Complete Live at the Café Bohemia

Complete Live at the Café Bohemia

by George Wallington
     
 
The people behind the Lone Hill Jazz label deserve some kind of humanitarian award for reissuing two of George Wallington's very best albums: Live! At Cafe Bohemia (recorded on September 9, 1955, and subsequently issued on both the Progressive and Prestige labels) and George Wallington Showcase (recorded in a studio for Blue Note on May 12, 1954). The

Overview

The people behind the Lone Hill Jazz label deserve some kind of humanitarian award for reissuing two of George Wallington's very best albums: Live! At Cafe Bohemia (recorded on September 9, 1955, and subsequently issued on both the Progressive and Prestige labels) and George Wallington Showcase (recorded in a studio for Blue Note on May 12, 1954). The band heard at the Bohemia -- trumpeter Donald Byrd and alto saxophonist Jackie McLean in front of Wallington, Paul Chambers, and Art Taylor -- had the power and depth of ensembles led by Charles Mingus and Art Blakey during the mid- to late '50s. The Showcase session, using Quincy Jones arrangements, resulted in music that was equally inspired and exhilarating, if at times a bit more reined in. A magnificent front line of trumpeter Dave Burns, trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, and saxophonists Frank Foster and Danny Banks was securely backed by Wallington, Oscar Pettiford, and Kenny Clarke. Banks, a capable baritone saxophonist, doubled at times on the flute, intensifying the James Moody-like aspect already suggested by the presence of Burns and Pettiford. This marvelous session acts as an organic counterweight to the sizzling live date. The inclusion of alternate takes from both albums adds ballast and excitement to a superb and satisfying stash of vintage hard bop.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/10/2007
Label:
Lonehill Jazz Spain
UPC:
8436019582800
catalogNumber:
10280

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Wallington   Primary Artist
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Dave Burns   Trumpet
Danny Bank   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Frank Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Jackie McLean   Alto Saxophone
George Wellington   Piano

Technical Credits

Quincy Jones   Arranger,Composer
Oscar Pettiford   Composer
George Wallington   Composer
Donald Byrd   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jackie McLean   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Stewart Clay   Liner Notes

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