Charlie Ventura & Bill Harris

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HighNote CD 7066
Charlie Ventura & Bill Harris
Live At the Three Deuces

Charlie Ventura was named the "Number One Saxophonist" by DownBeat Magazine in 1945. Gunther Schuller called Bill Harris "probably the most astonishingly original trombonist of the early modern-jazz era". Hear history in the making as they team up on this astounding session, captured live in 1947. Bill Harris shows his inimitable way with ballads such as "Everything Happens to Me", and "Blue Champagne", while Ventura leaps into his famous "High On an Open Mike", propelled along by the on-fire drumming of the legendary Davey Tough. Unavailable in any format for over 25 years, HighNote is happy to make this important meeting-of-the-minds available once again.

Charlie Ventura- saxophone; Bill Harris- trombone; Ralph Burns- piano; Curley Russell- bass; Davey Tough- drums

Tracks: Characteristically B.H.; Blue Champagne; Mordido; High On an Open Mike; Body and Soul; The Great Lie; Everything Happens to Me.

 Characteristically B.H.

 Blue Champagne

 Frolic Sam

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