Buddy Tate Quartet
Sackville SK 3027
The great Texas tenor delivers the goods on this 1978 quartet
session featuring the same rhythm section of Wray Downes (piano),
Dave Young (bass) and Pete Magadini (drums) that played with
Don Menza on last month's reissue of Bones Blues (Sackville
4004). Tate's first big break came in 1939 when at the age of
26 he joined the Count Basie band and took a killer solo on
"Rock A Bye Basie". After ten years with Basie, Tate led his
own band for a twenty-year stint at Harlem's Celebrity Club,
toured Europe, made club appearances and numerous recordings.
The program includes "If You Could See Me Now", "Someday Sweetheart",
"Georgia On My Mind", "June Night", "Alone Together" and more.
Re-mixed from the original analog tapes this is the first issue
on CD of this album!
| TATE, BUDDY / Texas Tenor -CD
Jazz CD Sackville 3027
Evergreen Classic Jazz Band
Early Recordings 1915-1932
Formed in Seattle, in 1985, The Evergreen Classic Jazz Band
plays lesser-known music of the `20s and `30s. For this album
the band goes back even further in the teens, songs just about
100 years old. The ECJB has captured the style and essence of
original performances, without rote replication. Reinterpretation
of material originally done by larger groups is not easy, but
the ECJB gets a big sound through fresh, distinctive voicings
from the front line threesome, and tight, clear execution from
the rhythm section. Leader Tom Jacobus plays some fine tuba
and provides most of the musical arrangements. This 1995 session
yielded 17 songs including "Stomp Off, Let's Go", "Apex Blues",
"Ring Dem Bells" and "Stock Yards Strut". Contains more than
a full hour of foot stomping joy.
| THE EVERGREEN CLASIC JAZZ BAND /
Early Tunes 1915-1932 -CD
Jazz-Trad CD Jump 12-37
Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms From The Region
Delmark DE 5017
From The Region documents Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms as they explore the sparse territory of the vibraphone trio. On their third record, the Chicago-based collective navigates a new batch of tunes written by Adasiewicz, called "one of the great vibraphonists of our time" by critic Kevin Whitehead. Long time collaborator and drummer Mike Reed (People, Places and Things, Living by Lanterns) also contributed a tune for the new record. In this new venture, renowned bassist Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten (The Thing, Atomic) fills large shoes after the bittersweet departure of Nate McBride. International tours have kept the group pushing the boundaries of the Chicago sound, embodying: "We are all drummers and we all want to swing."
| Adasiewicz, Jason's Sun Rooms / From
The Region -CD *DELMARK 5017
BLUES CD DELMARK 5017
Bones Blues featuring Don Menza
Don Menza is a powerful tenor saxophonist, with a dynamic and distinctive sound and style. Born in Buffalo, NY in 1936, Menza was with Maynard Ferguson's Orchestra (1960-1962) as both a soloist and an arranger. A short tenure with Stan Kenton preceded joining Buddy Rich's 1968 big band in the "jazz tenor" chair, recording the famous solo cadenza on "Channel 1 Suite" (Recorded "live" at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas) that utilized circular breathing and has become known as a classic. He settled in California and has worked with Elvin Jones, Louie Bellson and as a long time member of The Tonight Show Band, with Johnny Carson. On this 1977 session Menza is featured with the Canadian rhythm section of Wray Downes, piano; Dave Young, bass; and Pete Magadini, drums. "Old Devil Moon", "Freddie the Freeloader", "I Remember Clifford", and 5 more.
| Magadini, Pete / Bones Blues -CD *Sackville
BLUES CD Sackville 4004
Jazz pianist Don Pullen was taken away from us way too soon. He passed at age 53 in 1995. He could play anything from blues to straight ahead to the outmost regions of avant garde jazz. This is a re-issue of his 1975 Sackville album originally titled Solo Piano Album. The new title track is a dedication to Muhal Richard Abrams who made his recorded debut on Demark. "Suite (Sweet) Malcolm (Part 1: Memories and Gunshots)" is for Malcolm X. "Big Alice" is a tour de force embedded with all of Pullen's gospel and soul roots. "Song Played backwards" is a song Pullen decided to play in reverse of the note sequence he had composed! Pullen's music is fierce and joyous and alive, and his presence abides in every note here.
| Pullen, Don / Richard's Tune -CD *Sackville
BLUES CD Sackville 3008
Doc Cheatham And Jim Galloway
At The Bern Jazz Festival
Jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham was born in 1905, moved to Chicago in 1924 and fell in love with traditional jazz after hearing King Oliver. Cheatham played with McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Teddy Wilson and Fletcher Henderson. He passed in `97 at the age of 91. The first six songs here were recorded live at The Bern Jazz Festival, Switzerland on April 30, 1983. The remaining three at Traders Lounge, Toronto 1984 & `85. "Everyone is in fine form on this small group swing CD." **** Scott Yanow, allmusic.
Jim Galloway Meets Bob Barnard
What's New Sackville
Jazz cornetist Bob Barnard is one of the most highly regarded jazz musicians ever to come from Australia. Bob and Jim had worked separately with legendary Swiss jazz pianist Henry Chaix and his trio but this was the first time they had all met together on the same stage. Recorded live on October 19, 1997 in Baden, Switzerland this disc contains 10 selections. "Although they mostly perform swing standards, the music is closer to traditional jazz. Listening to this very coherent and swinging music, it is impressive to note that Barnard and Galloway had never played together before." **** Scott Yanow, allmusic.
Delmark DE 916
Perhaps best known as a blues label Delmark Records actually has issued more jazz albums than blues and was the first label to record Chicago's AACM jazz collective. Founded in 1953 by Bob Koester, Delmark Records continues to record jazz and blues under Koester's leadership including today's cutting edge jazz scene in Chicago. Delmark 60th Anniversary: Jazz features Red Holloway, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis from masters originally recorded for the Apollo label but never issued on CD, Sonny Stitt, Nicole Mitchell, Corey Wilkes, Ernest Dawkins, Kahil El'Zabar, a sneak preview of the forthcoming new album from The Fat Babies, Ira Sullivan with the Jim Holman Trio, Keefe Jackson, Josh Berman and more.
Jazz CD Delmark - 916 *V
Delmark has acquired the Jump label and this is the first of many re-issues. Originally issued as a 1955 10" LP under the leadership of trumpeter Hall Daniels the session features Dick Nash, trombone; Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Bob Gordon, baritone sax; Tony Rizzi, guitar; Paul Atkinson, piano; Rolly Bundock, bass; and Jack Sperling, drums. A top studio arranger Daniels wrote many scores for motion pictures and is also noted for his work with Les Baxter. Hall composed two originals for this session and wrote wonderful arrangements for two standards. The songs are "The Way You Look Tonight", "Nash-Ville", "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Compatability" however there are as many as four varying takes of each song so there's over 55 minutes.
Jazz CD Jump 12-36. 1955 session