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Jack Montrose With Bob Gordon
Jack Montrose, Bob Gordon
Jack Montrose With Bob Gordon
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Jack Montrose, Bob Gordon
Title: Jack Montrose With Bob Gordon
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Release Date: 4/25/2000
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Cool Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099923857129

CD Reviews

Excellent first outing for Montrose
Bomojaz | South Central PA, USA | 10/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was Jack Montrose's first album under his own leadership, recorded for Atlantic in 1955. Along with him is Bob Gordon on baritone saxophone and the rhythm section of Paul Moer (p) Red Mitchell (b) and Shelly Manne (d). Tune selection is excellent, with about half the selections Montrose originals. Especially fine are the up tempo DOT'S GROOVY (Chet Baker also made a great recording of this tune) and the standard HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES. Montrose had a cool, cerebral sound (some would say cold - I don't agree), but his solos really swing hard and he enjoys quick tempos. Gordon's warm bari sound is a good contrast. Having this early Atlantic release back again is something for mainstream-modern jazz fans to celebrate. Worth getting, for sure."
Very good indeed
Joost Daalder | South Australia | 10/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I prefer the recording which concentrates on the Montrose sextet (see the info and reviews for that), but this is also very good. Montrose is another of those "West Coast" musicians who is suffering undue neglect. He was not only an excellent tenor, but also an outstanding arranger and even composer. He leads a wonderful ensemble here, which is highly inventive and performs impeccably, and the music is harmonious and original throughout. Bob Gordon, notably, was a baritone player as good as the more famous Gerry Mulligan, who was himself excellent and is also due for a revival. Strongly recommended CD!! - Joost Daalder"