Swingin' Suite
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Red Callender

Swingin' Suite

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Harry Parr Jones, Gerald Wilson (tp), Buddy Collette (fl, ts), John Ewing (tb), William Green, Hymie Gunkler (as), Clyde Dunn, Marty Berman (bs), Bill Pitman (g), Eddie Beal, Gerald Wiggins (p), Red Callender (b), Bill Douglass (d), Frank Bodde (bongo)

Reference: FSRCD 458

Bar code: 8427328604581

George Red Callender (1916-1992) was one of the busiest bassists in Hollywood in the early forties, constantly on call for studio work, record dates and band work, concerts and writing. I come from the school of experience. The ONLY school, said Red. On most of these octet sides, Reds writing reveals the influence of Ellingtons small combo scoring through the years. The group has a relaxed feel, featuring Buddy Collette at his best, and the understated, thoughtful conception of Gerald Wilson. We also have the opportunity to hear solos by several musicians that were, so far, unheard on the then prolific West Coast recording scene.

Tracklisting:
01. On Again 2:36
02. Greenery 3:05
03. Pastel 4:48
04. October Blue 3:04
05. Dancers 3:15
06. Bihari 4:18
07. Skyline 3:03
08. Sleigh Ride 3:09
09. All For You 3:18
10. Outlines 3:24
11. Walking On Air 2:48
12. Youre Part Of Me 3:26
13. They Cant Take That Away From Me 4:02
14. Volume, Too 3:26
15. Another Blues 4:08
16. Off Thee I Sing 2:43
17. Tea For Two 3:15
18. Pickin, Pluckin Whistlin And Walkin 3:02
19. Five-Four Blues 3:03

Red Callender & His Modern Octet:

Tracks #1-12: Harry Parr Jones (tp); John Ewing (tb); William Green (as); Buddy Collette (fl,ts); Clyde Dunn (bs); Eddie Beal (p); Red Callender (b); Bill Douglas (d); Frank Bodde (bgs). Hollywood, November 30, 1955

Red Callenders Octet:

Tracks #13-15: Gerald Wilson (tp); John Ewing (tb); Hymie Gunkler (as); Buddy Collette (ts); Marty Berman (bs); Eddie Beal (p); Red Callender (b); Bill Douglas (d). Hollywwod, May 1, 1958

Red Callenders Quartet:

Tracks #16-18: Buddy Collette (fl,piccolo) Bill Pitman (g); Red Callender (b); Bill Douglass (d). Hollywood, May 1, 1958

Red Callenders Sextet:

Track #19: Gerald Wilson (tp), Buddy Collette (fl); Billy Bean (g); Gerard Wiggings (p); Red Callender (b); Bill Douglas (d). Hollywood, April 30, 1958

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

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$10.94  (tax incl.)

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