Buddy Collette – The Polyhedric Buddy Collette

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During a 1961 trek to Italy to perform at the annual San Remo Jazz Festival, Buddy Collette detoured to Milan long enough to record The Polyhedric, a superb if virtually unknown session that fuses the saxophonist’s angular West Coast sensibilities with the more straight-ahead approach then dominant among the postwar European jazz cognoscenti. Paired with trumpeter Dusko Goykovich, pianist Renato Sellani, trombonist Dino Piana, tenorist Gianni Basso, guitarist Franco Cerri, and drummer Jimmy Pratt, Collette turns in a focused, fiery performance; even more impressive, he wrote the vast majority of this music, proving himself a challenging, inventive composer in the process (Jason Ankeny/AllMusic, http://bit.ly/2K5ReAR).

Track listing:
01 Orfeo Negro 00:00
02 Blues For Nicola 02:31
03 Mounya Labeli Matatoo 06:41
04 Paddy 11:53
05 A Taste Of Fresh Air 16:02
06 Pickford Street 20:03
07 Skater For Mater 24:19
08 Blues 27:45

Buddy Collette – alto saxophone, flute, clarinet
Gianni Basso – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Dusko Goykovich – trumpet
Dino Piana – trombone
Renato Sellani – piano
Franco Cerri – guitar
Jimmy Pratt – drums
George Joyner/ Franco Cerri – bass
Armshed Shobey – bongos


Label: Music ‎– LPM 2091 / Dejavu ‎– djv 1000024
Country: Italy
Released: 1961 / 2008