Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sahib SHIHAB - Complete Sextets Sessions 1956-1957

Sahib SHIHAB - Complete Sextets Sessions 1956-1957


This double CD set features veteran bop era saxophonist SAHIB SHIHAB (a.k.a. Edmund Gregory). After playing alto saxophone with Luther Henderson and Fletcher Henderson’s bands, he tuned into the new music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Despite his association with stars such as Roy Eldridge, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Tadd Dameron, Lucky Thompson, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, he remains largely underrated. While with Gillespie in 1951 he started to play baritone sax and since then alternated in both instruments, although the big horn became his main voice. In 1956 and 1957, before he went to Europe, he made—along with several outstanding sidemen—some great sextet recordings on baritone, as a leader, mostly for Savoy Records, except one early alto session for Epic Records. Here, for the first time on CD, are all these sextet sides plus two swinging dates he recorded with Mort Herbert’s group, also for Savoy.
This collection surely will put him in the place he deserves in the jazz field.
Eddie Bert- (Trombone),
Sahib Shihab- (Alto & Baritone Sax),
Phil Woods- (Alto Sax),
Benny Golson- (Tenor Sax),
Bobby Jaspar- (Tenor Sax & Flute),
Hank Jones, Bill Evans- (Piano),
Kenny Burrell- (Guitar),
Paul Chambers, Oscar Pettiford- (Bass),
Kenny Clarke, Elvin Jones- (Drums)
CD 1
01. Swissmovement
02. Night People
03. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
04. Son Of The Preacher
05. Hum-Bug
06. Southern Exposure
07. Blues For Fred And Fay
08. Mitch’s Carol
09. S.M.T.W.T.F.S.S. Blues
10. Rockaway
11. The Things We Did Last Summer

CD 2
01. S.M.T.W.T.F.S.S. Blues
02. Sugar Dugar
03. Lo-Ba
04. The Moors
05. Jamila
06. Blu-A-Round
07. Le’ Sneak
08. Ballad To The East
09. Ba-Dut-Du-Dat
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