11.11.12

VIC LEWIS PLAYS BOSSA NOVA AT HOME (LONDON) AND AWAY (HOLLYWOOD)



















Vic Lewis & His Bossa Nova All Stars  for His Masters Voice UK from 1963.

At Home :London 
Shake Keane - trumpet, Tubby Hayes - flute, Jimmy Deuchar - mellophonium, Ronnie Scott - tenor, Terry Shannon - piano, Ray Dempsey - guitar, Freddy Logan - bass, Kenny Clare - drums
And Away : Hollywood 
Shorty Rogers - flugelhorn, Al Hendrickson - guitar, Bud Shank - tenor, Bob Cooper - tenor, Jack Sheldon- trumpet, Victor Feldman - piano.

Boss bossa session from British Big Band leader Vic Lewis with a cast of luminaries from both sides of the pond and featuring the tough "Last Minute Bossa Nova".
First time out in public blogland for this one.It was reissued as part of a "best of" blink and miss it cd in 1991 (cheers Bluebird!) but the vinyl (from which this is ripped) is rare as hen's teeth.

24 comments:

bongohito said...

I adore records like this where players of real skill and facility bring what they do to a bossa date and let loose with real beauty without sacrificing meaning. "Plays Bossa At Home And Abroad" is just that stripe of rare beast.

Speaking of rare beasts, Bacoso, without laying down a suitcase full of scratch where else would one have access to such vinyl wonder?

A massive tip of the hat, ne, bow for sharing this unforgettable Vic Lewis with us all. No joke.

bluebird said...

These tracks were re-issued on a 1991 EMI cd called 'Vic Lewis The Best Of The EMI Years' but not many people noticed it then or now.
There was no reference to the lp issue on the cd either and you would pass it by in the second hand racks unless you were familiar with the tune titles.
The cd should have had better publicity at the time because so many were chasing this rare lp for years (including me).

katonah said...

Pure class ...

Mimi Soul said...

Precious share & a joy to listen. Thanks

Bill said...

Phew! What a line up! MANY THANKS!

Simon666 said...

thanks Mr B !

brian said...

Great post! Thanks!

the jazzstronaut said...

Nice one Bacoso, thanks.

boro boy said...

Superb recording - will enjoy this one over and over again. Many thanks. Is there any chance of more Vic Lewis?

boogieman said...

Thanks mate. Another contribution to Shake Keane's discography. I used to drink scotch with him in St Vincent 30+ years ago.
Cheers

der bajazzo said...

Thanks, Bacoso, this is a very nice record.

Pardon my ignorance, but can anyone tell me what Vic Lewis had to do with it?

I remember Lewis as having a big band. This is not a big band - it's quite a small group which includes some very well-known British and American jazz musicians - but Lewis's name is not on the list of participating personnel.

So what did he do - write the arrangements or did he act in a non-musician role as entrepeneur for just getting the musos together for some record dates?

john said...

Class - 'nuff said.

Newlyner said...

Magic memories, Thanks.

keith said...

Many thanks for this little gem,most appreciated.
Just for the obsessives Shake plays trumpet and flugelhorn,and Tubby plays flute and tenor.

Oracle said...

Sweet. Thanks for the share. Appreciated as always.

Oracle said...

Thanks, Appreciated as always. Thanks for the rarity

baf said...

thanx x

baf said...

thanx x

Bacoso said...

Stephane : mediafire link is working perfectly

slj3 said...

Hi, Bacoso.Thkx for yr answer but the link doesn't work for me : "Permission denied.This file has been identified as a copyright protected work and cannot be distributed using MF".Any idea?Kind regards. St├ęphane.

Hanimex 3000 said...

arf.
this is the same for me, link doesn't work even when I log in... apparently new MF rules since December 12th?
its being harder than ever to find a reliable uploader...
anyway, I wish I'll put the hand on this LP one day.
merry christmas to y'all
NewBell

Jonne said...

Tough lineup! Thanks for the share!

Bacoso said...

The links have been removed as this album will shortly be reissued by
E.WOC

Michael Birden said...

THANK YOU :)