DISCOGRAPHY  PART 6
 
discography   1   2   3   4  (original)   5   6   7   8   9  (compilations)   I  press   biography  1   2   3







  Verve Jazz Masters 13 / Antonio Carlos Jobim
issued: 1994 CD VERVE/POLYGRAM RECORDS 516409

ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM (bird calls, g, p, voc); JIMMY CLEVELAND (tb); LEO WRIGHT (fl, as); DANILO CAYMMI (fl, voc); STAN GETZ (ts); CÉSAR CAMARGO MARIANO (keyb, p); LUIZ BONFÁ, OSCAR CASTRO-NEVES, HELIO DELMIRO (g); JOÃO GILBERTO, PAUL JOBIM (g, voc); ASTRUD GILBERTO, MAUCHA ADNET, ANA LONTRA JOBIM, ELIZABETH JOBIM, PAULA MORELENBAUM, ELIS REGINA, MARIA TOLEDO, SIMONE CAYMMI (voc); JACQUES MORELENBAUM  (cel); GEORGE DUVIVIER, SEBASTIAO NETO, LUIZAO MAIA, TOMMY WILLIAMS (b); MILTON BANANA, PAULO FERREIRA, PAULINHO BRAGA (dr) JOSE CARLOS (dr, perc); OHANA BRAGA (perc)


  1. Corcovado
  2. Vivo Sonhando
  3. So Danco Samba
  4. Desafinado
  5. Aguas De Maro
(Waters of March)
  6. O Grande Amor
  7. Agua De Beber
  8. Chovendo Na Roseira (-ro?)
  9. O Morro Não Tem Vez
10. Fascinating Rhythm
11. Insensatez
12. Inutil Paisagem
(Useless Landscape)
13. O Morro No Tem Vez
14. Por Toda A Minha Vida
15. Triste
16. Borzeguim
(Jobim/Lees)
(Jobim/Lees)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Cavanaugh/H/J)
(Jobim)
(De Moraes/Jobim)
(DeMoraes/G/J)
(Jobim)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Gershwin/Gershwin)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Jobim)
(DeMoraes/G/J)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Jobim)
(Jobim)
     

Review: Atlantic Jazz: Saxophones gathers some of the label's most memorable sax performances, including a live version of Rahsaan Roland Kirk's 'If I Loved You', John Coltrane's 'Giant Steps', Ornette Coleman's 'Lonely Woman', Yusef Lateef's 'Russell and Eliot', and Hank Crawford's 'Lorelei's Lament'. Sonny Stitt, Eddie Harris, Charles Lloyd, and David "Fathead" Newman. Atlantic Jazz: Saxophones works as a fine companion piece to Rhino's Atlantic reissues, featuring definitive cuts from the trad jazz, bop, and free jazz saxophonists that defined the label's historic roster. Atlantic Jazz: Saxophones / Various Artists
issues: 1994 ATLANTIC 71256 ; CD & CS RHINO

  1. If I Loved You / Rahsaan Roland Kirk
  2. Freedom Jazz Dance / Eddie Harris
  3. Willow Weep For Me / D. Newman
  4. Russell And Eliot / Yusef Lateef
  5. Lorelei's Lament / Hank Crawford
  6. Confirmation / Sonny Stitt
  7. Giant Steps / John Coltrane
  8. Lonely Woman / Ornette Coleman
  9. Forest Flower: Sunrise / Charles Lloyd
10. Forest Flower: Sunset / Charles Lloyd
(Hammerstein/Rodgers)
(Harris)
(Ronell)
(Lateef)
(Crawford)
(Parker)
(Coltrane)
(Coleman)
(Lloyd)
(Lloyd)
     

  Atlantic Jazz Saxophones, Vol. 2 / Various Artists
issues: ATLANTIC 71726 (or 7111970 ?) ; 1994 CD RHINO 71726

#1 taken from Blues Shout - Leo Wright 1960 ATLANTIC 1358
LEO WRIGHT (as); RICHARD WILLIAMS (tp); HARRY LOOKOFSKY (v); JUNIOR MANCE (p); ART DAVIS (b); CHARLIE PERSIP (dr) >>
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other artists: MARCUS BELGRAVE, CHARLES GILLUM, CHARLES McGHEE (tp); JIMMY OWENS (fl-h, tp); JULIAN PRIESTER, CLINTON SMITH (tb); JOHN COLTRANE, EDDIE HAR- RIS, RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK, CLIFFORD JORDAN, WARNE MARSH, DAVID "FATHEAD" NEWMAN, ABDUL BAARI, EDDIE CADELL (ts); HANK CRAWFORD, LEE KONITZ, BUSTER SMITH, SONNY STITT, ORNETTE COLEMAN (as); YUSEF LATEEF (ss, ts); LEROY COOP- ER, HOWARD JOHNSON (bar-s); JOHN LEWIS (p, prod.); TOMMY FLANAGAN, HERMAN FLOWERS, RICHARD TEE, CEDAR WALTON (p); KOSSIE GARDNER, BIG JOHN PATTON, MICKEY TUCKER (org); THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS (back voc); BILLY BAUER, TOD DUNBAR, JIM HALL, CORNELL DUPREE, ERIC GALE, KEITH LOVING (g); SELWART CLARKE (viola); KERMIT MOORE (cel); RON CARTER, PAUL CHAMBERS, RICHARD DAVIS, CHAR- LIE GREEN, CHARLIE HADEN, OSCAR PETTIFORD, BILL SALTER, JOSEA SMITH, CHUCK RAINEY (b); ED BLACKWELL, KENNY CLARKE, ROBERT COBBS, CONNIE KAY, BILLY HIGGINS, JIMMY JOHNSON, BERNARD "PRETTY" PURDIE, ART TAYLOR, MILT TURNER (dr); JOE HABAD TEXIDOR (perc); RAY BARRETTO (cga); ARTHUR JENKINS (cabasa, cga); JOE WOHLETZ (bgo); GIGI GRYCE (arr)

  1. Blues Shout / Leo Wright
  2. I Wish You Love /
David Newman
  3. Old Rugged Cross / Rahsaan Roland Kirk
  4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore /
        Hank Crawford
  5. Topsy / Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh
  6. Shadow of Your Smile / Eddie Harris
  7. Down In Atlanta / Yusef Lateef
  8. September Song / Buster Smith
  9. Senor Blues / Clifford Jordan
 10. Parker's Mood / Sonny Stitt
 11. Mr. P.C. / John Coltrane
 12. Embraceable You / Ornette Coleman 4tet
(Gryce)
(Trenet)
(Traditional)
(Ellington/Russell)

(Battle/Durham)
(Mandel/Webster)
(Lateef)
(Smith)
(Silver)
(Parker)
(Coltrane)
(Gershwin/Gershwin)
     

  Jazz Round Midnight: Bossa Nova / Various Artists
issues: 1994 CD UNI/VERVE, CD POLYGRAM ; 1996 CD POLYGRAM 531933 ;
1998 CD POLYGRAM 557400

#8 from New Wave - Dizzy Gillespie rec.: 1962. DIZZY GILLESPIE (tp); LEO WRIGHT (as, fl); CHARLIE VENTURA (ts, bs); LALO SCHIFRIN (p); BOLA SETE, ELEC BACSIK (g); CHRIS WHITE (b); RUDY COLLINS (dr); CARMEN COSTA (voc, cabassa).
PHILIPS PHM 200-070 & PHS 600-070. see >>
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#6 from The Girl From Ipanema / Antonio Carlos Jobim rec.: 1963. ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM (g, p, viola, voc); JIMMY CLEVELAND (tb); LEO WRIGHT (fl); GEORGE DUVIVIER (b); EDISON MACHADO (dr)  ELENCO ME-9. see >> disco 3

other artists: JOHNNY COLES, LOUIS MUCCI (tp); BOB BROOKMEYER, JIMMY KNEPPER (tb); STAN GETZ (ts); RICHIE KAMUCA (ob, ts); STEVE LACY (ss); GERRY MULLIGAN (bar- s); RAYMOND BECKENSTEIN (cl, fl); ANDY FITZGERALD, GEORGE MARGE (fl, engl-h); RAY ALONGE, JULIUS WATKINS (fr-h); ART FARMER (fl-h); GENE CIPRIANO, BERNARD FLEISCHER, JOHN LOWE, DON SHELTON, PAUL HORN (ww); BILLY BARBER (tu); BOB TRICARIO (bassoon, fl, ts); GIL EVANS, CLARE FISCHER (p); ROY KRAL (p, voc); GARY MC FARLAND, CAL TJADER (vib); JACKIE CAIN, ASTRUD GILBERTO, MARIA TOLEDO (voc); LAURINDO ALMEIDA, LUIZ BONFÁ, KENNY BURRELL, CHARLIE BYRD, JIM HALL (g); GENE BYRD (b, g); JOSE PAULO (g, tamb); JOÃO GILBERTO (g, voc); KETER BETTS, RON CARTER, BILL CROW, DON PAYNE, TOMMY WILLIAMS, FREDDIE SCHREIBER (b); CHARLIE VENTURA (b, ts); DAVE BAILEY, DON MAC DONALD, WILLIE BOBO, BUDDY DEPPENSCHMIDT, ELVIN JONES, JOHNNY RAE, GRADY TATE (dr); JOSE (BIGORNA) CARLOS, BILL REICHENBACH (dr, perc); MILT HOLLAND (perc); DOM UM ROMAO (bgo)

  1. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)
       Jackie Cain & Roy Kral
  2. O Morro Não Tem Vez / Stan Getz & L. Bonfá
  3. Manha De Carnaval / Bob Brookmeyer
  4. Vai Querer / Cal Tjader
  5. Bahia / Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
  6. O Morro Não Tem Vez / Antonio Carlos Jobim
  7. Lila / Luiz Bonfá
  8. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town / D. Gillespie
  9. O Grande Amor / Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
10. Moon And Sand / Kenny Burrell
11. Prelude In E Minor / Gerry Mulligan
12. Berimbau / Astrud Gilberto
13. One Note Samba / Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
(Jobim/K/L)

(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Bonfá/C/M/P/W)
(Almeida/Lobo)
(Barroso)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Bonfá)
(Little/Young)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Engvick/P/W)
(Chopin/Mulligan)
(DeMoraes/G/P)
(Jobim/Mendonca)
     

  Latin Jazz Party - Jazz For Fun / Various Artists
issued: 1994 CD BRUNSWICK 515619-2

Disc 1 #7 with BOB BROOKMEYER, LALO SCHIFRIN, LEO WRIGHT & ZOOT SIMS

Disc 1
  1. Frenesi / Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson Quartet<
  2. Recardo (Bossa Nova) / Kai Winding & Ross Tompkins
  3. Doxy / Cal Tjader & Paul Griffin
  4. Honeysuckle Rose / Toots Thielemans
  5. Um Abraço No Getz / Stan Getz, Luiz Bonfá & A. C. Jobim
  6. Rosita / C. Hawkins, B. Webster, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis
  7. Samba Para Dos / B. Brookmeyer, L. Schifrin, L. Wright, Z. Sims
  8. Con Alma / Oscar Peterson Trio
  9. Samba De Duas Notas / Stan Getz, Luiz Bonfá & Don Payne
10. I'm Your Bunny Bossa Nova / Kai Winding & Dick Garcia
11. As Long As I Live / Kenny Burrell, Phil Woods, Mike Mainieri
12. The Peanut Vendor / Herbie Mann & Laurindo Almeida
13. The Girl(s) From Ipanema / Oscar Peterson Trio

Disc 2
  1. One Note Samba / Herb Ellis & Victor Feldman
  2. So Danco Samba / Stan Getz, Luiz Bonfá & A. C. Jobim
  3. How High The Moon / Cal Tjader & Grady Tate
  4. Chara Tua Tristeza / Bob Brookmeyer, Jim Hall & Jimmy Raney
  5. Quebra Mar / Luiz Bonfá
  6. Poinciana / Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson Quartet
  7. Corcovado / Stan Getz & Laurindo Almeida
  8. Carnival Joys / George Benson &Clark Terry
  9. Wave / Toots Thielemans & Elis Regina
10. Blues Bossa Nova / B. Brookmeyer & Gary McFarland
11. Bim Bom / Stan Getz, Gary McFarland Orchestra & Jim Hall
12. Tin Tin Deo / D. Gillespie Orchestra, Quincy Jones, Phil Woods
13. Begin The Beguine / Charlie Parker Quintet
14. Once Again / >Stan Getz & Laurindo Almeida
     

  Dynamite Group Sounds Volume 1 / Various Artists
issued: 1995 CD DYNAMITE RECORDS DGS 101

  1. So Tenderly / The Darrells
  2. Crying Over You / Sonny Carter w/ Group
  3. Look Up In The Sky / The Kodoks
  4. Crazy Love / The Creators
  5. My Gift From Heaven / The Climatics
  6. Wish I Could Be There / The Silhouettes
  7. Mine All Mine / Bobbie Smith & Dreamgirls
  8. I'd Climb The Hills & Mountains / The Flairs
  9. Deep In My Heart / Kenny Smith w/ Group
10. I've Got A Feeling / The Creations
11. Picture Of You / The Enchantones
12. She's Gone / The Carians
13. Why Oh Why / The Fantasys
14. Altar Of Dreams / Gino & Dells
15. Raindrops / The Kartunes
16. I Could Have Danced All Night / The Souveniers
17. Poor Little Puppet / The Senators
18. I Ask Of You / The Marvellos
19. Lend Me Your Ear / The Originales
20. Somehow / The Ballads
21. Everyone Has Someone / The Killers
22. You're Tired Of Love / The Gems
23. Took A Chance / The Javalons
24. Trusting In You / The Madison Brothers
25. A Love Like You / Jean Simms & Griffins
26. It Is I / Leo Wright & The El-Jays
     

Review: The first of several tribute albums issued just after Jobim's death, this one generally sticks to Jobim's most famous songs as interpreted by several Brazilian and American artists from PolyGram's archives. Jobim himself appears on such obvious choices as the best-selling Stan Getz/Joao and Astrud Gilberto hit 'The Girl From Ipanema', and with Astrud on 'Agua De Beber' and 'Dindi', and again with the late Elis Regina on an 'Aguas de Marco' that nearly breaks up with laughter. The American contributions are a mixed bag; Sarah Vaughan's 'Corcovado', for example, is rather inappropriately overwrought but Wes Montgomery's 'How Insensitive' is a beautiful recording, with Jobim's favored arranger Claus Ogerman in top wistful form. The other jazzers on the CD are Billy Eckstine, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Shirley Horn and Dizzy Gillespie, proving that Jobim's timelessly aching music attracted quite a diverse cross-section of admirers. The Girl From Ipanema - The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook / Various Artists
issues: UNI/MERCURY ; 1995 POLYGRAM RECORDS 525472 ; 1996 CD VERVE 5472

LEO WRIGHT on #6 (recorded March 10, 1963 in NYC) and on #15 (rec. 1962 at Antibes Jazz Festival Juan-Le-Pins)

ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM (g, p, voc); DIZZY GILLESPIE, STU WILLIAMSON (tp); JIMMY CLEVELAND, PAUL FAULISE, BILLY BYERS, DICK HIXSON, WAYNE ANDRE, MILTON BERNHARDT (tb); STAN GETZ (ts); BUD SHANK, JEROME RICHARDSON (fl); LEO WRIGHT (fiddle, fl on #6; as, voc on #15); WES MONTGOMERY, LUIZ BONFÁ, CHARLIE BYRD, ELEK BACSIK, TZIGANE ELEK BACSIK, OSCAR CASTRO-NEVES, HELIO DELMIRO, BARRY GALBRAITH (g); JOÃO GILBERTO (g, voc); LALO SCHIFRIN, OSCAR PETERSON, CÉSAR CAMARGO MARIANO, JOÃO DONATO, BOB JAMES, HILARY JAMES (p); SHIRLEY HORN (p, voc); ELLA FITZGERALD, ASTRUD GILBERTO, SARAH VAUGHAN, BILLY ECKSTINE, HARRY LOOKOFSKY, BERNARD EICHEN, ELIS REGINA, ARNOLD EIDUS, PAUL GERSHMAN, EMANUEL GREEN, JULIUS HELD, JOSEPH MALIN, GENE ORLOFF (voc); CHARLES ABLES, KETER BETTS, GENE BYRD, RON CARTER, SAM JONES, GEORGE DUVIVIER, CHRIS C. WHITE, LUIZAO MAIA, ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ, JOE MONDRAGON, TOMMY WILLIAMS (b); ABE KESSLER, CHARLES MC CRACKEN, GEORGE RICCI, HARVEY SHAPIRO (cel); PAULINHO BRAGA, RUDY COLLINS, BUDDY DEPPENSCHMIDT, BOBBY DONALDSON, BOBBY DURHAM, PAULO FERREIRA, HELCIO MILITO, STEVE WILLIAMS, GRADY TATE (dr); JOSE CARLOS (perc, dr); MILTON BANANA, JUAN CADAVIECO, JOSE MANGUAL, BILL REICHENBACH, PEPITO RIESTRA, RAFAEL SIERRA (perc); RAY BARRETTO (cga)


  1. The Girl From Ipanema / S.Getz, J. Gilberto
  2. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) /
        Sarah Vaughan
  3. Felicidade / Billy Eckstine
  4. O Morro No Tem Vez (Favela) /
        Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfá
  5. Agua De Beber / Astrud Gilberto
  6. So Danço Samba (Jazz Samba) / A. C. Jobim
  7. Insensatez (How Insensitive) / W. Montgomery
  8. Once I Loved (O Amor en Paz) / Shirley Horn
  9. One Note Samba/ Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
10. Meditation (Meditao) / Joao Gilberto
11. Desafinado (SlightyOut Of Tune) / Ella Fitzgerald
12. Dindi / Astrud Gilberto
13. Wave / Oscar Peterson
14. Aguas De Maro / Antonio Carlos Jobim &
        Elis Regina Jobim
15. Chega De Saudade  (No More Blues) /
        Dizzy Gillespie
(DeMoraes/G/J)
(Jobim/Lees)

(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)

(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(DeMoraes/G/J)
(Jobim/Mendonca)
(Gimbel/J/M)
(Hendricks/J/M/R)
(De Oliveria/G/J)
(Jobim)
(Jobim)

(DeMoraes/Jobim)
     



Review: This CD contains tracks from 3 Warner Brothers original LPs that Tom Jobim did in the 1960s, including 'The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim', 'A Certain Mr. Jobim' and 'Love, Strings and Jobim' - as well as previously unreleased bonus tracks. The tracks included from 'A Certain Mr. Jobim' were all arranged by Claus Ogermann, including the bonus tracks from that album.
Antonio Carlos Jobim: Composer / Antonio Carlos Jobim
recorded: May 9 & 10, 1963 at A&R Studios, New York City
issues: 1995 CD WARNER BROTHERS 9-46114-2


  1. She's A Carioca
  2. Agua De Beber
  3. Surfboard
  4. Useless Landscape
  5. Só Tinha De Ser Com Vocé
  6. A Felicidade
  7. Bonita
  8. Favela
  9. Valsa De Porto Das Caixas
10. Samba Do Aviao
11. Por Toda A Minha Vida
12. Dindi
13. Hurry Up And Love Me
14. Pardon My English
15. Bonita
16. Someone To Light Up My Life
17. Off-Key
18. Photograph
19. Surfboard
20. Outra Vez
21. I Was Just One More for You
22. Road To The Sun
23. Don't Ever Go Away
24. Zingaro
25. I Was Just One More For You
26. Photograph
27. Don't Ever Go Away
28. Off-Key
     

Review: For almost a decade Bluesville operated as a subsidiary label to the indie jazz pioneer Prestige Records. With a chaotic catalog, they issued everything from barrelhouse piano players working with hipster jazz combos to semi-pro street singers to tons of Lightnin' Hopkins albums. What we have here are the beginnings of the modern blues album as we know it. The Bluesville label captured that awkward moment in time where the blues first lost its commercial restraints and started making music of a different power and a nice cross section of it is here on all four of these volumes. There's a decidedly acoustic air to everything here, even the wilder Chicago sides. If you've been brought up on a steady blues album diet of electric guitars and heavy drumming, some of this will sound almost quaint by comparison, but it's well worth a listen. The first entry in the series, Big Blues, Honks and Wails features tracks by piano giants Sunnyland Slim and Roosevelt Sykes and uptown blues belters Mildred Anderson, Jimmy Witherspoon and Al Smith paired with small, jazz oriented combos with sax legends King Curtis, Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis and Clifford Scott honkin' away. The Bluesville Years, Vol. 1: Big Blues Honks and Wails /
Various Artists

recorded: 1963 - 64
issues: 1995 FANTASY/PRESTIGE 9905 ; 1995 PRESTIGE PRCD-9905-2

MILDRED ANDERSON, AL SMITH, JIMMY WITHERSPOON (voc); KING CURTIS, EDDIE "LOCKJAW" DAVIS (ts); CLIFFORD SCOTT (as, ts); LEO WRIGHT (as, ts, tamb); SUNNYLAND SLIM, ROOSEVELT SYKES (p, voc); GILDO MAHONES (p); ROBERT BANKS, BERT KENDRIX, SHIRLEY SCOTT (org); KENNY BURRELL, T-BONE WALKER (g); GEORGE DUVIVIER, LEONARD GASKIN, CLARENCE JONES, WENDELL MARSHALL, GEORGE TUCKER (b); ARTHUR EDGEHILL, BELTON EVANS, WAYNE ROBERTSON, JIMMIE SMITH (dr)


SUNNYLAND SLIM:
  1. Baby How Long
  2. The Devil Is A Busy Man
  3. Decoration Day
  4. It's You Baby

ROOSEVELT SYKES:
  5. Mislead Mother
  6. Satellite Baby
  7. Pocketful Of Money
  8. Jailbait

MILDRED ANDERSON:
  9. Kidney Stew Blues
10. Hello Little Boy
11. Don't Deceive Me

JIMMY WITHERSPOON:
12. Money's Gettin' Cheaper
13. I've Been Treated Wrong
14. Cane River
15. Grab Me A Freight
16. Bad Bad Whiskey
17. Mean Old Frisco Blues

AL SMITH:
18. I've Got The Right Kind Of Lovin'
19. I've Got A Girl

(Carr)
(Sunnyland Slim)
(Williamson)
(Sunnyland Slim)


(Sykes)
(Sykes)
(Sykes)



(Blackman/Vinson)
(Anderson)
(Willis)


(Witherspoon)
(Brown)
(Witherspoon)
(Walton)
(Davis)
(Crudup)


(Smith)
(Smith)
     

Review: Issued nearly a year after Jobim's death, this 3 CD set is ground zero, the place to start if you don't have any Jobim in your collection or for anyone who wants a single package of his multifaceted art. The set encompasses not only Jobim's own sporadic work for Verve from 1963 until his final 1994 Carnegie Hall concert and the two A&M albums of 1967 and 1970, but also sessions led by Stan Getz, Joao and Astrud Gilberto in which Jobim appeared as a sideman. guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves, who selected the music for this set, follows a unique game plan, devoting disc 1 to vocal renditions of Jobim's songs, disc 2 to instrumental versions, and disc 3 to multiple comparisons of a few Jobim standards by different performers. The selections are often adventurous, and the programming digs deeply into Jobim's PolyGram catalog for such overlooked gems as the bossa waltz 'Mojave', the sly 'Captain Bacardi', and the self-mocking 'Chansong'. For casual listening, discs one and two flow beautifully, and even disc three works, for despite the repetition of tunes, the approaches are varied enough to keep one's attention. Jobim collectors probably have almost everything on the set anyway, as there are no unreleased tracks other than a humorous uncredited rehearsal of 'Aguas de Marco' tacked onto the end of 'Vivo Sonhando'. But they are certain to be

attracted by the unique packaging, a double-spiraled fold-out book containing lots of fascinating interviews and essays, and 3 discs wrapped in paper cut-outs environmentally designed to look like fish, flowers, and leaves. The CD is packaged with a 60-page book with photos, a biography of A.C. Jobim and several interviews with him and his colleagues. The 3 CDs include selections from the albums Elis And Tom, Wave, Tide, The Composer Of Desafinado Plays, Passarim, Stan Getz's Jazz Samba Encore!, 'The Astrud Gilberto Album', Carnegie Hall Salutes The Jazz Masters, Getz / Gilberto, Ellis Especial and the film 'Gabriela'.
The Man From Ipanema / Antonio Carlos Jobim
recorded: 1963-1994
issues: 1963 UNI/VERVE ; 1995 3 CD´s VERVE/POLYGRAM RECORDS 525880

ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM (g, p, voc); STU WILLIAMSON (tp); MILT BERNHART, JIMMY CLEVELAND, URBIE GREEN (tb); STAN GETZ, JOE HENDERSON (ts); LEO WRIGHT, JESUINA NORONHA PASSAROTO, HINDENBURGO V. BORGES PEREIRA HERMETO PASCOAL (fl); DANILO CAYMMI (fl, voc); BUD SHANK (fl, as); ROMEO PENQUE, RAYMOND BECKENSTEIN (fl, picc-fl); JEROME RICHARDSON (picc-fl, as); JOSEPH SINGER (fr-h); LUCIA MORELENBAUM GJORUP, EDUARDO MORELENBAUM (cl); JOÃO DONATO (p); CÉSAR CAMARGO MARIANO (el-p); LUIZ BONFÁ (g); JOÃO GILBERTO (g, voc); OSCAR CASTRO-NEVES, HELIO DELMIRO (g, el-g); PAULO JOBIM (g, voc, ww); ASTRUD GILBERTO, ANA LONTRA JOBIM, ELIZABETH JOBIM, PAULA MORELENBAUM, MAUCHA ADNET, SIMONE CAYMMI, PASCOAL PERROTTA, ELIS REGINA (voc);  BERNARD EICHEN, BERNARDO BESSLER, MICHEL BESSLER, LEWIS ELEY, JORGE FAINI, PAUL GERSHMAN, WALTER HACK, CARLOS EDUARDO HACK, JULIUS HELD, VIRGILIO ARRAES FILHO, LEO KRUCZEK, HARRY LOOKOFSKY, JOSEPH MALIGNAGGI, RAOUL POLIAKIN, GENE ORLOFF, LUIZ CARLOS MARQUES, GIANCARLOS SPALA PARESCHI, DALTRO DE ALMEIDA, LOUIS STONE, IRVING SPICE, ALFREDO VIDAL, FREDERICK STEPHANY (v, viola); CHARLES McCRACKEN, JACQUES MORELENBAUM, JORGE RANEVSKY, ABE KESSLER, GEORGE RICCI, HARVEY SHAPIRO, ALCEU DE ALMEIDA REIS, LOUIS FER- NANDO ZAMITH (cel); RON CARTER, GEORGE DUVIVIER, CHARLIE HADEN, LUIZAO MAIA, JOE MONDRAGON, SEBASTIAO NETO, TOMMY WILLIAMS (b); PAULINHO BRAGA, AL FOSTER (dr); JOSE BIGORNA CARLOS, CLAUDIO SLON, DOM UM ROMAO, BOBBY ROSENGARDEN (dr, perc); MILTON BANANA

Disc 1  Vocal renditions of Jobim's songs
  1. Passarim  (Jobim/Jobim)
  2. Só Danço Samba  (De Moraes)
  3. Aguas De Maro (Waters Of March)  (Jobim)
  4. Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved)  (De Moraes/Gilbert)
  5. Lamento  (De Moraes)
  6. Luiza  (Jobim)
  7. Chovendo Na Roseira  (Jobim/Lees)
  8. Anos Dourados  (De Hollanda)
  9. O Grande Amor  (De Moraes)
10. Agua De Beber  (De Moraes)
11. Modinha  (De Moraes)
12. Borzeguim  (Jobim)
13. Soneto De Separaco (Song Of Seperation)  (De Moraes)
14. Gabriela  (Jobim)
15. Retrato Em Branco E Prieto (Picture In Black & White)
       (DeHollanda)
16. Dindi  (De Oliveria/Gilbert)
17. Intil Paisagem (Useless Landscape)  (De Oliveria/Gilbert)
18. Photograph  (Gilbert/Jobim)
19. Chansong  (Jobim)
20. Meditation (Meditação) (Gimbel/Mendonca)
21. O Que Tinha De Ser  (De Moraes)
22. O Morro Não Tem Vez  (De Moraes)
23. Bonita  (Gilbert/Less)
Disc 2  Instrumental versions of Jobim's songs
  1. Wave  (Jobim)
  2. Tide
  3. Amor Em Paz
(Once I Loved)
        (De Moraes/Gilbert)
  4. Chega De Saudade  (De Moraes/Hendricks)
  5. Sue Ann  (Jobim/Mendonca)
  6. One Note Samba
  7. Mojave
  (De Moraes)
  8. O Morro Não Tem Vez
  9. Tema Jazz
  (Mendonca)
10. Meditation (Meditação)  (Jobim)
11. Triste  (De Moraes)
12. Agua De Beber  (De Moraes)
13. Só Danço Samba
14. Captain Bacardi
  (De Moraes)
15. O Morro Não Tem Vez
Disc 3   Multiple versions by different performers
  1. Desafinado  (Lees/Mendonca)
  2. Desafinado
  3. Desafinado
  4. The Girl From Ipanema
     
(De Moraes/Gimbel)
  5. The Girl From Ipanema
  6. Corcovado 
(Jobim/Lees) 
  7. Corcovado
  8. Corcovado
  9. Insensatez 
(De Moraes/Gimbel)
10. Insensatez
11. Insensatez
12. Insensatez
13. Vivo Sonhando 
(Jobim/Lees)
14. Vivo Sonhando
15. Vivo Sonhando
     

The CD 'You've Gone To My Head / Ted Heath And His Music' mentioned here before, lists Leo Wright,
the British trumpet player - "our" Leo Wright never played trumpet !
 

Review: The sequel to the popular The Girl From Ipanema anthology basically reshuffles the deck, duplicating nine of the earlier CD's songs and adding six new ones, using mostly the same performers with a few additions. The new wrinkle is that the artists perform different tunes, a game that one imagines could be continued indefinitely on future issues. Among the highlights: Ella Fitzgerald has a marvelous time bouncing to the rhythms of 'So Danco Samba', Wes Montgomery the consummate musician scores again with a lovely 'Amor Em Paz', Oscar Peterson is a surreal speed demon on 'Triste'. Lowlight: Sarah Vaughan's awkwardly mannered 'The Boy For Ipanema'. Again, there is plenty of Stan Getz, along with his tenor sax success, or in matters Jobim, Joe Henderson, plus Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Charlie Byrd, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, and Jobim himself. As a jazz buff's introduction to Jobim, either Songbook will do, but Verve's The Man From Ipanema triple album is the best, most comprehensively idiomatic choice overall. Wave - The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook / Various Artists
recorded: 1962 -?
issues: 1996 CD UNI/VERVE 535528 ; POLYGRAM RECORDS 535528

ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM (g, p, whistle {human}); DONALD BYRD, DIZZY GILLESPIE, JOHNNY COLES, DANNY MOORE JOE NEWMAN, ERNIE ROYAL (tp); WAYNE ANDRE, BILLY BYERS, JIMMY CLEVELAND, DICK HIXSON, URBIE GREEN, QUENTIN JACKSON, BENNY POWELL, TONY STUDD, BRITT WOODMAN (tb); BOB BROOKMEYER (v-tb); STAN GETZ, JOE HENDERSON (ts); JOSEPH SINGER (fr-h); ROMEO PENQUE (cl, fl, engl-h, ob, picc); PHIL WOODS (cl); BOB ASHTON (cl, fl); JERRY DODGION (cl, fl, picc-fl); LEO WRIGHT (fl); RAYMOND BECKENSTEIN, JEROME RICHARDSON (fl, picc-fl); DANNY BANK (fl, alto-fl); TOOTS THIELEMANNS (hca); GIL EVANS (p, arr, cond); CÉSAR CAMARGO MARIANO (p, el-p, arr); CHICK COREA, HERBIE HANCOCK, OSCAR PETERSON, LALO SCHIFRIN, BOB JAMES,HILARY JAMES, JIMMY JONES, ROGER KELLAWAY, ELIANE ELIAS (p); ELLA FITZGERALD, SARAH VAUGHAN, ASTRUD GILBERTO, EMANUEL GREEN, JULIUS HELD, ELIS REGINA (voc); KENNY BURRELL, CHARLIE BYRD, PAT METHENY, WES MONTGOMERY, BARRY GALBRAITH (g); OSCAR CASTRO-NEVES (g, sequencing); JOÃO GILBERTO (g, voc); GENE BYRD (b, g); NICO ASSUMPÇÁO, KETER BETTS, RON CARTER, GEORGE DUVIVIER, JIM HUGHART, SAM JONES, LUIZAO MAIA, CHRIS C. WHITE, TOMMY WILLIAMS (b); BERNARD EICHEN, LEWIS ELEY, PAUL GERSHMAN, LOUIS HABER, LEO KRUCZEK, CHARLES LIBOVE, HARRY LOOKOFSKY, JOSEPH MALIGNAGGI, GENE ORLOFF, RAOUL POLIAKIN, TOSHA SAMAROFF, IRVING SPICE, LOUIS STONE (v, voc); ABE KESSLER, CHARLES McCRACKEN, GEORGE RICCI, HARVEY SHAPIRO (cel); RUDY COLLINS, BOBBY DONALDSON, BOBBY DURHAM, BUDDY DEPPENSCHMIDT, PAULINHO BRAGA, SOL GUBIN, GRADY TATE (dr); DOM UM ROMAO, BOBBY ROSENGARDEN, CLAUDIO SLON (dr, perc); MILTON BANANA, BILL REICHENBACH, PEPITO RIESTRA, WILLIE RODRIGUEZ (perc); CANDIDO CAMERO (cga); CLAUS OGERMAN, OLIVER NELSON, FRANK FOSTER (arr, cond)


  1. Wave / Antonio Carlos Jobim
  2. So Danco Samba (Jazz Samba) / Ella Fitzgerald
  3. This Happy Madness / Joe Henderson
  4. Chovendo Na Roseira / Antonio Carlos Jobim<
  5. Desafinado (Off Key) / Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd
  6. Felicidade / Astrud Gilberto
  7. O Grande Amor / Stan Getz
  8. Insensatez (How Insensitive) / Antonio C. Jobim
  9. Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved) / Wes Montgomery
10. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) /
        Stan Getz, João Gilberto
11. Triste / Oscar Peterson
12. Boy From Ipanema / Sarah Vaughan
13. Samba De Uma Nota So (One Note Samba) /
        Dizzy Gillespie
14. Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer) / Joe Henderson
15. Wave / Toots Thielemans, Elis Regina
(Jobim)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Jobim)
(Jobim)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Jobim)
(DeMoraes/G/J)
(DeMoraes/G/J)
(Jobim/Lees)

(Jobim)
(DeMoraes/G/J)
(Jobim)

(Jobim)
(Jobim)
     

Review: This is a very fine recording. I´d say early Sixties. The big band consists of a French Horn section as opposed to a sax section. Dizzy's small group including Leo Wright and Lalo Schifrin is the main unit us- ing the Big Band as a accompanist (if I can put it that way) 'Night In Tunisia' is excellent ! The rest of the tunes are great, 'This Is The Way' features Leo Wright. I would say if you like Dizzy, check it out !
1996 CD DELTA 17108
Night In Tunisia / Dizzy Gillespie Bigband
issues: September 1996 CD DELTA 17108 (6 tracks) ; October, 1996 LASERLIGHT ;
March 25, 1997 CD DELTA 17126 (10 tracks)
also as The Big Band - Dizzy Gillespie Big Band CD, CS VERVE 3145113932

see >>
disco 2 ; and as The Big Band - Dizzy Gillespie 2 CD´s 1993 LESTER RECORDS CDC 9075 (-B) (USA)  see >> disco 5

DIZZY GILLESPIE (tp); JIMMY NOTTINGHAM, ROGER GUERIN, STAN RODERIC (tp); FRANK REHAK, ÅKE PERSSON (tb); JIMMY WALLACE (b-tb); LEO WRIGHT (as, fl); JULIUS WATKINS, JOHN BURDEN, ANDY McGOVIN (fr-h); BILLY BUTTERFIELD (tu); LALO SCHIFRIN (p); CHRIS WHITE (b); RUDY COLLINS (dr); PEPITO RIESTRA (cga)

  1. Night In Tunisia
  2. Emanon
  3. Chega De Saudade
  4. Con Alma
  5. This Is The Way
  6. Kush


Also available on video, see >> disco 8
     

INSTANT ECSTASY series Volumes 1 & 2 by Quantum Leap Productions. Vocal Group Harmony Gems from 1957-1966. These CD's contain a good mixture of ballads and up- tempo tunes from a variety of vocal groups. Male & Female, Black & White vocal groups are represented on the 2 CD's. Each CD contains 20 cuts. Highly reccommended for the avid collector as well as the beginner. A great compilation of Doo Wop gems. Instant Ecstasy Vol. 2 / Various Artists
recorded: 1958-65
issued: November 11, 1997 CD INSTANT ECSTASY 1002

THE CATALINAS, FOSTER BROTHERS, THE HI-LITES, MONTEREYS, MEADOWLARKS, THE CHESTNUTS, SHIELDS, BABY DOLLS, BEL-AIRES, FABULOUS PEARL DEVINES, THE EL-JAYS /w LEO WRIGHT; ELGINS, FABULEERS, INDEXES, ORIGINAL MAGNIFI- CENES, TONY PENN /w STARTONES, LONNIE RUSS, BEBO SINGLETON


  1. Give My Your Love / Catalinas  (1958 LITTLE)
  2. My Yearbook / Bel-Aires  (1958 DECCA)
  3. This Is My Love / Chestnuts  (1958 ALADDIN)
  4. I Could Cry / Foster Brothers  (1958 Hi-Mi)
  5. If I Had Another Chance / Fabuleers  (1959 KENCO)
  6. First Kiss / Montereys  (1964 DOMINION)
  7. I'm Lonely / Baby Dolls  (1960 MASKE)
  8. Dreams Oh Dreams / Bebo Singleton & Group  (1960 unknown)
  9. You'll Be Coming Home Soon / Shields  (1960 TRANSCONTINENTAL)
10. Up On The Mountain / Original Magnificenes  (1961 VANDAN)
11. Something Old, Something New / Lonnie Russ & Group  (1962 4-J)
12. Take A Chance / Indexes  (1962 DOUGLAS)
13. Never Love Again / Elgins  (1962 ELMAR)
14. Your Precious Love / Hi-Lites  (1962 JULIA)
15. Gloria (My Darling) / Hi-Lites  (1962 JULIA)
16. So Lonely / Fabulous Pearl Devines  (1963 ALCO)
17. You've Been Gone / Fabulous Pearl Devines  (1963 ALCO)
18. Lie / Meadowlarks  (1964 MAGNUM)
19. I Wonder / Leo Wright & The El-Jays  (1964 CB)
20. Only A Rose / Tony Penn & Startones  (1965 WEB)

Note: #20 Error in title on CD, listed as 'One Rose'.
     

  Talkin' Verve / Dizzy Gillespie
recorded: July 6, 1957 - October 26, 1966
issues: 1997 CD VERVE 314 533846-2 PGD/VERVE ;
1997 CD POLYGRAM RECORDS 533846 ; 1997 CD UNI/VERVE

DIZZY GILLESPIE (tp, voc); CONTE CANDOLI, ERNIE ROYAL, NICK TRAVIS, JOE WILDER, STU WILLIAMSON, AL PORCINO, CLARK TERRY, JOHN FROSK, RAY TRISCARI, CARL WARWICK (tp); FRANK REHAK, BRITT WOODMAN, URBIE GREEN, MIKE BARONE, BOB EDMONDSON, GEORGE MATTHEWS, FRANK ROSOLINO, KENNY SHROYER, ARNETT SPARROW (tb); PAUL FAULISE (tb, bar-s); JAMES MOODY (as, ts, voc); BILL PERKINS (ts); LEO WRIGHT, PHIL WOODS, CHARLIE KENNEDY (as); BILL HOOD (bar-s); DON BUTTERFIELD, RED CALLENDER (tu); JULIUS WATKINS, WILLIAM LISTER (fl-h); JOHN BARROWS, RICHARD BERG, JAMES BUFFINGTON, LUIS KANT, GUNTHER SCHULLER, MORRIS SCOTT, STEWART RENSEY (fr-h); AL HENDRICKSON (g); LES SPANN, BILLY BUTLER (g, voc); LALO SCHIFRIN (p, arr.); KENNY BARRON, JUNIOR MANCE (p, voc); ART DAVIS, BUDDY CLARK, CHRIS C. WHITE (b); FRANK SCHIFANO, SAM JONES (b, voc); RUDY COLLINS, CHUCK LAMPKIN, MEL LEWIS (dr); OTIS FINCH, LEX HUMPHRIES (dr, voc); CANDIDO CAMERO (cga, voc); RAY BARRETTO, FRANCISCO AGUABELLA, LARRY BUNKER, JULIO COLLAZO, KANSAS FIELDS, JOSE MANGUAL, EMIL RICHARDS (perc); PANAMA FRANCIS (perc, voc); JACK DEL RIO (bgo); WILLIE RODRIGUEZ (timb); BENNY CARTER (cond.); BILLY BYERS (arr.); NORMAN GRANZ, QUINCY JONES, HAL MOONEY (prod)


  1. Jazz (Excerpt)
  2. Theme from 'The Cool World'
  3. Jambo
  4. Toccata
(from ‘Gillespiana’)
  5. Taboo
  6. Walk On The Wild Side
  7. The Conquerors
(from 'The New Continent'
  8. For Our Next Tune [excerpt]
  9. The Pushers
10. Kush
11. Without Any More Adieu
[excerpt]
12. Bang! Bang!
13. Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac

(Waldron)
(Gillespie)
(Schifrin)
(Lecuona/Russell)
(Bernstein)
(Schifrin)

(Waldron)
(Gillespie)

(Cuba/Sabater)
(Gillespie)
     

Pittsburgh's Favorite Oldies: For Lovers Only, Vol. 3 / Various Artists
issued: January 20, 1998 CD ITZY 5007

  1. My Summer Love / Ruby & The Romantics
  2. Embraceable You / Anthony & The Sophomores
  3. Honey, Honey, Honey / Challengers
  4. I Found You / Castaways
  5. Is It I / Leo Wright & The El-Jays
  6. It Is True /
Saxons
  7. Yes, It's True / Tuxedos
  8. All My Love Belongs To You / Vibrations
  9. Where Are You Tonight? / Cheerios
10. You Lied / Electras
11. It Hurts / Rialtos
12. No More / Uptones
13. My Need / Extentions
14. Take Me As I Am / Demens
15. Symbol Of Love / Titones
16. I'm So In Love / Roxy & The Daychords Accords
17. Don't Know Why / Marathons
18. The Greatest Of Them All / Demens
19. Love (I'm So Glad) I Found You / Spinners
20. Gone / Gallahads
21. These Four Latters / El Pollos
22. Darling Forever / Four Chevelles
23. Dry Your Eyes / Brenda & The Tabulations Coates
24. So Blue / Vibrations
(Garson/Hillard)
(Challengers)
(DiVilio)
(Wright)
(Lewis)
(Beverly/Taggart)
(Glover/Nix)
(Abeyta)
(Carr)
(Campos)
(Milsap)
(Willis)
(Jones)
(Titus)
(Accords)
(Marascalco)
(Coger)
(Fuqua/Gordy)
(Dixon)
(Chalmers)
(Thomas)
(Coates/Payton)
(Brown/D/H)
     



This is a super rare Pittsburgh compilation of music (featuring obscure garage bands) as featured on Mad Mike´s radio broadcast on W.Z.U.M. 1590 radio in Carnegie/PA in the 1960's. Great Pittsburgh stuff.
Mad Mike Moldies Vol. 1 / Various Artists
issued: 1960 LP NRM RECORDS

Side A (Rock Side)
  1. Bad / Pat & The Californians
  2. Eenie-Meenie / Vito & Salutations
  3. Gismo / Jimmie Heap
  4. Wine Wine Wine / Emcees
  5. I Want Some Of That / Kat-Ray
  6. Chop Suey Rock / The Instrumentals
  7. Carioca / The Aquanites
  8. Any Way You Wanta / Harvey

Side B (Ballad Side)
  1. My Heart Beats Over & Over Again / The Arabians
  2. It Is I / Leo Wright & The El-Jays
  3. Wedding Song
/ The Fabulaires
  4. Love You So Bad / The Empires
  5. How Can I Love You / The Swinging Hearts
  6. Everydays A Holiday / The Hollywood Saxons
  7. Everybody's Gotta Lose Someday / The Del-Chords
  8. The Defense Rests / The Chev-Rons (or Chey-Ron´s ?)
     

Review: Jazz 'Round Midnight is an enjoyable budget-priced sampler of 14 songs from Antonio Carlos Jobim's stint at Verve. While this collection is hardly definitive, it is quite enjoyable, sporting an appealingly lowkey, seductive atmosphere and several dynamite performances, including versions of 'Passarim', 'Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved)',  'So Danco Samba (Jazz Samba)', 'Samba de Uma Nota So (One Note Samba)', 'Looks Like December', 'No More Blues', 'Luiza' and 'Insensatez (How Insensitive)'. Jazz 'Round Midnight: Antonio Carlos Jobim
released: January 27, 1998
issues: CD POLYGRAM 539677 ; PGD/VERVE

ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM (voc, p, g); STAN GETZ (ts); JIMMY CLEVELAND (tb); LEO WRIGHT, BUD SHANK (fl); JOÃO DONATO (p); JOÃO GILBERTO (voc, g); ASTRUD GILBERTO (voc); LUIZ BONFÁ, PAT METHENY (g); JOE MONDRAGON, GEORGE DUVIVIER, TOMMY WILLIAMS, CHARLIE HADEN (b); PAULO FERREIRA (dr); JOSE BIGORNA CARLOS (dr, perc); MILTON BANANA (perc); The New Band: DANILO CAYMMI (voc, fl); PAULO JOBIM (voc, g, prod); MAUCHA ADNET, SIMONE CAYMMI, ANA LONTRA JOBIM, ELIZABETH JOBIM, PAULA MORELENBAUM (voc); JACQUES MORELENBAUM (cello, prod); SEBASTIAO NETO (b); PAULO BRAGA (dr); CREED TAYLOR, RICHARD SEIDEL, DON SICKLER (prod); CLAUS OGERMAN (arr)


  1. Passarim
  2. Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved)
  3. Photograph
  4. Só Danço Samba (Jazz Samba)
  5. Meditation (Meditação)
  6. Desafinado
  7. Corcovado
  8. Samba De Uma Nota So
  9. Dindi
10. O Morro Não Tem Vez
11. Anos Dourados
12. Vivo Sonhando
13. Chega De Saudade
14. Luiza
15. O Grande Amor
16. Insensatez (How Insensitive)
(Jobim/Jobim)
(Jobim)
(Gilbert/Jobim)
(De Moraes/Jobim)
(Ferreira/Jobim)
(Jobim/Mendonca)
(Jobim)
(Jobim/Mendonca)
(De Oliveria/G/J)
(De Moraes/Jobim)
(De Hollanda/Jobim)
(Jobim/Lees)
(De Moraes/Jobim)
(Jobim)
(De Moraes/Jobim)
(De Moraes/G/J)
     

    Great Jazz Artists Play Compositions Of Tadd Dameron /
Various Artists

issued: LP RIVERSIDE 3511

TADD DAMERON (arr., cond.); BLUE MITCHELL, CHARLIE SHAVERS, DAVE BURNS,
CLARK TERRY, DOC SEVERINSEN (tp); JIMMY CLEVELAND, BRITT WOODMAN, MELBA LISTON (tb); JERRY DODGION, LEO WRIGHT, JAMES MOODY, GEORGE DORSEY (fl, as); JEROME RICHARDSON, JIMMY HEATH (fl, sax); TATE HOUSTON (bar-s); JOHNNY GRIFFIN (sax); WILLIE RUFF, JULIUS WATKINS (fr-h); BILL EVANS, BOBBY TIMMONS, HANK JONES (p); MILT JACKSON (vib); RON CARTER, SAM JONES, TEDDY KOTICK (b); PHILLY JOE JONES, JIMMY COBB, CONNIE KAY, PAUL MOTIAN (dr)
     

Reviews: Whether this is truly the 'best' of Witherspoon is debatable - there's nothing predating 1956 - however, it's a good 20-track sampling of 1956-66 material, favoring (but not limited to) his sessions for Prestige. Witherspoon puts his imprint on a lot of Blues / R&B classics - 'Good Rockin´ Tonight', 'Bad Bad Whiskey', 'One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer', 'C. C. Rider', 'Money's Gettin' Cheaper', 'T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness' - and while not everyone will find these to be his definitive versions, they are all good ones. The roster of jazz luminaries heard at one point or another over the course of the disc is staggering, including Coleman Hawkins, Woody Herman, Gerry Mulligan, T-Bone Walker, Kenny Burrell and Pepper Adams. Never do they overshadow the singer, and on the whole this is one of the better jazz/ blues vocal collections available, displaying his skill in both small combos and big bands.
                              --
This lovingly assembled compilation of recordings by one of the great blues singers, Jimmy Witherspoon (1923-97), begins and ends on two of the highest notes in his discography. 'Good Rockin´ Tonight' and 3 other tunes come from a 1956 World Pacific date with a swinging band of West Coast-based jazz stars and there's plenty of room for solos by Teddy Edwards on tenor, Harry Sweets Edison on trumpet and others. Witherspoon was at the peak of his powers in the mid-50ies, but blues shouting had fallen out of fashion and it was a tough time for the singer, who had had a No.1R&B hit in 1949 with 'T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness'. Then in 1959, a short-lived label called Hitjazz recorded Spoon


live at the Monterey Jazz Festival and at LA's Renaissance Club with jazz giants Gerry Mulligan (baritone solo on 'How Long Blues') and Ben Webster (tenor solo on 'Bizness') and his career was rejuvenated as soon as the LPs hit the streets. The music in this collection, spanning ten years, shows that Spoon was equally at ease in the blues and jazz worlds. 'Money's Getting Cheaper', for example, finds him in the company of guitarist T-Bone Walker and the bar-walking tenor of Clifford Scott. In contrast, on 'Bad Bad Whiskey' he's backed by the bebop alto of Leo Wright and the quintessential jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell. In the 1980's, Witherspoon battled throat cancer but he came back and was still shouting the blues at the Chicago Jazz Festival shortly before his death. The 20 songs on this CD only hint at the recorded legacy he left behind, but it's a good place to start if you'd have any Spoon in your library (and you should).
Jazz Me Blues: The Best Of Jimmy Witherspoon
recorded: 1956-66
issues: RIVERSIDE ; May 6, 1998 CD FANTASY/PRESTIGE 11008 ;
PRESTIGE PRCD-11008-2

JIMMY WITHERSPOON (voc); JOHN ANDERSON, MARTIN BANKS, ROY ELDRIDGE, HAR- RY "SWEETS" EDISON, CONRAD GOZZO, AL PORCINO, GERALD WILSON (tp); BOBBY BRYANT (fl-h, tp); LEW McCREARY, DICK NASH, FRANK ROSOLINO, BILL WATROUS (tb); PEPPER ADAMS, GERRY MULLIGAN (bar-s); BEN WEBSTER, JIMMY ALLEN, TEDDY EDWARDS, COLEMAN HAWKINS, CLIFFORD SCOTT (ts); LEO WRIGHT (as, tamb); WILLIAM GREEN, CHARLIE KENNEDY, HAROLD LAND, JAY MIGLIORI, TED NAS, MAURICE SIMON (sax); WOODY HERMAN (cl); ROGER KELLAWAY (p, arr); ERNIE FREEMAN, BILL MILLER, HAMPTON HAWES, EARL “FATHA” HINES, GILDO MAHONES, HENRY McDODE, JIMMY ROWLES (p); BERT KENDRIX, PAUL GRIFFIN (org); ARTHUR WRIGHT (hca); JUSTIN DITULLIO, JESSE EHRLICH, STANLEY HARRIS, HARRY HYAMS, JOHNNY VIDOR, AL BARR, DARREL TERWILLIGER, GERALD VINCI, JERRY VINCI, WALTER WIEMEYER (strings); KENNY BURRELL, HERMAN BURELL MITCHELL, AL VIOLA, T-BONE WALKER, LORD WESTBROOK (g); VERNON ALLEY, JIMMY BOND, RICHARD DAVIS, LEONARD GASKIN, JIMMY HAMILTON, CLARENCE JONES, GEORGE TUCKER, LEROY VINNEGAR (b); MEL LEWIS, HERB LOVELLE, JIMMY MILLER, EARL PALMER, WAYNE ROBERTSON, JIMMIE SMITH (dr); H. B. BARNUM (cond, arr); PETER PAUL (prod)


  1. Good Rockin' Tonight
  2. Wee Baby Blues
  3. When I've Been Drinkin'
  4. When The Lights Go Out
  5. Bad Bad Whiskey
  6. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
  7. Endless Sleep
  8. I'll Go On Living
  9. I Had A Dream
10. S. K. Blues
11. Trouble In Mind
12. How Long Will It Take For Me To Become A Man
13. I Don't Know
14. In The Dark
15. If You Live The Life, You Pay The Price
16. Money's Gettin' Cheaper
17. Grab Me A Freight<
18. C. C. Rider
19. How Long Blues
20. T´Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
(Brown)
(Johnson/Turner)
(Broonzy)
(Dixon)
(Davis)
(Toombs)
(Nance/Reynolds)
(Witherspoon)
(Witherspoon)
(King)
(Jones)
(Traditional)
(Mabon)
(Green)
(Gilmore)
(Witherspoon)
(Walton)
(Traditional)
(Carr)
(Grainger/Robbins)
     




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