Randy Weston (p), Ray Copeland (tp), Melba Liston (tb, arr), Johnny Griffin (ts), Cecil Payne (bs), Jamil Nasser, Peck Morrison, Ron Carter (b), Charles Persip, Connie Kay, Roy Haynes (d)
Reference: JB 540
Bar code: 8436019585405
This CD contains Randy Westons complete original LP Little Niles (1958), presenting his own compositions arranged by Melba Liston. As a bonus, it's dded the complete album Piano a-la-Mode (1957), plus a 1960 quartet version of Saucer Eyes taken from a rare anthology.
01. Earth Birth (2:52)
02. Little Susan (3:24)
03. Nice Ice (2:55)
04. Little Niles (6:00)
05. Pam´s Waltz (3:15)
06. Babe´s Blues (6:58)
07. Let´s Climb A Hill (5:53)
08. Eath Birth (5:12)
09. Nobody Knows The Trouble I´ve Seen (3:16)
10. Saucer Eyes (4:21)
11. I Got Rhythm (5:24)
12. Gingerbread (2:57)
13. Cocktails For Two (3:37)
14. Honeysuckle Rose (6:30)
15. Fe-Double-U Blues (5:38)
16. Saucer Eyes (4:25) (*) Bonus Track
Total time: 72:45 min.
Tracks #1-7 originally issued as "Little Niles"
(United Artists UAL 4011 / UAS 5011).
Ray Copeland (tp on #1-6), Idrees Sulieman (tp on #7), Melba Liston (tb, arr), Johnny Griffin (ts), Randy Weston (p), Jamil Nasser (b), Charles Persip (d).
Recorded at RCA Studios, New York City, October, 1958
Tracks #8-15 originally issued as "Piano a-la-mode" (Jubilee JP 1060).
Randy Weston (p), Peck Morrison (b) and Connie Kay (d).
Recorded in New York City, Spring, 1957
The bonus track features: Randy Weston (p), Cecil Payne (bs), Ron Carter (b), Roy Haynes (d). Recorded in June, 1960
Down Beat notes:
"I'm convinced that Randy Weston is one of the few key figures in modern jazz. 'Little Niles' provides a glimpse into Weston's waltz-filled world and its a rewarding experience."
"Rarely, in the mass of LPs, pleasant and otherwise, you encounter a genuinelysignificant one. This is such an LP."
Both by Don Gold (1959)