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Tony Scott: Three Classic Albums Plus (52nd St Scene / Tony Scott In Hi-Fi / The Touch Of Tony Scott) (2CD)

Tony Scott: Three Classic Albums Plus (52nd St Scene / Tony Scott In Hi-Fi / The Touch Of Tony Scott) (2CD)

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AVID Jazz here presents three classic Tony Scott albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.
“52nd Street Scene”; “Tony Scott In Hi-Fi”; “The Touch Of Tony Scott” plus a track from Jazztime U.S.A Vol 2; plus 3 tracks from Newport 6th July 1958.
Born Anthony Sciacca into a musical family, in New Jersey in 1921, Tony Scott went on to study at Julliard before taking the jazz road to “fame and fortune”. Coming up he played with just about everyone, from mentor Ben Webster to Buddy Rich, Trummy Young, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Duke Ellington to name but a few. “52nd Street Scene” acts as a kind of tribute to the New York jazz scene happening between 1942 and 1949 based around the famous 52nd Street area. It features such luminaries as Joe Thomas, Wilbur De Paris, Pee Wee Russell, Coleman Hawkins, Tommy Flanagan, Al Cohn, Roy Haynes and Red Rodney. “In Hi-Fi” is an album of two sides, side one recorded in the studio and side two recorded “on the spot” at Mintons. It features amongst others Dick Katz, Philly Joe Jones, Percy Heath, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson and Earl May. “The Touch of Tony Scott” finds our man in a number of combinations! With his orchestra, in a tentet and in a more modest quartet! As the original liner notes attest in the opening paragraph…..”there lies within the covers of this album some of the most exciting, vibrant and provocative music yet recorded by America’s most creative and uninhibited modern clarinettist, Tony Scott”. As Mr Scott himself mentions, also in the original liner notes “this is music of hurt and lament, or of the exultant relief from hurt”. Amongst the many fine players you will hear on this album are Jimmy Maxwell, Urbie Green, Gigi Gryce, Zoot Sims, Bill Evans, Milt Hinton and Al Cohn. We conclude our selections with the only Scott track on the 1953 compilation “Jazztime U.S.A” curiously titled, “Bob’s Blob” featuring Dick Katz, Milt Hinton and Jackie Moffett. Finally three unreleased tracks from “Newport Jazz 1958” where Scott is joined by Jimmy Knepper, Kenny Burrell, Henry Grimes and Eddie Levinson.
All three albums plus have been digitally re-mastered.

1-9: ‘52nd Street Scene’
1. Blues For “The Street”
2. Love Is Just Around The Corner
3. Body And Soul
4. Mop-Mop
5. Lester Leaps In
6. Lover Man
7. Woody ‘N’ You
8. ‘Round Midnight
9. Ornithology
10-18: ‘Tony Scott In Hi-Fi’
10. Swootie Patootie
11. I Cover The Waterfront
12. Sweet Lorraine
13. Yesterdays
14. Goodbye
15. Katz’ Meow (A Canon For Cats)
16. After After Hours
17. I Never Knew
18. Away We Go

1: ‘Tony Scott In Hi-Fi’
1. It’s You Or No One
2-13: ‘The Touch Of Tony Scott
2. Rock Me But Don’t Roll Me
3. Deep Purple
4. The Jitterbug Waltz
5. The Moon Walks
6. My Old Flame
7. Aeolian Drinking Song
8. You, You’re Driving Me Crazy
9. Round About Midnight
10. Walkin’ On Air
11. Poinciana
12. Vanilla Frosting On A Beef Pie
13. Yesterdays
14. Bob’s Blob from Jazztime USA - Volume 2
15. Introduction By Willia Conover from Newport 1958
16. Blues For An African Friend from Newport 1958
17. Tony Scott Complains About Noise From Film Crew from Newport 1958
18. Moonlight In Vermont from Newport 1958
19. Blues For Charlie Parker from Newport 1958

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