Boston Blow-Up!

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Baritonist Serge Chaloff, best known as a member of Woody Herman's Second Herd, made a comeback in the mid-'50s after years of drug abuse. Having kicked the habit in his native Boston, he recorded The Fable of Mable in 1954 and this excellent session the following year. Chaloff is heard on a variety of obscure originals plus a couple of standards including a near-classic "Body and Soul" in a sextet with trumpeter Herb Pomeroy and altoist Boots Mussulli. The ironic part is that, once Chaloff cleaned up his act, he contracted spinal paralysis and died in 1957. However, the baritonist is very much in prime form on this set, which was once only available on CD as part of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Baritonist Serge Chaloff, best known as a member of Woody Herman's Second Herd, made a comeback in the mid-'50s after years of drug abuse. Having kicked the habit in his native Boston, he recorded The Fable of Mable in 1954 and this excellent session the following year. Chaloff is heard on a variety of obscure originals plus a couple of standards including a near-classic "Body and Soul" in a sextet with trumpeter Herb Pomeroy and altoist Boots Mussulli. The ironic part is that, once Chaloff cleaned up his act, he contracted spinal paralysis and died in 1957. However, the baritonist is very much in prime form on this set, which was once only available on CD as part of Mosaic's Serge Chaloff limited-edition box but was reissued by Capitol Jazz in 2006 with three extra tracks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/16/2006
  • Label: Emi Mod Afw
  • UPC: 094635299229
  • Catalog Number: 52992
  • Sales rank: 134,340

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bob the Robin (2:36)
  2. 2 Yesterday's Gardenias (4:40)
  3. 3 Sergical (3:12)
  4. 4 What's New? (3:39)
  5. 5 Mar-Dros (3:22)
  6. 6 Jr. (4:19)
  7. 7 Body and Soul (3:50)
  8. 8 Kip (3:20)
  9. 9 Diane's Melody (1:40)
  10. 10 Unison (3:16)
  11. 11 Boomareemaroja (3:44)
  12. 12 Herbs (4:20)
  13. 13 Herbs (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Serge Chaloff Primary Artist, Baritone Saxophone
Boots Mussulli Alto Saxophone
Herb Pomeroy Trumpet
Everett Evans Bass
Ray Santisi Piano
Jimmy Zitano Drums
Technical Credits
Stan Kenton Producer
Boots Mussulli Composer
Herb Pomeroy Composer
Jaki Byard Composer
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Dick Robertson Composer
Patrick Roques Reissue Design
Nelson Cogane Composer
Will MacFarland Liner Notes
Sammy Mysels Composer
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