The Rare Dawn Sessions

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
For a short time during 1956-58, tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse and Julius Watkins the wizard of the jazz French horn teamed up to form a regular quintet that they named Les Jazz Modes. Their first three and best records have been reissued on this two-CD set. In addition to the co-leaders, the group featured pianist Gildo Mahones, a variety of bassists and drummers, guest appearances by Chino Pozo on congas not Chano Pozo as listed on the back cover and on five numbers the out-of-place classical soprano voice of Eileen Gilbert. In general the music is hard bop of the period but it does give one a good chance to hear Watkins really stretching out. The tenor-French horn ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
For a short time during 1956-58, tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse and Julius Watkins the wizard of the jazz French horn teamed up to form a regular quintet that they named Les Jazz Modes. Their first three and best records have been reissued on this two-CD set. In addition to the co-leaders, the group featured pianist Gildo Mahones, a variety of bassists and drummers, guest appearances by Chino Pozo on congas not Chano Pozo as listed on the back cover and on five numbers the out-of-place classical soprano voice of Eileen Gilbert. In general the music is hard bop of the period but it does give one a good chance to hear Watkins really stretching out. The tenor-French horn frontline does sound a bit unusual but they blend together quite nicely on the ensembles. This reissue is well worth investigating.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431694626
  • Catalog Number: 6946
  • Sales rank: 263,006

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dancing on the Ceiling - Julius Watkins (2:28)
  2. 2 Legend - Julius Watkins (3:18)
  3. 3 Temptation - Julius Watkins (3:58)
  4. 4 Episode - Julius Watkins (2:06)
  5. 5 Dancing in the Dark - Julius Watkins (2:06)
  6. 6 Goodbye - Julius Watkins (3:41)
  7. 7 Baubles, Bangles and Beads - Julius Watkins (2:44)
  8. 8 Autumn Leaves - Julius Watkins (5:16)
  9. 9 Golden Chariot - Julius Watkins (2:46)
  10. 10 Let's Try - Julius Watkins (3:19)
  11. 11 Bohemia - Julius Watkins (3:28)
  12. 12 Catch Her - Julius Watkins (2:41)
  13. 13 Hoo-Tai - Julius Watkins (6:27)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mood in Scarlet - Julius Watkins (5:12)
  2. 2 Linda Delia - Julius Watkins (4:18)
  3. 3 Town and Country - Julius Watkins (4:17)
  4. 4 When the Blues Come On - Julius Watkins (4:16)
  5. 5 Blue Modes - Julius Watkins (4:30)
  6. 6 You Are Too Beautiful - Julius Watkins (3:44)
  7. 7 So Far - Julius Watkins (2:58)
  8. 8 Idle Evenings - Julius Watkins (4:16)
  9. 9 Garden Delights - Julius Watkins (5:29)
  10. 10 Strange Tale - Julius Watkins (4:31)
  11. 11 Two Songs - Julius Watkins (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Les Jazz Modes Primary Artist
Oscar Pettiford Bass, Track Performer
Charlie Rouse Tenor Saxophone
Art Taylor Drums
Julius Watkins French Horn, Track Performer
Ron Jefferson Drums, Track Performer
Chano Pozo Banjo, Conga, Track Performer
Paul Chambers Bass
Eileen Gilbert Soprano (Vocal), Track Performer
Gildo Mahones Piano, Track Performer
Janet Putnam Harp, Track Performer
Martin Rivera Bass, Track Performer
Paul West Track Performer
Paul E. West Bass
Technical Credits
Alexander Borodin Composer
Debbie Gibson Composer
Stanley Cowell Composer
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Julius Watkins Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Chris Albertson Liner Notes
Arnold S. Caplin Reissue Producer
Howard Dietz Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Narada Michael Walden Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Alan Caplin Art Direction
George Forrest Composer
Gordon Jacob Composer
Robert Wright Composer
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