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8 thoughts on “ Thanks For The Memory - Serge Chaloff - Blue Serge (CD, Album)

  1. One of only four available CD's by the unjustly overlooked Serge Chaloff, Blue Serge is a gorgeous, shimmering masterpiece that leaves one wondering why the baritone sax wasn't used much more often. Chaloff's complete mastery of the instrument combines a wide range with precisely executed bop lines and tender and effusive renderings of ballads.
  2. Jun 15,  · Serge Chaloff Quartet - All the Things You Are () Personnel: Serge Chaloff (baritone sax), Sonny Clark (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums) from the album 'BLUE SERGE.
  3. Serge Chaloff. Serge Chaloff was the premier baritone saxophonist of the bop era, his fiery, dynamic improvisations restoring the instrument to prominence some months prior to the arrival of Gerry Mulligan. Chaloff was born in Boston on November 24, His father was a pianist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra while his mother, Margaret, taught music at the Boston Conservatory of Music.
  4. Being two albums from (Blue Serge) and (Boston Blow Up) this CD represents great value and enjoyment. The first album on the CD is Blue Serge and features a quartet, the other a sextet. Blue Serge has always been highly praised by magazine reviews (Downbeat, Allmusic etc.)/5(12).
  5. Baritonist Serge Chaloff's final recording as a leader is his best. Blue Serge is a quartet outing with pianist Sonny Clark, bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Philly Joe tiodresimopandislomacesubfocol.coinfof had already contracted the spinal paralysis that would kill him a year later but there is Price: $
  6. 'Thanks for the Memory' is overpoweringly beautiful as Chaloff creates a series of melodic variations which match the improviser's ideal of fashioning an entirely new song. 'Stairway to the Stars' is almost as fine, and the thoughtful 'The Goof and I' and 'Susie's Blues' show that Chaloff still had plenty of ideas about what could be done with a bebopper's basic materials.
  7. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Thanks For The Memory on Discogs/5(5).

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