Bobby Scott (p, cond), Ronnie Woellmer, Conte Candoli (tp), Eddie Bert, Frank Rosolino (tb), Hal McKusick, Charlie Mariano (as), Bill Holman, John Murtaugh (ts), Al Epstein, Jimmy Giuffre (bs), Milt Hinton, Max Bennett (b), Osie Johnson, Stan Levey (d)
Reference: FSRCD 468
Bar code: 8427328604680
After an impressive debut as a pianist in 1953, Bobby Scott was 17 when, a year later, he conducted the first of a series of three genuinely creative albums dedicated to his own works, all now compiled on this CD. A man of many moods, bursting with creativity, his compositions are full of a fine feel for harmonic textures and melodically interesting lines.
But also among the outstanding aspects of these sessions are the soloists given ample scope by the writing; Hal McKusick, Eddie Bert, Conte Candoli, Frank Rosolino, Charlie Mariano, Bill Holman, Jimmy Giuffre, Marty Flax and the little known Ronnie Woellmer and John Murtaugh are prime examples of the best of the East and West Coast jazzmen of the era. With Scott also shining as pianist on the second and third dates, this collection is a unique portrait of his precocious talent.
01. Betty 4:16
02. Moon Tan 3:46
03. Aunt Sarah 4:06
04. Cerebellum 4:05
05. Dot 3:34
06. The Creed 4:00
07. The Tablecloth Stomp 2:55
08. A Parable 2:55
09. Kwan Youen 2:52
10. The Wig 2:32
11. Count Bill 2:38
12. Wigwam 2:15
13. Sallys Pound Cake 3:36
14. Every Woman 4:20
15. Woodville 5:12
16. Myrt 4:17
17. Box Car Blues 4:11
18. The Good Ship Linda 5:01
19. The Old Man 3:01
20. Theme III 6:26
All compositions by Bobby Scott
Personnel on #1-5: Bobby Scott, conductor; Ronnie Woellmer, trumpet; Eddie Bert, trombone; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Al Epstein, baritone sax; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
Recorded in New York City, November 1954
Personnel on #6-12: Bobby Scott, piano & conductor; Conte Candoli, trumpet; Frank Rosolino, trombone; Charlie Mariano, alto sax; Bill Holman, tenor sax; Jimmy Giuffre, baritone sax; Max Bennett, bass; Stan Levey, drums.
Recorded in Hollywood, January 1955
Personnel on #13-20: Bobby Scott, piano; John Murtaugh, tenor sax; Marty Flax, baritone sax; Whitey Mitchell, bass; Howie Mann, drums.
Recorded in New York City, October 1956
Reissue produced by Jordi Pujol