A rare album as a leader from Teo Macero – one of the driving forces behind some of the key Miles Davis albums on Columbia Records – and other great jazz on that label too! Although Teo Macero is probably best known as Columbia's jazz producer during their successful early 60s run with Miles, he's also quite a composer in his own right, as you'll hear on this striking set of sides from the late 50s! Macero splits the album with Bob Prince – and each of these lesser-known modernists get a side apiece, and fairly free reign in coming up with some wild material. The sound has a little bit of that hip east coast chamber sound that you'd hear in Hal McKusick recordings – but there's also a bit more influences from 20th century modernism, as well as some of the larger Kenton-esque experiments of the early 50s. Macero's group includes JohnLaPorta, Eddie Bert, and George Barrow – and Prince is assisted by Jon Eardley, Phil Woods, and Frank Socolow. A great slice of lost avant playing, and one of the more striking jazz sides in the Columbia catalog! Titles include "Sounds Of May", "Ground Base", "Germination", "24+ 18+", and "Neally". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has faded initials on front.)
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Blue Flame ... CD Sounds Of Yesteryear, 1946. Used ...
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With JohnLaPorta & Sam Morowitz on alto saxophone, Sam Rubenwitch on baritone saxophone, Joe Mondragon on bass, Don Lamond on drums, John Cave on french horn, Chuck Wayne on guitar, Stanley Chaloupka on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Flip Phillips & Micky Folze on tenor saxophone, Bill Harris, Ed Keifer & Ralph Pfiffner on trombone & Cappy Lewis, Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Shorty Rogers & Sonny Berman on trumpet. CD
A fantastic bit of modernist midcentury music – and one of the rarest albums on the Debut label! The album highlights the piano and compositions of Alonzo Levister – music that's certainly jazz, but also expands into some larger ideas as well – with great help from a hip lineup that features Teddy Charles on vibes and percussion, JohnLaPorta on alto, Louis Mucci on trumpet, Morris Lang on tympany, and Lourin Bernsohn on cello. The music is very much in the camp of some of LaPorta's work, and has a beautiful balance between personal moments and more vivid, painterly sounds. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall – and labels are attached to the vinyl, which is rare for this one.)