gonsalves – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hodges leads a large group of Ellington players that includes Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, Ray Nance, and Jimmy Woode. The overall sound has that Ellington-minus-Ellington, plus-Hoges feel of similar Verve sessions like these – with lots of nice ... LP, Vinyl record album
A split Japanese album – with two rare 10" sessions from Verve! Side one features rare George Wallington trio material for Verve – with Curly Russell on bass and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Before Dawn", "If I Love Again", "Your Laughter", ... LP, Vinyl record album
That's the Modern Jazz Sextet – not the Modern Jazz Quartet – although the group definitely borrows a bit of energy from the MJQ, and some personnel too! The group was only put together for this date – and combines the subtle touches of MJQ members John Lewis on piano and Percy ... LP, Vinyl record album
Buddy's got plenty of help to swing with here – on a set that features work by Benny Carter, Sonny Criss, or Willie Smith on alto, George Auld on tenor, Harry Edison on trumpet, and Gerald Wiggins on piano. The alto work of Smith and Criss is especially great – raspy, edgy, and with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
A record that serves up just what you'd expect from the title – a bit of raspy vocals from Buddy Rich – and some swinging instrumental material, with a group that features Ben Webster on tenor, Joe Newman on trumpet, Oscar Peterson on piano, and Freddie Greene on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
Driving Louis Bellson indeed – as Louie's drums set the tone for this session, and let Charlie Shavers and Seldon Powell echo out with some really great horn work! Tunes all have a nicely open-ended feeling that gets the players out of the context of their larger group histories and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very nice, very tight little bossa nova set by Eddie Harris from his early days at Vee Jay! The groove is very open, and Eddie's still at the stage where he can really cut the stuff. His solos ring out hard and cold above some great Lalo Schifrin arrangements, and Lalo also plays piano on the ... LP, Vinyl record album