Eddie Bert

I Heard Music - Modern Music

Fresh Sound 1600 Series

Personnel:
Eddie Bert (tb), Jerome Richardson (fl,ts), Vinnie Dean (as), Hank Jones (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Osie Johnson (d)

Reference: FSRCD 1611

Tracklisting:

01. Walk with Me
02. Cardboard Coffee
03. Falling in Love All Over Again
04. Lom, Norahs and Enaj
05. I Hear Music
06. Moon and Sand
07. Nosmo King
08. Jerome's Blues
09. All My Life
10. Me'n You

Recorded in New York City, November 1955.


--------------------------------------------

Biography:

Eddie Bert has had a rather long career in jazz and in the studios, managing to go almost unnoticed by all but his fellow musicians. A fine and flexible soloist, Bert has also played a large part behind the scenes, performing his parts quite capably in orchestras. Among his early teachers were fellow trombonists Benny Morton and Trummy Young. In 1940, when he was 18, Bert joined Sam Donahue's Orchestra, and two years later cut his first solo on record, "Jersey Bounce," with Red Norvo's band. Bert gigged with the orchestras of Charlie Barnet (1943) and Woody Herman, performed at a well-recorded Town Hall concert with Norvo in 1944, where he was extensively featured and, after a stint in the military, he worked during the next decade with such orchestras as Herbie Fields, Stan Kenton (1947-1948 and 1950-1951), Benny Goodman (1948-1949), Woody Herman again, and Les Elgart. From 1952-1955, Bert recorded several dates as a leader for Discovery, Savoy, Jazztone, and Trans-World, showing that he could be a personable bop-based improviser in small groups, too. He worked and recorded with Charles Mingus in late 1955, rejoined Goodman in 1957, was part of the ensembles on the various Miles Davis/Gil Evans projects, and performed with Thelonious Monk at his famed big band concerts of 1959 and 1963. In addition to his extensive studio work, Bert was associated with Elliot Lawrence, Chubby Jackson, and again with Mingus; he was part of Dick Cavett's TV big band from 1968-1972 and toured Europe with the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra. In 1976, he led an obscure effort for the Danish Backbone label and has since headed sessions for Molshajala (a duo album with bassist Steve Roane), Keybone, and Fresh Sound (1987), in addition to recording as a sideman with Lionel Hampton, Sal Salvador, and Teo Macero, among others. In 1997, Eddie Bert toured with T.S. Monk's Monk on Monk ensemble.

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

Price:

$10.61  (tax incl.)

Add to wishlist

Added to your wishlist.

You can manage your wishlist here.

You're not signed in

You must sign in to manage your wishlist.
Sign in
Delivery information:
Delivery in 7-10 days
Shipping rates Terms and conditions
Payment methods:
Share:

 

 

Customer reviews

No customer reviews yet. Login to leave your impressions!

Write a review

I Heard Music - Modern Music
Rate this product:

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Your review has been added and will be available once approved by a moderator.