Contains Corals complete "Hal McKusick Quintet" album.
The Complete Quintet Recordings From The Album Cross Section Saxes.
RCA Victors Complete December 31, 1956 Hal McKusick Quintet LP.
The track This Time The Dreams On Me From The Album Jazz Cornucopia.
The Complete Sextet Recordings From The Album Cross Section Saxes.
This release contains all of the 16 studio recordings from Art Farmer and Hal McKusicks outstanding yet highly underrated quintet as well as three bonus tracks of the group augmented to a sextet.
The quintet had their studio date debut on December 31, 1956 with a band featuring guitarist Barry Galbraith, bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Osie Johnson. This was followed by a February 4-6, 1957 session featuring pianist Eddie Costa, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Gus Johnson.
The quintets final studio date was recorded in New York on March 25,1958 with the inimitable piano and bass tandem of Bill Evans and Paul Chambers, as well as veteran drummer Connie Kay. Less than two weeks later, McKusick and Farmer went back into the studio with a sextet featuring Evans, Galbraith, Hinton and drummer Charlie Persip, included here as bonus tracks.
01. Down and dirty
02. Alone together
03. Criss cross
04. Gone with the wind
05. Pon Su
06. Makin' whoopee
07. Isn't it romantic?
08. For Art's sake
09. Old devil moon
10. When your lover has gone
11. This time the dream's on me
12. Just leave it alone
13. The blues train
14. It never entered my mind
16. Sing song
17. You're my thrill (bonus track)
18. Stratusphunk (bonus track)
19. The end of a love affair (bonus track)
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