Harry Parr Jones, Gerald Wilson (tp), Buddy Collette (fl, ts), John Ewing (tb), William Green, Hymie Gunkler (as), Clyde Dunn, Marty Berman (bs), Bill Pitman (g), Eddie Beal, Gerald Wiggins (p), Red Callender (b), Bill Douglass (d), Frank Bodde (bongo)
Reference: FSRCD 458
Bar code: 8427328604581
George Red Callender (1916-1992) was one of the busiest bassists in Hollywood in the early forties, constantly on call for studio work, record dates and band work, concerts and writing. I come from the school of experience. The ONLY school, said Red. On most of these octet sides, Reds writing reveals the influence of Ellingtons small combo scoring through the years. The group has a relaxed feel, featuring Buddy Collette at his best, and the understated, thoughtful conception of Gerald Wilson. We also have the opportunity to hear solos by several musicians that were, so far, unheard on the then prolific West Coast recording scene.
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