Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Urbie Green "The Urbie Green 6-tet"

Urbie Green

"The Urbie Green 6-tet"
( LP Commands Records, 1963 )
Catalog # RS 857 SD

A1 - Slidework in A Flat
A2 - Django
A3 - Body and Soul
A4 - Walkin'
A5 - Four Brothers
B1 - Sleep
B2 - Bijou
B3 - Tangerine
B4 - Royal garden Blues
B5 - The Bad and the Beautiful

Personnel & Credits:
George Piros - Mastering
Doc Severinsen - Trumpet
Julie Klages Associate Producer
Don Lamond - Drums
Enoch Light - Arranger, Producer
Barry Galbraith - Guitar (Electric)
Milt Hinton - Bass
Walter Levinsky Sax (Alto)
Jimmy Giuffre - Arranger, Composer
Urbie Green - Trombone, Composer, Arranger, Leader
Ralph Burns - Arranger, Composer

Urbie Green is probably more familiar to the average jazz fan as a sideman than as a leader, though he has numerous albums to his credit. This obscure gem made for Command in 1963 is a gem long overdue to be reissued. Accompanied by alto saxophonist Walt Levinsky and trumpeter Doc Severinsen (both of whom worked in Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band), guitarist Barry Galbraith, bassist Milt Hinton, and drummer Don Lamond, Green, along with fellow arrangers Jimmy Giuffre and Ralph Burns, put together a first-rate session. Burns' upbeat arrangement of John Lewis' "Django" is a terrific showcase for both Levinsky and the leader. Giuffre arranged "Four Brothers," which substitutes a drum break in place of Woody Herman's clarinet solo. Green's treatment of the Dixieland favorite "Royal Garden Blues" also packs a punch with its inventive approach, which incorporates numerous solo breaks and surprising twists. Highly recommended.
By Ken Dryden
(AMG. Copyright © 2010 All Media Guide, LLC. Content provided by All Music Guide ®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC. All rights reserved.)

By Celo


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Andy said...

Fantastic Urbie Green mega post,thanks Celo

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