Charlie Rouse

Charlie Rouse - Red Rodney: Social Call (UPCD 27.50)

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1984

Charlie Rouse - Red Rodney: Social Call

Charlie Rouse

Uptown

026198275020

UTR 108247

UPCD 27.50

JAZZ

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Charlie Rouse - Red Rodney: Social Call

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PERSONNEL:

CHARLIE ROUSSE,
tenor sax
RED RODNEY, trumpet
ALBERT DAILEY, piano
CECIL McBEE, bass
KENNY WASHINGTON, drums

New Jersey, January 21 & 22, 1984

TRACKS:

01. Little Chico
02. Social Call
03. Half Nelson
04. Greenhouse
05. Darn That Dream (Take 1)
06. Casbah
07. Social Call
08. Darn That Dream (Take 2)
09. Half Nelson


First released in 1984 as an LP Social Call (Uptown), by longtime Monk tenorist Charlie Rouse and Charlie Parker trumpeter Red Rodney, with a topflight rhythm section of pianist Albert Dailey, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Kenny Washington, the album sits unabashedly in the bop/hard-bop camp. Accordingly, along with the Gryce tune, the program includes Miles Davis' "Half Nelson," Tadd Dameron's "Casbah," Bobby Porcelli's "Greenhouse," and Rouse's "Little Chico," along with the ballad "Darn That Dream."

As a member of Monk's quartet, Rouse was highly regarded for his appealing, distinctive tone, his clipped, inventive phrasing and his forceful swing-all characteristics clearly in evidence here.  Yet on the melody of "Darn That Dream," he switches to a romantic low-register approach suggestive of Ben Webster, an acknowledged influence.  Rodney, a fine intuitive player, never fails to swing infectiously while crafting steadfastly melodic lines, whether on trumpet or flugelhorn.  Don Sickler's arrangements contribute a level of structural interest often missing in quintet settings.  This rerelease includes three alternate takes not present on the original record