Joe Newman Sextet – The Happy Cats

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The Happy Cats is an album by trumpeter Joe Newman’s Sextet recorded in early 1957 for the Coral label.

Track listing:
All compositions by Joe Newman except as indicated

“The Happy Cats” – 3:08
“Cocktails for Two” (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow) – 2:53
“Later for the Happenings” (Johnny Acea) – 3:39
“Buttercup” (Bud Powell) – 4:04
“Robbin’s Nest” (Illinois Jacquet, Sir Charles Thompson) – 4:25
“They Can’t Take That Away from Me” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 2:18
“Feather’s Nest” (Ernie Wilkins) – 3:46
“Mean to Me” (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 3:00
“Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 3:34
“Joe’s Tune” – 3:19
“I Never Knew” (Ted Fio Rito, Gus Kahn) – 3:31

Personnel:
Joe Newman – trumpet
Frank Rehak – trombone
Frank Wess – tenor saxophone, flute
Johnny Acea – piano
Eddie Jones – bass
Connie Kay – drums
Al Cohn (tracks 6, 8 & 9), Ernie Wilkins (tracks 2, 5, 7, 10 & 11), Quincy Jones (tracks 4) – arranger

Released: 1957
Recorded: January 7, 1957
New York City
Label: Coral
CRL 57121

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