- Released: January 31, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Warwick 2038 (1961)
Description by OLDIES.com:
In 1959, Downbeat International Critics' Poll presented Curtis Fuller with an award for New Star Trombone Player. On this 1961 recording, Fuller fulfills his artistic promise. Originally recorded for Warwick Records, Fuller can be heard playing many of his own compositions with some of Jazz's elite such as Freddie Hubbard and Yusef Lateef.
- 3.If I Were A Bell
- 4.But Beautiful
- 5.Do I Love You
- 7.Mr. L
Contains the same tracks and frontline personnel as GETTIN' IT TOGETHER Collectables (6129).
Personnel includes: Curtis Fuller (trombone); Yusef Lateef (saxophone); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Walter Bishop (piano); Stu Martin, Buddy Catlett.
Personnel: Curtis Fuller (trombone); Yusef Lateef (flute, tenor saxophone, trombone); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Walter Bishop, Sr., Walter Bishop, Jr. (piano); Stu Martin (drums).
Liner Note Author: Ira Gitler.
Recording information: 12/1960.
An obscure set by trombonist Curtis Fuller that was originally put out by the Warwick label, this otherwise unremarkable set is sparked by the inclusion of the young trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (recently arrived from Indianapolis) and tenor saxophonist Yusef Lateef. With veteran bebopper Walter Bishop on piano and two players from Quincy Jones' big band (bassist Buddy Catlett and drummer Stu Martin), Fuller performs four originals and three standards (including "If I Were a Bell"). Hubbard's fiery statements often steal the show. ~ Scott Yanow