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  • Bel Canto Tape ST/16
    Bel Canto Tape ST/16
  • Jubilee JLP 1044
    Jubilee JLP 1044
  • Herb Geller
    Herb Geller

Herb Geller

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Fresh Sound Records

Herb Geller (as), Kenny Dorham (tp), Harold Land (ts), Lou Levy (p), Ray Brown (b), Lawrence Marable (d)

Reference: FSRCD 334

Bar code: 8427328603348

"This then is jazz of character, with writing and playing of exceptional individuality by that Geller feller. Enjoy!"

—Mort Goode (From the inside liner notes)

01. S'pacific View (Herb Geller) 5:53
02. Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller) 5:45
03. The Fruit (Bud Powell) 6:13
04. Here's What I'm Here For (Arlen-Gershwin) 4:41
05. Marable Eyes (Herb Geller) 4:40
06. An Air for the Heir (Herb Geller) 3:41
07. Melrose and Sam (Herb Geller) 4:09

Album details

An Stereophonic recording originally issued as
Reel-To-Reel tape, Bel Canto (Tape ST/16)
Subsequently reissued as 12-inch LP Jubilee (JLP 1044)

Herb Geller and His Sextet
Herb Geller (alto sax), Kenny Dorham (trumpet), Harold Land (tenor sax), Lou Levy (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Lawrence Marable (drums).
Recorded in Los Angeles, on March 14, 1957

Liner notes: Mort Goode
Recordings originally produced by Albert Marx
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L

Press reviews

Herb Geller is a survivor of the Los Angeles jazz scene of the 1950s who played better than ever in the mid-'90s. Geller played in 1946 with Joe Venuti's Orchestra and in 1949, he traveled to New York to play with Claude Thornhill. In 1951, he moved back to L.A. and married the excellent bop pianist Lorraine Walsh. Geller was a fixture in L.A., playing with Billy May (1952), Maynard Ferguson, Shorty Rogers, Bill Holman, and Chet Baker, among others; jamming with Clifford Brown and Max Roach (1954); and leading a quartet that included his wife (1954-1955). Lorraine Geller's sudden death in 1958 eventually resulted in the altoist deciding to leave the country to escape his grief. He played with Benny Goodman off and on between 1958-1961, spent time in Brazil, and in 1962, moved to Berlin. Geller worked in German radio orchestras for 30 years, played in European big bands, and continued to grow as a musician, although he was pretty much forgotten in the U.S. From the early '90s on, Herb Geller returned to the States on a more regular basis and he recorded a tribute to Al Cohn for Hep. Geller also recorded as a leader in the 1950s for EmArcy, Jubilee, and Atco, and in the 1980s and '90s for Enja, Fresh Sound, and V.S.O.P.

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide


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