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MG-36111: The Jazz Pickers

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue EmArcy type C
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG-36111A-1    MSI    M1    B
SIDE-B MG-36111B-1    MSI    M1    A



Comments

Later reissued as Mercury MG-20527 (mono) and Mercury SR-60204 (stereo).

Inside The Groove

Typical West-Coast Jazz ensemble featuring Harry Babasin as a leader.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Harry Babasin and the Jazz Pickers left two LPs on EmArcy (later he recorded another LP on Mode label). All of them features West-Coast style ensemble in fully relaxed mood. Fortunately, they are not mere arrangements - we can still enjoy their improvisations within the modest arrangements. Especially, Buddy Collette's flute and Harry Babasin's cello sounds nice. On the other hand, the whole ensemble sounds like Jazz version of Chamber Music, which sometimes lacks thrilling moments.

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

6 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 15340 (JB16) Bebe (Harry Babasin) 2:17
A-2 15341 (JB17) When You Lose Someone (Bob Harrington) 2:46
A-3 15342 (JB18) Influtration (Harry Babasin) 3:05
A-4 15343 (JB19) I'll Remember April (Gene De Paul - Don Raye - Pat Johnson) 3:05
A-5 15344 (JB20) I Married An Angel (Rodgers & Hart) 2:51
A-6 15345 (JB21) Yardbird Suite (Charlie Parker) 2:47
SIDE-B
B-1 15346 (JB22) R.H. Factor (Bob Harrington) 2:23
B-2 15347 (JB23) Easy Pickin's (Harry Babasin) 3:10
B-3 15348 (JB24) Rap-Scallion (Harry Babasin) 2:27
B-4 15349 (JB25) Don't Worry 'Bout Me (Ted Koehler - Rube Bloom) 2:40
B-5 15350 (JB26) Monti-Cello (Harry Babasin) 2:23
B-6 15351 (JB27) Clap Hands - Here Comes Charlie (Joseph Meyer - Billard MacDonald - Billy Rose) 1:56

Personnel


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

A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4:
Buddy Collette (fl), Bob Harrington (p, vib, ds),
Harry Babasin (cello), Don Overburg (g), Don Paye (b).
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA on May 2, 1957.

A-5, A-6, B-1, B-2, B-3:
Bob Harrington (p, vib), Harry Babasin (cello), Don Overburg (g), Don Payne (b), Bill Douglas (ds).
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA on May 3, 1957.

B-4, B-5, B-6:
same personnel as A-5, except omit Bill Douglas (ds).
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA on May 3, 1957.




Jackets

Front Back
[MG-36111 FRONT] [MG-36111 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-36111 A] [MG-36111 B]



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