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Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Dedication Series Vol. II Three Dimensions - Oliver Nelson

The Dedication Series
Vol. II
Three Dimensions
Compositions and Arrangements by Oliver Nelson
Produced for release by Michael Cuscuna
Tape transfers: Al Schimitt Jr., ABC Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Concept design and illustration: Vigon Nahas Vigon
Art direction: Stuart Kusher and Richard Germinaro
Production coordinator: Phil Alexander
ABC Impulse Records AS-5

From Billboard - July 29, 1978: ABC's Impulse line has bowed a nine volume "Dedication Series" of modern jazz sessions recalling blowing dates from 1956 through 1972. Michael Cuscuna has put the series together, extracting cuts produced originally by such as Creed Taylor, Bob Thiele, Stewart Levine and Caiphus Semenya

The series is a retrospective peek at mainly East Coast jazzsters who have retained their solid position within the jazz community. No fly-by-night acts here.

The two disk LPs (book-fold) have a uniform black jacket and color illustration of the headlining artist.

On Sides A & B:
Oliver Nelson - tenor saxophone, alto saxophone
Eric Dolphy - alto saxophone, flute
Freddie Barrow - baritone saxophone
Bill Evans - piano
Paul Chambers - bass
Roy Haynes - drums
Recorded on February 23, 1961 at Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Original session produced by Creed Taylor

On Sides C & D
Oliver Nelson - soprano saxophone
Steve Kuhn - piano
Ron Carter - bass
Grady Tate - drums
Recorded on September 7, 1966 at Capitol Studios, New York City.
Engineer: Bob Simpson
Original session produced by Bob Thiel

Stolen Moments
Hoe Down
Butch And Butch
Teenie's Blues
Elegy For A Duck
Example 78
Straight, No Chaser
The Shadow Of Your Smile

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Cal Smith Sings

Margie's At the Lincoln Park Inn
Cal Smith Sings
Produced by Walter Hayes & Paul Cohen
Knapp Records KS-3608

From Billboard - August 16, 1969: A strong package containing outstanding performances and solid tunes. Included is the hot single, "It Takes Me All Night Long," as well as "I Come Home A Drinkin'," "Margie's At The Lincoln Park Inn" and "When Two Worlds Collide." Excellent production by Paul Cohen.

I Come Home A Drinkin'
Ballad Of Forty Dollars
Margie's At The Lincoln Park Inn
Life Of The Party Charlie
When Two Worlds Collide
At The Sight Of You
It Takes Me All Night Long
Darling, You Know I Wouldn't Lie
She's Looking' Better By The Minute
I Don't Get No Better Without You
Old Faithful