Elliot Lawrence
  • Vix LX-1113
    Vix LX-1113
  • Vix LX-1096
    Vix LX-1096
  • Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
    Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
  • Elliot Lawrence
    Elliot Lawrence

Elliot Lawrence

Jazz Goes Broadway + The Four Brothers - Together Again! (2 LP on 1 CD)

Rare and Obscure Jazz Albums

Personnel:
Art Farmer, Nick Travis (tp), Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green (tb), Gene Quill (as), Hal McKusick (cl), Zoot Sims, Herbie Steward (ts), Al Cohn (bs, ts, arr), Serge Chaloff (bs), Elliot Lawrence (p, arr), Chubby Jackson, Buddy Jones (b), Don Lamond (d), Manny Albam (arr)

Reference: FSRCD 1072

Bar code: 8427328610728

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 / Stereo Recordings
· Newly Remastered in 24-Bit

Jazz Goes Broadway
In the 1950s there was a prolific trend to record albums of jazz versions of Broadway shows, and this album was a very welcome addition, largely because, as Nat Hentoff noted in his liner notes, “we finally have an illustration, on most of the tracks, of how current musical theater and jazz can meet without jazz having to yield its vigor or spontaneity and without the songs themselves being disfigured. This time the two idioms met under less constricting circumstances than have often previously been operative.” The songs for this energizing survey of Broadway scores were chosen by conductor-pianist-arranger Elliot Lawrence and Bob Rolontz, who produced this date. The charts are neat and spare, sketched by Lawrence, Manny Albam and Al Cohn, leaving plenty of room for blowing, over a low and reedy ensemble sound. 'Jazz Goes Broadway' is the result of a fresh and informal perspective of the Broadway environment, performed by a group of all-star jazzmen who managed to convey a consistent vitality.

The Four Brothers - Together Again!
Four Brothers became Woody Herman Second Herd’s main number in 1947 for his four-star saxophonists, Zoot Sims, Herbie Steward, Stan Getz and Serge Chaloff. Later, in 1948, Al Cohn joined the band, replacing Steward, and Jimmy Giuffre came in for Sims in 1949, the brothers’ last year together. The secret behind the success of the Brothers’ sound was the blend they achieved, making them one of the most moving reed sections in jazz. The idea of bringing 'The Four Brothers - Together again!' and recreating the much imitated sound in its original form came about in a conversation between Elliot Lawrence and Bob Rolontz of Vik. For the rhythm section, Elliot Lawrence’s piano was flanked by the Brothers’ original Herman Herd colleague, Don Lamond, and by the fine bass of Burgher (Buddy) Jones from Hope, Arkansas, an associate of Elliot’s for several years. Aside from Giuffre’s Four Brothers itself, most of the music assembled for the session consisted either of new material by Al Cohn or Manny Albam or old instrumentals brought up to date, such as the two Mulligan originals arranged by Elliot Lawrence. For those who were moved by the Herman brothers, this album is a must.



01. Jubilation T. Cornepone (Mercer-De Paul) 4:07
From the musical production “Li’l Abner”
02. Just in Time (Comden-Green-Styne) 4:01
From the musical production “Bells Are Ringing”
03. Big D (Frank Loesser) 3:28
From the musical production “The Most Happy Fella”
04. I’ve Grown Accustomed to her Face (Lerner-Loewe) 4:27
From the musical production “My Fair Lady”
05. On the Street Where You Live (Lerner-Loewe) 4:01
From the musical production “My Fair Lady”
06. Mack the Knife (Kurt Weill) 3:27
From the musical production “The Three Penny Opera”
07. Joey, Joey, Joey (Frank Loesser) 4:08
From the musical production “The Most Happy Fella”
08. If’N (Dubey-Karr) 6:54
From the musical production “Happy Hunting”
09. Look at 'Er (Bob Merrill) 3:33
From the musical production “New Girl in Town”
10. Standing on the Corner (Frank Loesser) 3:48
From the musical production “The Most Happy Fella”
11. Ten Years Later (Al Cohn) 3:05
12. Four and One More (Gerry Mulligan) 4:09
13. So Blue (Al Cohn) 3:27
14. The Swinging Door (Sims-Mulligan) 2:49
15. Four in Hand (Manny Albam) 3:13
16. A Quick One (Al Cohn) 3:53
17. Four Brothers (Jimmy Giuffre) 3:50
18. The Pretty One (Elliot Lawrence) 3:33
19. Aged in Wood (Al Cohn) 2:56
20. Here We Go Again (Manny Albam) 3:50

Album details

Sources:
Tracks #1-10, from the album “Jazz Goes Broadway” (Vik LX-1113)
Track #11-20, from the album “The Four Brothers – Together Again!” (Vik LX-1096)

Personnel on "Jazz Goes Broadway":
Jazz Octet Conducted by Elliot Lawrence
Arrangements by Elliot Lawrence (#1,7,8,9), Al Cohn (#2,5,10), Manny Albam (#3,6)

Tracks #1,3,6,8: Art Farmer, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Gene Quill, alto sax; Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Al Cohn, baritone sax; Elliot Lawrence, piano; Chubby Jackson, bass; Don Lamond, drums.
Recorded at Webster Hall, RCA Victor Studios, New York City, May 7, 1957

Tracks #2,4,5,7,9,10: Nick Travis, trumpet; Urbie Green, trombone; Hal McKusick, alto sax & clarinet; Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Al Cohn, baritone sax; Elliot Lawrence, piano; Chubby Jackson, bass; Don Lamond, drums.
Recorded at Webster Hall, RCA Victor Studios, New York City, May 8, 1957

Soloing order:
Track #1 · Jimmy Cleveland
Track #2 · Al Cohn
Track #3 · Art Farmer
Track #4 · Zoot Sims
Track #5 · Elliot Lawrence
Track #6 · Gene Quill
Track #7 · Urbie Green
Track #8 · Don Lamond
Track #9 · Hal McKusick
Track #10 · Nick Travis

Personnel on "The Four Brothers - Together Again!":
Jazz Septet Conducted by Elliot Lawrence
Arrangements by Elliot Lawrence (#12,14,18), Al Cohn (#11,13,16,17,19), Manny Albam (#15,20)

Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Herbie Steward, tenor saxes; Serge Chaloff, baritone sax; Elliot Lawrence, piano; Buddy Jones, bass; Don Lamond, drums.
Recorded at Webster Hall, RCA Victor Studios, New York City, February 11, 1957

Soloing order:
Track #11 · Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Serge Chaloff, Herbie Steward
Track #12 · Zoot Sims, Herbie Steward, Serge Chaloff, Al Cohn
Track #13 · Herbie Steward
Track #14 · Al Cohn, Serge Chaloff, Zoot Sims, Herbie Steward
Track #15 · Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Serge Chaloff, Herbie Steward
Track #16 · Al Cohn, Herbie Steward, Zoot Sims, Serge Chaloff;
Track #17 · Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Herbie Steward, Serge Chaloff
Track #18 · Al Cohn, Zoot Sims
Track #19 · Serge Chaloff
Track #20 · Herbie Steward, Al Cohn, Serge Chaloff

Liner notes by Nat Hentoff & Leonard Feather
New liner notes: Jordi Pujol

Original recordings produced by Bob Rolontz
This compilation produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
© 2022 by Fresh Sound Records

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

Press reviews

Jazz Goes Broadway

"Although he mostly worked in radio, television, and the studios in the 1950s, pianist/arranger Elliot Lawrence also led a series of fine swing-oriented jazz dates. Most of his sessions were at the head of big bands, but, for this LP, Lawrence leads a pair of overlapping octets. Such soloists as Art Farmer or Nick Travis on trumpet, Jimmy Cleveland or Urbie Green on trombone, altoist Gene Quill, clarinetist Hal McKusick, tenorman Zoot Sims and Al Cohn (switching to baritone), the groups perform ten songs taken from Broadway shows. Four ("Just in Time," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "On the Street Where You Live," and "Mack the Knife") became standards while the other six sank into obscurity. The jazz all-stars (which also include bassist Chubby Jackson and drummer Don Lamond) uplift all of the tunes, with arrangements provided by Lawrence, Cohn, and Manny Albam."

—Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

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