Sonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art Pepper ‎– Black California (The Savoy Sessions)

Label:
Savoy Records ‎– SJL 2215
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Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
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Style:
Bop

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A1 Backbreaker
Alto Saxophone – Sonny CrissBass – Harry Babison*Drums – Ken Kennedy (6)Guitar – Barney Kessell*Piano – Russ FreemanTenor Saxophone – Wardell GrayTrumpet – Al KillianWritten-By – Hawkins*
16:45
A2 Laguna
Bass, Vocals – Bam Brown*Drums – Zutty SingletonGuitar, Vocals – Slim GaillardPiano – Dodo MarmarosaWritten-By – Gaillard*
2:41
A3 Boogin' At Berg's
Bass, Vocals – Bam Brown*Drums – Zutty SingletonGuitar, Vocals – Slim GaillardPiano – Dodo MarmarosaWritten-By – Gaillard*
2:49
A4 Dunkin' Bagel
Bass, Vocals – Bam Brown*Drums – Zutty SingletonGuitar, Piano, Vocals – Slim GaillardPiano – Dodo MarmarosaWritten-By – Gaillard*
2:46
B1 Pete's Beat
Alto Saxophone – Eric Dolphy, Leroy Robinson (3)Baritone Saxophone – Clyde DunnBass [Either] – Addison FarmerBass [Or] – Roger AldersonCongas – Alvy KiddDrums – Roy PorterGuitar – Bennie WhitePiano – Joe Harrison (3)Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Solomon, Joe HowardTrombone – Danny Horton (3), Jimmy Knepper, William WiggingtonTrumpet – Art Farmer, Eddie Preston, James Metlock, Robert Ross (7)Vocals – Paul Sparks (2)Written-By – Howard*
2:36
B2 Sippin' With Cisco
Alto Saxophone – Eric Dolphy, Leroy Robinson (3)Baritone Saxophone – Clyde DunnBass [Either] – Addison FarmerBass [Or] – Roger AldersonCongas – Alvy KiddDrums – Roy PorterGuitar – Bennie WhitePiano – Joe Harrison (3)Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Solomon, Joe HowardTrombone – Danny Horton (3), Jimmy Knepper, William WiggingtonTrumpet – Art Farmer, Eddie Preston, James Metlock, Robert Ross (7)Vocals – Paul Sparks (2)Written-By – Howard*, Porter*
4:50
B3 This Is You
Alto Saxophone – Eric Dolphy, Leroy Robinson (3)Baritone Saxophone – Clyde DunnBass [Either] – Addison FarmerBass [Or] – Roger AldersonCongas – Alvy KiddDrums – Roy PorterGuitar – Bennie WhitePiano – Joe Harrison (3)Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Solomon, Joe HowardTrombone – Danny Horton (3), Jimmy Knepper, William WiggingtonTrumpet – Art Farmer, Eddie Preston, James Metlock, Robert Ross (7)Vocals – Paul Sparks (2)Written-By – Howard*
2:50
B4 Gassin' The Wig
Alto Saxophone – Eric Dolphy, Leroy Robinson (3)Baritone Saxophone – Clyde DunnBass [Either] – Addison FarmerBass [Or] – Roger AldersonCongas – Alvy KiddDrums – Roy PorterGuitar – Bennie WhitePiano – Joe Harrison (3)Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Solomon, Joe HowardTrombone – Danny Horton (3), Jimmy Knepper, William WiggingtonTrumpet – Art Farmer, Eddie Preston, James Metlock, Robert Ross (7)Vocals – Paul Sparks (2)Written-By – Ross*
2:44
B5 Phantom Moon
Alto Saxophone – Eric Dolphy, Leroy Robinson (3)Baritone Saxophone – Clyde DunnBass [Either] – Addison FarmerBass [Or] – Roger AldersonCongas – Alvy KiddDrums – Roy PorterGuitar – Bennie WhitePiano – Joe Harrison (3)Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Solomon, Joe HowardTrombone – Danny Horton (3), Jimmy Knepper, William WiggingtonTrumpet – Art Farmer, Eddie Preston, James Metlock, Robert Ross (7)Vocals – Paul Sparks (2)Written-By – Wiggington*
2:55
B6 Howard's Idea
Alto Saxophone – Eric Dolphy, Leroy Robinson (3)Baritone Saxophone – Clyde DunnBass [Either] – Addison FarmerBass [Or] – Roger AldersonCongas – Alvy KiddDrums – Roy PorterGuitar – Bennie WhitePiano – Joe Harrison (3)Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Solomon, Joe HowardTrombone – Danny Horton (3), Jimmy Knepper, William WiggingtonTrumpet – Art Farmer, Eddie Preston, James Metlock, Robert Ross (7)Vocals – Paul Sparks (2)Written-By – Howard*, Bass*
2:58
B7 Love Is Laughing At Me
Alto Saxophone – Eric Dolphy, Leroy Robinson (3)Baritone Saxophone – Clyde DunnBass [Either] – Addison FarmerBass [Or] – Roger AldersonCongas – Alvy KiddDrums – Roy PorterGuitar – Bennie WhitePiano – Joe Harrison (3)Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Solomon, Joe HowardTrombone – Danny Horton (3), Jimmy Knepper, William WiggingtonTrumpet – Art Farmer, Eddie Preston, James Metlock, Robert Ross (7)Vocals – Paul Sparks (2)Written-By – Warren Smith (12)
2:49
B8 Little Wig
Alto Saxophone – Eric Dolphy, Leroy Robinson (3)Baritone Saxophone – Clyde DunnBass [Either] – Addison FarmerBass [Or] – Roger AldersonCongas – Alvy KiddDrums – Roy PorterGuitar – Bennie WhitePiano – Joe Harrison (3)Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Solomon, Joe HowardTrombone – Danny Horton (3), Jimmy Knepper, William WiggingtonTrumpet – Art Farmer, Eddie Preston, James Metlock, Robert Ross (7)Vocals – Paul Sparks (2)Written-By – Howard*, Bass*
2:34
C1 Helen's Advice
Baritone Saxophone – Freddie Simon*Bass – Red CallenderDrums – J.C. HeardPiano – Ernie FreemanTenor Saxophone – Dexter GordonTrumpet – Geechie SmithVocals – Helen HumesWritten-By – Unknown Artist
2:43
C2 Airplane Blues
Baritone Saxophone – Freddie Simon*Bass – Red CallenderDrums – J.C. HeardPiano – Ernie FreemanTenor Saxophone – Dexter GordonTrumpet – Geechie SmithVocals – Helen HumesWritten-By – Unknown Artist
2:29
C3 Knockin' Myself Out
Baritone Saxophone – Freddie Simon*Bass – Red CallenderDrums – J.C. HeardPiano – Ernie FreemanTenor Saxophone – Dexter GordonTrumpet – Geechie SmithVocals – Helen HumesWritten-By – Unknown Artist
2:15
C4 Ain't Gonna Quit You Baby
Baritone Saxophone – Freddie Simon*Bass – Red CallenderDrums – J.C. HeardPiano – Ernie FreemanTenor Saxophone – Dexter GordonTrumpet – Geechie SmithVocals – Helen HumesWritten-By – Unknown Artist
2:48
C5 Outlandish
Alto Saxophone – William DotyBass – Dave DysonDrums – Leon Petties*Piano – Freddie Jackson*Tenor Saxophone – Harold LandTrombone – Russell CampbellTrumpet – Froebel BrighamWritten-By – Land*
2:35
C6 Swingin' On Savoy
Alto Saxophone – William DotyBass – Dave DysonDrums – Leon Petties*Piano – Freddie Jackson*Tenor Saxophone – Harold LandTrombone – Russell CampbellTrumpet – Froebel BrighamWritten-By – Land*
2:35
C7 San Diego Bounce
Alto Saxophone – William DotyBass – Dave DysonDrums – Leon Petties*Piano – Freddie Jackson*Tenor Saxophone – Harold LandTrombone – Russell CampbellTrumpet – Froebel BrighamWritten-By – Land*
2:49
C8 I'll Remember April
Alto Saxophone – William DotyBass – Dave DysonDrums – Leon Petties*Piano – Freddie Jackson*Tenor Saxophone – Harold LandTrombone – Russell CampbellTrumpet – Froebel BrighamWritten-By – Raye*, DePaul*
2:52
D1 Brown Gold
Alto Saxophone – Art PepperBass – Joe MondragonDrums – Larry BunkerPiano – Hampton HawesWritten-By – Pepper*
2:21
D2 These Foolish Things
Alto Saxophone – Art PepperBass – Joe MondragonDrums – Larry BunkerPiano – Hampton HawesWritten-By – Link*, Marvel*, Strachey*
2:38
D3 Surf Ride
Alto Saxophone – Art PepperBass – Joe MondragonDrums – Larry BunkerPiano – Hampton HawesWritten-By – Pepper*
2:49
D4 Holiday Flight
Alto Saxophone – Art PepperBass – Joe MondragonDrums – Larry BunkerPiano – Hampton HawesWritten-By – Pepper*
3:06
D5 Jumpin' Jacque
Bass – Joe MondragonDrums – Shelly MannePiano – Hampton HawesWritten-By – Hawes*
2:49
D6 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Bass – Joe MondragonDrums – Shelly MannePiano – Hampton HawesWritten-By – Ellington*
2:42
D7 It's You Or No One
Bass – Joe MondragonDrums – Shelly MannePiano – Hampton HawesWritten-By – Styne, Kahn*
2:44
D8 Thou Swell
Bass – Joe MondragonDrums – Shelly MannePiano – Hampton HawesWritten-By – Rogers, Hart*
2:41

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Notes

For side B, credits are only given for tracks B1 to B4; tracks B5 to B8 are by the same band.

Track A1 - April 1947
Tracks A2 to A4 - 1945
Tracks B1 to B8 - January 19 and February 23, 1949
Tracks C1 to C4 - November 20, 1950
Tracks C5 to C8 - April 25, 1949
Tracks D 1 to D4 - March 4, 1952
Tracks D 5 to D8 - September 10, 1952
All selections recorded in Los Angeles.
Thanks to Todd Selbert and Dan Serro.
Musicians for tracks B4 to B8 are not specified

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): SJL2215 A-1 Al Brown FW[apple symbol]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): SJL2215 B-2 Al Brown FW[apple symbol]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout etched): SJL2215 C-1 Al Brown FW[apple symbol]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout etched): SJL2215 D-2 Al Brown FW[apple symbol]

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