Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Complete Fifties Sessions: Bill Harris

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Complete Fifties Sessions: Bill Harris

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Disc One - Tracks 1-7: Bill Harris (tbn) Ben Webster (ts) Jimmy Rowles (pno) Red Mitchell (bs) Stan Levey (dms) Recorded at Los Angeles, CA on September 23, 1957 Tracks 8-12: Bill Harris (tbn,vcl) Terry Gibbs (vibes,vcl) Lou Levy (pno) Red Mitchell (bs) Stan Levey (dms) Bob Dorough (vcl) Recorded at Los Angeles, CA September 30, 1957

Disc Two - Tracks 1-3: same as tracks 8-12 Disc One Tracks 4-7: Bill Harris, Eddie Bert, Ollie Wilson, Bart Varsalona (tbns) Jack Greenberg, Sam Marowitz, Pete Mondello, Murray Williams (saxes) Ralph Burns (pno) Chubby Jackson (bs) Don Lamond (dms) Recorded at New York City on January 15, 1952 Tracks 8-11: Charles Frankhauser, Bernie Glow, Neal Hefti, Al Porcino, Nick Travis (tpts) Bill Harris, Eddie Bert, Vern Friley, Bart Varsalona (tbns) Sam Marowitz, Hal McKusick (as) George Berg, Pete Mondello (ts) Murray Williams (bars) Ralph Burns (pno) Sam Herman (gtr) Clyde Lombardi (bs) Tiny Kahn (dms) Recorded at New York City on March 19, 1952 Tracks 12-15: Bill Harris (tbn) Charlie Mariano (as,bars) Harry Johnson (ts) Sonny Truitt (pno,tbn) Chubby Jackson (bs) Morey Feld (dms) Recorded at New York City, December 14, 1952 Tracks 16: Ralph Burns (leader,comp.,arr) Sonny Berman, Conrad Gozzo (tpts) Bill Harris, Ollie Wilson (tbns) Vince DeRosa (frhn) Hal McKusick, Harry Klee (cl,as,fl) Herbie Steward, Lucky Thompson (ts) Chuck Gentry (bars) Dodo Marmarosa (pno) Arvin Garrison (gtr) Red Callender (bs) Don Lamond (dms) Recorded at Los Angeles, October 1946

Disc One: It Might As Well Be Spring/Crazy Rhythm/Where Are You?/Just One More Chance/I Surrender Dear/I'm Getting Sentimental Over You/In A Mellow Tone/Apple Honey/Everywhere/Your Father's Moustache/Laura/Woodchopper's Ball TT: 60:42

Disc Two: Lemon Drop/Early Autumn/Blue Flame/Bill Not Phil/You're Blase/D'Anjou/Imagination/Blackstrap/Poogerini/Bijou/Gloomy Sunday/C Jam Blues/Jive At Five/Tutti-Frutti/Sue Loves Mabel/Introspection TT: 61:03

Bill Harris, who came into prominence with Woody Herman's First Herd, is in good company throughout this two CD set. …

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