George Wein

George Wein Is Alive and Well in Mexico (MCD-1018)

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George Wein Is Alive and Well in Mexico

George Wein

Mosaic Singles


COM 118520




George Wein Is Alive and Well in Mexico

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In 1967, George Wein took his passion, the Newport All-Stars, on a tour of Mexico. He assembled Ruby Braff, Bud Freeman and Pee Wee Russell, each one the leading exponent of mainstream jazz on his instrument and fueled the fire with bassist Jack Lesberg and drummer Don Lamond. The result was a loose, jaunty band that played its ass off. In preparation for reissuing the album, we reviewed the tapes of all three recorded concerts and came up with another 25 minutes of great jazz by these giants. These men came to play and their joy is infectious and their artistry awesome.


RUBY BRAFF, cornet;
PEE WEE RUSSELL, clarinet;
BUD FREEMAN, tenor sax;
DON LAMOND, drums.

[1-7] recorded live at the Palacio De Bellas Artes, Mexico City on April 13, 1967
[8 & 9] recorded live at the Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City on April 14, 1967
[10-12] recorded live in concert in Puebla, Mexico on April 12, 1967

1. I Never Knew
2. All Of Me
3. Have You Met Miss Jones?
4. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
5. Take The "A" Train
6. Honeysuckle Rose *
7. The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
8. If I Had You
9. 'S Wonderful *
10. Blue And Sentimental
11. Blues For Puebla *
12. Rosetta *
* previously unissued bonus tracks, not part of original LP