The Bebop Shop : A Swingin' Affair: Blue Notes & Hard Bop Classics : Clark Terry
Three different rhythm sections are heard here: pianist Eddie Costa, bassist Joe Benjamin and drummer Osie Johnson on the first set from New Yorks Half Note club. The London session has local musicians Laurie Holloway on piano, Rick Laird, bass and Allan Ganley, drums. Finally, again from the Half Note: Roger Kellaway, piano; Dave Bailey, drums and Bill Crow, bass. Tenor man, Zoot Sims replaces Terry on two tracks to add to the value of this formidable set of live recordings. (Discovery Records) Price: £19.99
The bonus album, Paris 1960, comprises three 1960 small group sessions recorded in France featuring Quentin Jackson (singing on two tracks!) and French pianist Martial Solal. It includes 5 tracks recorded for the French film Si le vent te fait Peur.
First published in 1941, What Makes Sammy Run? was originally a novel by Budd Schulberg - a rags to riches story chronicling the rise and fall of Sammy Glick, a Jewish boy born in New York's Lower East Side. It was later made into a successful Broadway show with music by Ervin Drake and in 1963, Clark Terry and an all-star group of musicians were asked to make a record with jazz versions of some of the musicals songs, with arrangements by Pat Williams. Two very rare albums on CD for the first time. (Discovery Records) Price: £11.99