The Record Collection

George Russell and his Orchestra: New York, N.Y. (1958-59)

Decca DL 9216
Impulse IMPD 278

Track list:

01 – Manhattan
02 – Big City Blues
03 – Manhattan-Rico
04 – East Side Medley
04a – Autumn In New York
04b – How About You
05 – A Helluva Town

Personnel:

#01 (recorded: NYC, September 12, 1958):
Art Farmer, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen – trumpet
Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak – trombone
Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
Hal McKusick – alto sax
John Coltrane – tenor sax
Sol Schlinger – baritone sax
Bill Evans – piano
Barry Galbraith – guitar
Milt Hinton – bass
Charlie Persip – drums
Jon Hendricks – narration
George Russell (arranger, conductor)

#03,05 (recorded: NYC, November 24, 1958):
Art Farmer, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder – trumpet
Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak – trombone
Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
Hal McKusick, Phil Woods – alto sax
Al Cohn – tenor sax
Gene Allen – baritone sax
Bill Evans – piano
Barry Galbraith – guitar
George Duvivier – bass
Max Roach – drums (#05)
Don Lamond – drums (#03)
Al Epstein – bongo (#03)
Jon Hendricks – narration
George Russell (arranger, conductor, chromatic drums #03)

#02,04 (recorded: NYC, March 25, 1959):
Art Farmer, Joe Ferrante, Joe Wilder – trumpet
Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak – trombone
Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
Hal McKusick – alto sax
Phil Woods – alto sax, flute, clarinet
Benny Golson – tenor sax
Sol Schlinger – bass sax
Bill Evans – piano
Barry Galbraith – guitar
Milt Hinton – bass
Charlie Persip – drums
Jon Hendricks – narration
George Russell – arranger, conductor

 

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