New Gold

New Gold

by Bud Shank
     
 
Bud Shank assembled a pianoless sextet made up of West Coast musicians for this 1993 studio date, including a front line consisting of the alto saxophonist and leader with trumpeter Conte Candoli, tenor and soprano saxophonist Bill Perkins, baritone saxophonist Jack Nimitz, and a rhythm section that includes bassist and composer John

Overview

Bud Shank assembled a pianoless sextet made up of West Coast musicians for this 1993 studio date, including a front line consisting of the alto saxophonist and leader with trumpeter Conte Candoli, tenor and soprano saxophonist Bill Perkins, baritone saxophonist Jack Nimitz, and a rhythm section that includes bassist and composer John Clayton and drummer Sherman Ferguson. The playing is crisp, the ensembles are a joy to hear, and the solos are consistently adventurous. "Port Townsend" is a lively post-bop vehicle that opens the session, featuring a strong solo by Candoli. The leader contributed the somewhat exotic "Perkolator" (a feature for Perkins' soprano sax) and the pretty ballad "Linda." But it is Clayton's charts that threaten to steal the show, including the strutting "Alternate Root," the bittersweet "Let Me Tell You Why," which has some almost mournful solos by Shank, and the funky blues "Funcused Blues." There are also impressive performances of jazz standards by Thelonious Monk and Benny Golson. Unfortunately, this CD was deleted with the demise of the initial revival of the Candid label.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2007
Label:
Candid Records
UPC:
0708857970728
catalogNumber:
79707
Rank:
262771

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bud Shank   Primary Artist,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Bill Perkins   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
John Clayton   Bass
Sherman Ferguson   Drums
Jack Nimitz   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Bill Perkins   Arranger
Bud Shank   Arranger,Producer
Alan Bates   Producer
Mike Barone   Arranger
John Clayton   Arranger,Composer
David Keller   Producer
Talley Sherwood   Engineer
Herb Wong   Liner Notes
William Claxton   Insert Photography
Phil Bray   Cover Photo

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