The Modern Sounds of A.K. Salim - Complete Savoy Recordings 1957-1958 Double CD
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A.K. Salim

The Modern Sounds of A.K. Salim - Complete Savoy Recordings 1957-1958 Double CD

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
A.K. Salim (arr, cond), Joe Wilder, Johnny Coles, Kenny Dorham (tp), Nat Adderley (cnet), Frank Rehak (tb), Phil Woods, Frank Wess, Herbie Mann, Johnny Griffin, Pepper Adams (saxes), Kenny Burrell (g), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul Chambers (b), Max Roach (d)

Reference: FSRCD 474_2

Bar code: 8427328604741

A.K. Salim (Ahmad Khatab Atkinson) was an ex-reed man who retired from playing in 1943 to arrange and compose for several jazz and Afro- Cuban bands. This 2-CD set draws together all the recordings he did as a leader for Savoy Records in 1957-1958. Most of his work here reflects Salims deep knowledge of blues and his arrangers talent for setting down relatively simple lines combining down home traditionalism with harmonic sophistication. His unpretentious arrangements have an unmistakably visceral quality and offer a fine framework for the eloquently powerful soloists of both reed and brass sections. Some of the greatest modern jazz pianists, bassists and drummers round out the rhythm, along with guitar in a few tracks, in both support and solo capacities, while the presence of a conga blends well with the Latino-flavored charts in what is, overall, a satisfying and thoroughly swinging collection.

Tracklisting:

CD1
1. Duo-Flautists 2:45
2. Miltown Blues 7:20
3. Ballin Blues 3:23
4. Pretty Baby 4:57
5. Lopin 2:51
6. Talk That Talk 4:11
7. Black Talk 3:38
8. D Minor Dipper 5:16
9. Dejeuner 6:20
10. A Private Cloud 4:40
11. June Is Bustin Out All Over 3:07
12. Blu-Binsky 6:12
13. R.U.1.2. 8:00

CD2
1. Shirley Ray 6:03
2. Ba-Lu-Ee-Du 5:48
3. Pretty For The People 8:05
4. Takin Care Of Business 5:24
5. Pay Day 3:55
6. Joy Box 6:03
7. Full Moon 5:11
8. Blue Baby 3:36
9. The Sultan 4:24
10. Blue Shout 3:23
11. Dikie How Long Baby 4:59

Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey, 1957-1958

A.K. Salim, Leader, Arranger and Conductor

Collective personnel includes: Joe Wilder, Johnny Coles, Jimmy Nottingham, Kenny Dorham (tp), Nat Adderley (cornet), Frank Rehak, Buster Cooper (tb), Marshall Royal, Phil Woods (as), Frank Wess, Herbie Mann, Seldon Powell (fl, ts), Johnny Griffin (ts), Howard Austin, Charlie Fowlkes, Pepper Adams, Sahib Shihab (bs), Kenny Burrell (g), Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Wynton Kelly (p), Wendell Marshall, George Duvivier, Paul Chambers (b), Bobby Donaldson, Osie Johnson, Max Roach, Philly Joe Jones (d), Chino Pozo (conga).

Original recordings supervised by Ozzie Cadena

Reissue produced by Jordi Pujol

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$15.80  (tax incl.)

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