When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Richie "Dick" Garcia - A Message From Garcia

I gotta be honest, even though I saw Evans and Quill on the cover listing I didn't have high hopes for this lp. I bought it mostly for the cheesecake cover. I just assumed the lp would be far to beat to ever offer up. I was close to right (somebody liked side two alot),but it's not as bad as some I have seen and the music was better than I hoped so why not share?
 I have before said I am not a huge jazz guitar fan but I'm coming around. Big clarinet fan though so this seems to hit all the right buttons tonight.
 Anyway the lp was to be relegated to a frame on the wall but it just might have found a home in the collection. Nah, who am I kidding?  That baby's getting framed!

1. Have You Met Miss Jones*
2. If I'm Lucky~
3. Kimona My House+
4. I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire*
5. The Deacon~
6. Stompin' At The Savoy~
7. Like Someone In Love+
8. Potatoes*
9. It Could Happen To You~
10.Ev'ry Night About This Time+

  Dick Garcia - guitar
*  A. J. Sciacca - clarinet
* John Drew - bass
*/+ Camille Morin - drums
+ Bill Evans - piano
+ Jerry Bruno - bass
~ Bill Anthony - bass
~ Terry Pollard - piano
~ Gene Quill - sax
~ Frank Isola - drums

produced by Chuck Darwin
Secco Records  DLP-1106


Hookfinger said...

Here's the link my friends.


george said...

I liked this cheesecake cover...
Many thanks, Hookfinger!

rev.b said...

I’m not much of a fan of jazz guitar OR clarinet. One of the few exceptions is Chico Hamilton’s 50’s quintets and this sounds a lot like those. This record reminds me of those grey market Chico releases on the Crown label; terrible pressings, no information, but somehow they festinate me! Yes, this is a much better album than you’d expect and I bet the cover looks great on the wall! Thanks for letting us listen.

alf alfred said...

thanks. i'm looking forward to this. you had reservations but you still took it up, i trust your taste. -alfred venison

notesetter said...

Thanks much. I'm enjoying this a lot!