Phil Woods and Donald Byrd – The Young Bloods (1957) [Analogue Productions ‘2013]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:12 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,47 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 717 MB
The Young Bloods is an album by trumpeter Donald Byrd and saxophonist Phil Woods recorded in 1956 and released on the Prestige label. Despite the presence of co-leader Donald Byrd, Woods wrote four of the six tracks and dominates the solo offerings, hence the recording date is attributed to Woods, which conveniently also preserves the integrity of my alphabetic by artist filing system.
For this early hard bop date, altoist Phil Woods and trumpeter Donald Byrd were co-leaders. In fact, the music had at one point earlier on been released with Byrd getting first billing. Since the spirited altoist contributed four of the six tunes (including “House of Chan” and “In Walked George”) and consistently takes solo honors, it is only right that the date finally appeared under Woods’ name. With pianist Al Haig (who did not record that extensively during this period), bassist Teddy Kotick, and drummer Charlie Persip offering stimulating accompaniment, this is an easily recommended release (despite its brief LP length) for straight-ahead jazz collectors.
01. Dewey Square
03. Once More
04. House of Chan
05. In Walked George
06. Lover Man
Recorded on November 2, 1956 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.
Donald Byrd – trumpet
Phil Woods – alto saxophone
Al Haig – piano
Teddy Kotick – bass
Charlie Persip – drums