Jazz In Paris: From Boogie to Funk
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||From Boogie to Funk, Part 1: The Blues||Bill Coleman||11:39||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||From Boogie to Funk, Part 2: The Boogie||Bill Coleman||4:36||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Bill, Budd and Butter||Bill Coleman||9:44||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Afromotive In Blue||Bill Coleman||6:32||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Colemanology||Bill Coleman||5:13||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Have Blues, Will Play 'Em||Bill Coleman||9:48||Album Only||View in iTunes|
From Boogie to Funk finds the somewhat under-celebrated swing trumpeter Bill Coleman at a late period in his career, nailing down this set of blues in Paris with a fine group in 1960. The set begins wonderfully with an extended journey through a 16-minute two-part piece entitled "From Boogie to Funk," with the first part subtitled The Blues and the second titled The Boogie. The subtitles prove fitting, as Colemen indeed picks up the pace a bit for the second part, and from there the album never really slows down much. It's this swinging feel that propels the later pieces — "Bill, Budd and Butter," "Afromotive in Blue," "Colemanonlogy," and "Have Blues, Will Play 'Em" — which were all composed by Coleman, as were the two parts of "From Boogie to Funk." Overall, this set never hits a lull and proves delightful throughout, making one wish Coleman would have recorded a few more sessions such as this while in Paris. Joining him here are Budd Johnson (tenor sax), Les Spann (guitar), Patti Bown (piano), Quentin Jackson (trombone), Buddy Catlett (bass), and Joe Harris (drums). This set was originally released in 1960 and also re-released in late 1990 by Polygram under the title The Great Parisian Session and then again (thankfully) in 2001 by Verve.
Born: 04 August 1904 in Paris, KY
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s