July 24, 2012

Gene Quill - The Tiger: Portrait Of A Great Alto Player

1. Introduction by Al Jazzbo Collins (0:50)
2. Flying Down to Rio (V. Youmans - G. Kahn - E. Eliscu) (6:22)
3. The Things We Did Last Summer (J. Styne - S. Cahn) (6:22)
4. Darn That Dream (J. van Heusen - E. De Lange) (3:59)
5. Sid Meets Haig (D. Sherman) (4:49)
6. Blues for the Camels (D. Katz) (5:34)
7. Lover Man (R. Ramirez - J. Sherman - J. Davis) (3:52)
8. Achilles’ Heel (D. Sherman) (6:08)
9. Everything Happens to Me (M. Dennis - T. Adair) (3:48)
10. Rubbin’ the Genie (L. Sins) (4:57)
11. If I’m Lucky (C. Darwin - P. Girard) (3:55)
12. The Deacon (D. Garcia) (2:45)
13. It Could Happen to You (J. van Heusen - J. Burke) (5:18)
14. Stompin’ at the Savoy (B. Goodman - C. Webb - E. Sampson - A. Razaf) (2:11)
15. Round Table (H. Jones) (2:56)
16. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (J. Kern - O. Harbach) (3:16)
17. I Don’t Know (G. Quill) (3:11)
18. Tangerine (T. Grouya - E. Anderson) (3:23)

Personnel on GENE QUILL QUINTET (#1-5):
Dick Sherman (tp), Gene Quill (as), Argonne Thornton (p), Buddy Jones (b), Sol Gubin (dr)
Recorded at Pythian Temple, New York City, November 7, 1955.

Personnel on GENE QUILL QUINTET (#6-10):
Dick Sherman (tp), Gene Quill (as), Dick Katz (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Osie Johnson (dr)
Recorded in New York City, December 8, 1955.

Personnel on GENE QUILL QUINTET (#11-14):
Gene Quill (as), Dick Garcia (g), Terry Pollard (p), Bill Anthony (b), Frank Isola (dr)
Recorded in New York City, 1956.

Personnel on GENE QUILL QUARTET (#15-18):
Gene Quill (as), Barry Galbraith (g), Hank Jones (p), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (dr)
Recorded in New York City, June 26, 1956.

Tracks 1-4: Al Jazzbo Collins Presents the East Coast Jazz Scene (Coral CRL-57035)
Tracks 5: Concert Jazz (Brunswick BL-54027)
Tracks 6-9: Jazzville '56, Vol. 1 (Dawn DLP-1101)
Track 10: Modern Jazz Festival (Jazztone (Europe) J-1245)
Tracks 11-14: Dick Garcia - A Message From Garcia (Dawn DLP-1106)
Tracks 15-17: Rhythm Plus One (Epic LN-3297)
Track 18: After Hours Jazz (Epic LN-3339)

Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD 667



wightdj said...

Nice one, thanks.

Otis Foster said...

Quill was one of those musicians who seemed to be everywhere in the 1950s, mostly on Prestige. Over at Grumpy's place, someone commented on Sonny Red's vinegary sound - to me, Quill (and McLean) had some of the same attributes. Very different from Bird and his flock of acolytes.

Thanks for sharing this Brian.

Morris said...

Thank you very much for this. I have always enjoyed his collaborations with Phil Woods. This is a great opportunity to hear him in some different bands.

Brad Geiger said...

I have "Phil and Quill" with Phil Woods, this will be a great addition. Thanks!

Kneigh said...

Many thanx for this great Quill compilation, Brian!!

Otis Foster said...

brian, sad to say I lost my FLAC edition in a drive crash. Is there any chance of a re-up? I do have the 320 but wld prefer lossless if possible.