Herbie Harper – Herbie Harper Octet (1955/2014) [PrestoClassical FLAC 24/96]

Herbie Harper – Herbie Harper Octet (1955/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:05 minutes | 553 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: PrestoClassical | Front Cover | © Bethlehem Records

An inventive album from an inventive musician, West Coast trombonist Herbie Harper recorded this self-titled release in Los Angeles in 1955 with a septet that included both a tuba and a harp. Those two unusual instruments give the ensemble an added dimension that may have been startling to jazz fans at first, but work well with the choice of material on this album.

01 – Anything Goes
02 – You Were Never Lovelier: I’m Old Fashioned
03 – Jumbo: My Romance
04 – Topsy
05 – How Deep Is the Ocean: How Deep is the Ocean?
06 – Now You Know
07 – Angus

Recorded on January 25, 1955, Los Angeles, CA.
Remastered in 2014.

Herbie Harper – trombone
Paul Saramento – tuba
Charlie Mariano – alto sax
Jimmy Giuffre – tenor, baritone sax
Corky Hale – harp
Jimmy Rowles – piano
Harry Babasin – bass
Irv Cottler – drums





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