Conversations - The Complete Quintet Recordings (2 CD Set)
  • RCA TPL 1-1509
    RCA TPL 1-1509
  • RCA alternate cover
    RCA alternate cover
  • MPS LP 15.449
    MPS LP 15.449
  • MPS LP 15.467
    MPS LP 15.467

Frank Rosolino & Conte Candoli

Conversations - The Complete Quintet Recordings (2 CD Set)


Frank Rosolino (tb), Conte Candoli (tp), Franco D’Andrea, Rob Pronk (p), Giovanni Tommaso, Isla Eckinger (b), Gegè Munari, Todd Canedy (d)

Reference: 69311_2

Bar code: 8436028693115

Frank Rosolino And Conte Candoli have been involved togheter in the 50s and 60s in the bands of: Stan Kenton, Shorty Rogers, Howard Rumsey, Terry Gibbs, Bill Holman, Buddy Rich an their own 70s group Supersax.

This release presents for the first time ever on CD, the complete quintet recordings by Frank Rosolino and Conte Candoli. This material was originally issued on the three long out of print LPs: an studio album "Conversation" issued by RCA - including the excellent Italian pianist Franco DAndrea - and two MPS live albums taped at the Domicile Jazz Club in Munich.


CD 1
01. Star Eyes (7:12)
02. Conversation (4:50)
03. I Hust Dont Wan To Run Around Anymore (7:18)
04. Attention (5:47)
05. Maria (6:44)
06. Lets Burn (7:25)
07. Doxy (9:03)
08. Like Someone In Love (8:05)
09. Dont Take Your Love From Me (4:44)
10. Yesterdays (7:52)

Total time: 69:09 min.

CD 2
01. Darn That Dream (6:39)
02. When Lights Are Low (6:49)
03. Stella By Starlight (7:48)
04. Just Friends (7:21)
05. There Is Not Greater Love (9:52)
06. Well You Neednt (8:10)
07. Quiet Nights (8:52)
08. My Funny Valentine (7:50)

Total time: 63:25 min.

CD 1, tracks #1-6 from the studio album "Conversation" (RCA API 1509).
CD 1, tracks #7-10 & CD 2, tracks #1-2 from the live album "Conversation" (MPS LP 15.449).
CD 2, tracks #3-8 from "Just Friends" (MPS LP 15.467).

Personnel on "Conversation" (Studio): Frank Rosolino (tb), Conte Candoli (tp), Franco DAndrea (p), Giovanni Tommaso (b) and Gegè Munari (d). Recorded in Milan, Italy, on May 25, 1973.

Personnel on "Conversation" (Live) & "Just Friends": Frank Rosolino (tb), Conte Candoli (tp), Rob Pronk (p), Isla Eckinger (b), Todd Canedy (d). Both recorded live at the Domicile Jazz Club, in Munich, Germany, on May 10, 1975.

Note: 'I Dont Want to Run Around Anymore' and 'Dont Take Love From Me' are quartet performances by Rosolino and the rhythm section. 'Maria' and 'Darn That Dream' are quartet performances by Candoli and the rhythm section.



-Conversation (studio)

"Considering that this session was cut for RCA and features trumpeter Conte Candoli and trombonist Frank Rosolino, one would think that the music would have gotten more recognition and a follow-up date would have been made. As it is, the 1976 LP went quickly out-of-print and Candoli would not lead another session until 1985. Accompanied by a fine Italian rhythm section, Candoli and Rosolino perform a ballad apiece, the trombonist scats on "Conversation" and there are two other Rosolino originals plus the lone standard of the session, "Star Eyes." The boppish music is lively and fresh, making this an underrated and generally overlooked album that is easily recommended to straightahead jazz fans."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

"My most recent recording is one I did in Milan, with Conte Candoli and a rhythm section from Italy. It turned out beautiful; were very happy with it. Oh, I love the way Conte plays".

-Frank Rosolino (1973)

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