Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Pee Wee Russell Quartet With Marshall Brown ''Ask Me Now!''

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The Pee Wee Russell Quartet With Marshall Brown

''Ask Me Now!''
( LP Impulse! Records, 1965)

Dixieland icon and all around unpredictable clarinetist Pee Wee Russell released his groundbreaking album Ask Me Now! in 1965. In much the same way that Sonny Rollins re-invented himself on The Bridge, by embracing the structural freedoms of avant garde jazz, Pee Wee Russell does much the same on Ask Me Now!. Wanting to distance himself from the traditional Dixieland scene that he had been part of all his life, Russell formed a small piano-less quartet, featuring valve trombonist Marshall Brown, to play modern jazz. Although the album is primarily a fairly straight ahead swinging affair rounded out by a few ballads, included are tunes penned by Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and a fantastic cover of Ornette Coleman's "Turnaround". Ironically, this may be one of the most timeless sounding albums released by Impulse! (Amazon customer review)

01 - Turnaround
02 - How about me?
03 - Ask me now!
04 - Some other blues
05 - I'd climb the highest mountain
06 - Licorice stick
07 - Prelude to a kiss
08 - Baby you can count on me
09 - Hackensack
10 - Angel eyes
11 - Calypso walk

Pee Wee Russell: clarinet
Marshall Brown: valve trombone & bass trumpet
Russell George: bass
Ronnie Bedford: drums

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Anonymous said...

covers+ booklet:


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