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Skin Deep

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Download links and information about Skin Deep by Louie Bellson. This album was released in 1955 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 48:52 minutes.

Artist: Louie Bellson
Release date: 1955
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 48:52
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Percussionistically Speaking 7:58
2. A Pearl for Louie 3:54
3. Fascinating Rhythm 4:16
4. Copasetic (Long Version) 4:56
5. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm 2:55
6. Skin Deep 7:52
7. Loris 3:57
8. For Europeans Only 3:03
9. Phalanges 3:18
10. Caxton Hall Swing 2:59
11. Copasetic (Short Version) 3:44

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Louis Bellson has long been acknowledged as one of the greatest drummers in jazz history and this release combines two separate sessions that are predominately features for his incredible solos. "Percussionistically Speaking" starts as a blues, then Bellson shows off his subtle brushwork before switching to sticks for a powerful solo. There's more room for other soloists on "Fascinatin' Rhythm," where guitarist Joe Puma, pianist Ralph Martin and bassist Bob Peterson get to show off their chops, too. The title track is Bellson's best known piece, written while he was briefly with Duke Ellington; this powerful big band version is as effective as his famous earlier version. Another choice cut is "For Europeans Only," featuring a strong solo by the ill-fated tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray, who was killed a little over a year following this session.