Sunday, October 16, 2011

StLJN Audio Archive:
Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer
- The Power of Positive Swinging

For this week's Audio Archive post, we once again visit the extensive catalog of trumpeter and St. Louis native Clark Terry for The Power of Positive Swinging, a 1965 album that teams him with Kansas City native Bob Brookmeyer.

Originally was issued on the Mainstream label and preserved online via the music sharing blog Musica des Delas Antipodas, the session features Terry on trumpet and flugelhorn and
Brookmeyer on valve trombone, backed by a rhythm section of Roger Kellaway (piano), Bill Crow (bass) and Dave Bailey (drums). (The album also was issued on CD in 1993, but that edition has gone out of print.)

The track listing is:
01: Dancing on the Grave (Brookmeyer) 2:31
02: Battle Hymn of the Republic (arr. Brookmeyer, Terry) 3:29
03: The King (Basie) 5:41
04: Ode to a Flugelhorn (Terry) 5:36
05: Gal in Calico (Robin, Schwartz) 6:02
06: Green Stamps (Brookmeyer) 5:07
07: Hawg Jawz (Terry) 2:23
08: Simple Waltz (Terry) 5:17
09: Just an Old Manuscript (Redman, Razaf) 7:31

To download a copy of The Power of Positive Swinging, go here and scroll down to the first comment, where you'll find a Rapidshare link. Copy, paste and click that link, and then follow the instructions on the Rapidshare page. The file downloads in .rar format; for more about .rar files and how to unpack them, go here.

The StLJN Audio Archive links only to recordings that are out-of-print or that never have been commercially available. The purpose of the Audio Archive is encourage discussion, appreciation and knowledge of St. Louis jazz artists, and we encourage you to support them (or their estates) by purchasing authorized recordings and merchandise or, whenever possible, attending live performances.

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