Fire in the West (Audiophile 180Gr. HQ Vinyl)
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Herb Geller

Fire in the West (Audiophile 180Gr. HQ Vinyl)

Jazz Workshop Vinyl

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

Reference: JW-108 LP


Format: LP / 12" / 33rpm / STEREO

Catalogue Reference: JW-108
Recording Year: 1957
Country of Pressing: SPAIN
Comments: 180 Gram Newly Remastered Vinyl
Reissue of the original Jubilee JGS 1044
Subsequently reissued as Reel-To-Reel tape, Bel Canto (Tape ST/16)

Limited edition in solid carton sleeve
Cover Grade: MINT
Vinyl Grade: MINT


Side One:

1. S'pacific View (Herb Geller) 5:53
2. Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller) 5:45
3. The Fruit (Bud Powell) 6:13

Side Two:

1. Here's What I'm Here For (Arlen-Gershwin) 4:41
2. Marable Eyes (Herb Geller) 4:40
3. An Air for the Heir (Herb Geller) 3:41
4. Melrose and Sam (Herb Geller) 4:09

Album details

Originally issued in Stereo as Jubilee JGS 1044

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

Cover design & painting: Si Leichman
Back-liner notes: Mort Goode
Original recordings produced by Albert Marks

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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