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CHARLIE ROUSE & JULIUS WATKINS: THE COMPLETE JAZZ MODES SESSIONS (3 CDS)

CHARLIE ROUSE & JULIUS WATKINS: THE COMPLETE JAZZ MODES SESSIONS (3 CDS)

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• 3-CD SET
• INCLUDES 32-PAGE BOOKLET
• 4 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
The complete recordings by The Jazz Modes, an experimental small jazz formation fronted by Charlie Rouse on tenor sax and Julius Watkins on French horn, plus Gildo Mahones on piano.

With slight personnel variations, this group recorded a total of five albums, most of which are now very hard to find. All of these LPs are included here in their entirety and in chronological order

A member of big bands, among them those of Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, and Duke Ellington, Charlie Rouse is best remembered for his more than ten years as a member of the Thelonious Monk Quartet.

One of the first and probably the best jazz French horn player, Julius Watkins recorded with numerous jazz greats, including John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis and Gil Evans, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Johnny Griffin, Randy Weston, and the Jazz Composer's Orchestra.

As a bonus, we have included three further complete albums, all of which were originally issued as 10” LPs. Oscar Pettiford’s Oscar Rides Again is the only other existing album, outside of the Jazz Modes body of work, to feature both Rouse and Watkins in the front line. The two volumes by the Julius Watkins Sextet, on the other hand, present Watkins in the company of other celebrated tenor saxophonists: Frank Foster and Hank Mobley.

PERSONNEL:
Charlie Rouse - tenor sax
Julius Watkins - French horn
Gildo Mahones - piano
On all tracks, plus:


CD ONE [1-6]: JAZZVILLE ’56, Vol.1 (Dawn DLP1101):
Paul West (b), Art Taylor (d).
New York, June 1956.


CD ONE [7-16]: LES JAZZ MODES (Dawn DLP1108):
Paul Chambers (b), Oscar Pettiford (b, replaces Chambers on 11, 12 & 14 only), Janet Putnam (harp on 8 & 10 only), Ron Jefferson (d), Eileen Gilbert (soprano vocals on 8, 12 & 14 only).
New York, June 12, 1956.


CD ONE [17-22] & CD TWO [1-5]: MOOD IN SCARLET (Dawn LP1117):
Martin Rivera (b), Ron Jefferson (d), Chino Pozo (bongos on CD One, 20-21 only), Eileen Gilbert (soprano vocals on CD Two, 1-2 only).
New York, December 4, 1956.


CD TWO [6-14]: THE MOST HAPPY FELLA(Atlantic LP1280):
Martin Rivera (b), Ron Jefferson (d), Chino Pozo (conga & bongos), Eileen Gilbert (soprano vocals on 10 only).
New York, November 7, 1957.


CD TWO [15-18] & CD THREE [1-4]: THE JAZZ MODES (Atlantic LP1306):
CD TWO (15, 16 & 18) & & CD THREE (2): Sahib Shihab (bar), Martin Rivera (b), Jimmy Wormworth (d).
New York, 1959.


CD TWO [17] & CD THREE [1, 3 & 4]: Martin Rivera (b), Ron Jefferson (d), Chino Pozo (congas, bongos), Eileen Gilbert (soprano vocals).
New York, October 28, 1959. 


CD THREE [5-10]: Oscar Rides Again (Bethlehem 10 LP BCP1003)
Charlie Rouse (ts), Julius Watkins (frhn), Duke Jordan (p), Oscar Pettiford (b, cello on 6 & 9-10), Ron Jefferson (d).
New York, September 1954.


CD THREE [11-14]: Julius Watkins Sextet [aka New Faces, New Sounds] (Blue Note BLP5053):
Julius Watkins (frhn), Frank Foster (ts), George Butcher (p), Perry Lopez (g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Kenny Clarke (d).
Hackensack, N.J., August 8, 1954 .


CD THREE [15-19]: Julius Watkins Sextet Volume Two (Blue Note BLP5064):
Julius Watkins (frhn), Hank Mobley (ts), Duke Jordan (p), Perry Lopez (g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Art Blakey (d).
Hackensack, N.J., March 20, 1955.


TRACKS:
CD ONE (78:42 min.)
01 DANCING ON THE CEILING
02 LEGEND
03 TEMPTATION
04 EPISODE
05 DANCING IN THE DARK
06 GOODBYE
07 TOWN AND COUNTRY
08 WHEN THE BLUES COMES ON
09 BLUE MODES
10 YOU ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL
11 SO FAR
12 IDLE EVENING
13 GARDEN DELIGHTS
14 STRANGE TALE
15 TWO SONGS
16 STALLION
17 BAUBLES, BANGLES AND BEADS
18 AUTUMN LEAVES
19 THE GOLDEN CHARIOT
20 LET S TRY
21 BOHEMIA
22 CATCH HER


CD TWO (76:32 min.)
01 HOO TAI
02 MOOD IN SCARLET
03 LINDA DELIA
04 I VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
05 WE CAN TALK IT OVER
06 STANDING ON THE CORNER
07 JOEY, JOEY, JOEY
08 WARM ALL OVER
09 HAPPY TO MAKE YOUR ACQUAINTANCE
10 MY HEART IS SO FULL OF YOU
11 THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
12 DON T CRY
13 LIKE A WOMAN
14 SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE
15 THE OBLONG
16 1-2-3-4-0 IN SYNCOPATION
17 BLUE FLAME
18 MOOD IN MOTION


CD THREE (77:40 min.)
01 KNITTIN
02 THIS N THAT
03 GLAD THAT I FOUND YOU
04 PRINCESS
05 SEXTETTE (*)
06 THE GOLDEN TOUCH (*)
07 CABLE CAR (*)
08 TRICTROTISM (*)
09 EDGE OF LOVE (*)
10 OSCAR RIDES AGAIN (*)
11 LINDA DELIA (*)
12 PERPETUATION (*)
13 I HAVE KNOWN (*)
14 LEETE (*)
15 GARDEN DELIGHTS (*)
16 JULIE ANN (*)
17 SPARKLING BURGUNDY (*)
18 B AND D (*)

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