lunes, 13 de octubre de 2014

Curtis Fuller - The Complete Blue Note Sessions (1996)


Curtis Fuller 1996 The Complete Blue Note Sessions


Disc 01

01.Lizzy's Bounce
03.A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
04.Here's to My Lady
08.Bone and Bari
09.Nita's Waltz
11.Heart and Soul

Disc 02

01. Quantrale
02.Two Quarters of a Mile
03. Little Messenger
04. It's Too Late Now
05. Jeanie
07. Pajama Tops
08.Slide's Ride
09. Loquacious Lady
10.Mean Jean

Disc 03

01.Fuss Budget
02.Oatmeal Cookie
04.Down Home
05.Down Home (Alternate Take)
07.When Lights Are Low
08.(I Wonder) Where Our Love Has Gone
09.Bongo Bop
10. Bit of Heaven

Line Up:

Curtis Fuller Trombone
Charlie Persip Drums
Paul Chambers Bass
Tate Houston Sax (Baritone)
Sonny Clark Piano
Art Farmer Trumpet
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Slide Hampton Trombone
Louis Hayes Drums
Elvin Jones Drums
Hank Mobley Sax (Tenor)
Lee Morgan Trumpet
Art Taylor Drums
Bobby Timmons Piano
George Tucker Bass

Product Details:

Audio CD
Original Release Date: 1996
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Box set
Label: Mosaic



By Scott Yanow 

Trombonist Curtis Fuller, who developed his sound out of the style of J.J. Johnson, recorded prolifically as a leader from 1957-1962. After recording three dates for Prestige and New Jazz within a seven-day period in 1957, Fuller made four albums for Blue Note from 1957-1958, and after three albums for Savoy, he cut a lone session for United Artists in 1959. 

All of the five Blue Note and United Artists records (plus an alternate take of "Down Home") are on this excellent three-CD limited box set, released in 1996. Fuller is heard with four different quintets that include either tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, baritonist Tate Houston, trumpeter Art Farmer, or (on a date only previously out in Japan) fellow trombonist Slide Hampton; the rhythm sections consist of either Bobby Timmons or Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers or George Tucker on bass, and Art Taylor, Louis Hayes, or Charlie Persip in the drum slot. 

In addition, there is a sextet session with Lee Morgan, Mobley, Tommy Flanagan, Chambers, and Elvin Jones that has arrangements by Gigi Gryce and Benny Golson. Throughout, the music is high-quality hard bop with plenty of fine features for the underrated but talented Curtis Fuller.

All Music Guide