The Jimmy Rowles Sextet ‎– Let’s Get Acquainted With Jazz …For People Who Hate Jazz!

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“The drawing on the cover and the liner notes, such as they are, are rather silly, but the music on this brief, but enjoyable, CD reissue (subtitled ‘For People Who Hate Jazz’) features some fine playing from a variety of top West Coast-based musicians. Pianist Jimmy Rowles is the leader and is assisted by guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Red Mitchell, drummer Mel Lewis, sometimes vibraphonist Larry Bunker and tenor saxophonist Harold Land, or trumpeter Pete Candoli. They perform six standards, three takes on “The Blues” and three originals by Rowles. It’s a program of tasteful and lightly swinging mainstream jazz.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:

00:00 A1 Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing,George David Weiss)
03:15 A2 Tea For Two (Irving Caesar,Vincent Youmans)
06:38 A3 All For You (Robert Sherman)
10:21 A4 Body And Soul (Frank Eyton,JohnnY Greene,Edward Heyman,Robert Sour)
13.13 A5 El Tigre (Jimmy Rowles)
15:27 B1 Cheeta’s For Two (Jimmy Rowles)
18:23 B2 The Cobra (Jimmy Rowles)
21:42 B3 East Of The Sun (Brooks Bowman)
24:13 B4 The Blues (Jimmy Rowles)
28:06 B5 Perdido (Ervin Drake,Hans Lengsfelder,Juan Tizol)


Red Mitchell – bass
Mel Lewis – drums
Barney Kessel – guitar
Jimmy Rowles – piano
Harold Land – tenor saxophone
Pete Candoli – trumpet
Larry Bunker – vibraphone


Label: Tampa Records ‎– TP-8
Country: US
Released: June 20, 1958
Duration: 31:25
Recording Location:
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA