Stu Williamson was not yet 24 when these recordings were made. He had this quality as a trumpet player and as a musical person that allowed him to take his place alongside the half dozen other trumpet players who formed the core of what was the fairly permanent West Coast jazz scene. Judging from his work here, the authority in his musical voice was unmistakable.
01. The Lady is a Tramp (Rodgers-Hart) 4:15
02. Stu's Due Blues (Stu Williamson) 5:38
03. The Things we did Last Summer (Styne-Cahn) 2:49
04. Yardbird Suite (Charlie Parker) 3:49
05. Autumn in New York (Vernon Duke) 2:36
06. Pee Jay (Bill Holman) 3:27
07. Hongry Child (Bill Holman) 6:09
08. Darn that Dream (Van Heusen-Burke) 3:47
09. Big Red (Bill Holman) 4:29
10. Rose Bud (Bill Holman) 4:57
11. Talk of the Town (Cahn-Styne) 3:18
12. Red Cross (Charlie Parker) 5:03
13. Just Friends (Klenner-Lewis) 4:24
14. Oom's Tune (Charlie Mariano) 3:57
Tracks #1-5, taken from the album "Stu Williamson Plays" (Bethlehem BCP-31)
Tracks #6-14, from the album "Stu Williamson" (Bethlehem BCP-55)
Tracks #1-5: Stu Williamson (tp), Charlie Mariano (as), Claude Williamson (p), Max Bennett (b), Stan Levey (d).
Recorded in Los Angeles, January 18 (#5) & 20, 1955
Tracks #6-11: Stu Williamson (tp), Bill Holman (ts on #6,7,9,10), Jimmy Giuffre (bs on #6,7,9,10), Claude Williamson (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Mel Lewis (d).
Recorded in Los Angeles, January 13, 1956
Tracks #12-14: Stu Williamson (tp), Charlie Mariano (as), Claude Williamson (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Mel Lewis (d).
Recorded in Los Angeles, January 16, 1956
Sound engineer: Val Valentine
Photography: William Claxton
Original artwork: Burt Goldblatt
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
Hi Fi · Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas, S.L.