Joe Newman

The Happy Cats (870274)

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The Happy Cats

Joe Newman

Phono Records

8436563180934

PHN 149996

870274

JAZZ

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The Happy Cats

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CD 5,37 €

3 COMPLETE ALBUMS ON 2-CD SET!

INCLUDES 8 BONUS TRACKS

12-PAGE BOOKLET

1 SONG APPEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CD!

Best known for his long stints as a member of the Count Basie Orchestra, trumpeter Joe Newman recorded several wonderful albums under his own name. This set presents all of the sessions he recorded as a leader featuring pianist Johnny Acea. An interesting performer, Acea died in 1963 at the age of 45. Included here are the complete albums Joe Newman and His Band (Vanguard 10” SRV8007), The Happy Cats (Coral CRL 57121), and Locking Horns (Rama RLP1003/ Roulette RS-52009) – the latter LP also features Zoot Sims and Oscar Pettiford. This set also contains “Joe’s Blues”, a song which completes the Happy Cats sessions and appears here on CD for the first time ever. It was originally issued on the compilation LP Jazz Cornucopia (Coral CRL-57149).

As a bonus, a splendid session featuring Newman in the company of Count Basie himself, which was originally issued on the 10” LP Joe Newman and the Boys in the Band (Storyville STLP-318).

PERSONNEL:

  • JOE NEWMAN, trumpet; JOHNNY ACEA, piano on all tracks, plus:.
  • CD 1 [1-4]: JOE NEWMAN AND HIS BAND.
  • MATTHEW GEE, trombone.
  • FRANK WESS, flute, tenor sax.
  • FRANK FOSTER, tenor sax.
  • EDDIE JONES, bass.
  • OSIE JOHNSON, drums.
  • New York, March 9, 1954..
  • CD 1 [5-16]: THE HAPPY CATS - JOE NEWMAN SEXTET.
  • FRANK REHAK, trombone.
  • FRANK WESS, flute, tenor sax.
  • EDDIE JONES, bass.
  • Arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, Quincy Jones, and Al Cohn..
  • New York, January 7 & 8, 1957..
  • CD 2 [1-10]: LOCKING HORNS.
  • ZOOT SIMS, tenor sax.
  • OSCAR PETTIFORD, bass.
  • OSIE JOHNSON, drumsNew York, April 10, 1957..
  • BONUS TRACKS CD 2 [11-18]: JOE NEWMAN AND THE BOYS IN THE BAND.
  • JOE NEWMAN, trumpet.
  • HENRY COKER, trombone.
  • FRANK WESS, tenor sax, flute.
  • FRANK FOSTER, tenor sax.
  • CHARLIE FOWLKES, baritone sax.
  • COUNT BASIE, piano, organ.
  • FREDDIE GREEN, guitar.
  • EDDIE JONES, bass.
  • GUS JOHNSON, drums.
  • Boston, September 7, 1954.

TRACKS:

  • CD ONE TOTAL TIME: 69:28 Min.
  • 01 CLOSE QUARTERS
  • 02 JOSÉ BEGUINES
  • 03 BLUES FOR SLIM
  • 04 THE SLEEPER
  • 05 THE HAPPY CATS
  • 06 COCKTAILS FOR TWO
  • 07 LATER FOR THE HAPPENINGS
  • 08 BUTTERCUP
  • 09 ROBBIN’S NEST
  • 10 THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
  • 11 FEATHER’S NEST
  • 12 MEAN TO ME
  • 13 BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
  • 14 JOE’S TUNE
  • 15 I NEVER KNEW
  • 16 JOE’S BLUES (*)
  • (*) FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CD
  • CD TWO TOTAL TIME: 75:21 Min.
  • 01 CORKY
  • 02 MAMBO FOR JOE
  • 03 WOLFAFUNT’S LAMENT
  • 04 MIDNITE FANTASY
  • 05 ‘TATER PIE
  • 06 OH SHAY
  • 07 BASSING AROUND
  • 08 OH JOE
  • 09 SUSETTE
  • 10 SIMILAR SOULS
  • 11 IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW (*)
  • 12 THESE FOOLISH THINGS (*)
  • 13 PETER PAN (*)
  • 14 AIN’T IT THE TRUTH (*)
  • 15 INGIN’ THE OOH (*)
  • 16 I’M CONFESSIN’ (*)
  • 17 IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW [alt tk] (*)
  • 18 THESE FOOLISH THINGS [alt tk] (*)
  • (*) BONUS TRACKS