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GHB Jazz Foundation / Jazzology Records - Summer Releases 2018

BUNK JOHNSON
RARE & UNISSUED MASTERS VOL. 2 (1943-1946)
AMCD-140 AMERICAN MUSIC RECORDS
$13.00 (members) | $15.98 (non-members)
TRACKS:
Ballin' The Jack; Good Morning Blues; I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate; All The Whores Like The Way I Ride; Careless Love; Make Me A Pallet On The Floor; Slow Drag's Boogie Woogie; The Lonesome Road; My Old Kentucky Home; Ballin' The Jack; Bunk Talks About Tony Jackson; Baby, I'd Love To Steal You; Plenty To Do; I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate; St. Louis Blues; In The Gloaming; Where The River Shannon Flows; Poor Butterfly
Bunk Johnson embodied the New Orleans jazz revival of the 1940s. His recordings and oral history dramatically updated knowledge of the early style. This is the second and last CD of rare and unissued recordings from the first three years of Bill Russell's American Music label. It includes seven takes that are being issued for the very first time; the rest have never been on general CD release. The booklet contains previously unpublished photos and includes an evaluation of the difficult relationship between Bunk and Bill Russell.

DARYL SHERMAN
LOST IN A CROWDED PLACE
ACD-357 AUDIOPHILE RECORDS
$13.00 (members) | $15.98 (non-members)
TRACKS:
The Land Of Just We Two; Stars Fell On Alabama; At Sundown; Lost In A Crowded Place; Turkquoise; You Go To My Head**; Azalea; The Lorelei; If We Never Meet Again; Everything But You; New Sun In The Sky; Rainbow Hill*; 54:53
PERSONNEL:
Daryl Sherman (piano, vocals); Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet); Don Vappie (guitar, banjo, vocal**); Jesse Boyd (acoustic bass); Boots Maleson (acoustic bass*)

Daryl is the quintessential seeker, finding immense pleasure probing the oeuvre of America's most beloved and respected composers. One would think there is little left to discover, but Daryl's tenacity and perseverance once again find the archival equivalent of 18K gold. A quick glance at the titles will inspire our shared delight in the joy of hearing melodies and lyrics which have been hiding in the shadows. And we needn't make any effort at all. Daryl has done all the heavy lifting for us, and quite skillfully too. All we need do is sit back and savor the fruits of her research as the generous gifts they are... Let us safely assume Daryl will continue to locate many more gems on her endless quests into the countless unopened or forgotten treasure chests of American popular song. We can but live in eager anticipation. -Carol Sloane

DON SUHOR
NEW ORLEANS CLARINET & SAX VIRTUOSO
GHB-561/562 GHB RECORDS
$20.00 (members) | $25.00 (non-members)
TRACKS:
(Disc One) Petite Fleur; Crazy Rhythm; Sweet Georgia Brown; Sweet Lorraine; Seven Come Eleven; Lazy River; A Closer Walk with Thee; 'Swonderful; Basin Street; Someday You'll Be Sorry; Just A Little While To Stay Here; If Dreams Come True; Dippermouth Blues; Struttin' With Some Barbecue; All The Things You Are; (Disc Two) Slow Boat to China; How Deep is the Ocean; Lady Be Good; Makin' Whoopee; Caravan; Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans; South Rampart Street Parade; Take the A-Train; Second Line; Lotus Blossom; Ezz-Thetic
PERSONNEL:
Amy Sharpe Trio; Gary Burghoff's Mardi Gras Celebration Band; Topsy Chapman & The Pro's; Wendell Brunious Jazz Band; John Eubanks Trio; Don Vappie Quartet

Don Suhor played clarinet and alto sax in a stunning variety of jazz contexts in New Orleans for over 55 years. Passionately devoted to the art of jazz, with no interest in self-promotion, his career defined “low profile.” Decades of work with traditional jazz groups in settings like the Famous Door, Crazy Shirley's, and the Palm Court Cafe were the ground for development of a unique and highly advanced clarinet style that made use of his prodigious technique. His inventive alto sax work was honed in gritty postwar underground bebop sessions and strip clubs in the French Quarter. In the years before his death in 2003 he kept a hectic schedule—a steady trio gig at the Court of Two Sisters, a big band session with Irvin Mayfield, modern combo work at Snug Harbor. This two-CD set, largely recordings from private sessions, ensures that Don Suhor's talents will not go unsung.

CURTIS FULLER
IN NEW ORLEANS
PCD-7178 PROGRESSIVE RECORDS
$13.00 (members) | $15.98 (non-members)
TRACKS:
Good Bait; Up Jumped Spring; Caravan; Arabia; Star Eyes; Old Folks; The Court; Caravan (alt-tk3); 54:08
PERSONNEL:
Curtis Fuller (trombone); Maurice Brown (trumpet); Javon Jackson (saxophone); Peter Martin (piano); Bill Huntington (bass); Jason Marsalis (drums)

Curtis Fuller visited New Orleans in 2002 and the GHB Jazz Foundation took the opportunity to arrange a recording session in our Audiophile Studio. Fuller brought in master horn players Maurice Brown (trumpet), Javon Jackson (saxophone), and hired a local rhythm section consisiting of Peter Martin (piano), Bill Huntington (bass), and Jason Marsalis on drums. Together they produced a very swinging program of standards, some well known jazz tunes, and two Curtis Fuller originals: "Arabia" (famously recorded by Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers) and "The Court". As an extra bonus we've included an alternate and longer studio take of "Caravan, " which features an extended drum solo by Jason Marsalis.

DON FRIEDMAN
LOVE MUSIC
PCD-7045 PROGRESSIVE RECORDS
$13.00 (members) | $15.98 (non-members)
TRACKS:
Where Are You; Smoke Gets In Your Eyes; The Way We Were; The Song Is You; Easy Living; My Secret Love; The Shadow Of Your Smile; Fine and Dandy (tk2 *prev unreleased); 51:31
PERSONNEL:
Don Friedman (piano); Frank Luther (bass); Billy Hart (drums)

Pianist Don Friedman (1935-2016) was picked by Down Beat in the 1960s as a Talent Deserving Wider Recognition and he gathered a handful of their five-star reviews during that period. He had a fulfilling career, working regularly until shortly before his death. His discography includes a blinding number of recordings, but he was never as widely respected as he should have been. The session at hand (recorded 9/12/78 in New York) is a beautiful trio session and the tune selection is outstanding – classics like Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Fine and Dandy, and Easy Living. Friedman has beautiful command of the keyboard, and enough imagination to wring the maximum effect from each performance. The trio generates a full head of steam when they want to, particularly on an up tempo The Song is You. Don Friedman was a working jazzman for sixty years and its nice to return another of his sessions to print forty years after it was briefly issued.


BABY DODDS TRIO
JAZZ A' LA CREOLE
RE-ISSUE 12" VINYL LP
GHB-50 GHB RECORDS
$20.00 (members & non-members)
SIDE A:
BUDDY BOLDEN'S BLUES; DRUM IMPROVISATION NO.1; ALBERT'S BLUES; MANHATTAN STOMP; DRUM IMPROVISATION NO.2; WOLVERINE BLUES
SIDE B:
MO PAS LEMME CA; CREOLE BLUES; SALEE DAME, BON JOUR; LES OIGNONS; BUDDY BOLDEN'S BLUES (ALT); WOLVERINE BLUES (ALT)
PERSONNEL:
Baby Dodds (drums), Albert Nicholas (clarinet), Don Ewell (piano), Danny Barker (guitar), James P. Johnson (piano), Pops Foster (bass)

This classic GHB Records Vinyl LP featuring the Baby Dodd's Trio on Side A (Recorded in New York, January 6/7, 1946) and Albert Nicholas Jazz A' La Creole on Side B (Recorded in New York, June 12, 1947) is now available again through a limited re-pressing.
 
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