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Complete Playboys Sessions, 1956


Download links and information about Complete Playboys Sessions, 1956 by Richie Kamuca, Phil Urso, Pete Jolly, Art Pepper, Carl Perkins, Chet Baker. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:07:14 minutes.

Artist: Richie Kamuca, Phil Urso, Pete Jolly, Art Pepper, Carl Perkins, Chet Baker
Release date: 2007
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:07:14
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No. Title Length
1. Tynan Time (featuring Stan Levey, Leroy Vinnegar) 6:19
2. Little Girl (featuring Stan Levey, Leroy Vinnegar) 4:17
3. Minor Yours (featuring Stan Levey, Leroy Vinnegar) 7:14
4. Sonny Boy (featuring Stan Levey, Leroy Vinnegar) 3:57
5. The Route (featuring Stan Levey, Leroy Vinnegar) 5:05
6. For Minors Only (featuring Curtis Counce) 4:02
7. Minor Yours (featuring Curtis Counce) 6:44
8. Resonant Emotions (featuring Curtis Counce) 5:42
9. Tynan Time (featuring Curtis Counce) 5:32
10. Picture of Heath (featuring Curtis Counce) 6:45
11. For Miles and Miles (featuring Curtis Counce) 6:26
12. C.T. A (featuring Curtis Counce) 5:11



This 2007 disc gathers all known sides cut during a July 26, 1956 confab led by West Coast cool purveyors Chet Baker (trumpet) and Art Pepper (alto sax). Keen-eyed enthusiasts will note that this particular date occurred during a remarkable week — July 23 through July 31 — of sessions held at the behest of Pacific Jazz label owner and producer Dick Bock at the Forum Theater in Los Angeles. Recordings made during this week not only inform The Route, but three other long-players as well: Let's Get Lost, Chet Baker & Crew, and At the Forum Theater. These were likewise the first sides cut by Baker since returning from his triumphant and extended stay in Europe. The Route compiles all 11 tracks by the sextet featuring Richie Kamuca (tenor sax), Pete Jolly (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), and Stan Levey (drums) in support of Baker and Pepper. Bock had no immediate plans to use these recordings for any one album, that is to say he incorporated the titles throughout various compiles released on Pacific Jazz. Three months later, however, Baker and Pepper did record with a completely different personnel for the expressed purpose of creating what would become known as Playboys and alternately Picture of Heath. Perhaps encouraged by the swinging interaction on Pepper's "Tynan Time" and "Minor Yours," both cuts were featured at this get-together as well as during the Picture of Heath collaboration. There are a few unexpected moments of sheer brilliance spread throughout, such as the Baker penned title composition, which contains supple and nicely contrasting solos from Kamuca and Vinnegar — whose solid pendulum accurately swings all through this collection. Complete Playboys Sessions 1956 is recommended for completists as well as curious consumers wishing to expand their knowledge of the light and airy rhythms that typify the cool West Coast jazz scene of the mid-'50s.