Charlie Shavers & Ray Bryant

Complete Recordings Vol.1

Lone Hill Jazz

Personnel:
Charlie Shavers (tp), Oliver Jackson (d), Aaron Bell or Tommy Bryant (b), Ray Bryant (p)

Reference: LHJ10182

Contains:
- Charlie digs Paree (complete LP)
- Charlie digs Dixie (complete LP)
- At Le Crazy Horse Saloon (4 tracks)

Pure and simple genius from trumpeter Charlie Shavers -- a player with a sweet tone and a fluid groove -- stepping out here with great accompaniment from pianist Ray Bryant! The CD brings together work from the albums Charlie Digs Paree and Charlie Digs Dixie -- both originally recorded for MGM Records in the late 50s, and done in a clean, uncluttered style that really brought a strong focus to Shaver's solos, but also gave some excellent rhythmic support from Bryant -- working here at the height of his early powers, in a mode that's clearly relaxed enough to get with the spirit of each different session. Shavers plays in a mostly-muted style on the first set, and with a more open horn on the second -- and titles include "Domino", "Petite Fleur", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Pigalle", "Jazz Me Blues", "Comme Ci Comme Ca", "Muskrat Rumble", "Daddy's Got The Gleeks", and "At The Jazz Band Ball". Added to the CD are 4 tracks from the Le Crazy Horse album -- featuring Shavers on trumpet and vocal with an unknown French group -- on titles that include "Man With A Horn", "One O'Clock Jump", and "Back Home Again In Indiana". (4 tracks are from ' At Le Crazy Horse Saloon')


Tracklisting:

01. C'est Si Bon
02. Domino
03. Mam'selle
04. The Last Time I saw Paris
05. Pigalle
06. Song from "Moulin Rouge"
07. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
08. Petite Fleur
09. My Man
10. I Kiss Your Hand, Madame
11. Comme ci, Comme รงร 
12. I Love Paris
13. Alexander's Ragtime Band
14. Basin Street Blues
15. Jazz Me Blues
16. Beale Street Blues
17. If I Could Be with You
18. Royal garden Blues
19. At the Jazz band Ball
20. Muskrat Ramble
21. Margie
22. St. Louis Blues
23. Daddy's Got The Gleeks
24. When the Saints Go Marching in
25. One O'Clock Jump
26. Man with a Horn
27. You Come a Long Way from St. Louis
28. Back Home Again in Indiana.

Personnel and Dates:

Tracks #1-12: Charlie Shavers (tp), Oliver Jackson (d), Aaron Bell (b), Ray Bryant (p). NYC, 1958-1959

#13-24: Charlie Shavers (tp, vcl), Oliver Jackson (d), Tommy Bryant (b), Ray Bryant (p). NYC, 1958-1959

#25-28: Charlie Shavers (tp, vcl) acc by unknown p, b and d. Paris, ca 1964.

Price:

$15.94  (tax incl.)

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