(2006) The Horn's Full

Jack Montrose

... read moreAlthough a somewhat obscure set which has not yet been reissued on CD, this outing by tenor saxophonist Jack Montrose was put out by Fresh Sound in the 1980s. Montrose, an excellent improviser who was also a talented arranger, teams up with vibraphonist Red Norvo, either Barney Kessel or Jim Hall on...

41′:04″ 11 Songs

1
Jack Montrose
Rosanne
3:18
2
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Polka Dots And Moonbeams
5:04
3
Jack Montrose
The Little House
3:03
4
Jack Montrose
Dark Angel
5:09
5
Jack Montrose
Solid Citizen
3:26
6
Jack Montrose
Goody Goody
2:49
7
Jack Montrose
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
2:57
8
Jack Montrose
True Blue
3:30
9
Jack Montrose
The Horn's Full
2:44
10
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Crazy She Calls Me
5:48
11
Jack Montrose
Headline
3:16
Released 20 January 2006, 2017 TP4 Music

Review

Although a somewhat obscure set which has not yet been reissued on CD, this outing by tenor saxophonist Jack Montrose was put out by Fresh Sound in the 1980s. Montrose, an excellent improviser who was also a talented arranger, teams up with vibraphonist Red Norvo, either Barney Kessel or Jim Hall on guitar, Lawrence Wooten or Max Bennett on bass and Mel Lewis or Bill Dolney on drums to perform six of his originals and five swing-era standards. The music is greatly uplifted by Montrose's inventive arrangements and has many concise solos. Despite the quality, Montrose would not have his next opportunity to lead a record date for 28 years. ~ Scott Yanow