GUITAR ODYSSEY

AL CASEY, BILLY BUTLER, JACKIE WILLIAMS

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Artistical Director : Laurent Verdeaux
Booklet : 8 pages
Format : CD Musical
Number of CDs : 1


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These are two of the greatest sidemen in American jazz: two guitarists representing two generations. In the summer of ‘74 they were together in New York for a swing and blues session set up by Hugues and Louis Panassié. The elder of the two musicians, Al Casey, had been around since the 30’s, and had accompanied Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins and Billie Holiday. The younger guitarist was Billy Butler, who’d played not only with Bill Doggett and Jimmy Smith, but also Sonny Stitt, Dizzy Gillespie or James Brown. The drummer accompanying the pair here is Jackie Williams, whose great class contributes a delicate touch. The freshness of this rare album gives it a sound that reminds you of what a rhythm section’s jamming might be like just before the star soloist comes onstage. A smooth, intimate recording that deserves a place in every blues and swing fan’s collection. Patrick FRÉMEAUX, 2019
 
“This record is the only one of its kind. You won’t have heard one even remotely like this, not ever… It teems with beautiful music, and the more you hear it, the more you’ll love it.” Hugues PANASSIÉ, 1974

 

TEA FOR TWO (VINCENT YOUMANS) • SAINT LOUIS BLUES (WILLIAM C.HANDY) • GHOST OF A CHANCE (CROSBY – WASHINGTON – YOUNG) • TAKE THE “A” TRAIN (BILLY STRAYHORN) • THREE LITTLE WORDS (RUBY – KALMAR) • INDIAN SUMMER (DUBIN – HERBERT) • PROLOGUE FOR A BLUES (AL CASEY – BILLY BUTLER) • AL & BILLY BLUES (AL CASEY – BILLY BUTLER) • MACK THE KNIFE (WEIL – BRECHT - BLITZSTEIN) • WHO (TAKE 1) (HARBACH – HAMMERSTEIN II - KERN) • WHO (TAKE 2) (HARBACH – HAMMERSTEIN II - KERN) • AL & BILLY FAST BLUES (AL CASEY – BILLY BUTLER).

 - NEW YORK, 11 ET 12 JUILLET 1974

AL CASEY, BILLY BUTLER (G) • JACKIE WILLIAMS (DM)

DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE ET DISCOGRAPHIQUE : LAURENT VERDEAUX AVEC LA PARTICIPATION DE DOMINIQUE BRIGAUD

TrackAuthorDuration
01 Ederlezi - Billy Butler, Al Casey07'50
02 Abeav baro te keras - Billy Butler, Al Casey03'53
03 Jag cumidos - Billy Butler, Al Casey04'14
04 Gilaban gili rromalen - Billy Butler, Al Casey03'44
05 Zuvli rromani - Billy Butler, Al Casey03'44
06 Tutti frutti - Billy Butler, Al Casey05'32
07 Fericit e omun pe lume - Billy Butler, Al Casey08'58
08 Gadji - Billy Butler, Al Casey04'06
09 Soven chave soven - Billy Butler, Al Casey04'35
10 Tbiliso - Billy Butler, Al Casey05'36
11 Re chajorri - Billy Butler, Al Casey03'23
12 Hajri ma te dike - Billy Butler, Al Casey04'47