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The Concord Jazz Heritage Series [Scott Hamilton]

  • 1. (Back Home Again In) Indiana
    2. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
    3. You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me
    4. Soft Lights and Sweet Music
    5. Sailboat in the Moonlight, A
    6. Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'
    7. Some of These Days
    8. Comes Love
    9. Tonight I Shall Sleep (With a Smile on My Face)
    10. Beautiful Friendship, A
    11. Lullaby in Rhythm
    12. Black Velvet
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4819

  • Credits
    ProducerJohn Burk; Stan Dunn (Compilation)
    EngineerEd Trabanco; Alan Varner; Phil Edwards

    This is part of Concord Jazz's Concord Jazz Heritage Series.
    Personnel: Scott Hamilton (tenor saxophone); Herb Ellis, Cal Collins (guitar); Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone); Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Warren Vach (cornet, flugelhorn); Ruby Braff (cornet); Joel Helleny (trombone); Gene Harris, John Bunch, Alan Broadbent, Mike Renzi, Nat Pierce, Norman Simmons (piano); Mike LeDonne (organ); Jake Hanna, Lewis Nash , Roy McCurdy, Harold Jones , Chuck Riggs (drums).
    Audio Mixers: Alan Varner; Phil Edwards .
    Liner Note Author: Scott Yanow.
    Recording information: Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA (03/1974-12/1996); Penny (03/1974-12/1996); Soundmixers NYC, NY (03/1974-12/1996); Sunwest Recording Studios Inc., Hollywood, CA (03/1974-12/1996).
    Photographer: Ray Avery.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Bob Cranshaw.
    Since tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton has recorded over 60 albums as both leader and sideman for the Concord label, starting in 1974, there is no way that a single disc (including this 1998 sampler) could possibly do more than hint at his prolific catalog. On the other hand, Hamilton's swing style is virtually unchanged since his early days, so one can get a good idea of his approach from listening to this CD, which has a dozen selections from as many releases. Most of the tenor's more notable collaborations are represented here, with appearances by cornetist Warren Vach (on "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me"), baritonist Gerry Mulligan, cornetist Ruby Braff ("A Sailboat in the Moonlight"), pianist Gene Harris, and tenorman Flip Phillips (but surprisingly not pianist Dave McKenna). There is also a cut apiece from an orchestra date and a meeting with organist Mike LeDonne. Fine music, but mainstream tenor collectors will want much more by Scott Hamilton. ~ Scott Yanow

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