Personnel: Louie Bellson (drums); Ted Nash, Matt Catingub (saxophone); Frank Strazzeri (piano); George Duvivier (bass).
Recorded at PRT Studios, London, England on November 9, 1982. Includes original release liner notes by Louie Bellson.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1994, Fantasy Stuios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Louie Bellson (drums); Ted Nash, Matt Catingub, Ted Nash (saxophone); Don Menza (tenor saxophone); Conte Candoli, Snooky Young, Blue Mitchell, Cat Anderson (trumpet); Frank Strazzeri, Ross Tompkins (piano).
Liner Note Author: Louie Bellson.
Recording information: PRT Studios, London, England (11/09/1982).
Photographer: Phil Stern.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Frank Strazzeri; George Duvivier; Matt Catingub; Nat Pierce; Emil Richards.
This Pablo set (reissued on CD) was a change of pace from drummer Louie Bellson's many big-band dates of the period. He performs "Wanderlust" in a trio with pianist Frank Strazzeri and bassist George Duvivier (who wrote the song); features tenor saxophonist Ted Nash (one of his main discoveries) on four quartet tunes; and has Matt Catingub make the group a quintet on three numbers, taking one song apiece on alto, tenor and soprano. Several of the pieces -- either group originals or obscurities -- are blues-based; a few are more complex, and all of them swing in a spirited fashion, as one would expect from a Louie Bellson date. Good modern mainstream music. ~ Scott Yanow