Various Artists - Colorado Jazz Party [MPS BASF Records MD 25099] (1972)

Dynamic Range Released: 1972
Country: US
Label: MPS BASF Records
Catalog: MD 25099
Genre: Jazz

Item# SR-MPMD25099
Ratings: C=VG-; LP=VG+

Note: Recorded Live! At Dick Gibson's 1971 Colorado Jazz Party!

T R A C K L I S T:

01 On The Trail
02 The Hymn
03 Just Squeeze Me
04 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You/Georgia On My Mind
05 Billie's Bounce
06 Undecided
07 Lover Come Back To Me
08 Emily
09 Oleo

Colorado Jazz Party
Various Artists

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Album Review

Scott Yanow []

It is surprising that the music on this double LP has not been reissued yet on CD for there are many exciting performances. Taken from Dick Gibson's 1971 Colorado Jazz Party, there are mini-sets from four separate groups. Trumpeters Clark Terry and Harry ''Sweets'' Edison lead a six-horn nonet (which includes Zoot Sims' tenor) for spirited versions of ''On the Trail'' and ''The Hymn.'' Terry gets a chance to stretch out with tenor-saxophonist Flip Phillips in a quintet while a similar-sized group showcases the underrated trombonist Carl Fontana and James Moody on tenor. Finally there is a four-trombone septet (with Fontana, Kai Winding, Urbie Green and an effective Trummy Young) performing long versions of ''Undecided'' and ''Lover, Come Back to Me.'' Fans of straightahead jazz who run across this two-fer will not need to be told twice to get it.