Remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London. Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
"Clarinetist Pee Wee Russell's career on record stretched all the way from
the 1920s, when he played with musicians such as Jack Teagarden and Bix
Beiderbecke, to the 1960s, when he appeared with Thelonious Monk at Newport and
made albums that included compositions by modernists such as Ornette Coleman and
"Although he was pegged as being Dixieland by some and trumpeted as an elder
hero fo the '60s avant-garde by others, Russell remained a school unto himself.
Jazz writer Whitney Balliett said that Russell played with an incomparable
'daring and nakedness and intuition...he had discovered some of the secrets of
life and his improvisations were generally successful attempts to tell those
secrets in a new, funny, gentle way'.
"After Russell died, his friend and musical cohort Ruby Braff told Nat Hentoff,
'Like Louis Armstrong, Pee Wee will always be contemporary'." - David Brent
• 180g Vinyl Analogue
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Limited Edition
• Audiophile re-mastering
Pee Wee Russell, clarinet
Marshall Brown, trombone
Russell George, bass
Ron Lundberg, drums
1. My Mother's Eyes
2. Chelsea Bridge
3. Red Planet
4. Pee Wee's Blues
5. Moten Swing
6. 'Round Midnight
7. Good Bait
8. Old Folks
9. Taps Miller
Recorded November 12 and December 4, 1962.