Stu Williamson

Stu Williamson Plays - The Bethlehem Years

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Stu Williamson, Charlie Mariano, Claude Williamson, Max Bennett, Stan Levey, Bill Holman, Jimmy Giuffre, Leroy Vinnegar, Mel Lewis

Reference: FSRCD 116

Tracklisting:

1. The Lady is a tramp
2. Stu's due blues
3. The things we did last summer
4. Yardbird Suite
5. Autumn in New York
6. Just friends
7. Pee Jay
8. Darn that dream
9. Hongry Child
10. Big red
11. Red Cross
12. Talk of the town
13. Oom's tune
14. Rose Bud

Recorded in NYC, 1955-1956


Review:

5*** All Music Guide
"AMG REVIEW: Stu Williamson led relatively few sessions in his career and over half of them are on this excellent Fresh Sound CD. The cool-toned trumpeter is mostly heard in a quintet with altoist Charlie Mariano, pianist Claude Williamson (his brother), either Max Bennett or Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Stan Levey or Mel Lewis on drums. The remaining four songs (all Bill Holman compositions) feature a sextet with Holman on tenor, baritonist Jimmy Giuffre, Claude, Vinnegar, and Lewis. The music swings lightly but firmly with excellent solos from all concerned, making this CD a prime example of West Coast jazz from the 1950s. Recommended."
Scott Yanow
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$13.81  (tax incl.)

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