Thursday, March 02, 2006
(One of) my favorite things
"Sweet and Lovely" from "Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Inc.," Pablo, came up on the Shuffle walking home for lunch and compelled me to pull the CD out. OK, it's guys hanging out and playing not some heady, intellectual concept disk. But what guys, what playing and what a pleasure. Besides Benny and Dizzy you get Tommy Flanagan on the piano and Joe Pass on guitar. Al McKibbon on bass and Micky Roker on drums ain't bad either. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" is another great cut.