The complete Bee Hive sessions
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A MISSING CHUNK OF JAZZ HISTORY RESTORED
THE HARD BOP LEGACY OF BEE HIVE RECORDS
Mosaic is very pleased to present "The Complete Bee Hive Sessions." Spanning 1977 to 1984, they include so many names you will know and so much music, you won't believe you haven't heard it.
This set includes 110 tracks on 12 CDs, including six tracks released only on a rare sampler and three tracks previously unissued. The deluxe booklet features an historical essay and track-by-track analysis by Aaron Cohen, plus rare photographs from the actual sessions.
All sessions have been added their corresponding tracks from the 17th
LP, "The Unissued Sessions" to make a truly comprehensive set!
Johnny Hartman’s album "Once in Every Life" (his next-to-last album as he made a record for Audiophile 12 days later) had never been reissued on CD at the right speed at which ace engineer Ben Rizzi recorded the sessions until this Bee Hive collection.
PERSONNEL & DATES:
CD 1: NICK BRIGNOLA - BARITONE MADNES
Ted Curson (tp, flhn); Nick Brignola (as, bs); Pepper Adams (bs);
Derek Smith (p); Dave Holland (b); Roy Haynes (d)
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, December 12, 1977.
CD 2 [1-6]: NICK BRIGNOLA – BURN BRIGADE
Nick Brignola, Ronnie Cuber, Cecil Payne (bs);
Walter Davis, Jr., (p); Walter Booker (b); Jimmy Cobb (d).
Franklin Square, NY, June 19, 1979.
CD 2 [7-9] SAL NISTICO - NEO NISTICO
Ted Curson (tp, flhn); Sal Nistico (ts); Nick Brignola (bs);
Ronnie Mathews (p); Sam Jones (b); Roy Haynes (d).
Franklin Square, NY, November 3, 1978.
CD 3 [1-4] Same personnel and date as CD2 (7-9)
CD 3 [5-10] CURTIS FULLER - FIRE AND FILIGREE
Curtis Fuller (tb); Sal Nistico (ts); Walter Bishop, Jr. (p);
Sam Jones (b); Freddie Waits (d).
Franklin Square, NY, December 6, 1978
CD 4 [1-6] DIZZY REECE - MANHATTAN PROJECT
Dizzy Reece (tp); Clifford Jordan, Charles Davis (ts);
Albert Daily (p); Art Davis (b); Roy Haynes (d).
Blue Rock Studio, NYC,, January 17, 1978
CD 4 [7-8] CLIFFORD BROWN - HYDE PARK AFTER DARK
Cy Touff (b-tp); Clifford Jordan, Von Freeman (ts); Norman Simmons (p); Victor Sproles (b); Wilbur Campbell (d). Chicago, September 5, 1981
CD 5 [1-5] Same personnel and date as CD 4 (7-8)
CD 5 [6-11] CLIFFORD BROWN - DR. CHICAGO
Red Rodney (flhn), Clifford Jordan (ts); Jaki Byard (p);
Ed Howard (b); Vernel Fournier (d); Melba Liston (arr).
Vanguard Studios, NYC, August 3, 1984
CD 6: JOHNNY HARTMAN - ONCE IN EVERY LIFE
Johnny Hartman (voc) with Joe Wilder (tp); Frank Wess (ts, fl);
Al Gafa (g); Billy Taylor (p); Victor Gaskin (b); Keith Copeland (d)
Franklin Square, NY, August 11, 1980
CD 7: SAL SALVADOR - STARFINGERS
Eddie Bert (tb); Nick Brignola (bs); Sal Salvador (g);
Derek Smith (p); Sam Jones (b); Mel Leiwis (d).
Blue Rock Studio, NYC, March 24, 1978
CD 8 [1-6] SAL SALVADOR – JUICY LUCY
Sal Salvador (g); Billy Taylor (p); Art Davis (b); Joe Morello (d).
Franklin Square, NY, September 5, 1978.
CD 8 [7-9] RONNIE MATHEWS - ROOTS, BRANCHES & DANCES
Frank Foster (ss, ts); Ronnie Mathews (p); Ray Drummond (b);
Al Foster (d); Azzedin Weston (perc).
Franklin Square, NY, December 7, 1978.
CD 9 [1-3] Same perssonel and date as CD 8 (7-9)
CD 9 [4-11] RONNIE MATHEWS – LECAGY
Bill Hardman (tp); Ricky Ford (ts); Ronnie Mathews (p);
Walter Booker (b); Jimmy Cobb (d).
Franklin Square, NY, September 21, 1979
CD 10 [1-6] ROLAND HANNA – THE NEW YORK JAZZ QUARTET IN CHICAGO
Frank Wess (ts), Roland Hanna, (p); George Mraz (b); Ben Riley (d).
Chicago, July 27, 1981
CD 10 [7-10] DICK KATZ - IN HIGH PROFILE
Jimmy Knepper (tb); Frank Wess (ts); Dick Katz (p);
Marc Johnson (b); Al Harewood (d).
Nola Studios, New York City, May 7, 1984
CD 11 [1-4] Same perssonel and date as CD 10 (7-10)
CD 11 [5-11] JUNIOR MANCE - TRUCKIN' AND TRAKIN'
David “Fathead” Newman (ts); Junior Mance (p); Martin Rivera (b); Walter Bolden (d). NYC, December 13, 1983.
CD 12: ARNETT COBB - KEEP ON PUSHIN'
Joe Newman (tp): Al Grey (tb). Arnett Cobb (ts); Junior Mance (p);
George Duvivier (b); Panama Francis (d). NYC, June 27, 1984