1. Welcome to the premier online community and classifieds for bass players!

    Register a free account to post, remove lots of ads, and more!

The Legendary Scott LaFaro 1957

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by ee-san, Feb 14, 2014.


  1. DC Bass

    DC Bass Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Washington DC
    Domo arigato ee-san!

    I was not aware of this record either. Scott sounds great here!

    ITunes has a collection called "Scott LaFaro: Essential Jazz Masters" with all of this and more- 39 songs total for eight bucks (at the time of this post)! :hyper:

    Joe
     
  2. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Isn't this the Pat Moran Trio record (Scotty's first) where Pat's ex husband was credited as the bassist? Ask Paul Warburton, he'll know...
     
  3. The youtube link lists Pat Moran on piano and Johnny Whited on drums. Allmusic lists the recording entitled "This is Pat Moran" with Scott LaFaro credited on bass. That listing has more tracks than shown on the youtube link.

    To my untrained ears, the recording seems quite high quality for the 50's. The bass sounds pretty far forward in the mix, perhaps a little more than was typical at that time--no complaints from me given the bassist.
     
  4. Sponsored by:

  5. gerry grable

    gerry grable

    Nov 9, 2010
    . The bass sounds pretty far forward in the mix, perhaps a little more than was typical at that time--no complaints from me given the bassist.[/QUOTE]

    Yes. I thought the same thing. I wonder if it was remixed to showcase Scott. No complaints from me either. It's a great chance to hear him in his early formative stages. The growth and fluidity in his playing that's evident between this recording and those a few short years later with Evans is truly amazing!
     
  6. Yeth, he will. (hi, Ed).
    The original side lists the bassist as John Doling, Pat's ex husband who went around town telling other bassists it was hisownself playing. I know this because I was the next bassist in Pat's trio after Scott, along with the drummer, Milt Turner. As with most CD's nowadays, the side has been remixed. (bye, Ed). :D
     
  7. M0ses

    M0ses Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Eastern Wisconsin
    This is REALLY swingin. Thanks for the link, enjoyed it a lot.
     
  8. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
  9. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Disclosures:
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Would you mind kindly dropping by a little more ****ing often? ;)
     
  10. On a related note, theres a torrent up at dimeadozen.org for Bill Evans trio with LaFaro and Motian live at Birdland radio broadcast from 1960. The sound quality is actually pretty good! I'm surprised this hasn't been commercially released.
     
  11. It has been released as " The Birdland Broadcast's "... I have these.
     
  12. Is this available anywhere in CD form? All I'm seeing is it showing up on the UK iTunes store. Not even available on the US store.
     
  13. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Disclosures:
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Thanks OLDGUY - made my day. :D
     
  14. That release is by a bootleg company which is probably why its not in the US store.
     
  15. It's Scott's birthday today and ISB has announced that Barrie Kolstein has donated the Lafaro Prescott to both the ISB and Ithaca St. in NY for future bassists to enjoy.
    Why not listen to some Lafaro today in his honor....:)
     
  16. You're welcome, Mark.

    In case you missed this one, here's a clip of Scotty during his L.A. era with Vic and Stan Levey which kicks some serious ass. 1958, the period when Scott was studying with Red Mitchell. Rosie Mitchell (Red's second wife) told me that Scott would be at their house so frequently that Red told her, jokingly, that maybe he could take Scott as an income tax deduction.
    I have no idea why the clip window says "Deep in a dream"...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fU9YF946YM
     
  17. Dimmik

    Dimmik

    Apr 16, 2012
    I have a CD called "The Complete Trio Sessions" that lists the players as Pat Moran, Johnny Whited, Scott LaFaro and Bev Kelly. That certainly sounds like LaFaro on the bass to me. Nobody else plays like that.