Conte Candoli Mucho Calor
Vinyl LP Details
- Released: September 15, 2009
- Originally Released: 2017
- Label: Vsop Records
Personnel: Art Pepper (alto saxophone), Bill Perkins (tenor saxophone), Conte Candoli (trumpet), Russ Freeman (piano), Ben Tucker (bass), Chuck Flores (drums), Mike Pacheco, Jack Costanza (bongos).
Recorded at The Forum Theater on April 24, 1958.
This recording brings back an obscure session from the long defunct Andex label that was probably recorded around 1956. The emphasis is on Latin jazz with altoist Art Pepper, trumpeter Conte Candoli, tenor saxophonist Bill Perkins, pianist Russ Freeman, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Chuck Flores interacting with the percussion of Jack Costanza and Mike Pacheko. With arrangements by Bill Holman, Johnny Mandel, Benny Carter, and Pepper, the music is quite jazz-oriented if a touch lightweight. Worth investigating by fans of the idiom. ~ Scott Yanow