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by CiTR & Discorder Magazine
CiTR -- The Jazz Show

Trombone Master Frank Rosolino: "Free For All"


One of the world's finest trombonists was the late Frank Rosolino. He was a mainstay in Stan Kenton's best bands of the 1950's and later became in integral part of the Los Angeles Jazz scene. Our Jazz Feature album was Rosolino's favorite but although recorded in Dec. 1958, for a variety of unknown reasons never came out until 1986. Many years after Rosolino's death in 1978.Frank picked the great Harold Land as his front line partner on tenor saxophone. Victor Feldman plays piano and Leroy Vinnegar plays bass and the swinging Stan Levey is on drums. The tunes are a mix of known standards arranged by Rosolino and two Rosolino originals. One by Feldman and one by Levey make up the rest. The date is a solid classic and really reflects and changes the idea that so called "West Coast Jazz" is dry and bloodless.....this album burns and swings like any date made in New York. "Free For All" is tonight's Jazz Feature.



by CiTR & Discorder Magazine