Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Clark TERRY & Bob BROOKMEYER - The Power of Positive Swinging 1965

Clark TERRY & Bob BROOKMEYER - The Power of Positive Swinging  1965
Fontana TL 5290


In the mid-1960s, flugelhornist Clark Terry and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer led a quintet whose rhythm section changed now and then. As expected, there was always plenty of interplay between the fluent horns and some sly examples of their humor. This CD reissue matches C.T. and Brookmeyer with pianist Roger Kellaway (a bit of a wild card who throws in a few adventurous flights here and there), bassist Bill Crow and drummer Dave Bailey. Except for Kellaway, all of the musicians had previously played with Gerry Mulligan, and there is some of the feel of his quartet during these performances. Highlights include "Battle Hymn of the Republic," Illinois Jacquet's "The King" and the old Count Basie-associated riff tune "Just an Old Manuscript."
By Scott Yanow. AMG.
Clark Terry- Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bob Brookmeyer- Valve Trombone
Roger Kellaway- Piano
Bill Crow- Bass
Dave Bailey- Drums
A1. Dancing on the Grave   
A2. Battle Hymn of the Republic   
A3. The King   
A4. Ode to a Flugelhorn   
A5. Gal in Calico   
B1. Green Stamps   
B2. Hawg Jawz   
B3. Simple Waltz   
B4. Just an Old Manuscript


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