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domingo, 13 de agosto de 2017

Buddy DeFranco • Wailers

Review by Jason Ankeny
Wailers continues to refine Buddy DeFranco's signature fusion of swing and bop -- boasting support from trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, guitarist Barney Kessel and pianist Jimmy Rowels -- it's arguably the most lissome and soulful of the clarinetist's Verve LPs. The majority of tracks expand past the three-minute mark, affording DeFranco the opportunity to stretch his solos in new forms and directions. Songs like "A Fine Romance" and "Perfidia" radiate with the energy of invention and collaboration. Definitive's 2006 reissue adds three cuts from a 1957 live date with Sonny Clark and Tal Farlow, including a luminous rendition of "I Loves You Porgy."

Tracklist1. Cheek to Cheek
2. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
3. Moonlight On the Ganges
4. Angel Eyes
5. A Fine Romance
6. Perfidia
7. How Long Has This Been Going On?
8. I Won't Dance
9. Sweet's Blues
10. Fascinating Rhythm (Bonus Track Version)
11. I Loves You Porgy (Bonus Track Version)
12. Now's the Time (Bonus Track Version)

[# 1-9]
Buddy DeFranco - cl
Harry "Sweets" Edison - tp
Jimmy Rowles - p
Barney Kessel - g
Bob Stone - b
Bobby Whyte - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; May 21, 1956
[# 10-12]
Buddy DeFranco - cl
Sonny Clark - p
Tal Farlow - g
Gene Wright - b
Bobby Whyte - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles (live) ; April 7, 1957

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