Jive for Five

Jive for Five

by Bill HolmanBill Holman


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For a brief time, tenor saxophonist Bill Holman and drummer Mel Lewis led a hard-swinging quintet based in Los Angeles. Trumpeter Lee Katzman, pianist Jimmy Rowles and bassist Wilford Middlebrook complete the group, a band that benefits greatly from the arrangements of Holman. Rowles contributed "502 Blues Theme," Holman brought in two songs, and the unit also performs the obscure "Mah Lindy Lou" and two originals. This album (originally on the Andex label) serves as proof that not all jazz recordings from Los Angeles in the 1950s are quiet and cool.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/1997
Label: Vsop Records
UPC: 0722937001928
catalogNumber: 19
Rank: 132912


  1. Out of This World
  2. Mah Lindy Lou
  3. Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)
  4. The Beat Generation
  5. 502 Blues Theme
  6. Jive for Five

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