Stu Williamson – Stu Williamson (1958/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 39:23 minutes | 822 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | Front Cover | © Bethlehem Records
West Coast jazz trumpeter Stu Williamson recorded this album in Los Angeles in 1956 with some of the best studio musicians of the day. He is accompanied on different tracks by a young Charlie Mariano on alto sax, Bill Holman on tenor sax and Mel Lewis on drums, while older brother Claude Williamson plays piano throughout the session.
“In a decade of West Coast trumpet giants, Williamson had a tender touch … (his) notes were always in perfect pitch while his lines were consistently romantic. The beauty of his playing rested in his gentle attack and barrel rolls out of formation to improvise softly while diving or climbing.”
01 – Pee Jay
02 – Just Friends
03 – Darn That Dream
04 – Hongry Child
05 – Big Red
06 – Red Cross
07 – Talk of the Town
08 – Oom’s Tune
09 – Rose Bud
Recorded by Val Valentin in January 1956, Hollywood, CA.
Remastered in 2014.
Stu Williamson – trumpet
Charlie Mariano – alto saxophone
Bill Holman – tenor saxophone
Jimmy Giuffre – baritone saxophone
Claude Williamson – piano
Leroy Vinnegar – bass
Mel Lewis – drums