Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Recording Review: Carmell Jones Quartet - "Previously Unreleased Los Angeles Session"

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Recording Review: Carmell Jones Quartet - "Previously Unreleased Los Angeles Session"

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Carmell Jones

Carmell Jones Quartet

Fresh Sound Records FSR 867

Carmell Jones (tp) Forrest Westbrook (p) Gary Peacock (b) Bill Schwermer (d). Forrest Westbrook Studio, Santa Monica, CA, August 1960. Previously unreleased

Willow Weep For Me/If I Love Again/Ruby/For Every Man There's A Woman/Baubles Bangles And Beads//Airegin/Willow Weep For Me/If I Love Again/Ruby/For Every Man There's A Woman. TT 64:26

Why this recording has only come to light recently, having lingered in the vaults for 55 years is anybody's guess. Nevertheless, we are fortunate to have it at all. This remarkable yet virtually unknown trumpet player teamed up with an equally remarkable crew to cut this gem of a recording shortly after his arrival on the West Coast jazz scene in 1960 from Kansas City. Curiously enough another musician in this category, the prodigious pianist Forrest Westbrook, also died totally unsung despite the brilliance of his musical concept which is on vivid display here. Gary Peacock is the lone musician of the quartet who today has any degree of recognition among jazz aficionados, having served as Keith Jarrett's bassist for many years. …

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