Vee Jay

Willie Thomas (tp), Frank Strozier (as), Harold Mabern (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Walter Perkins (d)

Reference: VJ 002 CD

Bar code: 8427328410021

At last the legendary Vee Jay recordings are being released on CD with the best possible sound. During recent years these classic jazz albums have appeared on CD in different countries, in compilations that mixed mono and stereo masters, with errors in the titles and a variable sound. Now, this present edition has been carefully chosen from the best sources, and each track has been digitally remastered in 24-Bit high resolution. These CDs represent a real treasure for jazz fans all over the world, and we feel certain that they will enjoy them.

01. Branching Out (Harold Mabern) 6:58
02. Lil' Abner (Willie Thomas) 4:11
03. Don't Ever Throw My Love Away (Frank Strozier) 9:08
04. Raggity Man (Willie Thomas) 6:29
05. To Sheila (Frank Strozier) 4:57
06. Love for Sale (Cole Porter) 4:01

Album details

All tracks originally issued as Vee Jay SR 3014

The Modern Jazz Trio+3:
Willie Thomas (trumpet), Frank Strozier (alto sax), Harold Mabern (piano), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Walter Perkins (drums).
Recorded at Universal Recorders, Chicago, May 12, 1960

Liner notes by Ira Gitler
Original recordings produced by Sid McCoy
This release compiled & reissued by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit High Resolution Remastering
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas, S.L.

Press reviews

"In 1957, drummer Walter Perkins formed a quintet, the MJT+3, that recorded four albums before breaking up in 1962. This CD reissue has the second record, and the first with the group's most famous line-up of trumpeter Willie Thomas, altoist Frank Strozier, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and the leader on drums [...]
Mabern and Strozier contributed originals. The band's style is not all that unusual, essentially hard bop, but it was well played and the group had its own sound. A fine example of MJT+3's work."

—Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)


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