Lennie Niehaus

Complete Fifties Recordings (870253)

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Complete Fifties Recordings

Lennie Niehaus

Phono Records

8436563180057

PHN 148230

870253

JAZZ

4

Complete Fifties Recordings

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CD 24,99 €

4-CD SET

- 80 TRACKS
- BONUS ALBUM: DUANE TATRO'S JAZZ FOR MODERNS
- PLUS 3 BONUS TRACKS

This wonderful 80-track edition compiles all existing recordings by Lennie Niehaus as a leader from his early years, originally issued on six Contemporary and one EmArcy LPs. This material is presented here for the first time ever on a single set and in chronological order.

After 1957, Niehaus wouldn’t record a jazz album under his own name until 1989! Born in 1929 and 86 years old at this writing, in the early years of his career Lennie Niehaus complemented his talents as an alto saxophonist with those as an arranger and composer, becoming a well-known figure on the West Coast jazz scene. After playing with the Stan Kenton big band, and various other jazz bands on the West Coast, Niehaus devoted himself to arranging and composing for motion pictures, including several produced by Clint Eastwood.

As a bonus, three small group tracks that constitute Niehaus’ only collaborations with Howard Rumsey, as well as a complete album by conductor and arranger Duane Tatro, again in a small group format, that features Niehaus on alto on most of the tracks.

5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

PERSONNEL:

LENNIE NIEHAUS, alto sax on all tracks, plus:

COLLECTIVE PERSONNEL:

STU WILLIAMSON (tp), FRANK ROSOLINO (tb), BOB ENEVOLDSEN(v-tb),
VINCE DeROSA (fhr), JACK MONTROSE, BILL HOLMAN, BILL PERKINS (ts),
JIMMY GIUFFRE, BOB GORDON, PEPPER ADAMS (bs),
HAMPTON HAWES, LOU LEVY, PETE JOLLY (p),
MONTY BUDWIG, BUDDY CLARK, RED MITCHELL (b),
SHELLY MANNE, MEL LEWIS (d), among others.

Recorded in Los Angeles, 1954-1957.
Original sessions produced by Lester Koenig & Pete Rugolo.

BONUS ALBUM CD 4 [9-19]: DUANE TATRO'S JAZZ FOR MODERNS
(Contemporary C-3514):

FEATURING:
LEENIE NIEHAUS or JOE MAINI (as), BILL HOLMAN (ts), JIMMY GIUFFRE (bs)
RALPH PENA (b), SHELLY MANNE (d), DUANE TATRO (arr, cond), among others.
Los Angeles, 1954-55.

INCLUDES 36-PAGE BOOKLET

CD 1: TOTAL TIME: 78:21

01 I’ll Take Romance
02 Prime Rib
03 Inside Out
04 Bottoms Up
05 You Stepped Out Of A Dream
06 Whose Blues?
07 I Remember You
08 Day By Day
09 Figure 8
10 How About You?
11 Patty-Cake
12 The Way You Look Tonight
13 Seaside
14 The Night We Called It A Day
15 Have You Met Miss Jones
16 Night Life
17 Rick’s Tricks
18 Bunko
19 Nice Work If You Can Get It
20 You And The Night And The Music
21 Funny Frank (*)
22 That’s Rich (*)
23 If You Are There (*)

CD 2: TOTAL TIME: 68:24

01 Blue Room
02 Love Is Here To Stay
03 Yes, Yes, Honey
04 Circling The Blues
05 They Say It’s Wonderful
06 Cooling It
07 Rose Room
08 Debbie
09 Easy Living
10 All The Things You Are
11 Rondo
12 Star Eyes
13 If I Should Lose You
14 Full House
15 Crosswalk
16 Troubled Waters
17 More Than The Blues
18 Just One Of Those Things
19 My Heart Stood Still
20 Lens

CD 3: TOTAL TIME: 75:39

01 Thou Swell
02 I Wished On The Moon
03 Knee Deep
04 Fond Memories
05 Take It From Me
06 Belle Of The Ball
07 As Long As I Live
08 Ill Wind
09 Three Of A Kind
10 Elbow Room
11 Poinciana
12 Happy Times
13 I Should Care
14 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
15 Blues For Susie
16 Four
17 The Sermon
18 With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair

CD 4: TOTAL TIME: 67:45

01 P & L
02 I See Your Face Before Me
03 Four Eleven West
04 Soon
05 Little Girl Blues
06 Don’t You Know I Care
07 He Ain’t Got Rhythm
08 Kiss Me And Kill Me With Love
09 Turbulence (**)
10 Folly (**)
11 Multiplicity (**)
12 Backlash (**)
13 Outpost (**)
14 Maybe Next Year (**)
15 Conversation Piece (**)
16. Low Clearance (**)
17 Dollar Day (**)
18 Easy Terms (**)
19 Minor Accident (**)

(*) BONUS TRACKS

(**) BONUS ALBUM