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Boxset / Compilation · 1976

Filed under Bop
By SONNY CRISS

Tracklist

A1 Backbreaker
A2 Laguna
A3 Boogin' At Berg's
A4 Dunkin' Bagel
B1 Pete's Beat
B2 Sippin' With Cisco
B3 This Is You
B4 Gassin' The Wig
B5 Phantom Moon
B6 Howard's Idea
B7 Love Is Laughing At Me
B8 Little Wig
C1 Helen's Advice
C2 Airplane Blues
C3 Knockin' Myself Out
C4 Ain't Gonna Quit You Baby
C5 Outlandish
C6 Swingin' On Savoy
C7 San Diego Bounce
C8 I'll Remember April
D1 Brown Gold
D2 These Foolish Things
D3 Surf Ride
D4 Holiday Flight
D5 Jumpin' Jacque
D6 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
D7 It's You Or No One
D8 Thou Swell

Line-up/Musicians

Alto Saxophone – Art Pepper (tracks: D1 to D4), Eric Dolphy (tracks: B1 to B4), Leroy Robinson (tracks: B1 to B4), Sonny Criss (tracks: A1), William Doty (tracks: C5 to C8)
Baritone Saxophone – Clyde Dunn (tracks: B1 to B4), Freddie Simon (tracks: C1 to C4)
Bass – Addison Farmer (tracks: B1 to B4), Dave Dyson (tracks: C5 to C8), Harry Babison (tracks: A1), Joe Mondragon (tracks: D1 to D8), Red Callender (tracks: C1 to C4), Roger Alderson (tracks: B1 to B4), Bam Brown (tracks: A2 to A4)
Congas – Alvy Kidd (tracks: B1 to B4)
Drums – J.C. Heard (tracks: C1 to C4), Ken Kennedy (tracks: A1), Larry Bunker (tracks: D1 to D4), Leon Petties (tracks: C5 to C8), Roy Porter (tracks: B1 to B4), Shelly Manne (tracks: D5 to D8), Zutty Singleton (tracks: A2 to A4)
Guitar – Barney Kessell (tracks: A1), Bennie White (tracks: B1 to B4), Slim Gaillard (tracks: A2 to A4)
Piano – Dodo Marmarosa (tracks: A2 to A4), Ernie Freeman (tracks: C1 to C4), Freddie Jackson (tracks: C5 to C8), Hampton Hawes (tracks: D1 to D8), Joe Harrison (tracks: B1 to B4), Russ Freeman (tracks: A1), Slim Gaillard (tracks: A4)
Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Solomon (tracks: B1 to B4), Dexter Gordon (tracks: C1 to C4), Harold Land (tracks: C5 to C8), Joe Howard (tracks: B1 to B4), Wardell Gray (tracks: A1)
Trombone – Danny Horton (tracks: B1 to B4), Jimmy Knepper (tracks: B1 to B4), Russell Campbell (tracks: C5 to C8), William Wiggington (tracks: B1 to B4)
Trumpet – Al Killian (tracks: A1), Art Farmer (tracks: B1 to B4), Eddie Preston (tracks: B1 to B4), Froebel Brigham (tracks: C5 to C8), James Metlock (tracks: B1 to B4), Robert Ross (tracks: B1 to B4), Geechie Smith (tracks: C1 to C4)
Vocals – Helen Humes (tracks: C1 to C4), Paul Sparks (tracks: B1 to B4), Slim Gaillard (tracks: A2 to A4), Bam Brown (tracks: A2 to A4)

About this release

Savoy Records ‎– SJL 2215 (US)

Track A1 - April 1947
Tracks A2 to A4 - 1945
Tracks B1 to B4 - January 19 and February 23, 1949
Tracks C1 to C4 - November 20, 1950
Tracks C5 to C8 - April 25, 1949
Tracks D 1 to D4 - March 4, 1952
Tracks D 5 to D8 - September 10, 1952
All selections recorded in Los Angeles.

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