• Lorraine Geller
    Lorraine Geller

Lorraine Geller


Fresh Sound Records

Lorraine Geller (p), Herb Geller (as), James Clay (ts, fl), Leroy Vinnegar, John Simmons, Red Mitchell (d), Frank Capp, Roy Harte, Eldridge 'Bruzz' Freeman (d)

Reference: FSRCD 195

01. It's Swell Of You (Gordon-Ravel) 2:51
02. Everything I've Got Belongs To You (Rodgers-Hart) 2:42
03. Mad About The Boy (Coward) 4:06
04. I Feel Like A Feather In The Breeze (Gordon-Ravel) 2:43
05. Clash By Night (Geller) 3:11
06. Close Your Eyes (Petkere) 5:16
07. Mystery Theatre (Geller) 4:06
08. The Blue Room (Rodgers-Hart) 2:08
09. Everybody's Blues (Geller) 3:23
10. Madam X (Geller) 2:21
11. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You? (Don Redman) 2:50
12. You And The Night And The Music (Schwartz-Dietz) 3:14
13. Poinciana (Simon-Bemier) 3:21
14. What A Diference A Day Made (Grever-Adams) 2:55
15. It's All Right With Me (Cole Porter) 2:48
16. I Thought Of You (Red Mitchell) 3:17
17. Paul's Pal (Sonny Rollins) 2:38

Album details

Personnel on tracks #1-4:
Lorraine Geller (p); Herb Geller (as); John Simmons (b); Roy Harte (d).
Recorded in Los Angeles, July 4, 1954

Personnel on tracks #5-14:
Lorraine Geller (p); Leroy Vinnegar (b); Eldridge 'Bruzz' Freeman (d).
Recorded in Los Angeles, 1954

Personnel on tracks #15-17:
Lorraine Geller (p); James Clay (ts; fl); Red Mitchell (d); Frank Capp (d).
Recorded in Los Angeles, February 18, 1957

This compilation produced for CD reease by Jordi Pujol

Press reviews

A talented and very promising bop pianist, Lorraine Geller's life was cut short by an unexpected heart ailment (which had no connection to drugs). Early on she played with the all-female big band the Sweethearts of Rhythm (1949-51). After marrying altoist Herb Geller in 1951, she moved to Los Angeles. During the next seven years she played with the who's who of West Coast jazz and bop including Shorty Rogers, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, Red Mitchell and even Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Geller also worked as Kay Starr's accompanist in 1957 and appeared at the first Monterey Jazz Festival.

In 1958, just a month before her sudden death. Lorraine Geller, who had a great deal of unfulfilled potential, recorded three albums with her husband for EmArcy, a few titles with him for Imperial, a Red Mitchell record and made a trio set of her own for Dot in 1954.

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide


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