The Complete Whitey Mitchell Sessions (2 LPs on 1 CD)
Steve Lacy (ss), Herbie Mann (fl), Tom Stewart (th), Joe Puma (g), Dave McKenna (p), Osie Johnson or Al Levitt (d)
This CD has been replaced by its recent reissue as part of the American Jazz Classics label. Reference #99034
Never Previously Released on CD. This particular release features two rare 1956 studio sessions of Steve Lacy during the early stages of his legendary career. The Personnel in both sessions it is very similar in a Sextet or Quintet format featuring Lacy himself on soprano sax plus Whitey Mitchell on bass, Joe Puma on guitar and Tom Stewart on tenor horn, with Osie Johnson or Al Levitt on drums and Dave McKenna on piano or Herbie Mann on flute and tenor sax. The arrangements on the first session are by Neal Hefti.
01. It Could Happen To You
02. Lover Man
03. Strike Up the Band
04. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
05. Once In a While
06. Young Lesley
07. You Stepped Out of a Dream
08. Over the Rainbow
10. Why Don't You Take Up the Piccolo?
12. Gee, Baby, Aint I Good To You
13. Out of Nowhere
14. My Heart Is a Hobo
15. Fidgety Feet
17. Lets Get Lost
19. The Things I Love
20. Some of These Days
Total Time: 61:36 min.
"Lacy went on to influence every soprano player thereafter. His music has always been very personal and looking for new ways to put things together."