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Cool, Calm and Collected

  • 1. Cloudy and Cool
    2. She
    3. No More
    4. Day In - Day Out
    5. Nice 'N' Easy
    6. Chris
    7. Stairway to the Stars
    8. Cloudy and Cool - (short version)
    9. Cloudy and Cool - (Take 1)
    10. Nice 'N' Easy - (short version)
    11. Nice 'N' Easy - (Take 3)
    12. She - (Take 3)
    13. Day In - Day Out (Take 2)
    14. Chris - (Take 4)
    15. No More - (Take 1)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 8552

  • Credits
    EngineerBob Fisher

    Personnel: Frank Strozier (alto saxophone); Billy Wallace (piano); Bill Lee (bass); Vernel Fournier (drums).
    Producer: Sid McCoy.
    Reissue producers: Donald Elfman, Naomi Yoshi.
    Recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1960.
    Includes liner notes by A.G. Moskowitz.
    Digitally remastered by Bob Fisher (Digital Domain).
    Personnel: Frank Strozier (alto saxophone); Bill Wallace, Billy Wallace (piano); Vernell Fournier (drums).
    Audio Remixer: Gordon Skene.
    Liner Note Author: Billy Vera.
    Recording information: Universal Recording Studios, St Louis (10/13/1960).
    Editor: Rosalind Ilett.
    Photographer: Chuck Stewart.
    This advanced hard bop session from 1960 was previously unreleased until it appeared on a Vee-Jay CD in 1994. Altoist Frank Strozier is heard with a Chicago-based trio comprised of pianist Billy Wallace, bassist Bill Lee and drummer Vernel Fournier. The CD really gives listeners two records in one because of the seven songs, all but one are heard in two versions and two of the pieces are heard three times. Strozier is in fine form, the obscure Billy Wallace (mistakenly called Wallace Williams in the liner notes) plays some fiery solos and the performances are satisfying. Still, due to the duplicate titles, one might not want to consume the whole program in one sitting. ~ Scott Yanow

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (5/01, p.73) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Intimate and relaxed....commendable..."
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