Stretching Out

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CD Details

  • Released: June 17, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2014
  • Label: Imports


  • 1.Stretching Out
  • 2.Now Will You Be Good?
  • 3.Pennies from Heaven
  • 4.King Porter Stomp
  • 5.Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 6.Bee Kay

Product Description:

Composer: Bill Potts.
Personnel: Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone); Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone); Freddie Green (guitar); Al Cohn (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet); Hank Jones (piano); Charlie Persip (drums).
Liner Note Author: Bob Brookmeyer.
Recording information: 12/27/1958.
Arrangers: Al Cohn; Bill Potts; Bob Brookmeyer.
Like many studio sessions recorded for United Artists, this 1958 session co-led by Zoot Sims and Bob Brookmeyer can be a bit tricky to find. Brookmeyer contributed most of the charts, including the easygoing blues which serves as the title track, as well as updated treatments of Jelly Roll Morton's "King Porter Stomp" and "Ain't Misbehavin'." Al Cohn is responsible for a swinging chart of "Pennies from Heaven" during which he switches to baritone sax, while Bill Potts wrote and arranged "Bee Kay." The rest of the superb band includes Harry "Sweets" Edison, Hank Jones, bassist Eddie Jones, guitarist Freddie Green, and drummer Charlie Persip. Aside from a few innocuous reed squeaks, the music is essentially flawless and has stood the test of time very well. Although U.S. reissues have been sparse, Fresh Sound re-released an LP of this music and Toshiba also put out a CD edition in Japan. In any case, fans of cool jazz will want to locate a copy of this session. ~ Ken Dryden

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  • UPC: 8436539311966
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