RELEASE
January 28, 2003
LABEL
Mosaic

Album Review

Trumpeter Carmell Jones is best known as a sideman (especially Horace Silver's Song for My Father), but he made several valuable recordings as a leader, though most have long languished out of print. To correct this oversight, Mosaic Select released this three-CD set in early 2003, including all three of his earliest Pacific Jazz albums (The Remarkable Carmell Jones, Business Meetin' , and Brass Bag), as well as a long unavailable Harold Land disc and a previously unreleased date led by pianist Frank Strazzeri. The quintet with Land and Strazzeri works wonders with Jones' jazz waltz "That's Good" and a similar treatment of "Beautiful Love," but the high point of their various sets is the 11-minute workout of Duke Ellington's "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'." Jones is accompanied by five reed players and a rhythm section on a later date; check out his marvelous playing in the richly textured chart of "Stella by Starlight." Gerald Wilson's stimulating scoring includes an unusual five trombones in a nonet; Jones' conversational muted horn makes Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo" shine. A later Wilson-arranged date with two trombones produced the snappy rendition of Dizzy Gillespie's "Ow!" Strazzeri's studio date merited release originally, but producer Dick Bock thought the pianist's playing was too reserved. Maybe his originals aren't as memorable as Hoagy Carmichael's "New Orleans," but Jones shines without trying to show up anyone else. The final session, led by Land, is a fun-filled exploration of folk tunes in a jazz setting. Most of the solos are quite enjoyable, though Land has some problems with reed squeaking at times. This smaller-sized set, a numbered limited edition of just 5,000, fills a valuable gap in Carmell Jones' discography and it is destined to become a sought-after collector's item. Available through www.mosaicrecords.com.
Ken Dryden, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Come Rain or Come Shinehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Night Tidehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Sad Marchhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Stellisahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Full Moon and Empty Armshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. That's Goodhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Suearlhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Hip Trolleyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Beautiful Lovehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Business Meetin'https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Stella by Starlighthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Toddlerhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Cherokeehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Brass Baghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Angel Eyeshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Celery Stalks at Midnighthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Mood Indigohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Moten Swinghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Canadian Sunsethttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Ow!https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Bluer Than Thathttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. New Orleanshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Lope Inhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Yvettehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Huskeyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. Injun Johttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Effusionhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. Antler Rockhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Take This Hammerhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Hava Na Gilahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. Tom Dooleyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. Scarlet Ribbonshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. The Foggy Dewhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  35. Kisses Sweeter Than Winehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  36. On Top of Old Smokeyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  37. Blue Tail Flyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mosaic-select-carmell-jones/id715630776?uo=5&at=11l9vR