The Jazz Show Episode January 12, 2009

Broadcast on 12-Jan-2009

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Trumpeter Art Farmer is the nominal leader for this orchestra in that he solos on a few pieces and picked the all-brass orchestra from the great pool of top Jazz players in New York in 1959. The key to this session are the arrangements of Benny Golson. All the trumpets are featured, Farmer, young Lee Morgan and the great lead and solo trumpeter, Ernie Royal.Trombonists, Curtis Fuller and Jimmy Cleveland are heard soloing as well as the great voice of the French horn, Julius Watkins. Other horns augment the brass section including tuba and baritone horn. Pianist Bobby Timmons makes one appearance on his tune, "Moanin'". Bassist Percy Heath is a rock and the drum chores are divided between Elvin and Philly Joe Jones. All in all a solid and well crafted album that is a cut above the average blowing session that was so prevalent at the time. Kudos to Benny Golson for his fine arrangements.

Track Listing:

SF Jazz Collective · Live 2008
Yes and No
El Gaucho
Oliver Nelson · Mainstem
For Minors Only
Jimmy Heath · Picture of Heath
Tadd Dameron · Fontainbleau
Blue Duke
Kenny Burrell and · Two Guitars
This Way
Jimmy Raney
Little Melonae
Midnight Waltz
Billy Higgins · The Soldier
Just in Time
Nica's Dream
Art Farmer · Brass Shout
Autumn Leaves
Stella By Starlight
April in Paris
Five Spot After Dark
Minor Vamp