The Complete Jazz Modes Sessions

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Les Jazz Modes were a small, short-lived experimental jazz group whose front line consisted of Charlie Rouse and French Horn player Julius Watkins, with pianist Gildo Mahones leading the rhythm section. They enlisted a variety of session players according to recording session needs. They cut a total of five albums in the 1950s for the Dawn and Atlantic labels: Jazzville, Les Jazz Modes 1956, Mood in Scarlet, The Most Happy Fella, and The Jazz Modes 1959. All have been out of print for decades. Those five records all appear on this two-disc set from Europe's Solar label. In addition, the producers have added Oscar Pettiford's Oscar Rides Again album -- which also featured ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Les Jazz Modes were a small, short-lived experimental jazz group whose front line consisted of Charlie Rouse and French Horn player Julius Watkins, with pianist Gildo Mahones leading the rhythm section. They enlisted a variety of session players according to recording session needs. They cut a total of five albums in the 1950s for the Dawn and Atlantic labels: Jazzville, Les Jazz Modes 1956, Mood in Scarlet, The Most Happy Fella, and The Jazz Modes 1959. All have been out of print for decades. Those five records all appear on this two-disc set from Europe's Solar label. In addition, the producers have added Oscar Pettiford's Oscar Rides Again album -- which also featured Rouse and Watkins on the frontline -- and two albums by the Julius Watkins Sextet New Faces-New Sound and The Julius Watkins Sextet, Vol. 2, both for Blue Note that featured saxophonists Frank Foster and Hank Mobley respectively with Watkins -- the sound is far better than expected for a budget compilation, and the price is right. Other than seeking outrageously expensive original vinyl copies on auction and collector's sites, this is the only way to procure these hard-grooving sides.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2011
  • Label: Ais
  • EAN: 8436028699070
  • Catalog Number: 2869907
  • Sales rank: 111,154

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dancing On the Ceiling - Julius Watkins (2:26)
  2. 2 Legend - Julius Watkins (3:17)
  3. 3 Temptation - Julius Watkins (3:57)
  4. 4 Episode - Julius Watkins (2:05)
  5. 5 Dancing In the Dark - Julius Watkins (2:05)
  6. 6 Goodbye - Julius Watkins (3:41)
  7. 7 Town and Country - Julius Watkins (4:16)
  8. 8 When the Blues Comes On - Julius Watkins (4:15)
  9. 9 Blue Modes - Julius Watkins (4:30)
  10. 10 You Are Too Beautiful - Julius Watkins (3:43)
  11. 11 So Far - Julius Watkins (2:56)
  12. 12 Idle Evening (Jazz Garden Suite, Pt. 1) - Julius Watkins (4:16)
  13. 13 Garden Delights (Jazz Garden Suite, Pt. 2) - Julius Watkins (5:28)
  14. 14 Strange Tale (Jazz Garden Suite, Pt. 3) - Julius Watkins (4:30)
  15. 15 Two Songs (Jazz Garden Suite, Pt. 4) - Julius Watkins (3:13)
  16. 16 Stallion - Julius Watkins (3:04)
  17. 17 Baubles, Bangles and Beads - Julius Watkins (2:43)
  18. 18 Autumn Leaves - Julius Watkins (5:14)
  19. 19 The Golden Chariot - Julius Watkins (2:45)
  20. 20 Let's Try - Julius Watkins (3:18)
  21. 21 Bohemia - Julius Watkins (3:26)
  22. 22 Catch Her - Julius Watkins (2:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hoo Tai - Julius Watkins (6:27)
  2. 2 Mood Scarlet - Julius Watkins (5:11)
  3. 3 Linda Delia - Julius Watkins (4:18)
  4. 4 I've Got You Under My Skin - Julius Watkins (3:23)
  5. 5 We Can Talk It Over - Julius Watkins (3:21)
  6. 6 Standing On the Corner - Julius Watkins (3:46)
  7. 7 Joey, Joey, Joey - Julius Watkins (3:57)
  8. 8 Warm All Over - Julius Watkins (4:58)
  9. 9 Happy To Make Your Acquaintance - Julius Watkins (4:29)
  10. 10 My Heart is So Full of You - Julius Watkins (3:29)
  11. 11 The Most Happy Fella - Julius Watkins (3:45)
  12. 12 Don't Cry - Julius Watkins (3:10)
  13. 13 Like a Woman - Julius Watkins (3:01)
  14. 14 Somebody Somewhere - Julius Watkins (3:13)
  15. 15 The Oblong - Julius Watkins (5:45)
  16. 16 1-2-3-4-0 In Syncopation - Julius Watkins (3:54)
  17. 17 Blue Flame - Julius Watkins (4:04)
  18. 18 Mood In Motion - Julius Watkins (5:36)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Knittin' - Julius Watkins (6:26)
  2. 2 This 'N That - Julius Watkins (5:29)
  3. 3 Glad That I Found You - Julius Watkins (2:39)
  4. 4 Princess - Julius Watkins (4:35)
  5. 5 Sextette - Julius Watkins (2:57)
  6. 6 The Golden Touch - Julius Watkins (2:33)
  7. 7 Cable Car - Julius Watkins (2:21)
  8. 8 Trictrotism - Julius Watkins (2:42)
  9. 9 Edge of Love - Julius Watkins (2:24)
  10. 10 Oscar Rides Again - Julius Watkins (2:32)
  11. 11 Linda Delia - Julius Watkins (5:21)
  12. 12 Perpetuation - Julius Watkins (5:09)
  13. 13 I Have Known - Julius Watkins (4:28)
  14. 14 Leete - Julius Watkins (4:53)
  15. 15 Garden Delights - Julius Watkins (4:45)
  16. 16 Julie Ann - Julius Watkins (3:35)
  17. 17 Sparkling Burgundy - Julius Watkins (4:18)
  18. 18 B and D - Julius Watkins (5:00)
  19. 19 Jordu - Julius Watkins (4:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Rouse Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Duke Jordan Piano
Hank Mobley Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Pettiford Bass, Cello
Art Taylor Drums
Julius Watkins French Horn
Ron Jefferson Drums
Art Blakey Drums
George Butcher Piano
Paul Chambers Bass
Kenny Clarke Drums
Frank Foster Tenor Saxophone
Eileen Gilbert Soprano (Vocal)
Perry Lopez Guitar
Gildo Mahones Piano
Janet Putnam Harp
Martin Rivera Bass
Sahib Shihab Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Wormworth Drums
Chino Pozo Bongos, Conga
Paul West Bass
Technical Credits
Alexander Borodin Composer
Sonny Clark Composer
Leonard Feather Original Liner Notes
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Quincy Jones Composer
Duke Jordan Composer
Gerry Mulligan Composer
Oscar Pettiford Composer
Charlie Rouse Composer
Julius Watkins Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Charles Ables Composer
Al Cohn Composer
George Butcher Composer
Howard Dietz Composer
Arthur Freed Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Benny Harris Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Gary Kramer Original Liner Notes
Gildo Mahones Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Jacques Prévert Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Burt Korall Original Liner Notes
Bill Simon Original Liner Notes
Joseph Kosma Composer
George Forrest Composer
Alvin Cohn Composer
Paulette Girard Composer, Original Liner Notes
Mynell Allen Composer
Robert Wright Composer
Lawrence Steel Liner Notes
Ed Smollett Composer
Charles Isaiah Darwin Composer
Charles E. Shirley Composer
Bill Cross Original Liner Notes
Gene Morgan Composer
Princess Orelia Benskina Composer
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