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Larry Kart

Booker Ervin with Zoot Sims

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That's not the TCB by Peter Schmidlin, right?

No, not at all. This was a budget American outfit that reissued several dates originally released on the Warwick label, often in a rather shoddy manner. In addition to the aforementioned editing of some tracks, TCB typically renamed the albums, omitted personnel information, and even changed the titles of some songs. Here are some of their releases:

Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Yusef Lateef ‎– Gettin' It Together (TCB 1001)

aka Curtis Fuller ‎– Boss Of The Soul-Stream Trombone (Warwick W2038)

Donald Byrd With Herbie Hancock ‎– Takin' Care Of Business (TCB 1002)

aka Pepper Adams Donald Byrd Quintet ‎– Out Of This World (Warwick W 2041)

Booker Little & Booker Ervin ‎– Sounds Of Inner City (TCB 1003)

aka The Teddy Charles New Directions Quartet ‎– Metronome Presents Jazz In The Garden At The Museum Of Modern Art (Warwick W 2033)

Donald Byrd & Booker Little ‎– The Third World (TCB 1004)

aka Various ‎Artists – The Soul Of Jazz Percussion (Warwick W 5003) This album is comprised of two 1960 dates led by the Armando Peraza Septet and the Earl Zindars Sextet. In addition to Little and Byrd, the personnel includes Curtis Fuller, Pepper Adams, Don Ellis, Bill Evans, Mal Waldron, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones.

Herbie Hancock ‎– Jammin' With Herbie Hancock (TCB 1006)

aka Pepper Adams Donald Byrd Quintet ‎– Out Of This World (Warwick W 2041). Yeah, they already reissued this material on (TCB 1002), but here they edited and renamed all the tracks.

Andrew Hill ‎– So In Love (TCB 1006)

same as Andrew Hill ‎– So In Love (Warwick W 2002)

There were also some compilations issued, including one featuring Billie Holiday and another entitled “Super Sax”.

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Earlier today the radio played some really sweet medium-tempo Zoot Sims on alto sax. I thought it was Desmond until the disk jockey named the record.

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Thanks a lot for filling in all these details, sonnymax! Whacky stuff!

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Each of those 5 Warwicks listed above was released in a decent enough sounding version by Fresh Sound. Most importantly, each of those versions is true to its original in terms of content and personnel. FWIW, The Soul of Jazz Percussion was produced by Teddy Charles.

Edited by JETman

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Andrew Hill ‎– So In Love (TCB 1006)

same as Andrew Hill ‎– So In Love (Warwick W 2002)

Not exactly the same...the TCB has some odd occasional (and consistently odd) string machine overdubs in spots. Still haven't figured out where, when, or how that happened.

Also don't remember for sure, but think the TCB might have put one cout on there by some Ramsey Lewis clone. Not sure about that, though, and not gonna go to the shelves to compare.

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I think you're right about non-Hill material being on the Hill "reissue." Definitely the string crap is on there. [shudder]

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That would be a good Mosaic set: the complete Warwick sessions.

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Earlier today the radio played some really sweet medium-tempo Zoot Sims on alto sax. I thought it was Desmond until the disk jockey named the record.

There's some lovely Zoot on alto from the late '50s, including the deliriously inventive, multi-tracked "Zoot Sims Plays Four Altos" (ABC-Paramount), which was preceded by another album on the same label where his alto work is not multi-tracked, in case that idea scare you off. I'm also fond of his alto work on John Benson Brooks' "Folk Jazz U.S.A.," with Al Cohn on baritone.

Here they all be:

John Benson Brooks Septet

Nick Travis (trumpet) Zoot Sims (alto saxophone) Al Cohn (baritone saxophone) John Benson Brooks (piano, arranger, conductor) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Buddy Jones (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)

NYC, November 1, 1956
G4PB8105 Venezuela Vik LX 1083 G4PB8106 Saro Jane - G4PB8107 Black Is The Color - G4PB8108 Turtle Dove -

* Vik LX 1083 John Benson Brooks - Folk Jazz U.S.A.

Zoot Sims Quartet

Zoot Sims (tenor,alto,baritone saxophone, vocals) John Williams (piano) Knobby Totah (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)

NYC, November 2, 1956
5412 At Zonkin' (Speak Low) ABC-Paramount ABC 155 5413 Blinuet - 5414 The Trouble With Me Is You - 5415 Where You At -

* ABC-Paramount ABC 155 Zoot Sims Plays Alto, Tenor And Baritone

Zoot Sims Quartet Zoot Sims (tenor,alto,baritone saxophone, vocals) John Williams (piano) Knobby Totah (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
NYC, November 19, 1956
5416 Pegasus ABC-Paramount ABC 155 5417 Major-Major - 5418 Noshin' - 5419 Minor-Minor - * ABC-Paramount ABC 155 Zoot Sims Plays Alto, Tenor And Baritone

John Benson Brooks Septet Nick Travis (trumpet) Zoot Sims (alto saxophone) Al Cohn (baritone saxophone) John Benson Brooks (piano, arranger, conductor) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Buddy Jones (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)

NYC, November 5, 1956
G4PB8109 Wayfaring Stranger Vik LX 1083 G4PB8110 Darling Corey - G4PB8111 Randall My Son - G4PB8112 Joe's Old Folks - * Vik LX 1083 John Benson Brooks - Folk Jazz U.S.A. John Benson Brooks Septet same personnel
NYC, November 6, 1956
G4PB8113 Shenandoah Vik LX 1083 G4PB8114 The New Saints - G4PB8115 Scarlet Town - G4PB8116 Betsy - * Vik LX 1083 John Benson Brooks - Folk Jazz U.S.A.
Zoot Sims Quartet Zoot Sims (alto saxophone) George Handy (piano) Knobby Totah (bass) Nick Stabulas (drums)
NYC, January 11, 1957
I Await Thee Love ABC-Paramount ABC 198 J'espere Enfin - Let's Not Waltz Tonight - Quicker Blues - See, A Key Of C - The Last Day Fall - Slower Blues - * ABC-Paramount ABC 198; MCA 29069 Zoot Sims Plays 4 Altos

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This one, too, Larry:

MI0000414895.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Pretty darn good session!

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This one, too, Larry:

MI0000414895.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Pretty darn good session!

Thanks -- didn't know of it, ordered it. This Castro-led session with Teddy Edwards, Leroy Vinnegar, and Billy Higgins is very nice:

http://www.amazon.com/Groove-Funk-Soul-Joe-Castro/dp/B009ZH4LI6/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1412527248&sr=1-1&keywords=joe+castro+-+groove+funk+soul

IIRC, as the "Falcon Lair" title suggest, Castro was a close associate of Doris Duke at the time. He could play.

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Yeah, and this one's very nice as well! I think the photo is from one of those sessions, the liners tell a bit about it all - relaxed jam sessions and that night, luckily, tape was rolling.

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