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Jazz In Paris, Vol. 72: Bebop


Download links and information about Jazz In Paris, Vol. 72: Bebop by Howard McGhee, James Moody, Don Byas. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 01:11:03 minutes.

Artist: Howard McGhee, James Moody, Don Byas
Release date: 2002
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 23
Duration: 01:11:03
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No. Title Length
1. Mad Monk 2:42
2. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone 2:40
3. The Hour of Parting 3:26
4. I Can't Get Started 2:40
5. Billie's Bounce 2:54
6. I Surrender, Dear 3:16
7. Walking Around (featuring Don Byas Ree-Boppers) 2:52
8. How High the Moon (featuring Don Byas Ree-Boppers) 2:41
9. Red Cross (featuring Don Byas Ree-Boppers) 2:48
10. Laura (featuring Don Byas Ree-Boppers) 3:44
11. Cement Mixer (featuring Don Byas Ree-Boppers) 2:54
12. Dynamo A (featuring Don Byas Ree-Boppers) 3:32
13. Denise 3:21
14. Nicole 3:29
15. √Čtoile 3:00
16. Punkins 3:13
17. Donna Lee 3:07
18. Big Will 2:41
19. Prelude to Nicole 3:23
20. Oh Well (featuring James Moody Quintet) 2:50
21. Convulsions (featuring James Moody Quintet) 3:00
22. Verso (featuring James Moody Quintet) 3:23
23. Recto (featuring James Moody Quintet) 3:27



Four different groups are heard on this compilation from the Jazz in Paris series. Although all groups were promoted as bop-oriented when they were overseas, the only bona fide bop musicians on the first two sessions are tenor saxophonist Don Byas and pianist Billy Taylor. The first date is jointly credited to Byas and trombonist Tyree Glenn (known for his work with Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong); Glenn is an effective soloist, even though he's firmly a swinger at heart. But it is Byas' big-toned solos that stand out, especially in Dizzy Gillespie's "Dynamo A" (also known as "Dizzy Atmosphere"), along with the effective comping and solos of the relative youngster Billy Taylor, who also contributed "Mad Monk." Trumpeter Howard McGhee leads a sextet, featuring alto saxophonist Jimmy Heath and bassist Percy Heath, sticking primarily to the leader's compositions. McGhee's writing is insignificant (especially when compared to Jimmy Heath's output over the decades which followed); better are the interpretations of Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee" and Tadd Dameron's loping "Big Will." The last four tracks feature tenor saxophonist James Moody, with Byas, trombonist Nat Peck, and pianist Bernard Peiffer along for the ride. Only one is a Moody original, but in spite of the strong performances, the lousy work of the session's engineer produced consistently overmodulated recordings. The musicians deserved better.