Complete Small-Group Sessions
American Jazz Classics
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4 COMPLETE ALBUMS ON 2-CD SET
This release presents all of the small group sessions recorded by the team of singer Joe Williams and trumpeter Harry “Sweet” Edison. Apart from these dates, their only recordings together consist of a big band album (included here as a bonus) and their participation on a couple of projects in 1971 and 1996.
Included here are the long unavailable complete albums "Together" (Roulette SR52069), "Have a Good Time with Joe Williams" (Roulette SR52071), and "A Swingin’ Night at Birdland" (Roulette SR-52085).
As a bonus, a version of “If I Could Be With You”, which is the only song featuring both Williams and Edison on the Count Basie small group album Memories Ad-Lib, as well as the complete LP "Joe Williams Sings About You!" (Roulette SR52030), on which the singer is backed by a large orchestra conducted by Jimmy Jones, featuring Edison on trumpet and Ben Webster on tenor sax.
JOE WILIAMS, vocals HARRY “SWEETS” EDISON, trumpet on all tracks, plus:
CD1 [1-12]: TOGETHER
Jimmy Forrest (ts), Sir Charles Thompson (p), unknown (g),
Tommy Potter (b), Clarence Johnston (d), Ernie Wilkins (arr).
Los Angeles, January 31 & February 1-2, 1961.
CD1 [13-23]: HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH JOE WILLIAMS
Jimmy Jones (p), Joe Benjamin (b), Charlie Persip (d),
unknown saxes and guitar, Ernie Wilkins (arr).
New York, July 1961.
CD1 [24-27] & CD2 [1-10]: A SWINGIN' NIGHT AT BIRDLAND
On CD1, 24-27: Jimmy Forrest (ts), Hugh Lawson (p), Ike Isaacs (b),
Clarence Johnston (d). Live at Birdland, New York, June 1962.
On CD2, 1-10: Jimmy Forrest (ts), Sir Charles Thompson (p),
Joe Benjamin (b), Charlie Persip (d), Pee Wee Marquette (MC).
Live at Birdland, New York, June 1962.
CD2 [11-22] BONUS ALBUM: JOE WILLIAMS SING ABOUT YOU!
Joe Williams (vcl), with orchestra conducted & arranged by Jimmy
Jones, including Harry “Sweets” Edison (tp), Ben Webster (ts),
Hank Jones (p), Freddie Green (g), Milt Hinton (b), Don Lamond (d), strings and woodwinds.
New York, July 14 & 16, 1959.
CD2  BONUS TRACK:
Joe Williams (vc), Harry “Sweets” Edison (tp), Count Basie (organ),
Freddie Green (g), George Duvivier (b), Jimmy Crawford (d).
New York, December 29, 1958.
INCLUDES 20-PAGE BOOKLET
CD 1 TOTAL TIME: 75:49
01. Winter Weather
02. I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)
03. There’s A Small Hotel
04. Out Of Nowhere
05. Aren’t You Glad You’re You
08. Deep Purple
10. Lover, Come Back To Me
11. By The River St. Marie [I]
12. Alone Together
13. Have A Good Time
14. Sometimes I’m Happy
15. Old Folks
16. Until I Met You
17. I Won’t Cry Anymore
19. A Blues Serenade
20. September In The Rain
22. Moonlight In Vermont
23. Falling In Love With Love [I]
24. You’re Everything But Mine
25. Falling In Love With Love [ii]
26. Goin’ To Chicago Blues
27. The Very Thought Of You
CD 2 TOTAL TIME: 72:25
01. September In The Rain
02. Come Back Baby
03. 5 O’clock In The Morning
04. By The River St. Marie [Ii]
05. This Can’t Be Love
06. Teach Me Tonight
07. Well Alright, Okay, You Win
08. I Was Telling Her About You 3:52
09. Have You Met Miss Jones?
10. Roll ‘Em Pete
11. I Was Telling Her About You
12. You’re Mine You
13. Poor You
14. If I Should Lose You
15. The Very Thought Of You
16. You Are Too Beautiful
17. The Girl In My Dreams Tries To Look Like You
18. I Can’t Resist You
19. You’re A Sweetheart
20. With Every Breath I Take
21. When Did You Leave Heaven?
22. I Only Have Eyes For You
23. If I Could Be With You