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

Monday, March 8, 2010

Oscar Pettiford Sextet

Later reissued on cd, these are the Vogue masters. recorded in NY in 1954, these sessions are an almost perfect example of laid back swing. Straddling the line between the classic and that new bop shit, Pettiford never ceases to amaze me. Of the very short list of the stuff I have in his name, this one seems to rise to the top. I even find myself overlooking Farlow's guitar.

Oscar Pettiford

1. Burt's Pad
2. Marcel the Furrier
3. Stardust
4. E-Lag
5. Rhumblues
6. Ondine

Oscar Pettiford - bass and cello
Al Cohn - tenor sax
Kai Winding - trombone
Tal Farlow - guitar
Henri Renaud - piano
Max Roach - drums

3/21/54, NYC


FĂ©lix said...

Kickass session! Pettiford is fantastic as usual, Tal especially on fire (what a sound!), Henri Renaud playing nice in a non-parisian session... Nice one, hookfinger!

Hookfinger said...

We may butt heads on the guitar. Glad you hang out! My pleasure!

There you have it folks...don't take my word for it on the guitar...Felix says there is fire there...trust him.

Terry said...

I was completely unaware of this one. Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't get any better than this, thanks

Hookfinger said...

Rab and Wall - just my way of giving back. Glad you found something you like. Thanks Terry for stopping by as well.

aroonie said...

Many thanks for the Oscar Pettiford and a fine recording it is. Much appreciated, Hookfinger.

rubberduck said...

Oscater Pettiford sextet : Beautiful, and well recorded, very good sound