Cooking The Blues + Sweet & Lovely (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Verve MGV 8221 Verve MGV 8221
  • Verve MGV 8224 Verve MGV 8224

Buddy DeFranco

Cooking The Blues + Sweet & Lovely (2 LP on 1 CD)

Lone Hill Jazz

Buddy DeFranco (cl), Sonny Clark (p), Tal Farlow (g), Eugene 'Senator' Wright (b), Bobby White (d)

Reference: LHJ10358

Bar code: 8436019583586

The complete original 1955 albums Cooking The Blues and Sweet And Lovely, two Verve LPs contain material from three different quintet sessions featuring the same personnel presenting Buddy De Franco as the leader of an all star quintet, featuring Tal Farlow, Sonny Clark, Gene Wright and Bobby White.


01. I CANT GET STARTED (Duke-Gershwin) (5:40)
02. COOKING THE BLUES (Wright) (6:55)
03. STARDUST (Carmichael-Parish) (6:09)
04. HOW ABOUT YOU (Freed-Lane) (6:51)
05. LITTLE GIRL BLUE (Rodgers-Hart) (5:07)
06. INDIAN SUMMER (Herbert-Dubin) (6:48)
07. GETTING A BALANCE (Clark-De Franco) (9:02)
08. THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC (Arlen-Mercer) (6:39)
09. THEY SAY ITS WONDERFUL (Berlin) (7:19)
10. BUT BEAUTIFUL (Burke-Van Heusen) (4:38)
11. THE NEARNESS OF YOU (Carmichael-Washington) (4:56)
12. WHAT CAN I SAY DEAR [AFTER I SAY IM SORRY?] (Lyman-Donaldson) (4:48)
13. MOE (Sonny Clark) (4:10)

Total Time: 78:53 min.

Tracks #1-6 from "Cooking The Blues" (Verve MGV 8221). Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, on August 26, 1955.

Tracks #7-13 from "Sweet And Lovely" (Verve MGV 8224). Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, on September 1, 1954 and August 12 & 26, 1955.

Personnel on both sets: Buddy De Franco (cl), Sonny Clark (p), Tal Farlow (g), Eugene 'Senator' Wright (b) and Bobby White (d).



-Cooking the Blues

"The playing level on this set is very high indeed. An ideal companion album for Sweet and Lovely. One wonders why Norman Granz didn't choose to release both in a double-record package."

John A. Tynan -Down Beat (1958)

-Sweet and Lovely

"These seven tracks, especially the second chorus of 'Magic' and the medium-fast minor original 'Moe', are peerless DeFranco in a variety of styles and tempos, despite the LP's misleading title. The presence of Farlow is a fine bonus, particularly on 'Wonderful'. I suggest that everyone listen to this record."

Leonard Feather -Down Beat (1958)


$16.32  (tax incl.)

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