Inbassist Harry Babasin and drummer Roy Harte founded Nocturne, a label based in Los Angeles that during the next two years would document some of the top local musicians in its "Jazz In Hollywood" series. While Pacific Jazz and Skylark - Harry Babasin Quintet - Jazz In Hollywood Series were the leaders in the field, Nocturne also had something of its own to offer, and its cool jazz-oriented recordings were consistently rewarding.
After the label inevitably folded, some of the albums were released by Liberty, while others were bootlegged; in more recent times V. Its thick page booklet tells the story of the label, has the original liner notes, includes latter-day comments from surviving musicians, and even has Downbeat reviews from the s, along with dozens of priceless photos.
Most importantly, all of the music from eight complete albums which were mostly inch LPs are reissued in full, as well as a couple of previously unreleased numbers from the Jimmy Rowles session.
The most exciting performances are on the first disc: a quintet set featuring trombonist Herbie Harper and the talented if short-lived baritonist Bob Gordon, a showcase for Babasin's pioneering jazz cello solos, and altoist Bud Shank's debut as a leader.
The latter finds Shank and Shorty Rogers whose flugelhorn playing on this date was among the Skylark - Harry Babasin Quintet - Jazz In Hollywood Series on that instrument in a modern jazz setting performing six of Shorty's originals, including the memorable "Casa De Luz" and "Lotus Bud. While West Coast jazz has often been ignored or given superficial treatment in jazz history books and by East Coast critics, the music on this highly recommended set and the ones Various - Дискотека Казанова - Жажда Скорости - 5 2001 follow shows just how swinging and rewarding the idiom really was.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Jazz. Recording Date February 27, - December 13, Track Listing - Disc 1. Jeepers Leapers. Herbie Harper Quintet. Five Brothers. Gerry Mulligan. Herbie Harper. Jive at Five. Harry "Sweets" Edison. Casa de Luz. Shorty Rogers. Bud Shank Quintet. Lotus Bud.
Left Bank. Shank's Pranks. Just a Few. La Rosita. Harry Babasin Quintet. When You Wish Upon a Star. Ned Washington. The Girl Friend. It's Easy to Remember. Harry Babasin. Track Listing - Disc 2. Fast Buck. Marty Paich. Bob Enevoldsen Quintet. My Old Flame. Danza to Brasil. Lulu's Back in Town. Where Did the Gentlemen Go? Bobby Troup. Snootie Little Cutie. The New York City Ghost.
Julie Is Her Name. Now Playing. Neal Hefti. John Graas. Nelson Riddle. Indian Summer. The Happy Clown. Bob Searle. Virgil Gonsalves. Out of Nowhere. Too Marvelous for Words. It Might as Well Be Spring. Paul Gonsalves. Love Me or Leave Me. Track Listing - Disc 3. The Gentleman Is a Dope. Lou Levy. Serenade in Blue. Woody 'N You. Dizzy Gillespie. Without You Tres Palabras. All the Things You Are. Tiny's Other Blues. Like See You In My Drums - The Shadows - The Shadows in Love.
Blood Denim. Let's Fall in Love. Jimmy Rowles. The Day You Came Along. So Far So Good. Oh, Lady Be Good. Neil Moret Chas. Five Brothers Gerry Mulligan. Herbstone Herbie Harper. Jive at Five Harry "Sweets" Edison. Casa de Luz Shorty Rogers. Lotus Bud Shorty Rogers.
Left Bank Shorty Rogers. Shank's Pranks Shorty Rogers. Jasmine Shorty Rogers. Just a Few Shorty Rogers. Babo-Ling Harry Babasin.