Here’s a big band album by the very innovative Don Ellis, which introduced an array of electric Read more →
Get yourself together and listen to this very interesting album that was recorded in December of 1960 and released in 1961. “Gettin’ Together” will be featured on Jazz Con Class for about two weeks, check the schedule link for play times, enjoy!
More on the Album:
Gettin’ Together! album by Paul Gonsalves was released Jul 01, 1991 on the Original Jazz Classics label. Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (1987, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California). Gettin’ Together! CD music contains a single disc with 8 songs.
The most easily available of tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves’ infrequent sessions as a leader, this CD is a straight reissue of his original Jazzland LP. Gettin’ Together! songs Three songs (including two ballads) showcase Gonsalves in a quartet with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Jimmy Cobb, while five other pieces add cornetist Nat Adderley……..Read More
About Paul Gonsalves:
Gonsalves first professional engagement was with the Sabby Lewis band in Boston. On leaving Lewis he played with Count Basie from 1946-49, was briefly with Dizzy Gillespie, and then joined Duke Ellington in 1950. Gonsalves remained with Ellington for the rest of his life, his occasional absences from the band resulting from his addiction to alcohol and narcotics. Like many other would-be Ellingtonian tenor players, Gonsalves began by learning Ben Webster’s “Cottontail” solo note for note, but quickly established his own distinctive style. The circumstance which made Gonsalves’ reputation was his appearance with Ellington at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, when his storming, 27-chorus bridge between the opening and closing sections of “Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue” helped to focus media attention on the band and provided the basis of Ellington’s “comeback”. ……Read More