Featuring Sonny Clark - Complete Recordings
One of the top four trombonists of the bebop era along with J.J. Johnson, Carl Fontana and Kai Winding Frank Rosolino developed a unique and unconventional trombone technique based on intervalic leaps, rapid-fire lines, a powerful attack and an unprecedented range in the high register. Yet despite his reputation as a trombone virtuoso, Rosolino rarely had the opportunity to lead his own ensembles and remains best known for his exciting work as a sideman working with such important musicians as Benny Carter, Teddy Edwards, Lee Konitz, Scott LaFaro, Shelly Manne, Art Pepper, Jimmy Rowles, Zoot Sims, and Ben Webster.
This release, previously available only on limited Japanese edition, features a rare session of Rosolino fronting his own quartet with Sonny Clark as well as a quintet with Charlie Mariano and Lou Levy. The edition also boasts 8 bonus tracks of Rosolino as a sideman with Mariano, Bobby Scott and Max Bennett.
01. I May be wrong (But I think you're wonderful) 7:04
02. The Things We did last Summer 4:21
03. Frieda 6:13
04. Doxy 7:51
05. My Delux 7:41
06. Flamingo 4:47
07. It had to be you 11:56
08. Three Little words 4:43
09. 'S Nice 4:11
10. Chloe 4:11
11. Green Walls 3:30
12. Sweet Georgia Brown 3:17
13. I'll Never Smile again 3:40
14. Rubberneck 3:27
15. Wigwam 2:19
Total Time: 79:20 min.
Tracks #1-6: Frank Rosolino (tb), Sonny Clark (p), Wilfred Middlebrooks (b), Stan Levey (d). Hollywood, May 1956.
Track #7: Frank Rosolino (tb), Charlie Mariano (as), Lou Levy (p), Max Bennett (b), Lawrence Marable (d). LA, June 1957.
Tracks #8-11: Stu Williamson (tp), Frank Rosolino (tb), Charlie Mariano (as), Claude Williamson (p), Max Bennett (b), Stan Levey (d). LA, December 21, 1953.
Tracks #12-14: Frank Rosolino (tb), Charlie Mariano (as), Claude Williamson (p), Max Bennett (b), Stan Levey (d). LA, January 27, 1955.
Track #15: Conte Candoli (tp), Frank Rosolino (tb), Charlie Mariano (as), Bill Holman (p), Jimmy Giuffre (bar), Bobby Scott (p), Max Bennett (b), Stan Levey (d). January 23, 1955.