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Russell Jacquet/Jazz at Town Hall Records (refer MW/95)
Submitted by Clarrie Henley
While I can supply details of 11434 (Illinois Jacquet Birthday Party) , I am afraid my information further deepens the mystery. I have before me a copy of JRC Records JRC-11434 - Illinois Jacquet Birthday Party which also proclaims JAZZ GREATEST NAMES. Russell Jacquet Producer, Volume 2. It is not exactly clear whether Volume 2 refers to the Birthday Party title, Jazz Greatest Names or whatever. Further complications arise in a paragraph that states "This record was previously released on the Elec Record label in 1975. This is a re-issue on JRC-76". The label and the sleeve bear the 11434 number and NOT 76. It is a clean pressing with a stout sleeve, the front cover is an excellent David Stone Martin work depicting Illinois and saxophone. The back cover carries a (fortunately) brief note about Night, Day, Laughter, Sorrow, Joy, Hurt, etc with no mention of Illinois, the occasion of the party or anything to do with the session - it's the worst kind! On my copy the labels are reversed.
The details as given on the sleeve and label are:
Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax), Joe Newman (trumpet), Art Farmer (flugelhorn), Jimmie Smith (piano), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Jack Six (bass), Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), James Moody (tenor sax and flute). No location or date.
Tracks are: Ebb Tide; Birthday Party Blues (I. Jacquet); The Shadow of Your Smile; On the Beach (I. Jacquet, E. Beach); Polka Dots and Moonbeams.
The late Ed Beach broadcast on WRVR-FM in New York.
So, it would seem that this material was issued at least three times and we can assume it was recorded in 1975 or earlier.
Charlie Parker on CD (refer MW/105)
Submitted by Wilfried Jacobs
Here are a few answers on some of the CDs you request information about:
CHARLIE PARKER: BLUES FOR NORMAN:
Al Killian, Howard McGhee (trumpets), Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (alto saxes), Lester Young (tenor sax), Arnold Ross (piano), Billy Hadnott (bass), Lee Young (drums). Los Angeles - 28 January 1946.
BLUES FOR NORMAN
OH, LADY BE GOOD
I CAN'T GET STARTED
AFTER YOU'VE GONE
Buck Clayton (trumpet), Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (alto saxes), Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor saxes), Ken Kersey (piano), Irving Ashby (guitar), Billy Hadnott (bass), Buddy Rich (drums). Los Angeles - 22 April 1946
I GOT RHYTHM
Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Tommy Turk (trombone), Charlie Parker (alto sax), Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor saxes), Hank Jones (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Buddy Rich (drums), Ella Fitzgerald (vocal). …