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VA • Saga Jazz, Black California-Central Avenue 1945-1950



Review by Scott Yanow
One of the many excellent double LPs put out by Arista from the Savoy catalog in the mid-'70s, this two-fer contains valuable recordings that originated from Los Angeles during the bop years. Trumpeter Al Killian leads a jam session that also stars altoist Sonny Criss and Wardell Gray on tenor, the jivey guitarist and vocalist Slim Gaillard performs three numbers ("Laguna" is a near-classic) and Roy Porter's big band (with a young trumpeter Art Farmer and Eric Dolphy heard on alto) plays eight songs from 1949, the legendary orchestra's only recordings. In addition there are four vocals by Helen Humes from a live session also featuring the tenor of Dexter Gordon and dates led by tenor Harold Land, altoist Art Pepper and pianist Hampton Hawes. Although containing plenty of classic music, the contents of this two-fer have mostly not been reissued on CD yet.

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Revisión por Scott Yanow
Uno de los muchos excelentes LP dobles publicados por Arista en el catálogo de Savoy a mediados de los 70, este dos fer contiene valiosas grabaciones que se originaron en Los Ángeles durante los años anteriores. El trompetista Al Killian lidera una jam session en la que también actúan el altoista Sonny Criss y Wardell Gray en el tenor, el guitarrista y vocalista delgado Gaillard interpreta tres números ("Laguna" es casi un clásico) y la gran banda de Roy Porter (con un joven trompetista Art Farmer y Eric Dolphy escucharon en alto) tocar ocho canciones de 1949, las únicas grabaciones de la legendaria orquesta. Además, hay cuatro voces de Helen Humes de una sesión en vivo que también presenta al tenor de Dexter Gordon y fechas dirigidas por el tenor Harold Land, el contralista Art Pepper y el pianista Hampton Hawes. Aunque contiene mucha música clásica, el contenido de esta doble ferencia todavía no se ha vuelto a publicar en CD.


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Tracks:
1 - Slim Gaillard - Poppity Pop
2 - Lester Young - Lester’s Be Bop Boogie
3 - Johnny Otis - Harlem Nocturne
4 - Slim Gaillard - Santa Monica Jump
5 - Baron Mingus - This Subdues My Passion
6 - Wardell Gray & Dexter Gordon - The Chase
7 - Harold Land - Outlandish
8 - Gerald Wilson - Cruisin’ With Cab
9 - Roy Porter - Gassin’ the Wig
10 - Howard McGhee - Up in Dodo’s Room
11 - Sonny Criss - Blues for Boppers
12 - Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - Mingus Fingers
13 - Dexter Gordon - It’s the Talk of the Town
14 - Russell Jacquet - King’s Spinner
15 - Teddy Edwards - Blues in Teddy’s Flat
16 - Wilbert Baranco - Night and Day
17 - Gerry Wiggins - Wiggin’ With Wig
18 - Wardell Gray - Easy Swing
19 - Lucky Thompson - Dodo’s Lament
20 - Buddy Collette - It’s April
21 - Big Jay McNeely - California Hop




Release Date: 16 Aug. 2005
Release Date: 6 Aug. 2012
Label: Saga
Total Length: 1:06:25
Genres: Jazz






















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10 comentarios:

  1. Could you please reupload.
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    ... and thanks for all the music anyway ...

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  2. Aaaah, thank you very much! By the way, I see there is a track by Big Jay McNeely on it, which made me remember a funny episode. Some 40 years ago this guy and his (big) band we're playing on a record fair in South Germany, where they marched through the hall making music while everybody was still selling and buying. Yeah, those were the days ................

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  3. Thanks for this, tried to get it yesterday, so glad to see it available today. Some great stuff on this!

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