Jazz Guitarist: Modern Music From San Francisco
  • Fantasy LP 3247 Fantasy LP 3247
  • San Francisco Jazz JR-1 San Francisco Jazz JR-1
  • Fantasy LP 3213 Fantasy LP 3213
  • Eddie Duran Eddie Duran

Eddie Duran

Jazz Guitarist: Modern Music From San Francisco

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Eddie Duran (g), Howard Dudune (cl, ts), Vince Guaraldi (p), Dean Reilly, Ron Crotty (b), John Markham (d), Ree Brunell (vcl)

Reference: FSRCD 924

Bar code: 8427328609241

Born in San Francisco in 1925, Eddie Duran is an unfairly neglected jazz guitarist and a soloist full of imagination and heart who was already playing professionally at 15. To this day he considers himself an “ear player,” despite having played and recorded with Vince Guaraldi, Red Norvo, Cal Tjader, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, George Shearing, Earl “Fatha” Hines and Benny Goodman, in the heyday of the San Francisco bebop scene.

Duran was 32 when he recorded Jazz Guitarist, his first album as a leader in 1957. His sound and approach were deeply rooted in the bebop tradition, with echoes of Tal Farlow. With Duran on this debut was Howard Dudune—a cleantoned young clarinetist and Getz-derived tenor saxophonist—with support from bassist Dean Reilly and drummer John Markham.

Completing this salute to a fine guitarist is a 1956 date where he and Reilly backed singer Ree Brunell on a relaxed stroll through four well-chosen standards, along with a 1955 trio session with Ron Crotty and Vince Guaraldi. Crotty was a part of Dave Brubeck’s early groups, while Guaraldi was one of the brightest young pianists of the local scene, and the trio produced some relaxed and swinging jazz.

San Francisco emerged in early 50s as one of the most important centres of jazz activity in the US and the musicians playing in these three sessions are a fine example of what the city had to offer.


Tracklisting:
01. My Inspiration (Haggart-Lamare) 3:27
02. Soon (G. & I. Gershwin) 4:10
03. Rise ‘n Shine (Youmans-DeSylva) 3:39
04. My Shining Hour (Arlen-Mercer) 2:53
05. Taking Life Easy (Eddie Duran) 4:36
06. Why Not? (Neal Hefti) 3:33
07. A Room with a View (Noel Coward) 5:00
08. Skyliner (Charlie Barnet) 3:48
09. It Could Happen to You (Van Heusen-Burke) 2:52
10. Sugar (Pinkard-Mitchell-Alexander) 3:54
11. I’m Glad There Is You (Dorsey-Madeira) 2:50
12. You Turned the Tables On Me (Alter-Mitchell) 2:10
13. When I Fall in Love (Young-Heyman) 3:03
14. Falling in Love with Love (Rodgers-Hart) 2:00
15. Ginza (Vince Guaraldi) 4:07
16. The Night We Called It a Day (Dennis-Adair) 3:48
17. The Masquerade Is Over (Magidson-Wrubel) 6:32

Sources:
Tracks #1-10, from the Eddie Duran LP “Jazz Guitarist” (Fantasy LP 3247)
Tracks # 11-14, from the LP “Intro to Jazz” (San Francisco Jazz Records JR-1)
Tracks #15-17, from the LP “Modern Music from San Francisco” (Fantasy LP 3213)

Personnel on "Jazz Guitarist":
Eddie Duran Quartet
Howard Dudune, clarinet & tenor sax; Eddie Duran, guitar; Dean Reilly, bass; John Markham, drums.
Recorded in San Francisco, 1955

Personnel on "Intro to Jazz":
Ree Brunell Trio
Ree Brunell, vocals; Eddie Duran, guitar; Dean Reilly, bass.
Recorded in San Francisco, 1956

Personnel on "Modern Music from San Francisco":
Ron Crotty Trio
Vince Guaraldi, piano & celeste; Eddie Duran, guitar; Ron Crotty, bass.
Recorded in San Francisco, 1957

Liner notes: Ralph J. Gleason & Jordi Pujol
Original recordings produced by Max Weiss (#1-10) and Pat Henry (#11-14)
Compiled for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Hi Fi / Mono · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
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