Sextet - Complete Recordings
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Billy Usselton in sextet settings with combinations of the following
musicians: Bob Burgess, Abe Aaron, Paul Moer, Mel Pollan, Buddy Clark, Lloyd Morales, Larry Bunker, Frank Capp & Mel Lewis.
1. Tangerine, 2. Delilah, 3. Sweet Sue, 4. Dinah, 5. Coquette, 6. Georgia On My Mind, 7. Miss Annabelle Lee, 8. Liza, 9. Cleone, 10. Jill, 11. Margot, 12. Smokey, 13. There Will Never Be Another You, 14. Blooz, 15. Angel, 16. In From Somewhere.
Recorded in Hollywood, June 22, July 13 & 17, October 17, 1956.
Arrangements by: Jerry Fielding (#5, 9, 11, 13), Med Flory (#1, 3, 6, 7, 12), Paul Moer (#2, 4, 8, 10, 14), Shorty Rogers (#15) and Wes Hansel (#16).
A new collection of tenor saxophonist/arranger Billy Usselton's supreme sextet recordings from Hollwyood, 1956.
Billy Usselton (1926-1994), was a modern, controlled, articulate, swinging tenor man, full of fresh ideas and surprises and rhythm and good taste. These recordings are the only ones he did as featured soloist of his own group.
George T. Simon wrote: "This is jazz of pure sound and free spirit. The arrangements are bright and imaginative. They make elegant use of counterpoint and of the unusual sound afforded by the addition of bass clarinet to the leading tenor sax and trombone and by the piano, too."