The Legendary 1963-64 Sessions (2 LPs on 1 CD)
James Moody (fl, as, ts), Thad Jones, Johnny Coles (tp), Hubert Laws (fl), Hank Jones, Patti Bown (p), Jim Hall (g), Reggie Workman, Richard Davis (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath, Mel Lewis (d)
This CD edition contains the complete albums Running the Gamut (1964) and Great Day (1963), which have never been previously released on CD. The latter album includes the first recorded collaboration between Thad Jones and Mel Lewis and is presented here with the correct information for the first time ever.
01. BUSTER'S LAST STAND (7:01)
02. PAINTING THE TOWN RED (4:52)
03. EM PREAN SHORE (3:51)
04. CAPERS (6:54)
05. IF YOU GRIN (YOU'RE IN) (2:33)
06. WAYWARD PLAINT (6:17)
07. FIGURINE (4:06)
08. GREAT DAY (4:02)
09. THE SEARCH (4:40)
10. LET'S TRY (3:26)
11. ONE NEVER KNOWS (5:21)
12. OPALESQUE (5:04)
13. BLUES IMPROMPTU (5:33)
14. MALICE TOWARD NONE (5:21)
Total time: 69:07 min.
Tracks #1-7 from the original LP "Running the Gamut"
Tracks #8-14 from the original LP "Great Day"
Personnel on "Running the Gamut":
James Moody (fl , as, ts), Thad Jones (tp), Patti Bown (p), Reggie Workman (b) and Albert "Tootie" Heath (d).
Recorded in New York, August 1 & 4, 1964.
Personnel on "Great Day":
ames Moody (fl , as, ts), Thad Jones, Johnny Coles (tp), Hubert Laws (fl), Hank Jones or Hubert Leighton (p), Jim Hall (g), Richard Davis (b) and Mel Lewis (d). Tom McIntosh (arr, conductor).
Recorded in New York, June 17 & 18, 1963.
Two of the most expressive and prolific figures in jazz history, multi-reed instrumentalist James Moody and trumpeter, composer & arranger Thad Jones have a combined discography that includes over 670 separate studio and live recordings with most of the genres finest luminaries [...] Their complete collaborative output consists of the two sessions included on this release (taken from the liner notes).
"Some good, sometimes excellent sax and flute work from the always reliable James Moody. This was a period in which he was dabbling sometimes in soul jazz and other times in hard bop, but mostly played mainstream, straight-ahead originals, standards, and ballads."
Ron Wynn -All Music Guide