Clark Terry (tp, flh), Bill Hardman (tp), Curtis Fuller (tb), Junior Cook, Charlie Rouse, Frank Haynes (ts), Horace Parlan, Billy Gardner (p), Peck Morrison, Ben Tucker (b), Dave Bailey (d)
Reference: BMCD 1630
Bar code: 8427328016308
All sides here were recorded during a series of blowing sessions that put great emphasis on the soloists. The moving spirit behind them was drummer Dave Bailey. All musicians involved play without strain, generating the kind of explosion only jazz can create.
The three opening tunes were issued on the album One Foot in the Gutter, the first Bailey did as a leader, and as he himself explained in the original liner notes, we had unusual freedom throughout, not only in what we played, but in what we did, and at one point you can hear Clark Terry and Junior Cook enthusiastically applauding one of Curtis Fullers solos. That was the spirit of the session, and the audience joined right in.
This collection has several things going for it, not the least of which is the work of Charlie Rouse, Grant Green, and Ben Tucker. Rouse communicates with his personal brand of restrained head, and Greens playing is spare, direct and simple. Tucker, with his strong walking lines and bumps, lifts the whole group on his shoulders, while Bailey swings in the most relaxed manner.
01. One Foot in the Gutter (Clark Terry) 10:54
02. Well You Neednt (Thelonious Monk) 11:54
03. Sandu (Clifford Brown) 21:02
04. Blues for JP (Horace Parlan) 17:13 (*)
05. Two Feet in the Gutter (Rudy Stevenson) 7:56 (*)
06. Our Miss Brooks (Harold Vick) 6:45 (*)
Total time: 75:00 min. aprox.
(*) Bonus Tracks
Tracks #1-3 from the EPIC 12" LP "One Foot in the Gutter" (BA 17008)
Track #4 taken from the EPIC LP "Gettin' into Somethin'" (LA 16011)
Tracks #5 & 6 taken from the EPIC LP "Two Feet in the Gutter" (LA 16021)
Personnel on tracks #1-3:
The Dave Bailey Sextet
Clark Terry (tp & flh), Curtis Fuller (tb), Junior Cook (ts), Horace Parlan (p), Peck Morrison (b), Dave Bailey (d).
Recorded in New York City, July 19 & 20, 1960
Personnel on track #4:
Same as above, but Charlie Rouse (ts), replaces Junior Cook.
Recorded in New York City, on October 27, 1960
Personnel on track #5:
The Dave Bailey Quintet
Bill Hardman (tp), Frank Haynes (ts), Billy Gardner (p), Ben Tucker (b), Dave Bailey (d).
Recorded in New York City, on October 6, 1961
Personnel on track #6:
Same as above, but Grant Green (g), replaces Bill Hardman.
Recorded in New York City, on March 15, 1961
Original recordings produced by Michael Berniker
Stereo 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
"This remarkable album illustrates what musicians mean by soul. Here are six gifted, congenial musicians, playing before an audience, without arrangements, and producing that incomparable explosion only jazz can create. The selections, three in number, are based on the blues; the moving spirit is drummer Dave Bailey."
From the original 'One Foot in the Gutter' liner notes.
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