Nice lil' Scott LaFaro find..

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by Phil Rowan, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    ..with Herb Geller, Thad Jones and Elvin Jones, no less! I stumbled upon this while searching for Herb Geller stuff on youtube. Scottie has a nice solo spot at the end too.. enjoy!
  2. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    Excellent find! Scotty always had great tone. It's hard to believe that he only played bass for a handful of years. And it's interesting to hear Elvin pre-Coltrane classic quartet days. The rap on him was that he was too flashy and out to keep good time. Not so here for damn sure.
  3. Anonymatt


    Jan 3, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Nice and loud.
  4. joe vegas

    joe vegas Supporting Member

    Great post!
    Man, imagine if Scott had lived a whole lot longer...
  5. I have this album and Hank Jones is on some cuts. Lafaro has a feature on a tune called " The Cow Song." Imagine that....
  6. If you want to hear some more straight ahead Elvin from 1957 or so check out a side by Art Farmer called " Farmer's Market ".
  7. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    There's also a great Pepper Adams album called "The cool sounds of Pepper Adams" that features Elvin with Hank Jones and George Duvivier. And Elvin's also on "The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3" (which features some absolutely killing Thad Jones arrangements.. highly recommended).
  8. Great albums Phil. George Duvivier's sound on that Pepper side is to die for.....
  9. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    Speaking of George Duvivier, I just placed an order (via ebay) for an LP of Shirley Scott's titled "Girl Talk", with George Duvivier and Mickey Roker. Yet another album I highly recommend checking out (particularly if you want to get into playing some real slow walking ballad type tempos.. and they groove like crazy even.. or should I say especially?.. that slow).
  10. Playing those tempo's is one of the hardest things to do in the music biz. Ya gotta love Basie.....