Bar code: 8436019582138
This release reunites two excellent discs recorded in 1957 and 1958 by the versatile and swinging trumpeter Joe Newman.
The first album present an unusual and stimulating quartet directed by Newman and featuring the excellent and forceful organist Shirley Scott, with bassist Eddie Jones, drummer Charlie Persip and in one title Ernie Wilkins on piano.
The other album offer a sextet date with two guests of honor saxophonist and flautist Frank Wess and trombonist Frank Rehak and a great rhythm section Johnny Acea on piano, Eddie Jones on bass, and Connie Kay on drums interpreting magnificent arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, Al Cohn and Quincy Jones.
01. Makin' Whoopee 3:17
02. Three Little Words 2:36
03. Scotty 4:27
04. There's a Small Hotel 2:35
05. I Let a Song Go Out 3:17
06. Moonglow 3:38
07. Organ Grinder's Swing 3:00
08. Rosetta 3:33
09. Too Marvelous for Words 3:06
10. The Farmer's Daughter 2:57
11. Save Your Love for Me 3:53
12. The Happy Cats 3:07
13. Cocktails for Two 2:52
14. Later for the Happenings 3:38
15. Buttercup 4:03
16. Robbin's Nest 4:24
17. They Can't Take that Away from Me 2:17
18. Feather's Nest 3:45
19. Mean to Me 2:59
20. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 3:33
21. Joe's Tune 3:18
22. I Never Knew 3:31
Total time: 74:27 min.
Tracks #1-11, from the album "Soft Swingin' Jazz" (Coral)
Tracks #12-22, from the album "The Happy Cats" (Coral)
Personnel on "Soft Swingin' Jazz":
The Joe Newman Quartet
Joe Newman (trumpet), Shirley Scott (organ), Eddie Jones (bass), Charles Persip (drums).
Recorded in New York, 1958
Personnel on "The Happy Cats":
The Joe Newman Sextet
Joe Newman (trumpet), Frank Rehak (trombone), Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute), Johnny Acea (piano), Eddie Jones (bass), Connie Kay (drums).
Recorded in New York, 1957
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