Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Big Band Jazz from the Summit & Small Band Unreleased Studio Session

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Big Band Jazz from the Summit & Small Band Unreleased Studio Session

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Big Band Jazz From The Summit & Small Band Unreleased Studio Session

Fresh Sounds FSR-CD 783

John Audino, Jimmy Zito, Conte Candoli, Frank Huggins, Ray Triscari-lst night, Uan Rasey-2nd night, Al Porcino-3rd night (tp) Arthur Maebe (Fr hn) Nick Di Maio, Mike Barone (tb) Ernie Tack (b-tb) Red Callender (tuba) Joe Maini, Willie Green (as) Bill Perkins, Carrington Visor (ts) Teddy Lee (bs) Gene Estes (vbs, boo bams) TonyRizzi (g) Lou Levy (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Louis Bellson (d). Live at The Summit, Hollywood, CA, January 22, 23 & 24, 1962

Who's Who/Cool/Amoroso/Prelude/Gumshoe/Blitzen/St. Louie/Moon Is Low/Doozy/Lou's Blues/With Bells On/The Diplomat Speaks

Conte Candoli, Jimmy Vito (tp) Frank Rosolino (tb) Joe Maini (as) Carrington Visor (ts) Bill Perkins (bs) Lou Levy (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Louie Bellson (d). United Recorders Studio, Hollywood, CA, January 25 & 26, 1962

Chop Chop Waltz/The Dipsy Doodle/Blowing The Blues/Opus De Funk/ Cotton Tail/Walkin'/Moanin'/Doncha Go Way Mad (incomplete).

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Do you ever wonder where we would be today without Jordi Pujol and his stable of labels under the umbrella of Fresh Sounds? There is no consistent domestic reissue program going on with what is left of any of the major labels. At best we have a trickle, rehashes of the same CDs that have been reissued over and over for maximum commercial value and little else. Fortunately Mosaic Records keeps plugging away against difficult financial conditions, but as for anything being reissued on a smaller scale it is a bleak winter landscape.

Yet we have Jordi Pujol and Fresh Sounds. I often wonder how it is they come up with so many gems to reissue that have been left behind through the years. Pujol must possess an encyclopedic knowledge of all facets of jazz from 1950 forward and he uses it to unearth the most interesting music that has not resurfaced since the LP era. The current CD at hand is a perfect case in point. Louis Bellson's Big Band Jazz From The Summit. A long forgotten Roulette LP is reissued here along with a previously unreleased Roulette session recorded a few days after the live sessions at The Summit. Featured on that is a smaller band drawn from the same group. …

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