And His west Coast Friends (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • DIG J-101
    DIG J-101
  • Motif ML-502
    Motif ML-502

Buddy Collette

And His west Coast Friends (2 LP on 1 CD)

Fresh Sound Jazz City Series

Buddy Collette (ts, fl, as), John Anderson (tp), Dave Wells (b-tp, tb), Bill Green (as), Chuck Gentry (bs), Jim Hall (g), Gerald Wiggins (p), Curtis Counce, Joe Comfort (b), Chico Hamilton, Max Albright (d)

Reference: FSRCD 2248

Bar code: 8427328622486

The primary focus of the two albums compiled in this CD set rests on Buddy Collette's talents as a writer and as a multi-reed instrumentalist. Although the sleevenotes didn't say so, "Tanganyka" was Buddy Collette's album; he is the composer of most of the tunes and is featured throughout. On the second album, "Mood for Max," a Max Albrights drummer date, Collette, as a player, is clearly the star of the session, along with trumpeter John Anderson. Both also made considerable contributions as composers and arrangers for the session.

Despite the presence of other great soloists on both dates, among them Jim Hall, Gerald Wiggins, Curtis Counce, Chico Hamilton and William Green, Buddy's taste and sensitivity as a player and writer dominates. The writing ranges from the African exoticism that Collette had a penchant for delivering, as well as some Basie-type tunes, standards, and moody and groovy originals. Overall, it is an excellent example of the tight, considered writing that characterizes the best of the West Coast style.

—Jordi Pujol

01. Jungle Pogo Stick (Buddy Collette) 2:43
02. Green Dream (Buddy Collette) 4:24
03. It's You (Buddy Collette) 2:23
04. A Walk In The Veldt (Buddy Collette) 3:21
05. How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin) 3:12
06. The Blinfold Test (John Anderson) 6:45
07. Tanganyka (Buddy Collette) 4:55
08. Wagnervous (Hamilton-Wiggins) 4:42
09. And So Is Love (John Anderson) 2:40
10. Coming Back For Me (Johnny Otis) 6:31
11. Crow's Nest (John Anderson) 3:31
12. Remember (Irving Berlin, Arr. by John Anderson) 2:31
13. Sunset Drive (Buddy Collette) 3:03
14. Some Folks Like The Blues (John Anderson) 3:54
15. I Hear Bells (Buddy Collette) 2:23
16. Buzzin' Cool (John Anderson) 3:07
17. One Morning In May (Carmichael-Parish, Arr. by John Anderson) 2:39
18. Heat Wave (Irving Berlin, Arr. by John Anderson) 2:47
19. That's All (Haymes-Brandt, Arr. by Buddy Collette) 3:33
20. You're Devasting Me (Kern-Harbach) 3:59
21. Top Hat, White Tie And Tails (Irving Berlin, Arr. by Buddy Collette) 2:35
22. Mood For Max (Buddy Collette) 4:46

Album details

Original soources:
Tracks #1-10, from the album "Tanganika" (DIG J-101)
Tracks #11-22, from the album "Max Albright's —Mood For Max" (Motif ML-502)

Personnel on "Tanganika":
John Anderson (tp), Buddy Collette (fl, cl, as & ts), Gerald Wiggings (p), Jim Hall (g), Curtis Counce (b), Chico Hamilton (d).
Recorded at Capitol Studio, Hollywood, September 16 & 27, 1956

Personnel "Mood For Max":
Tracks #11-18: John Anderson (tp), Dave Wells (b-tp, tb), Buddy Collette (fl, cl, as & ts), Bill Green (fl, cl b-cl, as & ts), Chuck Gentry (bs), Gerald Wiggings (p), Curtis Counce (b), Max Albright (d).
Recorded at Capitol Studio, Hollywood, November 8 & 16, 1956

Tracks #19-22: Gene Cipriano (oboe, English horn, b-cl), Joe Comfort (b); replace Chuck Gentry and Curtis Counce.
Recorded at Capitol Studio, Hollywood, November 23, 1956

Liner notes by Sleepy Stein & John Tynan
Original recordings produced by Sleepy Stein (#1-10) and André Brummer (#11-22)
This compilation produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

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

Press reviews


"This set, presented by disc jockey Sleepy Stein but actually led by multireedist Buddy Collette, slightly predates the Chico Hamilton Quintet and hints strongly at that chamber jazz group. Comprised of Collette, drummer Chico Hamilton, trumpeter John Anderson, pianist Gerald Wiggins, guitarist Jimmy Hall and bassist Curtis Counce if one substitutes cellist Fred Katz for Anderson and Wiggins and changes the bassist, the result is the Chico Hamilton Quintet of 1955. The music is mostly group originals (five by Collette) and is an excellent example of cool jazz."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

-Mood for Max

"Studio drummer Max Albright's only session as a leader was one of the few releases for the short-lived Motif label. A variety of top L.A.-based musicians (including trumpeter John Anderson, Buddy Collette and William Green on reeds and pianist Gerald Wiggins) are heard from on the octet date. Collette and Anderson split the writing for the six standards evenly and each contributes three originals. This obscure session is melodic, swinging and worth searching for by fans of West Coast jazz."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide 


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