Curtis Counce – You Get More Bounce with Curtis Counce!

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You Get More Bounce with Curtis Counce! (later released as Councelation) is an album by American jazz bassist Curtis Counce recorded in 1956 and 1957 and released on the Contemporary label.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated: “Bassist Curtis Counce led one of the finer West Coast-based groups of the 1950s, a quintet that was greatly underrated. With trumpeter Jack Sheldon, tenor-saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Carl Perkins and drummer Frank Butler completing the group, this was a band with plenty of solo strength. Their second Contemporary recording features five standards (including “Stranger in Paradise”) and two numbers by the leader. This excellent music falls somewhere between hard bop and cool jazz.”

Track listing:
All compositions by Curtis Counce except as indicated

“Complete” – 5:51
“How Deep Is the Ocean?” (Irving Berlin) – 6:35
“Too Close for Comfort” (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss) – 5:36
“Mean to Me” (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 4:31
“Stranger in Paradise” (Alexander Borodin, George Forrest, Robert Wright) – 7:03
“Counceltation” – 6:01
“Big Foot” (Charlie Parker) – 9:02
Recorded at Contemporary Studios in Los Angeles, CA on October 8, 1956 (track 7), October 15, 1956 (track 5), April 27, 1957 (tracks 3 & 6), May 13, 1957 (tracks 1 & 2) and September 3, 1957 (track 4)

Curtis Counce – bass
Jack Sheldon – trumpet
Harold Land – tenor saxophone
Carl Perkins – piano
Frank Butler – drums


Released: 1957
Recorded: October 8 & 15, 1956, April 27, May 13 and September 3, 1957
Contemporary Studios in Los Angeles, California
Length: 44:39
Label: Contemporary C3539/S7539
Producer: Lester Koenig