The Small Group Recordings

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The Small Group Recordings


Norwood, Doug, IAJRC Journal


Joe Maini

The Small Group Recordings

Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10322

Disc One: Shelly Manne & His Men: Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb) Joe Maini (as) Bill Holman (ts) Jimmy Giuffre (bs) Russ Freeman (p) Ralph Pena (b) Shelly Manne (d) Los Angeles, September 13 1955. * Grasshopper/Summer Night/Spring is Here/You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me

Red Mitchell Quintet : Conte Candoli (tp) Joe Maini (as, ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Red Mitchell (b) Chuck Thompson (d) Hollywood, Sept 27 1955. * Jam for Your Bread/Where or When/Section Blues/Duff/Ornithology/Will You Still Be Mine?/I'll Never Be the Same/East Coast Output/You go to My Head. Note: Maini plays tenor on Will You Still Be Mine. Maini and Candoli out on Duff, You Go to My Head, Where or When and I'll Never Be the Same

Duane Tatro's Jazz for Moderns: Stu Williamson (tp) Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb) John Eager (flugelhorn) Joe Maini (as) Bill Holman (ts) Jimmy Giuffre (bs) Ralph Pena (b) Shelly Manne (d) Duane Tatro (arr) Los Angeles, November 1 1955. * Minor Incident/Dollar Day/Easy Terms

Jack Sheldon Quintet: Jack Sheldon (tp) Joe Maini (as) Kenny Drew (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Lawrence Marable (d) Los Angeles, November 19 1955. * It's Only a Paper Moon/Leroy's Blues TT: 77:58

Disc Two: Jack Sheldon Quintet: Jack Sheldon (tp) Joe Maini (as) Kenny Drew (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Lawrence Marable (d) Los Angeles, November 19 1955. * Contour

Kenny Drew Quartet Talkin' & Walkin': Joe Maini (as) Kenny Drew (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Lawrence Marable (d) Los Angeles, Dec 1955. * Talkin'-Walkin'/In the Prescribed Manner/Prelude to a Kiss/Wee Dot/Hidden Channel/Deadline/I'm Old Fashioned/Minor blues (Blues in a Cardboard Box)/Walkin'-Talkin'

Jane Fielding Embers Glow: Jane Fielding (vcl) Joe Maini (as) Teddy Edwards (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Paul Chambers (b) Lawrence Marable (d) Los Angeles, December 1955. * Our Waltz/Along With Me/In Love In Vain/'Round Midnight

Leroy Vinnegar (b) replaces Paul Chambers Los Angeles March 1956 * Embers Glow/Key Largo/Too Marvelous for Words TT: 76:07

Disc Three: Jane Fielding Embers Glow: Jane Fielding (vcl) Joe Maini (as) Teddy Edwards (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Paul Chambers (b) Lawrence Marable (d) Los Angeles, December 1955. * Right Boy for Me

Leroy Vinnegar (b) replaces Paul Chambers Los Angeles March 1956 * Mean to Me/All Dressed Up and No Place to Go

Jimmy Knepper Quintet New Faces: Jimmy Knepper (tb) Joe Maini (as) Bill Triglia (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d) New York, June 10 1947. * Latter Day Saint/Cunningbird/The Jumpin' Blues (Jump the Blues Away)/The Masher/Latter Day Saint (alt 1)/Latter Day Saint (alt 2)/Latter Day Saint (alt 3)/The Masher (alt)

Joe Maini Sextet Live: Jack Sheldon (tp) Joe Maini (as) Zoot Sims (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Bob Bertaux (b) Gary Frommer (d) Hollywood, late 1956 * I'll Remember April/Indian Summer/The Theme/Long Ago and Far Away/A Night in Tunisia/Broadway. TT: 72:04

Disc Four: Jack Montrose Quintet: Joe Maini (as) Jack Montrose (ts) Red Norvo (vbs) Buddy Clark (b) Shelly Manne (d) Hollywood, 1956.

* Concertino da Camera (Blues and Vanilla)

The Sax Maniacs: Joe Maini (as) Med Flory (as, ts) Bob Hardaway, Bill Perkins, Bill Holman (ts) Bill Hood (bs) Jim Hall (g) Russ Freeman (p) Red Kelly (b) Mel Lewis (d) Los Angeles, December 1959.

* Shish-Ka-Bob/Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

Shorty Rogers and His Giants: Shorty Rogers (tp, flugelhorn) Joe Maini (as) Pete Jolly (p) Max Bennett (b) Mel Lewis (d), TV Broadcast, Los Angeles, Oct 1962. * Martian Bossa Nova/I'm Gonna Go Fishin'/Time Was

Joe Maini Quintet/Sextet: Joe Maini (as) Richie Kamuca (ts) Victor Feldman (vbs) Lou Levy (p) Buddy Clark (b) Mel Lewis (d) Hollywood, November 19 1962. * Allen's Alley (Wee)Blooz (take 1)/Blooz(Take 2)

Kamuca out, same date. * Sweet Georgia Brown (take 1)/Sweet Georgia Brown (take 2)/Auld Lang Syne TT: 72:17

Here's another welcome reissue from Lone Hill Jazz, this one a five disc set ostensibly devoted to the small group recordings of the much admired alto saxophonist, Joe Maini. …

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