Gerald Wilson Orchestra – Feelin’ Kinda Blues (Full Album)

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Feelin’ Kinda Blues is an album by the Gerald Wilson Orchestra recorded in 1965 and released on the Pacific Jazz label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
This live CD reissue features the 1960s Gerald Wilson Orchestra in prime form. Surprisingly Wilson did not contribute any of the ten songs (which are highlighted by “When I’m Feeling Kinda Blue,” “Freddie Freeloader,” “Watermelon Man,” and “Well, Son Shuffle”) but his arrangements make all of the pieces sound fresh and swinging. The main soloists are tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards (who is featured on seven of the songs), trumpeters Bobby Bryant and Freddie Hill, guitarist Dennis Budimir, and altoist Anthony Ortega.

Track listing:
“When I’m Feeling Kinda Blue” (Duke Ellington) – 3:40
“Freddie Freeloader” (Miles Davis) – 4:12
“Do Anything You Wanna” (Harold Betters, Carl Ramsey) – 2:21
“Yesterday” (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:22
“Watermelon Man” (Herbie Hancock) – 4:33
“Yeh Yeh” (Rodgers Grant, Pat Patrick, Jon Hendricks) – 2:35
“One On the House” (Harry James, Ernie Wilkins) – 4:36
“I Got You (I Feel Good)” (James Brown) – 2:46
“I Concentrate on You” (Cole Porter) – 4:58
“Well Son Shuffle” (Mike Barone) – 2:53
Recorded at United Recorders in Los Angeles, CA on November 30, 1965 (tracks 4, 8 & 9) and December 2, 1965 (tracks 1-3 & 5-7)

Gerald Wilson – arranger, conductor
Bobby Bryant, Jules Chaikin, Freddie Hill, Nat Meeks, Melvin Moore, Al Porcino – trumpet
Bob Edmondson, John Ewing, Lester Robertson – trombone
Fred Murell – bass trombone
Curtis Amy – soprano saxophone
Anthony Ortega – alto saxophone, flute, piccolo
Teddy Edwards, Harold Land – tenor saxophone
Jack Nimitz – baritone saxophone
Phil Moore III – piano
Don Randi – organ
Dennis Budimir – guitar
Buddy Woodson – bass
Victor Feldman – vibraphone
Mel Lee – drums
Modesto Duran, Bones Howe, Adolfo Valdes – percussion


Released: 1965
Recorded: November 30 and December 2, 1965
United Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Pacific Jazz
PJ 10099
Producer: Richard Bock