Introducing the Fabulous Trudy Pitts is the 1967 debut album that was recorded by the jazz organist and released on the Prestige label. The album is a compendium of mainstream standards and soul jazz covers.
Bill Carney composed thee songs except those indicated: Steppin’ in Minor, The Spanish Flea (Julius Wechter), Music to Watch Girls By (Sid Ramin), Something Wonderful (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers), Take Five (Paul Desmond), It Was a Very Good Year (Ervin Drake), Siete, Night Song (Lee Adams, Charles Strouse), Fiddlin’ and Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick).
The personnel included Trudy Pitts on organ and vocals, guitarist Pat Martino, drummer Bill Carney and Carmell Johnson on congas.
Anita O’Day Swings Cole Porter with Billy May is a is a 1959 studio album recorded on Verve Records label. All of the songs were written by Cole Porter and arranged and conducted by Billy May.
The session saw O’Day recording 18 songs: Just One of Those Things, Love for Sale, You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To, Easy to Love, I Get a Kick Out of You, All of You, Get Out of Town, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Night and Day, It’s De-Lovely, I Love You, What Is This Thing Called Love?, You’re the Top, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Why Shouldn’t I?, From This Moment On, Love for Sale and Just One of Those Thing.
The cover photo was taken by Bill Rotsler, designed by Sheldon Marks and the album was produced by Norman Granz.
The Blues And The Abstract Blues is an album by jazz composer/arranger and saxophonist Oliver Nelson recorded in 1961 for the Impulse label. Rudy Van Gelder was the recording engineering, Chuck Stewart took the photograph and Pete Turner designed the cover.
The albums length is a mere 36 minute and 33 seconds long but remains Nelson’s most acclaimed album. It is an exploration of the mood and structure of the blues, though only some of the tracks are structured in the conventional 12-bar blues form.
All the songs are composed by Nelson Stolen Moments, Hoe-Down, Cascades, Yearnin’, Butch and Butch and Teenie’s Blues. The musicians on the session were Oliver Nelson on alto and tenor saxophone, Eric Dolphy on flute and alto saxophone, George Barrow on baritone saxophone, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Roy Haynes.
The most famous composition from the album, Stolen Moments, is also his most recorded and performed, both instrumental and vocal, by numerous artists such as Phil Woods, J.J. Johnson, Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, Frank Zappa, Mark Murphy, Ahmad Jamal, Booker Ervin, New York Voices, the United Future Organization and the Turtle Island Quartet, to name just a few.
Les McCann Ltd. in San Francisco is a live album recorded in 1960 by the pianist and released on the Pacific Jazz label. He is joined by bassist Herbie Lewis and drummer Ron Jefferson.
On this project McCann contributed four original compositions and completed the seven track album with three classic tunes. The tracks offered are: Oh, Them Golden Gaters, Red Sails in the Sunset by Hugh Williams and Jimmy Kennedy, Big Jim, I Am in Love by Cole Porter, Jeepers Creepers by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer, Gone On and Get That Church and We’ll See Yaw’ll After While, Ya Heah. #forthecollectorinyou
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross were a vocalese trio formed by jazz vocalists Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross. This was their fourth album of the six they would record before Annie Ross left the group.
The Hottest New Group In Jazz is a 1960 album for the CBS record label and consists of ten compositions recorded: Charleston Alley, Moanin’, Twisted, Bijou, Cloudburst, Centerpiece, Give Me That Wine, Sermonette, Summertime and Everybody’s Boppin’.
The cover photo was taken by Vernon Smith.