Folk Songs For Far Out Folk

Folk Songs For Far Out Folk

by Fred Katz
     
 

Cellist Fred Katz is best remembered as a sideman with the Chico Hamilton Quintet, Paul Horn, and Pete Rugolo, though on this famous, long unavailable record of his own, he serves as conductor and arranger rather than player. …  See more details below

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Cellist Fred Katz is best remembered as a sideman with the Chico Hamilton Quintet, Paul Horn, and Pete Rugolo, though on this famous, long unavailable record of his own, he serves as conductor and arranger rather than player. Folk Songs for Far Out Folk consists of his tantalizing, imaginative adaptations of African, Hebrew, and American folk tunes. The musical cast varies with each group of selections. The three African songs, highlighted by the explosive "Mate'ka," include trumpeters Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist, and Irving Goodman, with a six-man percussion section that features Larry Bunker and Nat King Cole sideman Jack Costanzo. Four American songs include treatment of "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" that alternates between brooding and upbeat cool, with vibraphonist Gene Estes, pianist Johnny Williams, and guitarist Billy Bean lending a hand. The two Hebrew songs focus on reeds exclusively (excepting Mel Pollen's bass). The playful setting of "Ray's Nigun" showcases Justin Gordon on bass clarinet with Paul Horn and Buddy Collette providing whimsical accompaniment on flutes. This CD reissue by Reboot Stereophonic expands considerably on the original Warner Bros. LP, adding updated liner notes and photos of Katz in addition to reproducing the original notes and poetry that were part of the original package. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2007
Label:
Idelsohn Society
UPC:
0824247014428
catalogNumber:
7
Rank:
84903

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fred Katz   Primary Artist,Cello,Conductor
Paul Horn   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Buddy Collette   Flute
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Bob Enevoldsen   Trombone
Justin Gordon   Bass Clarinet
Jerry Williams   Drums
Billy Bean   Guitar
Harry Betts   Trombone
Larry Bunker   Percussion
Jack Constanzo   Percussion
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Gene Estes   Percussion,Vibes
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
Jules Jacobs   Clarinet,Oboe
Mel Pollen   Bass,Bass Guitar
George Roberts   Trombone
Lou Singer   Percussion
Carlos Mejía   Percussion
Little George Smith   Clarinet
Jerry Williams   Drums
George Clinton Smith   Clarinet
Johnny T. Williams   Piano

Technical Credits

Fred Katz   Author,Adaptation
Alvino Rey   Producer,Audio Production
Josh Kun   Liner Notes

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