Laid Back Jazz
Laid Back Jazz  Ref: CDG1247
Laid Back Jazz

'Time on My Hands' and 'Easy Living': wouldn't we all like a bit of that?! Maybe we'll have 'A Ghost of a Chance' with this lovely album of timeless, super-cool jazz from the likes of George Shearing, Dave Brubeck, Errol Garner and many more distinguished names from the decade or so of jazz post-World War II.

1 A Ghost Of A Chance Charlie Ventura Sextet
2 Out Of This World Cee Pee Johnson
3 I'll Remember April Bud Powell Trio
4 Rainbow Mood Herbie Fields Quintet
5 Just One More Chance Lucky Thompson's Lucky Seven
6 Afternoon In August Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra
7 Flamingo Charlie Ventura & His Orchestra
8 East Of The Sun George Shearing Quintet
9 I Understand Zoot Sims Quartet
10 What A Difference A Day Made Bobby Hackett Quintet
11 I've Got You Under My Skin Red Norvo Trio
12 How High The Moon Dave Brubeck Trio
13 My Last Affair Herbie Steward Quartet
14 I Get A Kick Out Of You Ralph Sharon Trio
15 Easy Living Buddy De Franco & His Trio
16 Skylark Red Norvo Trio
17 17 They Can't Take That Away From Me Duke Jordan Trio
18 Cool Mambo George Shearing Quintet
19 Time On My Hands Erroll Garner Trio
20 Wouldn't It Be Loverly? Billy Taylor Trio
21 True Blue Tromboniums J.J. Johnson-Kai Winding Quintet
22 Laura Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Original Recordings 1945 -1957

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Laid Back Jazz
Original Recordings 1945 -1957

1 A Ghost Of A Chance (Crosby, Washington, Young)
(Sunset 106-1) (192-A) Peter Maurice
The Charlie Ventura (tenor-sax) Quartet:
Howard McGhee -trumpet/ Arnold Ross -piano
Dave Barbour -guitar/ Art Shapiro -bass/ Nick Fatool -drums
Los Angeles -Mar 1, 1945

2 Out Of This World (Arlen, Mercer)
(Black & White BW156) (759-A) mcps
Cee-Pee Johnson (tom-toms) & His Orchestra
Personnel includes:
Teddy Buckner -trumpet & Buddy Banks -piano
Los Angeles -1946

3 I'll Remember April (Raye, De Paul)
(Roost 2991) (Vogue LD 010) mcps
The Bud Powell (piano) Trio:
Curly Russell -bass/ Max Roach -drums
New York -Jan 10, 1947

4 Rainbow Mood (Fields)
(RCA-Victor D7-VB-0093) (20-2274) mcps
The Herbie Fields (soprano-sax) Quintet:
Joseph Gatto -piano/ Martin Brown -bass
Rudolph Cafaro -guitar/ Stanley Kay -drums
New York -Jan 29, 1947

5 Just One More Chance (Coslow, Johnston)
(RCA-Victor D7-VB-510) Victoria/Chappell
Lucky Thompson (tenor-sax) & His Lucky Seven:
Neal Hefti -trumpet/ Benny Carter -alto/ Bob Lawson -baritone
Dodo Marmarosa -piano/ Red Callender -bass
Lee Young -drums Los Angeles -22 Apr, 1947

6 Afternoon In August (Stegmeyer)
(Capitol 2504) (15127) mcps
Billy Butterfield (trumpet) & His Orchestra:
Archie Johnson, Bobby Peck, Jack Stametz -trumpets
Keith Butterfield, Ray Jenkins -trombones/ Bill Stegmeyer -
clarinet or alto/ Art Drellinger -tenor/ Norman Elvin -baritone
Mickey Crane -piano/ Hy White -guitar/ Sam Bruno -bass
Cozy Cole -drums New York -Nov 10, 1947

7 Flamingo (Grouya, Anderson)
(RCA-Victor D9-VB-469) (DJ 847) mcps
Charlie Ventura & His Orchestra:
Conte Candoli -trumpet/ Bennie Green -trombone/ Charlie
Ventura -tenor or baritone/ Boots Mussullian -alto, baritone
Roy Kral -piano/ Kenny O' Brien -bass
Ed Shaughnessy -drums New York -Apr 7, 1949

8 East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon) (Bowman)
(MGM 49-S-292) (256) F.D.& H./C-Connelly
The George Shearing (piano) Quintet:
Marjorie Hyams -vibes/ Chuck Wayne -guitar
John Levy -bass/ Denzil Best -drums
New York -Jul 27, 1949

9 I Understand (Wayne)
(VG 4024) (Vogue 2013)
The Zoot Sims (tenor-sax) Quartet:
Jerry Wiggins -piano/ Pierre Michelot -bass
Kenny Clarke -drums Paris (France) - Jun 16, 1950

10 What A Difference A Day Made (Grever, Adams)
(Columbia CO 44361) (39022) mcps
The Bobby Hackett (cornet) Quintet:
Charles Queener -piano/ Danni Perri -guitar
Bob Casey -bass/ Cliff Leeman -drums

11 I've Got You Under My Skin (Porter)
(Discovery D 375) (147) Chappell
The Red Norvo (vibes) Trio:
Tal Farlow -guitar/ Charles Mingus -bass
Chicago, Oct 13, 1950

12 How High The Moon (Lewis)
(Fantasy 10026) (Vogue 2170) mcps
The Dave Brubeck (piano) Trio:
Ron Crotty -bass/ Cal Tjader -percussion, bongo, vibes
San Francisco -October 1950

13 My Last Affair (Johnson)
(Roost R 1055) (EPV 1085) Chappell
The Herbie Steward (tenor-sax) Quartet:
Dick Hyman -piano/ Mert Oliver -bass/ Don Lamond -drums
New York -Feb 9, 1951

14 I Get A Kick Out Of You (Porter)
(Mel 228) (Melodisc 1201) Chappell
The Ralph Sharon (piano) Sextet:
Keith Bird -tenor/ Alan Metcalf -guitar/ Martin Slavin -vibes
Bert Howard -bass/ Leon Roy -drums
London -Oct 25, 1951

15 Easy Living (Rainger, Robin)
(MGM 52-S-3110) (668) Victoria/F.D. & H.
Buddy De Franco (clarinet) & His Trio:
Kenny Drew -piano
Curley Russell -bass/ Art Blakey -drums
Hollywood -Jun 30, 1952

16 Skylark (Carmichael, Mercer)
(Decca DLA 6908) (LA 8718) EH Morris
The Red Norvo (vibes) Trio:
Tal Farlow -guitar/ Red Mitchell -bass
Los Angeles - Oct 16, 1952

17 They Can't Take That Away From Me (Gershwin)
(Vogue/Swing M 33323) Chappell
The Duke Jordan (piano) Trio:
Gene Ramey -bass/ Lee Abrams -drums
New York -Jan 28, 1954

18 Cool Mambo (Cano)
(MGM 54-S-3050) (795) mcps
The George Shearing (piano) Quintet:
Cal Tjader -vibes/ Jean Thielemans -guitar
Armando Peraza -congo, bongo/ Bill Clark -drums
Los Angeles -Mar 28, 1954

19 Time On My Hands (Youmans, Adamson, Gordon)
(Col. CO 56111) (CL 939 -LP) C-Connelly
The Erroll Garner (piano) Trio:
Al Hall -bass/ Specs Powell -drums
New York -Jun 7, 1956

20 Wouldn't It Be Loverly (Loewe, Lerner)
Am Par -ABC-Para (LP) 177 Chappell
The Billy Taylor (piano) Trio:
(Earl May -bass/ Don Elliott -vibes, bongo, Mellophone &
trumpet/ Ed Thigpen -drums)
With orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones: Personnel -
Ernie Royal -trumpet/ Jimmy Cleveland -trombone/ Jay McAllister -tuba/Anthony Ortega -tenor & alto/ Gerry Mulligan -baritone/ Al Casamenti -guitar/ Jimmy Buffington -Fr. horn
New York -Jan 22, 1957

21 True Blue Tromboniums (Winding)
(Columbia CO 56797) (CL 932 -LP) i
The J.J. Johnson-Kai Winding (trombones) Quintet:
Dick Katz -piano/ Bill Brown -bass/ Rudy Collins -drums
Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island -Jul 6, 1956

22 Laura (Raksin)
DP O7 (Vogue EPL 7883) Robbins/mcps
The Gerry Mulligan (baritone-sax) Quartet:
Bob Brookmeyer -trombone/ Red Mitchell -bass
Frank Isola -drums
Jazz concert at Salle Pleyel, Paris -Jun 5, 1954