Jazz at Monterey

Jazz at Monterey

by Virgil Gonsalves Big Band Plus Six


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Virgil Gonsalves, a long-forgotten but talented baritone/saxophonist, led three record dates in the 1950s of which this V.S.O.P. reissue LP was the final one. The first side, which includes such songs as "Stablemates," "A Sunday Kind of Love" and one of the earliest "cover" versions of John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice," features a 13-piece big band (five trumpets, five saxes and a three-piece rhythm section) filled with mostly obscure players; the exceptions are altoist Leo Wright, pianist Junior Mance and bassist Eddie Kahn. The flip side has a hard bop-oriented sextet featuring Gonsalves, trumpeter Mike Downs and tenor-saxophonist Dan Patiris as the main soloists. This is an LP that should delight collectors who enjoy discovering "new" talent, for the musicians' lack of name recognition does not hide their impressive talent.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/2006
Label: Vsop Records
UPC: 0722937102427
catalogNumber: 24
Rank: 247161

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Virgil Gonsalves Big Band Plus Six   Primary Artist
Virgil Gonsalves   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Bandleader
Leo Wright   Alto Saxophone
Benny Barth   Drums
Bill Catalano   Trumpet
Eddie Kahn   Bass
Junior Mance   Piano
Alan Randall   Drums
Chuck Peterson   Tenor Saxophone
Merrill Hoover   Piano
John David Coppola   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Louis Prima   Composer
Virgil Gonsalves   Arranger,Composer
Johnny Adams   Liner Notes
John Coltrane   Composer
Benny Golson   Composer
Jackie McLean   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Mario Levesque   Booklet Design
Anita Leonard   Composer

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