Featuring Art Farmer, Nick Travis, Larry Sonn, Bob Brookmeyer, Urbie Green, Frank Socolow, Gene Quill, Al Cohn, Phil Woods, Billy Bauer, John Williams, Milt Hinton and Eddie Costa! The legendary album Blues Is Everybodys Business is widely regarded as the definitive work of one of the finest modern jazz arrangers off all time, the great Manny Albam. Recorded in September & October, 1957 the album features an all-star 19-piece band performing Albams masterful charts.
This edition also includes seven bonus tracks all of which are featured here for the first time ever on CD. The first five tracks pertain to all of Albams charts recorded on Larry Sonns LP The Sound of Sonn recorded between 1955 and 1956 and featuring another all-star 19-piece band. The final two tracks are live versions of Albams charts Zanzy and Ida Bridges Falling Down, recorded by Larry Sonns big band in a concert produced and emceed by Al Jazzbo Collins.
01. Blues Is Everybody's Business, Part 1
02. Blues Is Everybody's Business, Part 2
03. Blues Is Everybody's Business, Part 3
04. Blues Is Everybody's Business, Part 4
06. Ida Bridges Falling Down
07. Close Cover Before Striking
08. It Looks Like Rain In Cherry Blossom Lane
09. Flat Cap
10. Sonn Also Rises
11. Lemon Twist
12. Zanzy (Live Version)
13. Ida Bridges Falling Down (Live Version)
Total time: 61:05 min.
racks #1-4, features: Art Farmer, Nick Travis, Bob Brookmeyer, Urbie Green, Gene Quill, Al Cohn, Phil Woods, Milt Hinton, Eddie Costa.
Recorded in New York, September-October 1957
Tracks #5-13, features: Jimmy Notthingham, Larry Sonn, Hal McKusick, Phil Woods, Al Cohn, Frank Socolow, Billy Bauer, John Williams, Nat Pierce.
Recorded in New York, October-November 1955 and April 1956