Let's Make It (2 LP on 1 CD)
Frank Rosolino (tb), Richie Kamuca, Harold Land (ts), Vince Guaraldi, Victor Feldman (p), Monty Budwig, Leroy Vinnegar (b), Stan Levey (d), Harold Land (ts), Victor Feldman (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Stan Levey (d)
This release contains two of legendary trombonist Frank Rosolino's finest quintet sessions: "The Frank Rosolino Quintet" (1957); and "Free For All" (1958), both albums gems of the jazz trombone.
01. CHERRY (4:57)
02. LET'S MAKE IT (3:01)
03. HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? (3:39)
04. THEY SAY (4:31)
05. FINE SHAPE (4:19)
06. FALLOUT (3:59)
07. THOU SWELL (3:19)
08. TUFFY (4:11)
09. LOVE FOR SALE (5:33)
10. TWILIGHT (3:51)
11. DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME (5:29)
12. CHRISDEE (4:29)
13. STARDUST (5:05)
14. FREE FOR ALL (4:47)
15. THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE (4:39)
16. SNEAKYOSO (6:55)
17. THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE [Alternate Take] (4:55)
Total time: 77:39 min.
Tracks #1-8 from "Frank Rosolino Quintet" (Mode LP 107).
Tracks #9-17 from "Free For All" (Specialty SPS-2161).
Personnel on tracks #1-8: Frank Rosolino (tb), Richie Kamuca (ts), Vince Guaraldi (p), Monty Budwig (b) and Stan Levey (d). Recorded in Los Angeles, June 1957.
Personnel on tracks #9-17: Frank Rosolino (tb), Harold Land (ts), Victor Feldman (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b) and Stan Levey (d). Recorded in Hollywood, on December 22, 1958.
-Frank Rosolino Quintet
"This session for the short-lived Mode label remains the zenith of Frank Rosolino's recorded output. Paired with a stellar support unit featuring pianist Vince Guaraldi, tenorist Richie Kamuca, bassist Monty Budwig, and drummer Stan Levey, the trombonist not only delivers some of the most dazzling solos of his career, but also proves himself a gifted composer, contributing a handful of original tunes that fit comfortably alongside standards like Gershwin's "How Long Has This Been Going On?" Largely eschewing more uptempo fare, Rosolino instead favors a simmering, soulful bop approach that champions feeling as much as technique. This is music with genuine emotional heft and intellectual edge."
Jason Ankeny -All Music Guide
-Free For All
"The fine bop trombonist Frank Rosolino teams up with tenor saxophonist Harold Land and a West Coast rhythm section (pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Stan Levey) for a set of standards and melodic group originals. Originally cut for Specialty, the formerly rare session has its strong moments although it is not really all that essential but fans of Rosolino and Land will want to get it."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
"Frank Rosolino was a towering genius and a trombone virtuoso of the jazz genre. His style was unique and instantly recognizable."