Con-Soul and Jazz/Wild Bill Is the Boss

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
When the Lone Hill Jazz reissue label took on most of the many collaborative albums by alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges and organist Wild Bill Davis, the project extended over several volumes, including Mess of Blues, Blue Hodge, and Joe's Blues. Released in 2007, Con-Soul & Jazz/Wild Bill Is the Boss! is the only double-disc set in the series. This hefty helping of groove-oriented mainstream organ combo jazz combines the albums Con-Soul & Jazz, In Atlantic City, and Blue Pyramid, which date from the years 1965 and 1966. The compilation is rounded off with selections from the albums Blue Notes and Sandy's Gone, bringing the scope of the time line back to 1963. The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
When the Lone Hill Jazz reissue label took on most of the many collaborative albums by alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges and organist Wild Bill Davis, the project extended over several volumes, including Mess of Blues, Blue Hodge, and Joe's Blues. Released in 2007, Con-Soul & Jazz/Wild Bill Is the Boss! is the only double-disc set in the series. This hefty helping of groove-oriented mainstream organ combo jazz combines the albums Con-Soul & Jazz, In Atlantic City, and Blue Pyramid, which date from the years 1965 and 1966. The compilation is rounded off with selections from the albums Blue Notes and Sandy's Gone, bringing the scope of the time line back to 1963. The Atlantic City recordings were made at a club called Grace's Little Belmont, and the Blue Notes album was taped about a week later in mid-August 1966. These would be the last of the Davis/Hodges collaborations, a fortuitous meeting of minds which began in August 1961 with the album Blue Hodge and ended almost exactly five years later.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/2008
  • Label: Lonehill Jazz Spain
  • EAN: 8436019582831
  • Catalog Number: 10283

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 On the Sunny Side of the Street (3:51)
  2. 2 On Green Dolphin Street (3:17)
  3. 3 Lil' Darlin' (4:13)
  4. 4 Con Soul and Sax (4:56)
  5. 5 The Jeep Is Jumpin' (2:29)
  6. 6 I'm Beginning to See the Light (3:29)
  7. 7 Sophisticated Lady (4:05)
  8. 8 Drop Me off in Harlem (4:25)
  9. 9 No One (3:24)
  10. 10 Johnny Come Lately (3:07)
  11. 11 Just Squeeze Me (4:46)
  12. 12 It's Only a Paper Moon (2:59)
  13. 13 Taffy (5:43)
  14. 14 Good Queen Bess (3:22)
  15. 15 L.B. Blues (5:40)
  16. 16 In a Mellow Tone (3:52)
  17. 17 Rockville (6:36)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I'll Always Love You (3:51)
  2. 2 It Don't Mean a Thing (5:43)
  3. 3 Belle of the Belmont (4:56)
  4. 4 Blues for Madeleine (4:53)
  5. 5 When I'm Feeling Kinda Blue (2:30)
  6. 6 Pyramid (2:21)
  7. 7 Nonchalance (4:46)
  8. 8 At Dawn (3:11)
  9. 9 The Brown-Skin Gal in the Calico Gown (2:43)
  10. 10 Stormy Weather (3:59)
  11. 11 Rabbit out of the Hat (5:15)
  12. 12 Hash Brown (4:00)
  13. 13 Blue Notes (2:52)
  14. 14 Say It Again (3:29)
  15. 15 I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me (3:23)
  16. 16 Broad Walk (3:38)
  17. 17 L.B. Blues (4:01)
  18. 18 Sandy's Gone (2:11)
  19. 19 Candy's Theme (2:10)
  20. 20 The Caretakers Theme (2:03)
  21. 21 Again (1:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Hodges Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Joe Newman Trumpet
Jerome Richardson Flute, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone
Ed Shaughnessy Drums
Larry Young Organ
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Grady Tate Drums
Wild Bill Davis Organ
Bob Cranshaw Bass
George Duvivier Bass
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Eric Gale Guitar
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Milt Hinton Bass
Osie Johnson Drums
Herb Lovelle Drums
Carl Lynch Guitar
Tony Studd Bass, Trombone
Frank Wess Flute, Alto Saxophone
Snooky Young Trumpet
Joe Venuto Vibes, Shaker
Claus Ogerman Orchestra Track Performer
Bobby Durham Drums
Dickie Thompson Guitar
Lawrence D. Brown Trombone
Hank Jones Great Jazz Trio Piano
Donald Ashworth Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
Elmer Bernstein Composer
Mercer Ellington Composer
Johnny Hodges Composer, Author
Neal Hefti Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Wild Bill Davis Composer, Author
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Claus Ogerman Composer
Stanley Dance Liner Notes, Original Liner Notes
Duke Ellington Composer, Author
Dorothy Fields Composer
Lionel Newman Composer
Billy Strayhorn Composer
Juan Tizol Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Tom Whaley Composer
David Redfern Cover Photo
Ted Koehler Composer
Lee Gaines Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
Dorcas Cochran Composer
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