And His Orchestra 1957-1958 (2-CD)
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Billy Ver Planck

And His Orchestra 1957-1958 (2-CD)

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Billy Ver Planck (dir, arr, tb), Bernie Glow, Joe Wilder, Phil Sunkel, Clyde Reasinger (tp), Frank Rehak, Bill Harris (tb), Phil Woods (as), Frank Wess (fl), Bobby Jaspar, Seldon Powell (ts, fl), Buzzy Brauner (ts), Pepper Adams, Gene Allen, Sol Schlinger (bs), Eddie Costa (p, vib), Wendell Marshall, George Duvivier (b), Bobby Donaldson, Gus Johnson, Art Taylor (d)

Reference: FSRCD 934_2

Bar code: 8427328609340

Trombonist Billy Ver Planck (1930-2009) wrote for all the big bands of his generation and was among the busiest studio arrangers/conductors on the New York scene. This CD set contains his only albums as leader, recorded in 1957-1958. His debut album Dancing Jazz, produced a scored jazz date for a nonet that combined the dancing sound and rhythm of the big band with the freedom of expression in solos available to the improvising combo, while Jazz for Play Girls took a modern-sounding group through an effective string of Basieinfluenced arrangements. On both albums the solos stand on their own merit; Wilder is tasteful throughout, Woods strong and assertive, and Harris, idiosyncratically imaginative, is best of all.

A mood album, The Spirit of Charlie Parker, slightly alters course, with three flutes (Wess, Jaspar and Powell), one trombone (Rehak), and a rhythm section with the dazzling Eddie Costa on piano and vibes to record four great Bird tunes. The Soul of Jazz, finds Ver Planck in a collection of songs old and new from the Gospel idiom—the final track excluded—delivered by a group of top-ranking jazzmen who “preach” their Jazz gospel. Pepper Adams is fierily effective throughout, and all involved cover the jazz spectrum from late swing to neo-modern period, depending on their stylistic allegiances.


Tracklisting:

CD 1
01. Summer Evening (Ozzie Cadena) 5:58
02. On Top of Old Mountie (Billy Ver Planck) 4:19
03. I’ll Keep Loving You (Ozzie Cadena) 6:05
04. Day by Day (Stordhal-Cahn) 3:32
05. Oh Gee, Oh Me, Oh My (Ozzie Cadena) 4:50
06. Embraceable You (G. & I. Gershwin) 8:30
07. Jan-Cee Brown (Ozzie Cadena) 4:43
08. Walkin’ (Richard Carpenter) 7:37
09. Play Girl Stroll (Ozzie Cadena) 3:30
10. Señor Blues (Horace Silver) 6:25
11. Aw, C’Mon Sugah! (Ozzie Cadena) 7:18
12. Whoo-Ee! (Ozzie Cadena) 3:17
13. Miss Spring Blues (Billy Ver Planck) 5:54

CD 2
01. Duh-Udah-Udah (Billy Ver Planck) 5:56
02. Winds (Ver Planck-Cadena) 4:20
03. Parker’s Mood (Charlie Parker) 5:57
04. Marmaduke (Charlie Parker) 9:37
05. Now’s the Time (Charlie Parker) 8:05
06. Ah Leu-Cha (Charlie Parker) 7:51
07. You Gotta Be A Good Man (Billy Ver Planck) 8:45
08. Each Side of the River (Billy Ver Planck) 4:49
09. Where You Gonna Run To? (Billy Ver Planck) 5:09
10. I Can’t Believe It (Roberts) 6:34
11. What Could I Do (Billy Ver Planck) 3:57
12. Royal Garden Blues (Clarence Williams) 6:28

Sources CD 1:
Tracks #1-6, from the album “Dancing Jazz” (Savoy MG-12101)
Tracks #7 & 8, from the album “Jazz Is Busting Out All Over” (Savoy MG-12123)
Tracks #9-13, from the album “Jazz for Play Girls” (Savoy MG-12121)

Sources CD 2:
Tracks #1 & 2, from the album “Jazz for Play Girls” (Savoy MG-12121)
Tracks #3-6, from the album “The Spirit of Charlie Parker” (World Wide MGS-20003)
Tracks #7-12, from the album “The Soul of Jazz” (World Wide MGS-20002)

Personnel on "Dancing Jazz":
Bernie Glow, Joe Wilder, trumpets; Frank Rehak, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Buzzy Brauner, tenor sax; Gene Allen, baritone sax; Eddie Costa, piano & vibes; Wendell Marshall, bass; Bobby Donaldson, drums.
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 26, 1957

Personnel on "Jazz Is Busting Out All Over":
Bernie Glow, Phil Sunkel, trumpets; Bill Harris, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax; Seldon Powell, flute & tenor sax; Sol Schlinger, baritone sax; Eddie Costa, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; Gus Johnson, drums.
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 30, 1957

Personnel on "Jazz For Play Girls":
Clyde Reasinger, Joe Wilder, trumpets; Bill Harris, trombone; Phil Woods, alto sax & clarinet; Seldon Powell, tenor sax; Gene Allen, baritone sax & clarinet; Eddie Costa, piano & vibes; George Duvivier, bass; Bobby Donaldson, drums.
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 17, 1957

Personnel on "The Spirit of Charlie Parker":
Frank Rehak, trombone; Frank Wess, flute; Bobby Jaspar, flute & clarinet; Seldon Powell, flute & tenor sax; Eddie Costa, piano & vibes; George Duvivier, bass; Bobby Donaldson, drums.
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 27, 1958

Personnel on "The Soul of Jazz":
Joe Wilder, trumpet; Bill Harris, trombone; Bobby Jaspar, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Eddie Costa, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 5, 1958

Recording engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Original backliner notes: H. Alan Stein
Photography (World Wide): Hank Schneider
Design (World Wide): Levy A. Agency

Original recordings supervised by Ozzie Cadena
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Hi Fi / Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
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$16.74  (tax incl.)

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