Pee Wee Russell Sextet – Complete Live at Bovi’s Town Tavern (1964)

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This edition presents the Pee Wee Russell Sextet’s complete 1964 performances at Bobi’s Town Tavern, in Rhode Island, for the first time ever on CD. Russell is showcased performing a standard traditional jazz program, but as was often the case, his solos are unique and not always related to the traditional style. Among the personnel, trombonist Porky Cohen also shines here. Cohen had played with Artie Shaw, Charlie Barnet, and Big Joe Turner, among others.

Track listing:

01. Announcement
02. Oh Baby
03. Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now
04. Sugar
05. Blues
06 Struttin’ With Some Barbecue
07. Ain’t Misbehavin’
08. There’ll Be Some Changes Made
09. That’s A Plenty
10. Theme & Closing Remarks;
11. Sunday
12. I’d Do Anything For You
13. Black And Blue
14. I Found A New Baby;
15. Sugar
16. Love Is Just Around The Corner
17. Washington And Lee Swing;
18. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South


Pee Wee Russell – clarinet
Tommy Tomasso – trumpet
Porky Cohen – trombone
Ed Soares – piano
John Pell – bass & tuba
Ray Cerce – drums


Label: Gambit Records ‎
Format: CD, Album
Released: 2011
Recorded: live at Bovi’s Town Tavern, East Providence,
Rhode Island, February 1964.