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MG-26045: Herb Geller Plays

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue EmArcy type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A YMG26045A    M    B
SIDE-B YMG26045B    M    B

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Comments

A-1 and A-2 previously released on EmArcy 16016 (78rpm) and 16016x45 (45rpm).

All tunes also available on EP-1-6078 and EP-1-6079.

About one years later this 10-inch was reissued as MG-36045 with 4 additional tracks.

Inside The Groove

Herb Geller's first leader session on EmArcy - refreshing and smoothful alto!

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Herb Geller is definitely one of the greatest Alto players in the West-Coast era: He left gems of leader sessions on EmArcy and Jubilee labels in the 1950s. Of course he continued to play and recorded many of fine plays after he left to Europe (and after his wife / a piano player Lorraine Geller's death), but many may agree that he climbed to the artistic peak in his 1950s.

This album, his very first first leader session on EmArcy, presents us his smooth, imaginative and beautiful alto play backed up with a piano trio. A-1, althouth too famous popular tune, he re-arranged into an agressive and speedy bop tune with a modulation to another... Great!

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

10 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 10882 Sledge Ride -
A-2 10883 Silver Rain -
A-3 10884 Alone Together -
A-4 10873 Happy Go Lucky -
SIDE-B
B-1 10876 Breaking Through The Sound Barrier -
B-2 10875 Kahagon -
B-3 10874 You Stepped Out Of A Dream -
B-4 10881 A Room With A View -

Personnel


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

Herb Geller (as), Lorraine Geller (p), Curtis Counce (b), Lawrence Marable (ds).
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, August 6 (A-4, B-1, B-2, B-3) and August 9 (A-1, A-2, A-3, B-4), 1954.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Herb Geller (as) :
  • EmArcy MG-36000 : Dinah Jams Featuring Dinah Washington
  • EmArcy MG-36002 : Jam Session / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-36009 : Jam Session Featuring Maynard Ferguson
  • EmArcy MG-36021 : Maynard Ferguson And His Octet
  • EmArcy MG-36039 : Best Coast Jazz / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-36044 : Dimensions Featuring Maynard Ferguson
  • EmArcy MG-36065 : Dinah! / Dinah Washington
  • EmArcy MG-36076 : Around The Horn With Maynard Ferguson
  • EmArcy MG-36102 : Caravan / Clifford Brown All-Stars
  • Mercury MG-20083 : Songs For People Together / Frankie Laine



Jackets

Front Back
[MG-26045 FRONT] [MG-26045 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-26045 A] [MG-26045 B]



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