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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Django Reinhardt & Quintet of the Hot Club de France - Swing & HMV Sessions

With this rich collection of sides by Django Reinhardt from the vaults of HMV and Swing, you can instantly transport yourself to a small French café in the mid ‘30s, very near the beginning of his recording career, where dedicated fans discovered what made this extraordinary musician - the first real European jazz star — a raging sensation on both sides of the Atlantic. Musically, he was gifted in a way that seldom has been seen before or since these classic recordings were made. His ability to riff with abandon, without compromising expressiveness, was what appealed to audiences at the time, and he could count among his admirers Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins and Eddie South. His group, co-led by violinist Stéphane Grappelli, was the celebrated Quintette du Hot Club de France, named for and initially sponsored by the society of French record collectors who made Hot Music a passionate and scholarly pursuit. This ensemble, as well as Reinhardt’s own playing, exhibited a keen sense of swing while blending the sound of a small Parisian café band. But this was Hot Music that later incorporated some extremely modern elements. Django, on first hearing Charlie Parker on record, is said to have dropped his head into his hands and moaned out of admiration and humility. He immediately began incorporating bop idioms and harmonies into his music. In turn, many bop musicians credit Django as an important influence. The recordings — 118 in all span Django’s most productive years (and Europe’s most painful and chaotic), from 1936 to 1948, and feature him performing solo guitar and in duet with Grappelli as well as with the quintet. The quintet, which included Joseph Reinhardt, Roger Chaput and later Pierre "Baro" Ferret on guitar and Louis Vola on bass, became internationally known for these exact recordings now available from Mosaic. They reveal Django’s power, his melodic abilities, and his skill at achieving, simultaneously, technical precision and deeply meaningful tonal nuances.

Source : http://www.mosaicrecords.com/prodinfo.asp?number=190-MD-CD

The Complete
Django Reinhardt
Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France

Swing/HMV Sessions
(1936-1948)


Tracks

Cd. 1

1 I’se A Muggin’ (Smith)  3:04
2 I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (McHugh, Fields)  3:20
3 Oriental Shuffle (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:37
4 After You’ve Gone (Creamer, Layton)  3:04
5 Are You In The Mood ?  (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:47
6 Limehouse Blues (Braham, Furber)  2:44
7 Nagasaki (Warren, Dixon)  2:47
8 Swing Guitars (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:23
9 Georgia On My Mind (Carmichael, Gorrell)  3:11
10 Shine (Dabney, Mack, Brown)  2:53
11 In The Still of The Night (Carmichael, Trent)  3:02
12 Sweet Chorus (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:42
13 Exactly Like You (McHugh, Fields)  2:27
14 Charleston (Mack, Johnson)  2:50
15 You’re Driving Me Crazy (Donaldson)  2:52
16 Tears (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:35
17 Solitude (Ellington, DeLange, Mills)  3:07
18 Hot Lips (Busse, Lange, Davis)  3:02
19 Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Razaf, Waller, Brooks)  2:51

*


Cd. 2

1 Rose Room (Hickman, Williams)  2:42
2 Body And Soul (Green-, Hayman, Sour, Eyton)  3:24
3 When Day Is Done (Katscher, De Sylva, Ballentine)  3:10
4 Runnin’ Wild (Wood, Gibbs, Grey)  2:52
5 Chicago (Fisher)  3:23
6 Liebestraum N° 3 (Liszt)  3:18
7 Miss Annabelle Lee (Clarke, Richman, Pollack)  2:46
8 A Little Love, A Little Kiss (Ropes, Silesu, Fysher)  3:16
9 Mystery Pacific (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:17
10 In A Sentimental Mood (Ellington, Kurtz, Mills)  2:58
11 The Sheik of Araby (Smith, Wheeler, Snyder)  3:03
12 I’ve Found A New Baby (Palmer, Williams)  2:00
13 Alabamy Bound (DeSylva, Brown, Henderson, Green)  2:47
14 Improvisation (Reinhardt)  2:54
15 Parfum (Reinhardt)  2:58
16 St. Louis Blues (Handy)  2:40
17 Bouncin’ Around (Deloof)  2:42
18 I’ve Found A New Baby (Palmer, Williams)  2:33
19 Brick Top (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:01
20 Speevy (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:50

*


Cd. 3

1 Minor Swing (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:13
2 Viper’s Dream (Allen)  3:13
3 Swingin’ With Django (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:48
4 Paramount Stomp (Reinhardt, Grappelli, Romans)  2:34
5 Bolero (Reinhardt)  4:01
6 Bolero [alt. take] (Reinhardt)  3:56
7 Mabel [alt. take] (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  4:01
8 Mabel (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  4:08
9 My Serenade (Reinhardt)  2:59
10 You Rascal You (Theard)  3:03
11 Stephen’s Blues (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:14
12 Sugar (Pinkard, Mitchell, Alexander)  3:01
13 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Pinkard, Casey)  3:14
14 Tea For Two (Caesar, Youmans)  2:47
15 Stockholm (Reinhardt)  2:45
16 Younger Generation (Coward)  2:22
17 I’ll See You In My Dreams (Jones, Kahn)  2:29
18 Echoes Of Spain (Reinhardt)  3:05
19 Out Of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  3:13
20 Baby (McHugh, Fields)  2:35
21 Naguine (Reinhardt)  2:25

*


Cd. 4

1 Nuages (Reinhardt)  3:16
2 Rythme Futur (Reinhardt)  2:37
3 Begin the Beguine (Porter)  2:50
4 Blues (Reinhardt)  3:06
5 Coucou (Mathas, Feline)  2:39
6 Indecision (Undecided) (Shavers)  3:01
7 Swing 41 (Reinhardt)  3:05
8 Nuages (Reinhardt)  3:15
9 Pour vous (Exactly Like You) (Reinhardt)  3:05
10 Fantaisie sur une Danse Norvégienne (Grieg)  2:30
11 Vendredi 13 (Reinhardt)  3:01
12 Liebesfreud (Kreisler)  2:37
13 Mabel (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:16
14 Petits mensonges (Little White Lies) (Donaldson)  3:14
15 Les Yeux noirs (Dark Eyes) (trad.)  2:12
16 Sweet Sue, Just You (Young-W. Harris)  2:48
17 Swing de Paris (Reinhardt)  3:00
18 Oiseaux des Îles (Reinhardt)  2:48
19 All Of Me (Marks, Simons)  2:46

*



Cd. 5

1 Festival Swing (Combelle, Combelle)  4:07
2 Dinette (Reinhardt)  2:48
3 Crépuscule (Reinhardt, Blanche)  2:58
4 Swing 42 (Reinhardt, Riesner)  2:45
5 Festival Swing 1942, Part. 2 (Rostaing)  3:38
6 Belleville (Reinhardt)  2:29
7 Lentement Mademoiselle ((Reinhardt)  3:15
8 Douce ambiance (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:17
9 Manoir de mes Rêves (Reinhardt)  3:17
10 Oui (Combelle, Gasté)  2:06
11 Cavalerie (Reinhardt)  2:33
12 Fleur d'ennui (Reinhardt, Blanche)  2:30
13 Blues Clair (Reinhardt)  3:00
14 Improvisation N° 3 Part. 1 (Reinhardt)  2:59
15 Improvisation N° 3 Part. 2 (Reinhardt)  2:44
16 Coquette (Lombardo, Green, Kahn)  3:00
17 Django’s Tiger (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:35
18 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:06
19 Echoes Of France (La Marseillaise) (Rouget de I’lsle)  2:44

*

Cd. 6

1 Swingtime in Springtime (Reinhardt)  2:50
2 Yours and Mine (Freed, Brown)  2:54
3 On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Fields, McHugh)  2:46
4 I Won’t Dance (Kern, Fields, McHugh, Harbach, Hammerstein)  2:50
5 R-Vingt-Six (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:27
6 How High The Moon (Hamilton, Lewis)  2:29
7 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  3:12
8 Blue Lou (Sampson, Mills)  2:16
9 Blues (Reinhardt)  2:35
10 What is This Thing Called Love ? (Porter)  2:10
11 Ol’ Man River (Kern, Hammerstein)  2:40
12 Si tu savais (Ulmer, Antoni, Salvet)  2:45
13 Eveline (Grappelli)  2:15
14 Diminushing (Reinhardt)  3:18
15 Mike (Reinhardt)  2:47
16 Oh, Lady Be Good (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:56
17 Festival 48 (Reinhardt)  2:36
18 Fantaisie (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:51
19 Brick Top (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:03
20 Just for Fun (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:05
21 To Each His Own/Symphonie (Evans, Livingston, Alstone, Lawrence)  3:02

*

Personnel
[Cd. 1, # 1-6]
Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Django Reinhardt - g
Joseph Reinhardt - g
Pierre Ferret - g
Lucien Simoens - b
Freddy Taylor - vcl [# 1, 2 & 4]
Recorded in Paris ; May 4, 1936
[Cd. 1, # 7-12]
Same as above, except

Louis Vola - b, replaces Simoens
Recorded in Paris ; October 15, 1936
[Cd. 1, # 13-17]
Same as above, except

Joseph Reinhardt - g [# 13 only]
Marcel Bianchi - g
Freddy Taylor is omitted
Recorded in Paris ; April 21, 1937
[Cd. 1, # 18 & 19 ; Cd. 2, # 1-3]
Same as above, except

Joseph Reinhardt is omitted
Recorded in Paris ; April 22, 1937
[Cd. 2, # 4-10]
Same as above
Recorded in Paris ; April 26, 1937
[Cd. 2, # 11-15]
Same as above
Recorded in Paris ; April 27, 1937
[Cd. 2, # 16 & 17]

Django Reinhardt - g
Louis Gasté - g
Eugène d'Hellemmes - b
Recorded in Paris ; September 9, 1937
[Cd. 2, # 18]

Django Reinhardt - g
Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Recorded in Paris ; September 29, 1937
[Cd. 2, # 19-20 ; Cd. 3, # 1 & 2]

Django Reinhardt - g
Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Joseph Reinhardt - g
Eugène Vées - g
Louis Vola - b
Recorded in Paris November 25, 1937
[Cd. 3, # 3 & 4]
Same as above, except

Michel Varlop - vl, is added
Recorded in Paris ; December 7, 1937
[Cd. 3, # 5-9]
Same as above, except

Michel Warlop - vl, is omitted
Recorded in Paris ; December 14, 1937
[Cd. 3, # 10-14]

Django Reinhardt - g
Stéphane Grappelli - vl & p [# 13]
Louis Vola - b
Recorded in Paris ; December 21, 1937
[Cd. 3, # 15-21]

Django Reinhardt - g
Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Eugène Vées - g
Pierre Ferret - b
Emmanuel Soudieux - b
Recorded in Paris ; June 30, 1939
[Cd. 4, # 1-6]

Django Reinhardt - g
Hubert Rostaing - cl & ts [# 1]
Joseph Reinhardt - g
Francis Luca - b
Pierre Fouad - dr
Josette Dayde - vcl [# 5 only]
Recorded in Paris ; October 1, 1940
[Cd. 4, # 7-16]
Same as above, except

Tony Rovira - b, replaces Luca
Alix Combelle - cl & ts, is added [# 7-9 & 11]
Josette Dayde is omitted
Recorded in Paris ; December 13, 1940
[Cd. 4, # 17-19]
Same as above
Recorded in Paris ; December 17, 1940
[Cd. 5, # 1]
[Collective personnel, see the complete artwork]
Recorded in Paris ; December 26, 1940
[Cd. 5, # 2-4]

Hubert Rostaing - cl
Django Reinhardt - g
Eugène Vées - g
Tony Rovira - b
Pierre Fouad - dr
Recorded in Paris ; September 11, 1941
[Cd. 5, # 5]
[Collective personnel, see the complete artwork]
Recorded in Paris ; September 28, 1941
[Cd. 5, # 6 & 7]

Hubert Rostaing - cl
Django Reinhardt - g
Eugène Vées - g
Emmanuel Soudieux - b
André Jourdan - dr
Recorded in Paris ; March 31, 1942
[Cd. 5, # 8-11]

Django Reinhardt - g
André Lluis - cl
Gérard Leveque - cl
Eugène Vées - g
Jean Storne - b
Gaston Léonard - dr
Recorded in Paris ; February 17, 1943
[Cd. 5, # 12-15]
Same as above, except

André Lluis is omitted
Redorded in Paris ; February 26, 1943
[Cd. 5, # 16-19]

Django Reinhardt - g
Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Jack Llewelyn - g
Allan Hodgkiss - g
Coleridge Goode - b
Recorded in London ; January 31, 1946
[Cd. 6, # 1-4]

Django Reinhardt - g
Hubert Rostaing - cl & as
Jacques Diéval - p
Lucien Simoens - b
Arthur Motta - dr
Recorded in Paris ; May 15, 1946
[Cd. 6, # 5-9]

Django Reinhardt - g
Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Joseph Reinhardt - g
Jean Ferret - g
Emmanuel Soudieux - b
Recorded in Paris ; March 26, 1947
[Cd. 6, # 10-14]
Same as above, except

Eugène Vées - g, replaces Ferret
Fred Ermelin - b, replaces Soudieux
Recorded in Paris ; November 14, 1947
[Cd. 6, # 15-21]
Same as above, except

Challin Ferret - g, replaces Vées
Emmanuel Soudieux - b, replaces Ermelin
Recorded in Paris ; March 10, 1948

Al Haig - Trio & Sextets

Bop pianist Al Haig was unfortunately overlooked, with few opportunities to record for a long stretch in the middle of his career. Fortunately, this Original Jazz Classics compilation highlights several sessions recorded between 1949 and 1954 for Period. The first eight tracks feature bassist Bill Crow and drummer Lee Abrams, where Haig's light touch is especially of interest. A number of these pieces were recorded by Art Tatum, but Haig puts his own stamp on them, inserting a humorous bit of "Sing, Sing, Sing!" into an easygoing "Taboo" (to contrast with Tatum's showstopping virtuoso arrangement) and offering a rambunctious bop treatment of "Just You, Just Me" as a quicky. Four tracks feature Haig in a group with tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray and guitarist Jimmy Raney, with vocalist Terry Swope scatting in unison on two of them. Best is Haig's potent original "In a Pinch." Stan Getz is present (along with Raney) on the last four selections, including a breezy take of Haig's "Skull Buster" (a transparent reworking of "[Back Home Again In] Indiana") and the pianist's lighthearted "Poop Deck." Released as a limited-edition reissue in 2000, bop fans are advised not to tarry if interested in this excellent compilation of Al Haig's early recorded efforts.
Ken Dryden

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3bfrxqykldse

Al Haig
Trio & Sextets
(Feat. Stan Getz & Wardell Gray)

Tracks

1 Just One of Those Things (Porter)  3:59
2 Yardbird Suite (Parker)  3:06
3 Taboo (Lecuona, Russell)  2:44
4 Mighty Like a Rose (Nevin, Stanton)  4:51
5 S'Wonderful (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:37
6 Just You, Just Me (Greer, Klages)  1:52
7 The Moon Was Yellow (Ahlert, Leslie)  2:48
8 'Round Midnight (Hanighen, Monk, Williams)  5:21
9 Sugar Hil (Unknown)  2:34
10 Five Star (Raney)  2:54
11 It's the Talk of the Town (Livingston, Neiburg, Symes)  3:09
12 In a Pinch (Haig)  3:08
13 Skull Buster (Haig)  2:26
14 Ante Room (Raney)  2:46
15 Poop Deck (Haig)  2:52
16 Pennies from Heaven (Burke, Johnston)  3:20


*

Personnel
[# 1-8] Al Haig Trio (Period, SPL 1118)
Al Haig - p
Bill Crow - b
Lee Abrams - dr
Recorded in New York ; March 13, 1954
[# 9-12] Highlights in Modern Jazz. Al Haig feat. Stan Getz & Wardell Gray (Seeco SPL 7)
* [# 9-12]
Wardell Gray - ts
Jimmy Raney - g
Al Haig - p
Tommy Potter - b
Charlie Perry - dr
Terry Swope - vcl [# 13-16]
Recorded in New York ; April 1949
* [# 13-16]
Stan Getz - ts
Jimmy Raney - g
Al Haig - p
Gene Ramey - b
Charlie Perry - dr
Carlos Vidal - cng dr
Recorded in New York ; May 12, 1949

Monday, May 22, 2017

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Piano Portraits

Phineas Newborn's warm, sensitive and impressionist playing is at its perceptive best in these outstanding examples of jazz piano. Uncluttered and supported by his remarkable technical ability, his ideas are in full flow, developing in sustained melodic lines, rather than relying on simple rhythmic patterns for their impact. Consistently subtle and full of emotional depth, the combination makes for a swinging collection of gripping performances by a piano virtuoso. Backed by John Simmons and Roy Haynes, he breathes new excitement into these familiar portraits.

Source : http://www.jazzmessengers.com/en/7320/phineas-newborn/piano-portraits-i-love-piano

Phineas Newborn Jr.
Piano Portraits

Tracks

1 Star Eyes (Raye, DePaul)  2:58
2 Golden Earrings (Livingston, Young, Evans)  3:21
3 It's All Right with Me (Porter)  3:57
4 Can't Get Started with You (Duke, Gershwin)  3:56
5 Sweet and Lovely (Arnheim, Tobias, Lemare)  3:34
6. Just in Time (Comden, Green, Styne)  2:25
7 Caravan (Ellington, Tizol, Mills)  3:43
8 For All We Know (Coots, Lewis)  4:14
9 Blues Theme for the Left Hand Only (Newborn Jr.)  4:05
10 Chelsea Bridge (Strayhorn)  3:45
11 Take the “A” Train (Strayhorn)  2:41
12 Gee Baby Ain't Good to (Redman, Razaf)  3:04
13 Ain't Misbehavin' (Razaf, Waller, Brooks)  3:55
14 I've Got the World on a String (Koehler, Arlen)  3:27
15 The Midnight Sun Will Never Set (Jones, Salvador, Cochran)  4:03
16 Real Gone Guy (Lutcher)  2:12
17 Undecided (Shavers, Robin)  3:40
18 Ivy League Blues (Newborn Jr.)  3:46
19 Love and Marriage (Van Heusen, Kahn)  4:01
20 Give Me the Simple Life (Bloom, Ruby)  4:12


*

Personnel
[# 1-10] originally issued on the LP "Piano Portraits" by Phineas Newborn Trio (Roulette SR-52031)
Phineas Newborn Jr. - p
John Simmons - b
Roy Haynes  - dr
Recorded in New York City ; June 17, 1959
[# 11-20] originally issued on the LP " I Love A Piano" (Roulette 52043)
Same as above
Recorded in New York City ; June 26-29, 1959

Charlie Parker Quintet - Swedish Schnapps

Musicians like to observe that for all his notoriety as the wellspring of bebop, Charlie "Bird" Parker's music was loaded with the blues. Swedish Schnapps is as good a place as any to make that connection with Parker's music, including as it does two of his most enduring bop heads based on the blues, "Au Privave" and "Blues For Alice." While you wouldn't mistake either composition for a Muddy Waters tune, both relate Bird's off-kilter accents and serpentine melodicism at walking tempos that let you hear what's actually going by, instead of leaving you astonished but bemused. To really drive the point home, there's "K.C. Blues," which finds the altoist at his hollerin' best, and "Lover Man," certainly one of the bluesiest 32-bar standards around.

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/swedish-schnapps-mw0000265091

Charlie Parker
Quintet
Swedish Schnapps

Tracks

1 Si Si (Parker)  2:38
2 Swedish Schnapps [take 3 - alt. take LP] (Shavers)  3:14
3 Swedish Schnapps [take 4 - master] (Shavers)  3:09
4 Back Home Blues [take 1 - alt. take LP] (Parker)  2:35
5 Back Home Blues [take 2 - master] (Parker)  2:46
6 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  3:21
7 Blues for Alice (Parker)  2:47
8 Au Privave [take 2 - alt. take LP] (Parker)  2:37
9 Au Privave [take 3 - master] (Parker)  2:42
10 She Rote [take 3 - alt. take LP] (Parker)  3:08
11 She Rote [take 5 - master] (Parker)  3:05
12 K.C. Blues (Parker)  3:24
13 Star Eyes (DePaul, Raye)  3:33
14 Segment-Tune X (Parker)  3:18
15 Diverse (Tune X) [alt. take] (Parker)  3:15
16 Passport-Tune Y [Rare] (Parker)  2:54
17 Passport-Tune Z [Common] (Parker)  2:58

*

Personnel
[# 1-7]
Charlie Parker - as
Red Rodney - tp
John Lewis - p
Ray Brown - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded at RCA Victor's 24th Street Studios, New York City ; August 8, 1951
[# 8-13]
Charlie Parker - as
Miles Davis - tp
Walter Bishop, Jr. - p
Teddy Kotick - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded in New York City ; January 17, 1951
[# 14-17]
Charlie Parker - as
Kenny Dorham - tp
Al Haig - p
Tommy Potter - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded in New York City ; May 5, 1949

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jimmy Raney - The Influence

After barely being on records at all from 1957-1974 (just three albums of material and only one and a half albums during 1958-1973), the great guitarist Jimmy Raney had several opportunities to record for Xanadu between 1975-1976. His debut for the label consists of six trio numbers with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Billy Higgins, along with a couple of unaccompanied solos: "The End of a Love Affair" and his original and somewhat free-form "Suzanne," which (via overdubbing) has two guitars. Otherwise, the set sticks to trio standards, with Raney swinging hard with his distinctive cool tone on such numbers as "I Love You," "It Could Happen to You," and "There Will Never Be Another You." [Highly] Recommended.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-influence-mw0000243089

Jimmy Raney
The Influence
(TKCB-71515)

Tracks

1 I Love You (Porter)  2:46
2 Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour)  7:53
3 It Could Happen to You (Burke, VanHeusen)  5:37
4 Suzanne (Raney)  4:54
5 Get Out of Town (Porter)  5:46
6 The End of a Love Affair (Redding)  2:54
7 There Will Never Be Another You (Gordon, Warren)  4:14
8 Dancing in the Dark (Dietz, Schwartz)  4:08

*

Personnel
Jimmy Raney - g
Sam Jones - b
Billy Higgins - dr

Recorded in New York City ; September 2, 1975

See also
http://www.jazzdisco.org/jimmy-raney/discography/

Jack Montrose - The Horn's Full

Although a somewhat obscure set which has not yet been reissued on CD, this outing by tenor saxophonist Jack Montrose was put out by Fresh Sound in the 1980s. Montrose, an excellent improviser who was also a talented arranger, teams up with vibraphonist Red Norvo, either Barney Kessel or Jim Hall on guitar, Lawrence Wooten or Max Bennett on bass and Mel Lewis or Bill Dolney on drums to perform six of his originals and five swing-era standards. The music is greatly uplifted by Montrose's inventive arrangements and has many concise solos. Despite the quality, Montrose would not have his next opportunity to lead a record date for 28 years.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-horns-full-mw0000898531

Jack Montrose
The Horn's Full

Tracks

1 Rosanne (Osser, Osser)  3:15
2 Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Burke, VanHeusen)  5:03
3 The Little House (Montrose)  3:01
4 Dark Angel  5:06
5 Solid Citizen (Montrose)  3:28
6 Goody Goody (Malneck, Mercer)  2:48
7 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (Ellington, Russell)  2:55
8 True Blue (Montrose)  3:30
9 The Horn's Full (Montrose)  2:44
10 Crazy She Calls Me (Sigman, Russell)  5:45
11 Headline (Montrose)  3:14

*

Personnel
[# 1-3 & 5-9]
Jack Montrose - ts
Red Norvo - vb
Barney Kessel - g
Lawrence Wooten - b
Mel Lewis - dr
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood ; September 10 [# 1-3 & 5] ; & September 11, 1957 [# 6-9]
[# 4, 10-11]
Jack Montrose - ts
Red Norvo - vb
Jim Hall - g
Max Bennett - b
Bill Dolney - dr
Recorded same place as above ; December 26, 1957