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Ray Nance, Roy Ayers, Don Ellis, Pepper Adams, Harold Land, Eddie Condon, Edmond Hall Reissues on Mighty Quinn


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Ray Nance - Body And Soul

Solid State (1969) SS 18062
Produced by Duke Pearson
Arranged by Ray Nance

Ray Nance - Violin & Vocal
Tiny Grimes - Guitar
Tommy Lucas - Guitar
Jaki Byard - Piano
Carl Pruitt - Bass
Steve Little - Drums

Brew Moore - Tenor Saxophone (Tracks 3 & 6)
Roland Hanna - Piano (Tracks 1, 4 & 10)
Roland Hanna - Organ (Track 7)

MP3 Track Samples
01. TAKE THE “A" TRAIN (B. Strayhorn) (ASCAP) 2:42
02. GET HAPPY (T.Koehler & H.Arlen) (ASCAP) 3:20
03. SUNNY (B.Hebb) (BMI) 3:06
04. BODY AND SOUL (J.Green, R.Sour, E.Heyman & F.Eyton) (ASCAP) 4:30
05. MIMI (R.Rogers & L.Hart) (ASCAP) 4:30
06. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (J.Lennon & P.McCartney) (BMI) 3:50
07. OH HAPPY DAY (E.Hawkins) (ASCAP) 2:50
08. STARDUST (H.Carmichael & M.Parish) (ASCAP) 2:35
09. SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY (R.A. Whiting & N.Moret) (ASCAP) 3:52
10. JOLIE JANICE (R.Nance) (ASCAP) 2:40
11. GUITAR AMOUR (From the United Artist Motion Picture “Paris Blues") (D.Ellington) (ASCAP) 6:15
12. TRANQUILITY (R.Nance) (ASCAP) 2:00

Guitar solos are as follows:
Get Happy - Tiny Grimes exchanges with violin. Tommy Lucas exchange with piano.
Sunny - Tommy Lucas
Mimi - Tiny Grimes 1st solo. Tommy Lucas 2nd solo with piano exchange.
Hard Day's Night - Intro solo by Tommy Lucas. 8 bars solo by Tiny Grimms.
Stardust - Tommy Lucas. Sequel into Tiny Grimes solo before violin re-enters.
She's Funny That Way - Tommy Lucas. 1st solo then Tiny Grimes before bass solo.

Roy Ayers - West Coast Vibes

United Artists (1963) UAL 3325
Recorded at Western Recorders Inc. in Hollywood. Cal.
Produced by Leonard Feather

Track #9
Roy Ayers - vibes
Jack Wilson - piano (courtesy of Atlantic Records)
Bill Plumber - bass
Tony Bazley - drums

Tracks #1, #3, #6, #8
Add Curtis Amy - tenor or soprano sax (courtesy of World Pacific Jazz)

Tracks #2, #4, #5, #7, #10
Roy Ayers - vibes
Jack Wilson - piano
Vic Gaskin - bass
Kenny Dennis - drums

MP3 Track Samples
01. SOUND AND SENSE (Roy Ayers) Model Music ASCAP 6:36
02. DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (Mancini & Mercer) W.Witmark & Sons ASCAP 3:30
03. REGGIE OF CHESTER (Benny Golson) Melotone BMI 3:41
04. IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU (Burke & Van Heusen) Famous Music ASCAP 3:10
05. DONNA LEE (Charlie Parker) Savoy Music Co. BMI 3:06
06. RICARDO'S DILEMMA (Roy Ayers) Model Music ASCAP 4:57
07. ROMEO (Leonard Feather) Model Music ASCAP 3:05
08. OUT OF SIGHT (Jack Wilson) West Coast Music Pub. ASCAP 6:21
09. YOUNG AND FOOLISH (Horwitt & Hague) Chappell & Co. ASCAP 3:41
10. WELL YOU NEEDN'T (Thelonious Monk) Regent Music Corp. BMI 3:08
Bonus Tracks
11. NOW'S THE TIME (Charlie Parker) 5:05
12. PERHAPS/COOL BLUES (Charlie Parker) 3:42

BONUS TRACKS are from Vi Redd's Bird Call-UA 15016 (1962)
Vi Redd - alto sax (vocal on track 11)
Roy Ayers - vibes
Carmel Jones - trumpet
Russ Freeman - piano
Leroy Vinnegar - bass
Richie Goldberg drums

Don Ellis - Essence

Pacific Jazz (1962)

Don Ellis - Trumpet
Paul Bley - Piano
Gary Peacock - Bass
Nick Martinis - Drums
Gene Stone - Drums
Richard Bock - Original Producer

MP3 Track Samples
1. Johnny Come Lately (Ellington)
2. Slow Space (Don Ellis)
3. Ostinato (Don Ellis)
4. Donkey (Carla Bley)
5. Form (Don Ellis)
6. Angel Eyes (Dennis-Brent)
7. Irony (Don Ellis)
8. Lover (Rodgers-Hart)

The Pilgrim Travelers Featuring Lou Rawls

Capitol Records (1962)

MP3 Sample Tracks
1. Did You Stop To Pray This Morning
2. Motherless Child
3. Sweet Chariot
4. That's Heaven To Me
5. Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow
6. Walking In The Light Of The Lord
7. If He Holds Your Hand
8. Stand By Me, Father
9. Wade In The Water
10. Jesus Be A Fence Around Me
11. Didn't It Rain

Bonus Tracks
12. Please Let Me Be The First To Know
13. Count On Me (Previously Unissued)
14. Trust Me
15. Till the Last Leaf Shall Fall (Previously Unissued)

Pepper Adams - Critics' Choice

World Pacific (1957)

Pepper Adams - Baritone Sax
Lee Katzman - Trumpet
Jimmy Rowles - Piano
Doug Watkins - Bass
Mel Lewis - Drums

MP3 Sample Tracks
1. Minor Mishap
2. Blackout Blues
3. High Step
4. Alone Together
5. 5021
6. Zec

Bonus Track
7. Four Funky People

Harold Land - Take Aim

Blue Note (1960)

Harold Land - Tenor Sax
Martin Banks - Trumpet
Amos Trice - Piano
Clarence Jones - Bass
Leon Pettis - Drums

MP3 Sample Tracks
1. As You Like It
2. Take Aim
3. Land Of Peace
4. Reflections
5. Blue Nellie
6. You're My Thrill

Bonus Track
7. Straight No Chaser (20:43 from “Jazz For A Sunday Afternoon" Volume 3)

Eddie Condon All Stars - Tiger Rag And All That Jazz

World Pacific (1958)

Eddie Condon - Guitar
Rex Stewart - Cornet
Bud Freeman - Tenor Sax
Herb Hall - Clarinet
Gene Schroeder - Piano
Cutty Cutshall - Trombone
Leonard Gaskin - Bass
George Wetting - Drums

MP3 Sample Tracks
1. Tiger Rag
2. Sensation Rag
3. Livery Stable Blues
4. Lazy Daddy
5. Bluin' The Blues
6. Ostrich Walk
7. Reisenweber Rag
8. Lazy River

Bonus Tracks
9. Nasty Blues
10. Satanic Blues
11. Clarinet Marmelade
12. Skeleton Jangle

Edmond Hall - Petite Fleur

United Artists (1959)

Edmond Hall - Clarinet
Ellis Larkins - Piano
Milt Hinton - Bass
Jimmie Crawford - Drums
Sextet Add:
Vic Dickenson - Trombone
Emmett Berry - Trumpet

“One of the most distinctive clarinetists of all time, Edmond Hall had an intense sound that would have no difficulty being heard above a brass section. After gaining experience playing in New Orleans in the 1920s (including with the unrecorded cornetist Buddy Petit) and with swing bands in the '30s, most notably that of Claude Hopkins, Hall spent the rest of his career with small groups, including the Louis Armstrong All-Stars for a few years in the 1950s.

Petite Fleur was one of Edmond Hall's very few full-length albums as a leader and was formerly among his rarest. Recorded Dec. 1958, it features Hall on four numbers with a quartet and on four other performances (including a six-song Duke Ellington medley) with a sextet that includes trumpeter Emmett Berry and trombonist Vic Dickenson. It is a pleasure to hear Hall in the spotlight and he really excels, particularly on Sidney Bechet's “Petite Fleur," “Clarinet Marmalade" and a few of his obscure originals. A special treat is the unusual “Don't Give Me Sympathy" which has a good-humored Hall vocal.

The Mighty Quinn label during the past year has been making available a series of long-out-of-print jazz sets from the 1950s and '60s. Its catalog (www.mightyquinn.net) is well worth exploring."

--Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene

MP3 Sample Tracks
1. Petite Fleur - Quartet
2. Ellington Medley - Sextet
Prelude To A Kiss
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Mood Indigo
Take The “A" Train
3. Clarinet Marmalade - Quartet
4. Edmond Hall Blues - Sextet
5. Cook Good - Quartet
6. Off The Road - Quartet
7. Adam And Evie - Quartet
8. Don't Give Me Sympathy - Sextet

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