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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Capitol Jazz Classics Vol 13 - Strictly Bebop

  Another reposted request from a few years back.

  A little bebop. This one from the Capitol Classics series. Some really great stuff on this one including a couple of vocal tracks by the ever entertaining Babs Gonzales.
  As much as I love the fiery intensity of the the small bebop combos, I really enjoy this big band stuff. Particularly when no one is about and you can crank it up on the stereo. The way the orchestra punches is like a loving kick in the chops.
  The line up on these tracks is beyond measure, but just the same I have to mention how much I enjoy picking Art Pepper's short solo on Prelude To A Nightmare. On the other hand, trying to pick out Coltrane (on rare alto sax) is like looking for Waldo.

Strictly Bebop
Capitol Jazz Classics Vol .13

1. Sid's Delight
2. Casbah
3. John's Delight
4. What's New
5. Heaven's Doors Are Wide Open
6. Focus
7. Capitolizing
8. Professor Bop
9. St. Louis Blues
10. Real Crazy
11. Prelude To A Nightmare
12. Say When
13. You Stole My Wife You Horsethief
14. Tally-Ho
15. Oo-la-la
16. Coast To Coast

Tadd Dameron and His Orchestra
1-2: Fats Navarro (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Sahib Shihab (as), Dexter Gordon (ts), Cecil Payne (s),
Tadd Dameron (p), Curley Russell (b), Kenny Clarke (d), Vidal Bolado 9conga), Rae Pearl (vcl) - New York City 1/18/49
3-6: Miles Davis (tp), JJ Johnson (tb), Sahib Shihab (as), Benjamin Lundy (ts), Cecil Payne (bs), Tadd Dameron 9p0, John Collins (g), Curley Russell (b), Kenny Clarke (d), Kay Penton (vcl) -
NYC 4/21/49

Babs Gonzales and His Orchestra
7-8: Bennie Green, JJ Johnson (tb), Julius Watkins (fhn), Jordan Fordin (as), Sonny Rollins (ts), Linton Garner (p), Art Phipps (b. vcl). Jack Parker (d), Babs G (vcl) - NYC 10/20/49
9-10: JJ Johnson (tb), Alberto Socarras (fl), Son Redman (ss), Sonny Rollins (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Bruce Lawrence (b), Roy Haynes (d), BG (vcl) NYC 4/27/49
11: JJ Johnson (tb), Art Pepper (as), Herbie Stewart (ts), Wynton Kelley (p), PeeWee Tinney (g, vcl), Bruce lawrence (b), Jackie Mills (d), BG (vcl) - LA 3/20/49

Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra
12-14: DG (tp, vcl), Willie Cook, Don Slaughter, Elmon Wright (tp), Matthew Gee, Sam Hurt, Hameefan Mageed (tb), Jimmy Heath, John Coltrane (as), Jesse powell, Paul Gonsalves (ts), Al Gibson (bs), John Aces (p), Al McKibbon (b), Specs Wright (d) - NYC 11/21/49
15-16: same except replace with Floyd Smith (g). Add Chino Pozo (bongo), Joe Carroll (vcl)
NYC 1/10/50

Capitol Jazz M-11059  mono   vinyl rip


tom said...

What's wrong with a little more bebop? It was okay back then, and it's pretty damn good now, especially since those 78's are either gone or are unplayable. When younger I got a big kick out of Babs and his "Capitolizing." Thanx for the reverie, Hook.

Peter said...

This is a fine old mix. The most forgettable vocals, alongside crackling instrumental work.

Not the best fo Dizzy's Big Band - a bit of a doldrums as regards material, and arrangements nto exactly sparkling. But the playing is good.

I hope to make out Ed Gregory's alto. He always had a zesty sound and zippy attack on that instrument - the Monk quintets with Milt Jackson being the classic example. Like Tab or perhaps Willie Smith on bebop.

Thanks for this!

rubberduck said...

MAny thanks for all your gems

Jim SATX said...

Any chance you can repost this one? It would be appreciated!

Hookfinger said...

New link for those interested. Good stuff. Sorry about the garish colors in the review. Didn't feel like going back and editing.

Leave a comment if you're digging this stuff, please.


rm said...

thank you very much

JH said...

Nice stuff - thank you!

brianbrora said...

Many thanks, you post some real good stuff!!

Hookfinger said...

Nice to see some regulars getting a crack at an older post. Thanks for listening!

Jim SATX said...

Thanks so much!

ENTRO said...

I dont comment enough but I'm always coming to check your blog every other week and appreciate every post!

Cabeza de Vaca said...

Thanks for your work. These make my day.

MrBill said...

Very cool selection - glad I was able to snag this. Thank you!

roberth said...

thanks for this one. it bops.
also great that the famous mystic explorer cabeza de vaca
was around to hear it

jose luis said...

Thank you for posting this hard to find LP. It's a pity for me that you don't include the front and back cover scans in the .rar; is it possible to get the back cover ?

zackofshit said...

this blog is great, just found it today, gonna be mining this one hard the next few days

styles said...

Thanks for the cool bebop-my favorite gem.