Monday, 1 March 2010

Joe Guy/Hot Lips Page "Trumpet Battle At Minton's Playhouse"

Joe Guy/Hot Lips Page

"Trumpet Battle At Minton's Playhouse"
( LP Xanadu Records, NYC, Rec. in 1941 )
Catalog #107

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Joe Guy (tp)
Hot Lips Page (tp)
Kermit Scott (ts)
Herbie Fields (ts)
Thelonious Monk (p)
Charlie Christian (g)
Nick Fenton (b)
Kenny Clarke (d)
other unknown accompanists

Xanadu Records was a jazz music record label specializing in bebop throughout the 1970s and 1980s founded by Don Schlitten, recording and issuing recordings by some legendary names in jazz music
Xanadu Discography here.

This LP is one for collectors since it consists of historic tapes from Jerry Newman's archives. The live performances from the legendary Minton's Playhouse are listenable if not technically state of the art for the time but there are some valuable recordings. Trumpeters Hot Lips Page and Joe Guy are the main soloists, pianist Thelonious Monk appears on two songs and guitarist Charlie Christian pops up on the brief "Rhythm-A-Ning." Page is in fine form, making this an album for listeners interested in the roots of bop and wanting to get glimpses of what really went on at Minton's in the early '40s.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

Courtesy of M Adkturn

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