Reference: FSRCD 1644
Bar code: 8427328616447
With these sides, Herb Geller and his All-Stars set down one of the best jazz versions of Jule Stynes score from the Broadway musical Gypsy.
Gellers brilliant improvisational ability is put to the test in some of the numbers, there are also outstanding contributions from Thad Jones and a young Scott LaFaro on bass, while in four of the tunes Barbara Longs beautiful voice and deep feeling for jazz give Sondheims lyrics the attention they deserve. And Herb Gellers arrangements carry off the difficult feat of not only reflecting the emotional essence of the original show, but also creating the climate where good jazz can flourish.
01. Everythings Coming Up Roses (4:09)
02. Youll Never Get Away from Me (5:15)
03. Together (4:37)
04. Little Lamb (3:58)
05. Some People (4:57)
06. Mamas Talkin Soft (4:00)
07. Cow Song (3:36)
08. Small World (4:58)
Total time: 35:00 min.
Originally issued on Atco SD-33-109.
Tracks #1,3,5,6,8: Herb Geller (as), Thad Jones (tp), Hank Jones (p), Scott LaFaro (b), Elvin Jones (d).
Track #7: Same, except Billy Taylor (p) replaces Hank Jones.
Tracks #2,4: Herb Geller (as), Thad Jones (tp), Scott LaFaro (b), Elvin Jones (d).
Tracks #1,3,6,8: Barbara Long (vcl) added.
All tracks recorded in New York City, on June 9 & 10, 1959.
Original recordings supervised by Nesuhi Ertegun.
Recording engineers: Tom Dowd & Phil Iehle.
Reissued for CD by Jordi Pujol.