Phil Bodner - New York Jam

Phil Bodner - New York Jam
Genre: Jazz
Recording Date: 1981
Album: New York Jam
Release Date: 1981
Artist: Phil Bodner
Duration: 44:57

Phil Bodner hasn't led all that many recordings under his own name, though he is frequently found in the reed sections of many memorable jazz albums from the 1950s and 1960s. So this Stash release (first issued under the title Fine and Dandy) was long overdue, a pair of nightclub sets where Bodner sticks exclusively to clarinet and is heard with two separate quartets. On the first six tracks, he's joined by pianist Marty Napoleon, bassist Rick Laird, and drummer Butch Miles, swinging a number of standards and the seemingly old-fashioned but still enjoyable "Toot, Toot, Tootsie." The rhythm section changes for the last four tracks, with pianist Tony Monte, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Mel Lewis. Bodner stretches out a bit more with the latter quartet, which has an added guest (Don Elliot on mellophone for an invigorating workout of "It Had to Be You." Out of print since the demise of Stash, this enjoyable disc is worth acquiring.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Fine and Dandy / Kay SwiftPhil Bodner3:53
But Beautiful / James Van HeusenPhil Bodner3:44
'Deed I Do / Walter Hirsch / Fred RosePhil Bodner4:00
On the Street of DreamsPhil Bodner3:22
Moonglow / Eddie DeLange / Will Hudson / Irving MillsPhil Bodner4:40
Toot, Toot, TootsiePhil Bodner3:38
Honeysuckle Rose / Andy Razaf / Fats WallerPhil Bodner6:01
These Foolish Things / Harry Link / Jack StracheyPhil Bodner3:15
It Had to Be You / Isham Jones / Gus KahnPhil Bodner7:30
Have You Met Miss Jones? / Lorenz Hart / Richard RodgersPhil Bodner4:54

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