Jazzmantics

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
As part of Lone Hill Jazz's John Graas project, this CD reissues all of the music originally out on the LPs Jazzmantics and Coup de Graas, plus a leftover track from French Horn Jazz. Graas, one of the top jazz French horn players of the 1950s, was also a talented third stream arranger and composer. On these albums he is heard leading groups ranging from a quintet to a tentet, with Art Pepper often being well featured. The music ranges from swinging, cool-toned hard bop to adventurous selections that hint strongly at classical music. In addition to Pepper, key soloists include trumpeter Conte Candoli, tenor saxophonist Bob Cooper, and altoist Herb Geller with Red Callender ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
As part of Lone Hill Jazz's John Graas project, this CD reissues all of the music originally out on the LPs Jazzmantics and Coup de Graas, plus a leftover track from French Horn Jazz. Graas, one of the top jazz French horn players of the 1950s, was also a talented third stream arranger and composer. On these albums he is heard leading groups ranging from a quintet to a tentet, with Art Pepper often being well featured. The music ranges from swinging, cool-toned hard bop to adventurous selections that hint strongly at classical music. In addition to Pepper, key soloists include trumpeter Conte Candoli, tenor saxophonist Bob Cooper, and altoist Herb Geller with Red Callender having a prominent role on tuba. The formerly rare music from 1957 with the French Horn jazz selection dating from the previous year is well-worth discovering for it was overshadowed and somewhat overlooked even when it was released a half-century ago.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/2005
  • Label: Lonehill Jazz Spain
  • EAN: 8436019581490
  • Catalog Number: 10149
  • Sales rank: 225,215

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Midnight Sun (4:14)
  2. 2 Petite Poem (2:43)
  3. 3 Jazz Overture (6:43)
  4. 4 Jazz Chorale (3:31)
  5. 5 Will Success Spoil Rock N' Roll? (3:05)
  6. 6 You and the Night and the Music (2:28)
  7. 7 Inch Worm (3:29)
  8. 8 Flip-Tip (2:59)
  9. 9 I.D. (5:10)
  10. 10 Let's Fall in Love (4:54)
  11. 11 Van Nuys Indeed (3:21)
  12. 12 Development (4:13)
  13. 13 Land of Broken Toys (2:59)
  14. 14 Swing Nicely (5:24)
  15. 15 Walkin' Shoes (5:10)
  16. 16 Blues Street (5:53)
  17. 17 Rogeresque (2:28)
  18. 18 Block Sounds (5:21)
  19. 19 Cordova (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Graas Primary Artist, Flugelhorn, French Horn
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Buddy Collette Clarinet, Flute, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Bob Cooper Oboe, Tenor Saxophone
Herb Geller Alto Saxophone
Shelly Manne Drums
Red Mitchell Bass
Art Pepper Alto Saxophone
Gerald Wiggins Piano
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Larry Bunker Drums, Xylophone, Timpani
Red Callender Tuba
Jack Sheldon Trumpet
Paul Moer Piano
Jack Montrose Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
John Flanagan Liner Notes
J. Grove Composer
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