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Med Flory

Med Flory and His Orchestras 1954-1959 (CD)

Code:
ABS-151101
Label:
Fresh Sound Records
EAN:
8427328609234
Reference:
FSR-CD 923
Format:
CD
Number of Discs:
1

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Their spirit, and the quality of the writing by Flory, Bill Holman, Bob Enevoldsen, Lennie Niehaus and Bill Hood, turned these big band sessions into jazz of the highest order. This compilation closes with two tracks by a saxophone band that Med Flory formed in 1959, called “The Sax Maniacs,” a concept he would revisit later with his renowned band “Supersax”.

PERSONNEL:

MED FLORY, alto & tenor sax, vocals, arranger

ON TRACKS [1-4]: MED FLORY AND HIS ORCHESTRA
John Bello, Al Derisi, Jerry Kail, Doug Mettome, trumpets;
Billy Byers, Urbie Green, Milt Gold, trombones; Med Flory, alto & tenor sax;
Hal McKusick, clarinet, alto & tenor sax; Al Cohn, tenor sax; Jack Agee, baritone sax;
John Williams, piano; Teddy Kotick, bass; Art Mardigan, drums.
Recorded in New York, February 4, 1954

ON TRACKS [5-8]: MMED FLORY AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Joe Burnett, Ed Leddy, Jack Holman, Ray Triscari, trumpets;
Bob Burgess, Dave Wells, trombones; Med Flory, alto (#5), tenor sax (#6-8), vocals (#8);
Bill Perkins, Bill Masinghill, Arno Marsh, tenor saxes; Leo Anthony, baritone sax;
John Banister, piano; Tom “Red” Kelly, bass; Mel Lewis, drums.
Recorded in Hollywood, March 12, 1956

ON TRACKS [9-14]: MED FLORY AND HIS JAZZ WAVE ORCHESTRA
Lee Katzman, Al Porcino, Jack Hohmann, Ray Triscari, trumpets;
Lew McCreary, Dave Wells, bass trumpets & trombones; Charlie Kennedy, alto sax;
Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca, tenor saxes; Bill Hood, baritone sax; Russ Freeman, piano;
Red Kelly, bass; Mel Lewis, drums.
Recorded in Hollywood, May 13, 1957

ON TRACKS [15-19]: Same personnel as in #9-14, but Conte Candoli replaces Katzman on trumpet and Buddy Clark replaces Kelly on bass. Recorded in Hollywood, October 8, 1957

ON TRACKS [20-21]: MED FLORY AND THE SAX MANIACS
Med Flory, alto & oboe; Joe Maini, alto & tenor sax; Bob Hardaway,
Bill Perkins, Bill Holman, tenor sax; Bill Hood, baritone sax; Russ Freeman, piano; Jim Hall, guitar; Red Kelly, Red Mitchell, bass; Mel Lewis, drums.
Recorded in Hollywood, December 1959.

SOURCES:

Tracks [1 & 3], from the EmArcy single 16001
Tracks [2 & 4], from the EmArcy single 16011
Tracks [5-8], from the Kapp album “Modern Jazz Gallery” (KXL-5001)
Tracks {9-19], from the Jubilee album “Jazz Wave” (JLP 1066)
Tracks [20 & 21], from the World Pacific single 45-816

TRACKS:

01. Straight Ahead
02. No Thanks
03. The Fuzz
04. Three Times Around
05. Wonderful You
06. Joanie’s Jump
07. Plain Jane Snavely
08. I Love You, That’s All
09. Jazz Wave
10. An Occasional Man
11. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
12. Ocean Motion
13. On a Slow Boat to China
14. Sea Chase (Rosenshone)
15. Davy Jones
16. I Cover the Waterfront
17. Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat
18. Rapture of the Deep
19. Jonah and the Wail
20. Shish-Ka-Bob
21. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve See