Jimmy Rowles – Weather in a Jazz Vane (full album)

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
The focus is on Jimmy Rowles’s piano throughout this relaxed and well-rounded reissue of an Andex session. Rowles is joined by trumpeter Lee Katzman, valve trombonist Bob Envoldsen, Bill Holman on tenor, altoist Herb Geller, bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Mel Lewis for renditions of nine superior standards, all of which have references to seasons, weather or the sun in their titles. Highlights include “With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair,” “When the Sun Comes Out,” “Some Other Spring” and Rowles’s spontaneous vocal (his first on record) on “Too Hot for Words.”

Track listing:

SIDE A:
01. The Wind And Rain In Your Hair (Jack Lawrence)
02. The Breeze And I (Ernesto Lecuona / Al Stillman)
03. When The Sun Comes Out (Harold Arlen / Ted Koehler)
04. Throwin’ Stones At The Sun (Billy Hueston / Sammy Mysels / Nat Simon)
05. Heat Wave (Irving Berlin)
SIDE B:
01. Let It Snow (Sammy Cahn / Jule Styne)
02. Winter Weather (Ted Shapiro)
03. Some Other Spring (Arthur Herzog, Jr. / Irene Kitchings)
04. Too Hot For Words

Personnel:
Jimmy Rowles – piano
Bill Holman – tenor saxophone
Bob Enevoldsen – trombone
Lee Katzman – trumpet
Herb Geller – alto saxophone
Monty Budwig – bass
Mel Lewis – drums

Released: 1958
Duration48:53
Recorded: December 13, 1958
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA

 

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