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    Every now and then I stumble onto another album with Barry Galbraith in the band. Nice lines and tone - sounds like a small Gibson tube amp - and some nice four-to-the-bar comping. I’ve always loved Braff’s velvety tone and swinging melodic lines. Bonus: Bob Brookmeyer on piano (?!).

    Do you have any favorite Galbraith sideman appearances?


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    sgcim hipped me to this one awhile back

    great lp

    john benson brooks-alabama concerto

    John Benson Brooks - piano, arranger
    Cannonball Adderley - alto saxophone
    Art Farmer - trumpet
    Barry Galbraith - guitar
    Milt Hinton - bass




    cheers

    ps- here's older similar thread started by our old pal irez...too bad many linked utube vids are no longer, but great info (& choices) nevertheless...

    Barry Galbraith
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    The old guys swang like crazy - with or without soloing ...


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    The Hal McKusick Quartet's 'East Coast Jazz' has some of my favourite Barry Galbraith.




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    And of course Sheila Jordan's 'Portrait of Sheila' is a masterclass in accompanying a vocalist. The first vocal album on Blue Note!




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    as a leader......







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    under Kenyon Hopkins w/Phil Woods



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    Johnny Carisi's guitar choir playing "Old Man River" at 27:15.


    Okay, not exactly a Galbraith feature, but he's in a guitar choir with Jimmy Raney and Billy Bauer! They don't do things like this record anymore.

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    Nice suggestions in this thread! Amazon now has more of my money.

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    This is great - keep ‘em coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon View Post
    under Kenyon Hopkins w/Phil Woods


    For the movie soundtrack, Billy Bauer played guitar, according to the Jazz on the Screen data base web site. But Hopkins could have called BG for the record they made of the music, after the film came out.

    Guitar and the Wind has got to be one of my fave albums of all-time! Eddie Costa, Bobby Jaspar, Urbie Green. Tasteful arrangements by Billy Byers and Al Cohn, and great playing by Barry. It's the type of album where every note is perfect, and the music is presented so musically, I could listen to it anytime.

    Another album we've probably mentioned in our other threads on Barry is George Russell's Jazz Workshop LP, where Barry is written for like he's a horn player for the entire album, and plays things that would have any other guitar player pack it in it's case after the first measure.
    Barry was such a gifted reader, that Roger Borys told me Barry would usually have to help the horn players with their parts on most sessions!
    Barry also studied with George Russell, so he understood the music on a deeper level than most musicians. The same was true of the best players of that period; Phil Woods studied with Peter Menin, Jimmy Raney studied composition with Hall Overton, Bill Evans studied at Mannes, and so on.
    Another great album to look for is Bobby Jaspar's album "Clarinetescipade", where Barry contributes another tune called "Barry's Tune", which is different than the great song by Johnny Carisi, also called Barry's Tune, where Barry is featured as the soloist with a big band.

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    BTW, the Barry's Tune with a big band is from the album called "Into the Hot" that was "presented"by Gil Evans, although what he has to do with the album is a mystery to me.
    Johnny Carisi wrote it and conducted it, and Barry plays the schlitz out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgcim View Post
    and Barry plays the schlitz out of it.



    cheers

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    "Guitar and the Wind has got to be one of my fave albums of all-time"

    Me too, it took me a long time to find a copy pre Ebay. Some of those lps from the Decca "Moods" series are pretty tough to locate, like "Take Your Pick" w Pisano/Bean, they probably didn't press all that many copies to begin with. (though the Pisano/Bean has since been reissued on cd)
    My copy of Wind looked unplayed but has an annoying few loud pops right at the end of "Love", my favorite track, but at least it doesn't skip. It was reissued on an Oscar Pettiford cd "Manhatten Serenade" but the prices for that are through the roof. Maybe one day Wind will be reissued (it has in Japan, but again big $)

    ps my copy of the Hustler soundtrack lp lists Galbraith. I never questioned it because it sounds like him too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon View Post
    "Guitar and the Wind has got to be one of my fave albums of all-time"

    Me too, it took me a long time to find a copy pre Ebay. Some of those lps from the Decca "Moods" series are pretty tough to locate, like "Take Your Pick" w Pisano/Bean, they probably didn't press all that many copies to begin with. (though the Pisano/Bean has since been reissued on cd)
    My copy of Wind looked unplayed but has an annoying few loud pops right at the end of "Love", my favorite track, but at least it doesn't skip. It was reissued on an Oscar Pettiford cd "Manhatten Serenade" but the prices for that are through the roof. Maybe one day Wind will be reissued (it has in Japan, but again big $)

    ps my copy of the Hustler soundtrack lp lists Galbraith. I never questioned it because it sounds like him too.
    It probably is Barry. They recorded it after the film came out, and Barry was first call for everything, so maybe they couldn't get BB for the separate session afterwards.
    I had "Wind" on vinyl, but I found the Pettiford Manhattan Jazz Septette on sale at a discount place, and got it for under $20. I was looking for that record for years, because it had Costa and Galbraith on it. I see a lot of tunes on it, and I'm so excited about finally finding the Septette record, I didn't even realize it was a double CD set with "Wind" as the second CD!!! So I take it home, and I found out I have two records with Costa and Galbraith on it!
    As it turned out the Pettiford album was kind of meant to be a dance oriented album, and Barry mainly plays rhythm on it. The only thing I listen to is one cut where they let Costa go nuts on it.

    I guess it's been long enough for the wound to heal, so I can ask you about the Birds' TANK in the Washington game. Who and WHY?

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    Hah, supposedly to move from 9 in the draft to 6, not that it matters, GM Howie Roseman will screw up the pick regardless.
    Birds are a mess just 3 yrs after winning the Supe and fired Pederson last week. Hired a new young guy today. Don't worry, even though big blue was playing better down the stretch doubt if they woulda made much noise in the playoffs this year, but at least you'd have had another game to watch. NY players and fans were cursing the Eagles but everyone down here said, "all you had to do was win one more game and you wouldn't have to worry about it"

    ps Eddie was a monster player, but one of those cats that's almost completely forgotten today.

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    [QUOTE=wintermoon;1092720]Hah, supposedly to move from 9 in the draft to 6, not that it matters, GM Howie Roseman will screw up the pick regardless.
    Birds are a mess just 3 yrs after winning the Supe and fired Pederson last week. Hired a new young guy today. Don't worry, even though big blue was playing better down the stretch doubt if they woulda made much noise in the playoffs this year, but at least you'd have had another game to watch. NY players and fans were cursing the Eagles but everyone down here said, "all you had to do was win one more game and you wouldn't have to worry about it"

    ps Eddie was a monster player, but one of those cats that's almost completely forgotten today.[/QUOTE

    Yeah, Washington was one and out, and I doubt Big Blue could've done better, but it was fun watching Brady give it to Washington!
    Jones had to stay in the pocket, because of his injuries, and without his run threat the Giants were pretty much done.
    When Pederson didn't try to kick a FG when they were three points behind, and 4th and goal at the five, after running the same play three times in a row, I knew something was up. Then Hurts didn't come out, and even Chris Collingsworth was saying, "Now I wouldn't do that!"
    No way!!"He even got Al Michaelsh to agree with him!

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    Get a thread!

    [QUOTE=sgcim;1092723]
    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon View Post
    Hah, supposedly to move from 9 in the draft to 6, not that it matters, GM Howie Roseman will screw up the pick regardless.
    Birds are a mess just 3 yrs after winning the Supe and fired Pederson last week. Hired a new young guy today. Don't worry, even though big blue was playing better down the stretch doubt if they woulda made much noise in the playoffs this year, but at least you'd have had another game to watch. NY players and fans were cursing the Eagles but everyone down here said, "all you had to do was win one more game and you wouldn't have to worry about it"

    ps Eddie was a monster player, but one of those cats that's almost completely forgotten today.[/QUOTE

    Yeah, Washington was one and out, and I doubt Big Blue could've done better, but it was fun watching Brady give it to Washington!
    Jones had to stay in the pocket, because of his injuries, and without his run threat the Giants were pretty much done.
    When Pederson didn't try to kick a FG when they were three points behind, and 4th and goal at the five, after running the same play three times in a row, I knew something was up. Then Hurts didn't come out, and even Chris Collingsworth was saying, "Now I wouldn't do that!"
    No way!!"He even got Al Michaelsh to agree with him!

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    A bit late with my response and there are a lot of great recommendations here.

    I've been curating obscure BG material for a while. One that is still available is "Sweet But Hot" by Jimmy Hamilton and His All Stars that features great Galbraith solos, comping and chordal playing (my favorite track on this is What Am I Here For).

    One really obscure album that is surprisingly available on CD is The Michael Coldin Septet's "Silhouettes in Jazz," where BG has ample solo space and features plenty of great comping. The group is a bit odd in that Coldin plays harpsichord (where's Lurch?), a harpist, BG on guitar, Urbie Green on trombone and Jerome Richardson on flute/sax. I was suspect at first but it's actually pretty cool.

    The last one that's really hard to find is Aaron Sachs Quintette on Bethlehem, that has plenty of BG content. SGCIM might be able to comment more on this one.

    Enjoy

    John Galich

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    there's another I bought a long time ago, "The Rhythm Section" on Epic w/Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson and Hank Jones. Not too hard to find if you dig.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmgalich
    A bit late with my response and there are a lot of great recommendations here.

    I've been curating obscure BG material for a while. One that is still available is "Sweet But Hot" by Jimmy Hamilton and His All Stars that features great Galbraith solos, comping and chordal playing (my favorite track on this is What Am I Here For).

    One really obscure album that is surprisingly available on CD is The Michael Coldin Septet's "Silhouettes in Jazz," where BG has ample solo space and features plenty of great comping. The group is a bit odd in that Coldin plays harpsichord (where's Lurch?), a harpist, BG on guitar, Urbie Green on trombone and Jerome Richardson on flute/sax. I was suspect at first but it's actually pretty cool.

    The last one that's really hard to find is Aaron Sachs Quintette on Bethlehem, that has plenty of BG content. SGCIM might be able to comment more on this one.

    Enjoy

    John Galich
    Aaron recorded with both Raney and Galbraith
    . He gave me a copy of the Raney one. I'm not sure about the BG one. He also gave me a recording he made of him playing live at a club in Westchester with Joe Puma and a bass player.
    The first time we played together, he asked me the question he always asked guitar players when he first met them, "Whatever became of Dick Garcia?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon
    there's another I bought a long time ago, "The Rhythm Section" on Epic w/Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson and Hank Jones. Not too hard to find if you dig.

    Those guys were the Larry Carlton, Steve Gadd, Chuck Rainey, Bob James of the 50s. I read Milt "The Judge" Hinton's autobiography. He said they played on close to a thousand recordings. I have some of that record from the web, but I never got the whole thing. Maybe Fresh Sound has it on CD...

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    posted this to the listening now thread the other day

    barry g with jimmy smith!... Bashin': The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith



    some line up!

    Tracks 1-4

    Jimmy Smith – organ
    Oliver Nelson – arranger, conductor
    Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion – alto saxophone
    Bob Ashton, Babe Clarke – tenor saxophone
    George Barrow – baritone saxophone
    Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Joe Wilder – trumpet
    Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Britt Woodman – trombone
    Tom Mitchell – bass trombone
    Barry Galbraith – guitar
    George Duvivier – bass
    Ed Shaughnessy – drums


    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgcim
    Those guys were the Larry Carlton, Steve Gadd, Chuck Rainey, Bob James of the 50s. I read Milt "The Judge" Hinton's autobiography. He said they played on close to a thousand recordings. I have some of that record from the web, but I never got the whole thing. Maybe Fresh Sound has it on CD...
    I think it's on discogs on vinyl.
    When Bass Line came out Milt did a masterclass, he was a great guy, I got to talk with him for awhile afterwards and he graciously signed a few posters of his photography, I gave a couple to friends but kept the famous shot of Billie Holiday in studio holding the jar of vodka listening to the playback of her last lp (and my favorite) Lady In Satin. It's been framed on my wall since then.

    There's a cool shot of Barry in the book w/one of his Strombergs, iirc he doesn't say much about him other than they used to go to baseball games, he liked to wear flannel shirts, and he smoked too much. I wonder where those guitars ended up, maybe Stromberg expert Jim Speros knows if he's still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon
    as a leader......






    Wow! What a wonderful discovery! I appreciate you good folks turning me on to great music/artists.

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    That one used to be on Apple Music - beautiful playing - seems to be gone now...

    Quote Originally Posted by sgcim
    Those guys were the Larry Carlton, Steve Gadd, Chuck Rainey, Bob James of the 50s. I read Milt "The Judge" Hinton's autobiography. He said they played on close to a thousand recordings. I have some of that record from the web, but I never got the whole thing. Maybe Fresh Sound has it on CD...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmgalich
    The last one that's really hard to find is Aaron Sachs Quintette on Bethlehem, that has plenty of BG content. SGCIM might be able to comment more on this one.
    YouTube Music has the album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon
    I think it's on discogs on vinyl.
    When Bass Line came out Milt did a masterclass, he was a great guy, I got to talk with him for awhile afterwards and he graciously signed a few posters of his photography, I gave a couple to friends but kept the famous shot of Billie Holiday in studio holding the jar of vodka listening to the playback of her last lp (and my favorite) Lady In Satin. It's been framed on my wall since then.

    There's a cool shot of Barry in the book w/one of his Strombergs, iirc he doesn't say much about him other than they used to go to baseball games, he liked to wear flannel shirts, and he smoked too much. I wonder where those guitars ended up, maybe Stromberg expert Jim Speros knows if he's still around.
    Fresh Sound released it as a CD. From reading that Milt Hinton book, I realized the guy was truly a great person, besides being a great bass player/arranger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgcim
    Fresh Sound released it as a CD. From reading that Milt Hinton book, I realized the guy was truly a great person, besides being a great bass player/arranger.
    yeah, I looked at the poster today and he signed it Milt Hinton '91 w/his familiar bass doodle, geez 30 yrs have gone by since that masterclass!

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    not barry...but bucky...with zoot sims, milt hinton and buddy rich...

    nirvana...nice later period date



    og lp cover was-



    cheers

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    same album?



    If not, that's a GREAT album with Barry Galbraith as well. Great compin' too

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickingMyEars
    same album?
    yeah that's it...plus bonus tracks..fresh sound has everything!!!


    cheers

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    I was just listening to the Fresh Sound re-issue (probably illegal, like most of their re-issues, and some of them are needle drops!) of "The Music of John Carisi- Israel", and Galbraith is the featured soloist on Carisi's, "Barry's Tune", a great feature for guitar and big band that I'd love to play some day. There are TWO different versions of the tune!

    The first one was done by John Carisi's Jazz Workshop group, and it doesn't have any pianist, so BG gets a lot of space to blow and comp on the tune. He really plays very fluently on this version, although it's a needle drop, so the sound isn't as good as it could be. The players are okay, but other than Urbie Green, BG is the best improviser in the group. This was recorded back in the mid 50s, so the sound is a little rough, but Barry is playing with a lot of drive on his solos.There's no piano, and you get to hear Barry comp like a pianist in the big band, as opposed to playing 4/4 rhythm on all the other tunes recorded by this group.

    The second version on this record is the one I'm familiar with, that was recorded on the album "Into the Hot" presented by Gil Evans (but he doesn't have anything to do with the music), and it uses a larger band, filled with the NYC jazz heavyweights of the time, Phil Woods, Gene Quill,
    Clark Terry, Brookmeyer etc..
    This was not a needle drop, and has much better sound, but Barry doesn't sound as fluent as he did on the first version, and they give him a more treble sound.
    The version is one minute longer than the first version, because Carisi adds a latin section that features a short but great Phil Woods solo. Barry's typical solo techniques are there, double-picked notes and long lines, but he doesn't sound as comfortable as the earlier version.
    Still, both versions feature great music that is rarely heard these days.

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    good stuff s...tho i'd imagine those "needle drops" are as much about lost masters and ancient methods of recording, as actual licensing legalities.... fs has made available much great stuff that might otherwise be even more totally forgotten!


    here's the first version ...barry g features prominently...(tho intonation between players is real loose!!)





    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic View Post
    good stuff s...tho i'd imagine those "needle drops" are as much about lost masters and ancient methods of recording, as actual licensing legalities.... fs has made available much great stuff that might otherwise be even more totally forgotten!


    here's the first version ...barry g features prominently...(tho intonation between players is real loose!!)





    cheers
    I think you meant to post Barry's Tune, not Israel. Here's Barry's Tune- he was smokin' on this version:


    The players are not the caliber of studio jazz players as the Into the Hot session, but Barry kills on this version.
    As for legality, speak to survivors of the original artists, such as Jon Raney- he ain't gettin' a cent.
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    Here's the equally great later version on "Into the Hot". The ensemble playing is at a much more in tune/higher level. Barry doesn't tear into it like the first version, but he's got a lot of noce melodic ideas on it. He uses his double note picking technique nicely on one idea.
    That could be either Phil or Quill on the alto sax solo, because they sounded very similar back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgcim View Post
    Here's the equally great later version on "Into the Hot". The ensemble playing is at a much more in tune/higher level. Barry doesn't tear into it like the first version, but he's got a lot of noce melodic ideas on it. He uses his double note picking technique nicely on one idea.
    That could be either Phil or Quill on the alto sax solo, because they sounded very similar back then.
    that's Woods on that one, both versions are great imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon View Post
    that's Woods on that one, both versions are great imo
    There's one Johnny Richards album that was being passed around by every one on duped disc, where Quill sounded exactly like Phil on the whole album.
    In the recently published Phil Woods autobiography, Phil tells the story about how Quill was playing in Mulligan's Concert Band, and he turned his head around too fast, and his reed went right into his eye!
    They called Phil to sub for him, and Mulligan fired him the first night, telling him, "You crazy Irish MFs are all the same."
    Then he re-hired him the next day!