Buddy DeFranco (b-cl), Victor Feldman (p), Victor Sproles (b), Art Blakey (d), Lee Morgan (tp), Freddie Hill (tp), Curtis Fuller (tb), Nat Adderley (cornet), Yusef Lateef (ts), Barry Harris (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d)
Reference: VJ 010 CD
Bar code: 8427328410106
01. Blues Bag (De Franco) 5:31
02. Rain Dance (Feldman) 5:37
03. Straight No Chase (Monk) 3:45
04. Cousin Mary (Coltrane) 4:41
05. Blues Conotation (Coleman) 3:45
06. Kush (Gillespie) 7:46
07. Twelve Tone Blues (Feather) 6:22
08. Hazing (Lateef) 3:34
09. Rip De Boom (Adderley) 5:16
10. Teef (Kyner) 9:44
11. I Need You (Harris) 7:35
12. Back Yard (Harris 5:49
13. Sassy Ann (Adderley) 4:24
Tracks #1-7, from the album "Buddy De Franco -Blues Bag" (Vee Jay VJS 2506)
Tracks #8-13, from the album "Louis Hayes Quintet" (Vee Jay SR 3010)
Personnel on "Blues Bag":
Buddy De Franco (b-cl), Victor Feldman (p), Victor Sproles (b), Art Blakey (d).
Lee Morgan (tp, on 2 & 7), Freddie Hill (tp on 5), Curtis Fuller (tb on 2,5 & 7).
Recorded at United Recording Studios, Hollywood, December 1 & 3, 1964
Personnel on "Louis Hayes Quintet":
Nat Adderley (cornet), Yusef Lateef (ts), Barry Harris (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d).
Recorded at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, April 30, 1960
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Buddy De Franco
"For this unusual set, clarinetist Buddy DeFranco is exclusively heard on bass clarinet while joined by drummer Art Blakey and an interesting group of players, some of who were with Blakey's Jazz Messengers at the time. DeFranco, Blakey, pianist Victor Feldman, and bassist Victor Sproles are featured as a quartet on four numbers while the other three songs add trombonist Curtis Fuller and either Lee Morgan or Freddie Hill on trumpet. The seven selections are all bluish with many of them actually being blues. Highlights include "Straight No Chaser," John Coltrane's "Cousin Mary," Ornette Coleman's "Blues Connotation," and Leonard Feather's "Twleve Tone Blues." This is intriguing music which makes one wish that Buddy DeFranco still played bass clarinet now and then."
"The 1960 Cannonball Adderley Quintet (with drummer Louis Hayes, cornetist Nat Adderley, pianist Barry Harris and bassist Sam Jones) performs on this Vee-Jay CD reissue with tenor-saxophonist Yusef Lateef in Cannonball's place. Although one misses the fiery altoist, the contrast between Nat's exciting (if sometimes erratic) cornet and Yusef's dignified yet soulful tenor make this an above-average session of swinging bop."
Both by Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)
"In 1997, Blue Moon released Blues Bag/Louis Hayes, which contained two albums on one compact disc Blues Bag, a 1964 disc originally released on Vee Jay by Buddy DeFranco), and Louis Hayes, a 1960 record also originally on Vee Jay) by Louis Hayes and his quintet."
Tim Sendra (All Music Guide)