5 STARS DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE
This edition prsents the complete classic 1959 George Russell album New York, N.Y., presenting an all-star orchestra including John Coltrane, Art Farmer and Bill Evans, among many others. As a bonus, Russell's amazing 1957 composition “All About Rosie” and a rare partial alternate take of the same tune, both of which also feature Farmer and Evans.
Includes 16-page booklet
GEORGE RUSSELL & His Orchestra
Featuring: John Coltrane, Benny Golson (ts), Art Farmer (tp), Bill Evans (p),
Bob Brookmeyer, Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Phil Woods, Hal McKusick (as),
Barry Galbraith (g), Milt Hinton (b), Max Roach, Charlie Persip (d),
Jon Hendricks (narrations), among others. George Russell (arr, dir).
New York, September & November 1958-March 1959.
Gunther Schuller Orchestra featuring Art Farmer (tp), Jimmy Knepper (tb),
John LaPorta (as), Hal McKusick (as), Teddy Charles (vib), Bill Evans (p),
Barry Galbraith (g), Joe Benjamin (b), Ted Sommer (d),
George Russell (arr, cond).
New York, June 10 & 20, 1957.
01 MANHATTAN 10:33
02 BIG CITY BLUES 11:41
03 MANHATTA-RICO 10:10
04 EAST SIDE MEDLEY 8:00
a) Autumn in New York
b) How About You
05 A HELLUVA TOWN 5:00
06 ALL ABOUT ROSIE 10:45*
07 ALL ABOUT ROSIE (alt. take) 5:17*
Total Time: 61:29
DOWN BEAT original review: New York, N.Y.
“This is one of the most important albums made in a decade and the only one since the Basie era that is indispensable for anyone interested in U.S. culture today. The music is excellent, a triumph of indigenous feeling and concept that is bold, intuitive, and soft with love all at once. This is a sumthin' else record. Now's the time. Buy YOU a copy. GO!” (Ralph J. Gleason)