Must Getz: Jazz for the Newcomer — Part 2
Anthony Callender
13 June 1999

My niece asked me to write something for newcomers to jazz! Funny, that's what I thought I was doing! O.K., I'll give it another try. Here are some more suggested titles for the novice who has not clue the first as to where to begin.

What's That

I'm listening to something right now and I have no idea what it is. Hold on while I find out who's playing. I'm back. It's quintet called "Black Note" and this is their "Jungle Music" (Columbia CK 57825). The musicians are Gilbert Castellanos (tp), James Mahone (as), Phil Vieux (as. ss), Ark Sano (p), Mark Anthony Shelby (b), and Willie Jones III (ds). The band is right and the music is tight.

New and Noteworthy

Perico Sambeat's "Ademuz" (fresh sound new talent FSNT041CD) is one of fresh Sounds' releases of new material by young or little known artists. After gaining notoriety as a reissue label for obscure but notable jazz recordings of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, Fresh Sounds is now trying to establish itself as a contemporary label. Tenor saxophonist Marx Turner and pianist Brad Mehldau join Mr. Sambeat, who plays flute and alto sax. The CD begins with the cut "A Free K." It starts with a Middle Eastern sounding vocal, which cleverly segues, into an uptempo latin beat. Sambeat is a treat with a lyrical but harsh approach to the alto and aided and abetted ably by the vocals of Enrique Morente. The rest of the band includes Mike Leonhart (tp), Kurt Rosenwinkel (g), Jori Rossi (ds) with Guillermo McGill and Enric Canada (perc).

HELP!

Is anyone interested in resurrecting the defunct Catalyst label? Is anyone at Fantasy, Blue Note, Evidence listening? Rhino? Anyone?

I remember picking up four Catalyst titles at a basement store on Nassau Street in the early eighties. I paid a total of four dollars for those records. One was a Mal Waldron date with Gary Peacock. A second was a Mal Waldron recording with Kasai Kimiko a Japanese vocalist. One was a Teremusa Hino record entitled "Hino at Berlin" (Catalyst 7901). My favorite is a tribute to John Coltrane written and performed by Alberto Favero supported by an Argentine orchestra. It is called "Suite Trane" and is a series of aural portraits of Coltrane at very points in his career. Frank Foster, Paul Gonsalves, Earl Hines, Ahmed Jamal, and Sonny Stitt also had records released on this label. You know what, I'm going to drop some science on you, the Catalyst Discography. If you like what you see then please write to any label that you think would be interested in putting this music back out on the streets. The listing was put together by Francois Ziegler and was placed on the net for us.

Catalyst Records Listing compiled by François Ziegler October 25, 1997-May 3, 1998 This is not a catalog. This is a discographical tool for researchers. I have no idea how to obtain these records. Thanks to contributors: Michael Fitzgerald fitzgera@eclipse.net

7600 Series
CAT

ARTIST

TITLE

7601

Jefferson, Ron

Vous Etes Swing

7602

Muribus, George

Brazilian Tapestry

7603

Nunez, Flip

My Own Time And Space

7604

Caliman, Hadley

Projecting

7605

Gannon, Jim

Gannon's Back In Town

7606

Jamal, Ahmad

Live At Oil Can Harry's

7607

Strazzeri, Frank

After The Rain

7608

Stitt, Sonny & Red Holloway

Forecast: Sonny & Red

7609

Most, Sam

But Beautiful

7610

Bartz, Gary

Ju Ju Man

7611

Mitchell, Billy

Now's The Time

7612

Britt, Pat

Starr Song

7613

Foster, Frank

Here And Now

7614

Levine, Mark

Up Till Now

7615

Howell, Michael

Alone

7616

Stitt, Sonny

I Remember Bird

7617

Menza, Don

First Flight

7618

Franklin, Henry

Tribal Dance

7619

Muribus, George

Trio '77

7620

Stitt, Sonny

Tribute To Duke Ellington, A

7621

Stewart, Jimmy

Fire Flower

7622

Hines, Earl

Jazz Is His Old Lady And My Old Man

7623

Strazzeri, Frank

Straz

7624

Caliman, Hadley

Celebration

7625

Kral, Irene

Kral Space

7626

Baroque Jazz Ensemble

The Baroque Jazz Ensemble, The

7627

Dailey, Albert

Renaissance

7628

Cook, Junior

Pressure Cooker

7900 Series

7900

Kasai, Kimiko & Mal Waldron

One For Lady

7901

Hino, Terumasa

Fuji

7902

Blakey, Art

Jazz Messengers '70

7903

Merrill, Helen & Teddy Wilson

Helen Sings, Teddy Swings

7904

McRae, Carmen

As Time Goes By

7905

Lewis, George

And His New Orleans Jazz All-Stars

7906

Waldron, Mal & Gary Peacock

First Encounter

7907

Miyake, Martha

My Heart Belongs To Teddy

7908

Ruiz, Jorge Lopez

Amor Buenos Aires

7909

Urbaniak, Michal

In The Beginning

7910

Hino, Terumasa

Hino At Berlin

7911

Watanabe, Sadao & Charlie Mariano

Nabesada And Charlie

7912

Merrill, Helen

Autumn Love

7913

Gonsalves, Paul

Buenos Aires Session, The

7914

Favero, Alberto

Suite Trane

7915

Mariano, Charlie

Reflections

7916

Kikuchi, Masabumi

Matrix

7917

Borraro, Horacio

Buenos Aires Blues

Comments, additions, corrections via e-mail to jazzlabels@altavista.net

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