Various Artists

The Soul of Jazz Percussion

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Booker Little, Donald Byrd, Marcus Belgrave, Don Ellis (tp), Curtis Fuller (tb), Pepper Adams (bs), Bill Evans, Mal Waldron (p), Paul Chambers, Addison Farmer (b), Ed Shaughnessy, Philly Joe Jones (d), Armando Peraza, Willie Rodriguez (perc)

Reference: FSRCD 210

Bar code: 8427328602105

Tracklist

01. Chasing the Bird (Charlie Parker) 3:48
02. November Afternoon (Tom McIntosh) 2:51
03. Quiet Temple (Mal Waldron) 4:40
04. Witchfire (Booker Little) 4:29
05. Construction Crew (Mal Waldron) 3:06
06. Ping Pong Beer (Jones-Evans-Chambers) 6:11
07. Prophecy (Alonzo Levister) 3:47
08. Wee Tina (Ed Shaughnessy) 5:06
09. Call to Arms (Mal Waldron) 4:20

Album details

Originally issued in 1960 as Warwick ‎W 5003 ST

Personnel on #1,8,9:
Booker Little, Donald Byrd, Marcus Belgrave (trumpets), Mal Waldron (piano), Addison Farmer (bass), Ed Shaughnessy (drums), Armando Peraza (conga).

Personnel on #2,4,5:
Booker Little, Don Ellis (trumpets), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Mal Waldron (piano), Philly Joe Jones (drums), Ed Shaughnessy (percussion & vibes), Willie Rodriguez (conga).

Personnel on #3,6,7:
Donald Byrd (trumpets), Pepper Adams (baritone sax), Bill Evans (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums), Earl Zindars (percussion).

All recordings took place in 1960

Original sessions produced by Teddy Charles
Liner Notes: Bill Coss
Produced for CD reissue by Jordi Pujol

Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

Press reviews

"Although this project (organized and produced by Teddy Charles) was ostensibly supposed to feature the stereo sound of percussion, it instead is of greatest interest due to its trumpeters. Three different groups are featured and, although there are extra percussionists on each song, there are also spots for trumpeters Booker Little (these are some of his rarest recordings), Donald Byrd, Marcus Belgrave, and the young Don Ellis, along with trombonist Curtis Fuller, baritonist Pepper Adams, and pianists Mal Waldron and Bill Evans. The music (mostly originals except Charlie Parker's "Chasin' the Bird") is forward-looking bop, with the trumpeters outshining the percussionists. This obscure set is a happy surprise."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

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$10.81  (tax incl.)

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