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MG-20429: The Moods Of Taft Jordan

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20429A MS1    FF
SIDE-B MG 20429B MS1    FF



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury SR-60101 (stereo).

Inside The Groove

A legendary trumpeter's happy and relaxed session.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Taft Jordan, definitely one of the legendary trumpeters in the early era of Jazz emerging. He played as a member of such famous big band as Chick Webb, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and many more.

This is Taft Jordan's only leader album left on Mercury label. Since all tracks are played as a quintet form, we can fully enjoy the fascinating trumpet of Taft Jordan - some played straight, some played with a mute.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 18246 (PB1736) When Your Lover Has Gone 1:37
A-2 16412 (PB1730) Night Boat 4:55
A-3 18244 (PB1734) My Man (Cha Cha) 3:06
A-4 16415 (PB1733) Do Anything 2:43
A-5 18245 (PB1735) September Song 3:17
SIDE-B
B-1 16413 (PB1731) It's The Talk Of The Town 3:20
B-2 16414 (PB1732) Smoky 4:55
B-3 16411 (PB1729) Mariquita 3:47
B-4 16410 (PB1728) Second Balcony Jump 3:55

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Ruppli's discography mention about the recorded place as Mercury Sound Studio, but the back side of the cover has a “HI-Finformation” note by Hal Mooney, which says this album was cut at Fine Recording Studios, New York by George Piros.

A-2, A-4, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4:
Taft Jordan (tp), Dave Martin (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Joe Benjamin (b), Chick Martin (ds).
Recorded at Fine Recording Studios, New York City maybe in 1958.

A-1, A-3, A-5:
probably same personnel as A-2.
Recorded at Fine Recording Studios, New York City in 1959.

Hal Mooney, recording director.
George Piros, recording engineer.






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Front Back
[MG-20429 FRONT] [MG-20429 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20429 A] [MG-20429 B]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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