Hollywood Saxophone Quartet (2 LPs on 1 CD)
  • Liberty LJH-6005 Liberty LJH-6005
  • Liberty LRP-3080 Liberty LRP-3080
  • With Lennie Niehaus With Lennie Niehaus
  • With Russell Garcia With Russell Garcia

Hollywood Saxophone Quartet

Hollywood Saxophone Quartet (2 LPs on 1 CD)

Fresh Sound Jazz City Series

Russ Cheever (ss), Jack Dumont (as), Morrie Crawford (ts), Bill Ulyate (bs), Mike Rubin (b), Dick Cornell (d), Lennie Niehaus, Marty Paich, Billy May, Jack Montrose, Warren Barker, Russell Garcia, Morrie Crawford (arrangers)

Reference: FSRCD 2253

For even the most avid and best-informed jazz aficionados, the music in this CD may be a huge surpriseand reed players, too, will find much to astonish and delight. The Hollywood Saxophone Quartet was composed of four gifted studio saxophonists, who organized the unit mainly to play original music by contemporary composers with a rhythm section added. In a collection of beautifully played arrangements written by some superbly skilled craftsmen such as Lennie Niehaus, Marty Paich, Russ Garcia, and Jack Montrose, the shadings of tone these men achieve are incredibly delicate and profuse in their colorings. The sheer technical ability, ensemble work, rapport and execution is remarkableand they swing all the way through.


01. Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin-Gershwin) 3:37
02. Wait till You See Her (Rodgers-Hart) 2:58
03. Taking a Chance on Love
(Duke-Fetter-LaTouche) 2:26
04. Forget (Niehaus) 2:39
05. But Not for Me (Gershwin-Gershwin) 2:57
06. Open House (Niehaus) 2:10
07. This Cant Be Love (Rodgers-Hart) 2:40
08. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
(Van Heusen-Burke) 3:56
09. Thats the Way the Ball Bounces (Niehaus) 1:36
10. Yesterdays Gardenias
(Mysels-Robertson-Cogane) 2:46
11. Four at Liberty (Niehaus) 2:09
12. Have You Met Miss Jones (Rodgers-Hart) 2:43
13. Nightcap (Niehaus) 2:52
14. Therell Never Be Another You
(Warren-Gordon) 2:30
15. Make the Most of It (Niehaus) 2:14
16. All the Things You Are
(Kern-Hammerstein II) 2:25
17. Toccata in F (Paich) 1:56
18. New York City Ghost (Young-Lee) 4:26
19. Cheek to Cheek (Berlin) 2:57
20. Dancing on the Ceiling (Rodgers-Hart) 2:16
21. You Brought a New Kind of Love
(Fain-Kahal-Norman) 3:07
22. Autumn in New York (Duke) 2:34
23. Mixed Commotions (Garcia) 3:22
24. Ghost of a Chance
(Crosby-Washington-Young) 3:42

Total time: 66:55 min.

Original sources:

Tracks #1-12 from the 12" LP
"Sax Appeal" (Liberty LRP-3080)

Tracks #13-24 from the 12" LP
"Hollywood Saxophone Quartet" (Liberty LJH-6005)


Russ Cheever, soprano; Jack Dumont, alto; Morrie Crawford, tenor; Bill Ulyate, baritone; Mike Rubin, bass and Dick Cornell, drums.

Lennie Niehaus (#1-16); Marty Paich (#17 & 18); Billy May (#19 & 20); Jack Montrose (#21); Warren Barker (#22); Russell Garcia (#23) and Morrie Crawford (#24).

Recorded at Capitol Studios, on April 12 (#1-12) and September 8 & 14 (#13-24), 1955

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol



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