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Let's Have a Session
Billy Bauer
Let's Have a Session
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Billy Bauer was the most celebrated guitarist in early modern jazz, winning more awards than any other on the instrument and establishing an enviable reputation as a member of the Woody Herman rhythm section. As a longtime...  more »

      
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All Artists: Billy Bauer
Title: Let's Have a Session
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fresh Sounds Spain
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 10/7/2008
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Cool Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Billy Bauer was the most celebrated guitarist in early modern jazz, winning more awards than any other on the instrument and establishing an enviable reputation as a member of the Woody Herman rhythm section. As a longtime sideman for Lennie Tristano and Lee Konitz, he made some brilliant recordings showcasing his magisterial authority with contrapuntal lines.
Despite his long career as a sideman, he did only two recording dates as a leader, both quartet sessions, compiled in this CD. In them he managed at all times to extract the greatest tenderness from his instrument. Playing with soul, swinging subtly, straight ahead or lightly as the need arose, he accomplished the rare and difficult feat of combining good jazz with accessibility.



1 Easy Walkin' Blues
2 Out Of Nowhere
3 These Foolish Things
4 (Back Home In) Indiana
5 Somebody Loves Me
6 September In The Rain
7 A Ghost Of A Chance
8 'S Wonderful
9 It's A Blue World
10 Maybe I Love You Too Much
11 Lincoln Tunnel
12 Night Cruise
13 Too Marvellous For Words
14 Lady Estelles's Dream
15 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
16 When It's Sleepy Time Down South
17 The Way You Look Tonight
18 Lullaby Of The Leaves
19 Moon Mist

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CD Reviews

Check out "Plectrist" before buying this
SW | Australia | 11/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The first eight tracks are the 10" LP "Let's Have a Session", which was a sort of play-along, intended to allow a musician or singer to practice with the backing of a top band. As such, although they are complete tunes, they are not complete performances. The track listings for 1-4 and 5-8 are reversed, which may indicate the extent to which the absence of the melody obscures the identity of the tunes (at least to the compiler). These are interesting if you are investigating comping, but probably a little sparse to play for regular listening.

The remaining tracks are the originally released 12" LP "Plectrist". This is most likely what you are looking for. The stand-alone version of "Plectrist" currently available on Amazon (Nov. 2008) also includes three alternate takes of "The Way You Look Tonight", and one of "Lullaby of the Leaves". Check it out before buying this."