Steve White Quartet
Jazz in Hollywood
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- Released: October 21, 1997
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: OJC
- 1.The Perfect Mate
- 2.The Funk Dispenser
- 4.Ain't Misbehavin'
- 5.How Deep Is the Ocean?
- 6.She Was All West
- 7.Red and White Blew - (Take 1, Incomplete, incomplete)
- 8.Red and White Blew - (Take 2)
- 9.Easy Does It - (Take 1)
- 10.Easy Does It - (Take 2)
- 11.Nocturnal Salesman
Steve White Quartet: Steve White, Herbie Harper, Jimmy Rowles, Harry Babasin, Roy Harte.
Recorded in 1954.
Personnel: Steve White (vocals, tenor saxophone); Buddy Wise (tenor saxophone); Herbie Harper (trombone); Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone); Jimmy Rowles, Lou Levy (piano); Roy Harte (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Liner Note Author: Ed Michel.
Recording information: Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA (1954).
Editor: Joe Tarantino.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Buddy Wise; Harry Babasin; Herbie Harper; Jimmy Rowles; Roy Harte.
An eccentric person who had an erratic career, Steve White was a decent tenor saxophonist heavily influenced by Lester Young. Other than an album for Liberty, none of his sessions were previously released, including the 11 performances (two of which are alternate takes) included on this 1997 CD. Joined by pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist Harry Babasin, drummer Roy Harte, and (on three cuts) trombonist Herbie Harper, White plays well over the basic chord changes. His odd and very spontaneous vocals are strangely humorous, if an acquired taste. Historians of West Coast jazz will be most interested by this set, which does contain some fine music along the way. ~ Scott Yanow
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