segunda-feira, 18 de abril de 2011

Red Mitchell – Rejoice 1961


1 Jim’s Blues

2 Rejoice

3 Oh, You Crazy Moon

4 Black-Eyes Peas

5 You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To

6 A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie)

7 Everything Happens To Me
8 I Can't Get Started
9 Swing Spring

Red Mitchell - Cello

Jim Hall - Guitar

Frank Strazzeri - Piano

Jimmy Bond - Bass

Frank Butler - Drums


Brilliant work from one of the most important forces on the LA scene of the 50s – and one of the few early albums Red Mitchell cut under his own name! The album’s a live set that has Red playing jazz cello – mostly plucking the instrument like a bass, with the great Jimmy Bond handling the real bass work on the set in the rhythm section! Given Bond’s usual ability to make a session groove, the sound here is plenty darn nice throughout – a romping, vamping sort of style that’s got a much deeper feel than you might expect from an album of jazz cello. The rest of the group includes Frank Strazzeri on piano, Frank Butler on drums, and Jim Hall on guitar – the last of whom matches notes nicely with Mitchell, almost in a grittier take on west coast jazz counterpoint. Titles include “Jim’s Blues”, “Rejoice”, “Black Eyed Peas”, and “Night In Tunisia”. (Black & silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

Thanks to Raz - Jazz Is My Life : )
Contributed by phil

4 comentários:

  1. Thank you very much. So many times I'm looking for of the best Frank Butler Solo on Night in Tunisia!

  2. This one is killer! Red & Jim, cello & guitar in a funky context, and what a great rhythm section. Thanks!

  3. The link is dead, can you replace, please???