Complete Jazz Lab Studio Sessions Vol.1
Lone Hill Jazz
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All of the Jazz Lab studio sessions for the first time ever on one set! Includes the complete LPs: "Jazz Lab", "Modern Jazz Perspective", "New Formulas From The Jazz Lab", "Jazz Lab (Jubilee)" & "Gigi Gryce And The Jazz Lab Quintet". Also includes rare track "Smoke Signal" only issued before on long-unavailbale out-of-print LP!
The three volumes of this collection contain all of the Jazz Lab's studio recordings for the first time ever! Some of the sessions (like those from July 1957 included on volume 2), have never been previously issued on CD. That is also the case with specific tracks from other sessions, such as "Early Bird" from the September 3, 1957 date. "Smoke Signal", from the February 4, 1957 session, has only previously appeared on a compilation LP called "Jazz Omnibus", which has been out of stock for many years.
Donald Byrd (tp) & Gigi Gryce (as) on all tracks featuring Tommy Flanagan, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cleveland, Wendell Marshall & Art Taylor.
Track Listing: 1. Nica's Tempo, 2. Smoke Signal, 3. Speculation, 4. Over the Rainbow, 5. Sans Souci, 6. I Remember Clifford, 7. Little Niles, 8. Blue Concept, 9. Satellite, 10. An Evening in Casablanca, 11. Social Call, 12. Stablemates, 13. Steppin' Out. Total Time: 69:34 mins.
Tracks 1-8: "Jazz Lab"
Recorded in New York, February 4 & 5 and March 13, 1957.
Tracks 9-13: "Modern Jazz Perspective"
Recorded in New York, August 30 and September 5, 1957.