Dick Cary California Doings
- Released: June 15, 2001
- Label: Progressive Records
- 1.Everybody Loves My Baby
- 2.What's That You're Playing?
- 3.Lovely Way to Spend an Evening [From Higher and Higher]
- 4.I Remember You [From the Fleet's in]
- 5.You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To [From Something to Shout About]
- 6.Dream of You
- 7.Why Shouldn't I? [From Jubilee]
- 8.It's Been So Long
- 9.What's New?
- 10.Sleigh Ride in July [From Belle of the Yukon]
- 11.Save It, Pretty Mama
- 12.You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me [From the Pig Pond]
Contains 4 tracks from a 1975 Dutch Concert.
Personnel includes: Dick Cary (trumpet); Bob Wilber (soprano saxophone); Tommy Newsom (tenor saxophone); Bob Havens (trombone); Ross Tompkins, Ralph Sutton (piano); Ted Eston (drums).
Recorded in 1981.
Although he is best remembered as a pianist, Dick Cary does not play piano on his Famous Door LP, leaving the piano bench for Ross Tompkins to fill. Instead, Cary doubles on trumpet and alto horn, provides all of the arrangements, and is responsible for one original, "What's That You're Playing." Cary blends in well with trombonist Bob Havens, both Dick Hafer and Tommy Newsom on tenor, Tompkins, bassist John Heard, and drummer Nick Fatool during this excellent set which shows the similarity between small-group swing and 1950s cool jazz. ~ Scott Yanow
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