Bar code: 8436019581926
Note: Part of the program of this CD reissue can be found as part of the acclaimed 24-Bit Remastered 9-CD box set: "The Complete Stanley Dance FELSTED 'Mainstream Jazz' Recordings 1958-1959" (FSRCD 661)
A nicely packaged version of Budd Johnson's album Blues Ala Mode -- a fantastically hard-blowing album from the tenorist -- and one of the few jazz sides recorded for the short-lived Felsted label in the 50s! Budd blows hard Texas tenor in a really gutbuckety way -- evoking a variety of jazz traditions within a single solo, but always heading back to the swinging territory that was most comfortable space. The lineup on the set is great too -- and features Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Ray Bryant or Bert Keys on piano, Jo Jones on drums, and a bit of added baritone from the great Al Sears! Tracks are all quite long, with lots of room for solos, and Budd plays in perfect form -- and in a much more stable way than on his later Argo recordings! The 4 bonus tracks feature Budd in quartet led by Earl Hines, recorded in 1967.
01. Foggy Nights 5:38
02. Leave Room in Your Heart for Me 7:16
03. Destination Blues 5:19
04. Blues à la Mode 7:32
05. Used Blues 7:06
06. Blues By Five 6:10
07. Louisiana 6:46*
08. Summertime 5:43*
09. Changin' the Blues 3:35*
10. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone 4:48*
Total time: 59:59 min.
(*) Bonus Tracks
Personnel on #1,3,5:
Charlie Shavers (tp), Vick Dickenson (tb), Budd Johnson (ts), Al Sears (bs), Bert Keyes (p, org), Joe Benjamin (b), Jo Jones (d).
Recorded in New York City, February 11, 1958
Personnel on #2,4,6:
Charlie Shavers (tp), Budd Johnson (ts), Ray Bryant (p), Joe Benjamin (b), Jo Jones (d).
Recorded in New York City, February 14, 1958
Personnel on #7-10:
Budd Johnson (ts, ss), Earl Hines (p), Bill Pemberton (b), Oliver Jackson (d).
Recorded in New York City, June 19, 1967
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