Solo For Seven + The Lex Golden Jazz Octet in HI-FI (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Andex A-4001
    Andex A-4001
  • Superior AL-SUP 101
    Superior AL-SUP 101
  • Bob Keene
    Bob Keene
  • Lex Golden
    Lex Golden

Bob Keene & Lex Golden

Solo For Seven + The Lex Golden Jazz Octet in HI-FI (2 LP on 1 CD)

Rare and Obscure Jazz Albums

Bob Keene (cl), Lex Golden (tp, arr), Bobby Burgess, Milt Bernhart, Pete Carpenter (tb), Abe Most (as, cl), Gene Cipriano, Lester Pinter (ts), Pepper Adams, Bill Hood (bs), Dick Johnson (p), Paul Moer, Ray Sherman (p, arr), Red Norvo (vib), Ralph Pena, Red Mitchell, Ray Leatherwood (b), Dick Wilson, Shelly Manne, Richie Cornell (d), Jack Montrose, Marty Paich, Pete Carpenter, Bill Pitman (arr)

Reference: FSRCD 1063

Bar code: 8427328610636

Fresh Sound Records presents:
Rare and Obscure Jazz Albums
A CD series created for the most discerning jazz collectors

· Hard to find albums in Collector's Edition
· 2 Original LPs on 1 CD
· Original Cover Art, Liner Notes
· Complete Personnel Details
· Hi Fi Recordings
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit

Solo For Seven
Bob Keene (1922-2009), took his first clarinet lesson at the age of six. At seventeen he signed with MCA as “The World’s Youngest Bandleader.” After World War II, he played with the Eddie Miller and Ray Bauduc bands, and in 1948 he was fronting his own orchestra once again, which appeared in almost every ballroom in Southern California for almost seven years. His first album came out in 1954 on the label Gene Norman Presents. After 1955 he decided to downsize, and for a time he led mostly smaller groups in clubs in and around Los Angeles. This continued until spring 1957, when he got the opportunity to join the more business-oriented side of music —Bob was involved in establishing a new company, Rex Productions, and became the musical director for the Andex and Keen labels. He produced his first sessions for Andex in May 1957, recording himself as a leader of two septets with arrangements by Jack Montrose, and featuring such illustrious jazzmen as Shelly Manne, Pepper Adams, Red Norvo and Red Mitchell. As a result, an album with the slogan “A presentation in jazz by the Bob Keene Septet” and with the title Solo for Seven, came out in September of 1957.

The Lex Golden Jazz Octet in HI-FI
When trumpeter Alexander “Lex” R. Golden (1913-2001) made his recording debut, his name was virtually unknown outside of Los Angeles. Still, he was by no means a Johnny-come-lately. Lex had had years of experience as an instrumentalist, gained working in almost every movie, T.V. and recording studio in Hollywood. Not only that, but starting in 1956 he performed in some of the most famous nightspots in Los Angeles with his band. On his album debut for Superior Records, Lex’s main purpose was to put together a set of tunes to “listen well and dance well,” with a jazz touch. With that idea in mind, he chose a talented group of arrangers consisting of Marty Paich, Paul Moer, Pete Carpenter, Bill Pitman and Ray Sherman, to write the scores for the jazz octet led by Golden and made up of some of the most accomplished Hollywood studio and jazzmusicians.

01. I Won't Dance (Kern-Hammerstein II) 2:55
02. There'll Never Be Another You (Warren-Gordon) 3:06
03. Soft Winds (Mary C. Jackson) 3:00
04. Solo (Bob Russell) 2:26
05. Can't We Be Friends (Swift-James) 1:59
06. I Hear Music (Lane-James) 2:28
07. Once in My Love With Amy (Frank Loesser) 3:53
08. Let's Fall in Love (Arlen-Koehler) 2:39
09. Anna (Vatro-Engvick) 2:49
10. A Lonesome Cup of Coffee (Bob Russell) 3:26
11. Faces, Places and Things (Jack Montrose) 3:14
12. Around the World (Victor Young) 2:10
13. Passepartout (Victor Young) 3:13
14. Yesterdays (Jerome Kern) 2:23
15. Flip-Top (Paul Moer) 2:09
16. I Wished on the Moon (Rainger-Parker) 2:21
17. Llama's Mama (Pete Carpenter) 3:36
18. Mule Train (Lange-Heath-Scott-Glickman) 2:36
19. Headshriker (Ray Sherman) 2:23
20. Jeepers Creepers (Warren-Mercer) 2:35
21. Gnu? (Bill Pitman) 3:01
22. Sweet Sue (Young-Harris) 3:42
23. Lot's O’ Lex (Pete Carpenter) 2:10

Album details

Tracks #1-11, from the album “Bob Keene —Solo for Seven” (Andex A-4001)
Tracks #12-23, from the album “Lex Golden —The Lex Golden Jazz Octet in Hi-Hi” (Superior AL-SUP 101)

Bob Keene Septet
Arrangements by Jack Montrose

Tracks #1,2,3,8: Bob Keene, clarinet; Bobby Burgess, trombone; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Red Norvo, vibes; Dick Johnson, piano; Ralph Pena, bass; Dick Wilson, drums.

Tracks #4,9,10,11: Bob Keene, clarinet; Milt Bernhart, trombone; Bill Hood, baritone sax; Red Norvo, vibes; Paul Moer, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.

Tracks #5,6,7: Bob Keene, clarinet; Bobby Burgess, trombone; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Red Norvo, vibes; Paul Moer, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.

All tracks recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, May 21, 1957

Lex Golden Jazz Octet
Arrangements by Marty Paich (#12, 20, 22), Pete Carpenter (#17, 18, 23), Paul Moer (#15, 16), Ray Sherman (#13, 19), Bill Pitman (#21), Lex Golden (#14)

Lex Golden, trumpet; Pete Carpenter, trombone; Abe Most, alto sax, clarinet; Gene Cipriano, Lester Pinter, tenor saxes; Ray Sherman, piano; Ray Leatherwood, bass; Richie Cornell, drums.
Recorded at Capitol Records, Hollywood, April 24 & 25, 1957

New liner notes by Jordi Pujol
Photos © Fresh Sound Archives
Original recordings produced by Bob Keene and Lex Golden
This CD compilation produced by Jordi Pujol

Hi Fi · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

10,95 €  (tax incl.)

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