Harry Edison (tp), Benny Carter, Willie Smith (as), Buddy De Franco (cl), Wardell Gray, Stan Getz (ts), Count Basie (p, org), Arnold Ross (p), Freddie Green (g), John Simmons (b), Buddy Rich (d)
Reference: OCM CD 035
Two of the excellent studio Jam Sessions organised by Norman Granz in 1953. Enumerated #3 and #4 under Clef logo, taking part are jazz giants soloist such as Benny Carter, Willie Smith, Wardell Gray, Stan Getz, Buddy DeFranco, Harry Edison & Count Basie. All these jazz legends freely improvise in a relaxed way while the rest of the members encourage them with effective swinging riffs.
Fun to play then and real fun to listen to 50 years on !!!
01. Apple Jam 11:41
02. Oh! Lady, Be Good 19:42
03. Blues For The Count 15:35
04. Ballad Medley 13:07
- Indian Summer
- Willow Weep For Me
- If I Had You
- A Ghost Of A Chance
- Love Walked In
- Sophisticated Lady
- I Hadn't anyone till you
Total time: 60:05 min.
Tracks #1 & 2, from the album "Jam Session #3" (Clef MGC 653)
Tracks #3 & 4, from the album "Jam Session #4" (Clef MGC 654)
Harry 'Sweets' Edison (tp); Benny Carter, Willie Smith (as); Buddy DeFranco (cl); Wardell Gray, Stan Getz (ts); Count Basie (p on 1 & 2, org only on 3); Arnold Ross (p on 3 & 4); Freddie Green (g); John Simmons (b); Buddy Rich (d).
Recorded in Hollywood, August 3, 1953