Pee Wee Russell Plays With Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson & Bud Freeman (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • DOT DLP 3253
    DOT DLP 3253
  • Counterpoint CPST562
    Counterpoint CPST562

Pee Wee Russell

Pee Wee Russell Plays With Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson & Bud Freeman (2 LP on 1 CD)

Lone Hill Jazz

Pee Wee Russell (cl), Buck Clayton, Ruby Braff (tp), Vic Dickenson (tb), Bud Freeman (ts), Dick Cary, Nat Pierce (p), Eddie Condon (g), Bill Takas, Charles Potter (b), George Wettling, Karl Kiffe (d)

Reference: LHJ10347

Bar code: 8436019583470

This edition presents, for the first time ever on CD, two of the best albums made by Pee Wee Russell in the late 50s. Pee Wee Russell Plays (1959), featuring the leader (who is also the composer of all the tunes) along with stars like Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson and Bud Freeman.

As a bonus, the complete album Portrait of Pee Wee (1958), selected as one of 100 best jazz albums of all time, and also featuring Vic Dickenson and Bud Freeman, plus the great trumpeter Ruby Braff.


01. Pee Wees Blues
02. Whats The Pitch?
03. Dreamin And Schemin
04. Cutie Pie
05. Oh No!
06. Pee Wees Song
07. Oh Yes!
08. Missy
09. Are You There
10. Write Me A Love Song Baby
11. This Is It
12. But Why?
13. That Old Feeling
14. Ive Got The World On A String
15. Exactly Like You
16. It All Depends On You
17. If I Had You
18. Out Of Nowhere
19. Pee Wees Blues
20. I Used To Love You
21. Oh No!

Total time: 76:07 min.

Tracks #1-12 originally issued as "Pee Wee Plays" (Dot DLP 3253).
Tracks #13-21 from "Portrait of Pee Wee" (Counterpoint CPST 562).

Personnel [on #1-12]: Pee Wee Russell (cl), Buck Clayton (tp), Vic Dickenson (tb), Bud Freeman (ts), Dick Cary (p), Eddie Condon (g), Bill Takas (b) and George Wettling (d). Recorded in New York City, February 23-24, 1959.

Personnel [on #13-21]: Pee Wee Russell (cl), Ruby Braff (tp), Vic Dickenson (tb), Bud Freeman (ts), Nat Pierce (p), Charles Potter (b) and Karl Kiffe (d). Recorded in New York City, February 18-19, 1958.



-Portrait of Pee Wee

"Reissued many times by budget labels like Everest, this version has superior sound. From 1958, this set matches the great clarinetist Pee Wee Pussell with an all-star horn section (trumpeter Ruby Braff, trombonist Vic Dickenson and tenor-saxophonist Bud Freeman) on a program of swing standards along with "Pee Wee Blues." Russell, a bit weary of playing Dixieland by this time, was starting to look toward more modern eras of music, although in reality his own playing was always beyond categorization."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide


$16.30  (tax incl.)

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