Sorry to see that this release identifies the pioneering jazz French
hornist Julius Watkins and playing fluegelhorn, which is not an instrument
he ever recorded on, though I believe he may have done some work on trumpet
in his early Detroit days. Otherwise, this looks like a must-have and
thanks for pointing it out.
On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:45 PM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This is a CD release which Tom's post brings to mind. I knew of it in
> advance, because the TCB reps pitched it at the Allegro Conference the year
> it was released.
> The band, as Tom recommends, was truly excellent.
> David N. Lewis
> Hamilton, OH
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:15 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> > Mosaic Records reports they are running low on the excellent Quincy Jones
> > big band set:
> > http://www.mosaicrecords.com/prodinfo.asp?number=237-MD-CD
> > Some of this was recorded at Fine Recording, and I have to say I was
> > away by Ellen Fitton's tape transfer and Malcolm Addey's remastering. The
> > material never sounded better on a commercial release. Same goes for the
> > material recorded at Bell Sound and Barclay. The live stuff had only been
> > issued on LP and early-era Japanese CDs.
> > I wish they had included some more of Quincy's jazz/pop albums for
> > in the early and mid-60's, but the idea was to encapsulate Quincy's
> > but ill-fated big band formed in 1958, and to sweep in the Am-Par (ABC
> > Impulse) recordings, which are in the same vein.
> > Among the Mosaic sets I own, this one gets played a lot. I also really
> > like the Buddy Rich set that sold out quickly and the Dizzy Gillespie set
> > that sold out more recently. These all spotlight the work of Mercury's
> > division in the 50s and 60s, also the Woody Herman 3-CD set. In all
> > Ellen and Malcolm were able to get better sound results than previous
> > issues on CD or LP.
> > -- Tom Fine