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The Rca Victor Jazz Workshop - The Arrangers


Release Date: 08/13/2010 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 6471  
Composer:  Gil EvansGeorge RussellFats WallerJohn Carisi,   ... 
Performer:  Osie JohnsonMilt HintonBill BarberArt Farmer,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Performers include: Gil Evans, George Russell, Johnny Carisi and Rod Levitt.

A lot of unusual music appears on this Bluebird CD. Altoist Hal McKusick (with arrangmeents contributed by George Russell and Gil Evans) performs five numbers (including a version of "Blues for Pablo" that was cut a year before Miles Davis's recording) with a variety of musicians including trumpeter Art Farmer and trombonist Jimmy Cleveland. Arranger John Carisi (heard here on trumpet) interprets seven previously unreleased numbers with an octet and trombonist Rod Levitt performs five of his arrangements with his own advanced octet. Although these performances would have little influence on future developments in jazz (the free jazz
Read more movement of the 1960s overshadowed the trend toward using elements of modern classical music in charts), the music still sound quite fresh and unpredictable today.
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Works on This Recording

1. Blues for Pablo by Gil Evans
Performer:  Osie Johnson (Drums), Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Bill Barber (Tuba),
Art Farmer (Trumpet), Hal McKusick (Alto Saxophone), Gene Allen (Baritone Saxophone),
Jimmy Cleveland (Trombone), Barry Galbraith (Guitar), Jimmy Raney (Guitar),
George Russell (Percussion)
2. Jambangle by Gil Evans
Performer:  Osie Johnson (Drums), Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Bill Barber (Tuba),
Art Farmer (Trumpet), Hal McKusick (Alto Saxophone), Gene Allen (Baritone Saxophone),
Jimmy Cleveland (Trombone), Barry Galbraith (Guitar), Jimmy Raney (Guitar),
George Russell (Percussion)
3. Miss Clara by George Russell
Performer:  Osie Johnson (Drums), Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Bill Barber (Tuba),
Art Farmer (Trumpet), Hal McKusick (Alto Saxophone), Gene Allen (Baritone Saxophone),
Jimmy Cleveland (Trombone), Barry Galbraith (Guitar), Jimmy Raney (Guitar),
George Russell (Percussion)
4. The Day John Brown Was Hanged by George Russell
Performer:  Osie Johnson (Drums), Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Bill Barber (Tuba),
Art Farmer (Trumpet), Hal McKusick (Alto Saxophone), Gene Allen (Baritone Saxophone),
Jimmy Cleveland (Trombone), Barry Galbraith (Guitar), Jimmy Raney (Guitar),
George Russell (Percussion)
5. Lydian Lullaby by George Russell
Performer:  Osie Johnson (Drums), Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Bill Barber (Tuba),
Art Farmer (Trumpet), Hal McKusick (Alto Saxophone), Gene Allen (Baritone Saxophone),
Jimmy Cleveland (Trombone), Barry Galbraith (Guitar), Jimmy Raney (Guitar),
George Russell (Percussion)
6. Honeysuckle Rose by Fats Waller
Performer:  Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Russ Saunders (Double Bass), Barry Galbraith (Guitar),
Danny Bank (Baritone Saxophone), Eddie Wasserman (Tenor Saxophone), Sol Schlinger (Baritone Saxophone),
Urbie Green (Trombone), John Carisi (Trumpet), Ray Beckenstein (Alto Saxophone),
Herb Wasserman (Drums), Osie Johnson (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
7. Springsville by John Carisi
Performer:  Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Russ Saunders (Double Bass), Barry Galbraith (Guitar),
Danny Bank (Baritone Saxophone), Eddie Wasserman (Tenor Saxophone), Sol Schlinger (Baritone Saxophone),
Urbie Green (Trombone), John Carisi (Trumpet), Ray Beckenstein (Alto Saxophone),
Herb Wasserman (Drums), Osie Johnson (Drums)
8. Israel by John Carisi
Performer:  Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Russ Saunders (Double Bass), Barry Galbraith (Guitar),
Danny Bank (Baritone Saxophone), Eddie Wasserman (Tenor Saxophone), Sol Schlinger (Baritone Saxophone),
Urbie Green (Trombone), John Carisi (Trumpet), Ray Beckenstein (Alto Saxophone),
Herb Wasserman (Drums), Osie Johnson (Drums)
9. Lestorian Mode by John Carisi
Performer:  Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Russ Saunders (Double Bass), Barry Galbraith (Guitar),
Danny Bank (Baritone Saxophone), Eddie Wasserman (Tenor Saxophone), Sol Schlinger (Baritone Saxophone),
Urbie Green (Trombone), John Carisi (Trumpet), Ray Beckenstein (Alto Saxophone),
Herb Wasserman (Drums), Osie Johnson (Drums)
10. Barry's Tune by John Carisi
Performer:  Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Russ Saunders (Double Bass), Barry Galbraith (Guitar),
Danny Bank (Baritone Saxophone), Eddie Wasserman (Tenor Saxophone), Sol Schlinger (Baritone Saxophone),
Urbie Green (Trombone), John Carisi (Trumpet), Ray Beckenstein (Alto Saxophone),
Herb Wasserman (Drums), Osie Johnson (Drums)
11. How About You by Burton Lane
Performer:  Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Russ Saunders (Double Bass), Barry Galbraith (Guitar),
Danny Bank (Baritone Saxophone), Eddie Wasserman (Tenor Saxophone), Sol Schlinger (Baritone Saxophone),
Urbie Green (Trombone), John Carisi (Trumpet), Ray Beckenstein (Alto Saxophone),
Herb Wasserman (Drums), Osie Johnson (Drums)
12. Hip's by John Carisi
Performer:  Milt Hinton (Double Bass), Russ Saunders (Double Bass), Barry Galbraith (Guitar),
Danny Bank (Baritone Saxophone), Eddie Wasserman (Tenor Saxophone), Sol Schlinger (Baritone Saxophone),
Urbie Green (Trombone), John Carisi (Trumpet), Ray Beckenstein (Alto Saxophone),
Herb Wasserman (Drums), Osie Johnson (Drums)
13. Verz Cruz by Rod Levitt
Performer:  George Marge (Winds), Rod Levitt (Trombone), Rolf Ericson (Trumpet),
Gene Allen (Baritone Saxophone), Buzz Renn (Winds), Sy Johnson (Piano),
John Beal (Double Bass), Ronnie Bedford (Drums)
14. Holler no 3 by Rod Levitt
Performer:  George Marge (Winds), Rod Levitt (Trombone), Rolf Ericson (Trumpet),
Gene Allen (Baritone Saxophone), Buzz Renn (Winds), Sy Johnson (Piano),
John Beal (Double Bass), Ronnie Bedford (Drums)
15. Morning in Montevideo by Rod Levitt
Performer:  George Marge (Winds), Rod Levitt (Trombone), Rolf Ericson (Trumpet),
Gene Allen (Baritone Saxophone), Buzz Renn (Winds), Sy Johnson (Piano),
John Beal (Double Bass), Ronnie Bedford (Drums)
16. Greenup by Rod Levitt
Performer:  George Marge (Winds), Rod Levitt (Trombone), Rolf Ericson (Trumpet),
Gene Allen (Baritone Saxophone), Buzz Renn (Winds), Sy Johnson (Piano),
John Beal (Double Bass), Ronnie Bedford (Drums)
17. Mr. Barrelhouse by Rod Levitt
Performer:  George Marge (Winds), Rod Levitt (Trombone), Rolf Ericson (Trumpet),
Gene Allen (Baritone Saxophone), Buzz Renn (Winds), Sy Johnson (Piano),
John Beal (Double Bass), Ronnie Bedford (Drums)

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