Dinah Washington The Best Of Rar
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"Clifford Browns biography by Nick Catalano points out that both Clifford and Max Roach were very uncomfortable on this date. The reason is not hard to find since the jam session nature of the performances, where the first four titles average approximately 18 minutes each, was quite different to the music they wanted to create. Four months earlier they had debuted their new quintet with Teddy Edwards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. This group with later replacements (Harold Land and Sonny Rollins) was to become one of the greatest small groups of the era and they remained on the West Coast for the next several months recording brilliantly structured classics like Joy Spring, Parisian Thoroughfare, Jordu and Daahoud. Brown and Roach also took part in a marathon session there with Dinah Washington, Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson, Harold Land and Herb Geller that recorded no less than 17 titles for EmArcy. There is much to enjoy on this date despite the excessive length of the performances. The repertoire was new to Brown with the exception of You Go To My Head which he had already recorded with Lou Donaldson in 1953 and was to reprise with Rollins in 1956 - one week before he was killed. Walter Benton was under-recorded during his short career. He is particularly effective on the up-tempo Caravan where his dark, smoky tone calls Harold Land to mind. Throughout the session Herb Gellers Benny Carter-like elegance contrasts effectively with Joe Mainis more passionate take on Charlie Parker. Coronado is notable for the climatic musical chairs sequence of four, two and one bar exchanges between the horns. With his warm, burnished tone Clifford is at his most lyrical on Autumn In New York but really, everything he played is worthy of close attention." Gordon Jack -Jazz Journal (September, 2015) ------------------------------------------- -Best Coast Jazz "The music on this out-of-print EmArcy LP has been reissued in a ten-CD set of Clifford Brown's EmArcy recordings. This particular album features an all-star group with trumpeter Brown, the altos of Herb Geller and Joe Maini, Walter Benton on tenor, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Curtis Counce and drummer Max Roach. They perform two lengthy numbers, a medium-tempo blues "Coronado" and the ballad "You Go to My Head." "Coronado" is climaxed by an exciting tradeoff by the four horns that gets down to two beats apiece! "You Go to My Head" has fine solos all around but Brownie's closing statement cuts everyone." Scott Yanow -All Music Guide -Clifford Brown All Stars "Clifford Brown All Stars was released in 1956, not long after Brown was killed in a car accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on the way to a gig at the Blue Note in Chicago. The album consists of two tracks recorded in Los Angeles in August 1954 (two more from those sessions, "Coronado" and "You Go to My Head," were released in 1955 under the title Best Coast Jazz), lengthy versions of the standards "Caravan" and "Autumn In New York." The band, besides trumpeter Brown and his right-hand man, drummer Max Roach, includes altos Herb Geller and Joe Maini, tenor Walter Benton, pianist Kenny Drew, and bassist Curtis Counce. While nowhere close to bottom-of-the-barrel scrapings, these are clearly inferior performances to those released on the previous album. While "Caravan" features some impressively fleet soloing by Brown, it also features that rarity, a clumsy and not terribly interesting Max Roach drum solo, and one that goes on at least twice as long as it should, to boot. The mellow 21-minute take on "Autumn in New York" fares much better; Brown and company take it at a slightly faster pace than is usual for this ballad, and that tiny hint of urgency gooses the performance admirably. Of all the post-bop trumpeters, only Miles Davis had a sweeter, more lyrical ballad tone than Brown, and Brown's solos on this track approach Davis' mastery of the form. Unfortunately, Maini's unimaginative alto solo isn't up to the same standards, though Geller's closing turn ends things on a stronger note." Stewart Mason -All Music Guide ------------------------------------------- "Back when Ike was in the White House, the West Coast featured some of the most influential music not only in jazz, but in popular music. The Hollywood studios were brimming with jazzers who were supplementing their income by playing on TV shows like Leave it to Beaver. Here are a couple sessions from the days of the Brown Derby Clifford Brown has become one of the most important trumpet players in jazz history. This session from Hollywood in 1954 tends to get unjustifiably overlooked. Hes with his teammate Max Roach/dr and along with Lighthouse All Stars Herb Geller-Joe Maini/as, Walter Benton/ts, Kenny Drew/p and Curtis Counce/b they deliver relaxed and casual jam session reads of Coronado, You Go To My Head, Caravan and Autumn in New York. Geller almost steals the show on Autumn with his creamy alto, and Brown is a dream come true on a searing Caravan. And, if you ever think that jam sessions are relaxed and sloppy affairs, just get a load of the interplay between the horns as the race to the finish line on Coronado! You feel like youre sitting in amongst the giants here." George W. Harris (October 26, 2015) -coast-wondersclifford-brown-max-roach-all-stars-best-coast-jazz-paul-desmond-here-i-am/>
Patsy Cline "The Patsy Cline Collection" (MCA Records, 1991) This is the ultimate -- or at least the best -- Patsy Cline collection out there. A 4-CD set which covers the breadth of her career... Some folks may gripe about the poppiness of the later material, what with the string sections and stuff, but hey, that's a big part of Patsy's career -- she was one of the pioneering artists of the nascent countrypolitan scene... What Dinah Washington did for the blues, Patsy did for country, gave it a voice both smooth and authoritative enough to meld it to the mainstream. Besides, just listen to all those early tracks folks rave about: they're equally full of pop-isms, just rather than slushy string arrangements, it's rock-tinged triplets and doo-wah, doo-wah backup vocals. It doesn't matter. It's Patsy Cline singing and that means that more often than not, it'll be transcendent. Even when she falls short of the mark, she still sounds pretty damn good. If you just want to own one Patsy Cline artifact, this is great choice. In addition to the hundred-plus songs, there's an excellent, highly informative booklet, and lotsa swell pics of our hillbilly sweetheart.
Patsy Cline "Greatest Hits" (Decca Records, 1963) This was the best-of that was issued after Patsy's fatal plane crash, a double LP that had her biggest hits and a nice smattering of lesser-known material, and a slew of cover tunes that show both weaknesses and strengths. It's pretty good, although the Green Album (reviewed below) was more compact and is more well-known as the standard Patsy Cline collection. Either way, it's great music.
Patsy Cline "Greatest Hits" (MCA/Decca Records, 1967) It's the "green album!" For many years this modest, 12-song best-of (originally issued as an LP) was the standard-issue Patsy Cline best-of... Although modern reissue discs pack in more tracks, this still holds up remarkably well, and gives you a lot of bang for your buck. It's got golden, chart-topping classics like "Walking After Midnight" and "Crazy," but also subtler numbers like "Strange" and "Why Can't He Be You," which add emotional depth to Patsy's mystique. It's a great collection, the one that I, and countless thousands of other folks, grew up on. Definitely recommended!
Patsy Cline "25 All-Time Greatest Hits -- The 4-Star Sessions: 1955-1960" (Varese Sarabande, 2000) The first volume of Varese Sarabande's outstanding collections of Cline's pre-Decca recordings on the independent 4-Star label. This disc has some of her bluesiest and most "country" performances, including gems such as the raunchy "Hungry For Love," and teen-pop oriented material like "Walking Dream" and a triplet-heavy "Stop The World (And Let Me Off)." Many Cline fans find this era to be her best, or at least the closest to her country roots. Inching towards her transcendent crossover style, Cline gives a few interesting spins to lots of formulaic material, and even leaves a unique stamp on hard country classics. Patsy plays it slow and mournful on her 1956 version of "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down," later a rollicking, upbeat hit for Charlie Walker, while a similarly slowed down version of "Life Is Like A Mountain Railroad" is given a subdued, barbershop-ish arrangement. And then of course, there's Cline's majestic voice, which lifts any song, no matter how formulaic or run-of-the-mill; on some songs she's struggling against the so-so arrangements, but always with great success. This is a really tasty, generously programmed collection... with great sound quality as well. Recommended!
Patsy Cline "Sweet Dreams" (Soundtrack) (MCA Records, 1985) The soundtrack to a biopic starring Jessica Lange as Miss Patsy... This is really just a best-of collection with the wrong person's picture on it. It's not bad... but why not just buy an actual Patsy Cline picture on it? It's cooler artwork.
A Very Cool Christmas 3 is a compilation album of the very best Christmas songs to get you in the holiday spirit. This album features warm and soulful Christmas tracks from artists such as Aretha Franklin, Ray Anthony, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lowell Fulson. In addition, modern rockin' and groovin' Christmas tunes from The Offspring, Amy Winehouse, The Teskey Brothers and Pearl Jam are also included in this 2LP record. This way we can all together celebrate A Very Cool Christmas. 2b1af7f3a8