[JPL] Re: Montreux Summit Vol I & II

David Golden davidgolden99 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 12 09:36:16 EDT 2006


Billy Brooks is pretty obscure, He recorded some sessions in 1965 with Tete Montoliu and Nathan Davis, but I don't know much else about him.

AFAIK, the Montreux Summit albums were never reissued as CDs. I have Volume I, with a nice version of Dexter Gordon's "Fried Bananas" and the monster tune "Andromeda."

David Golden 

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Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 15:28:34 -0700 (PDT)

From: Jae Sinnett <jaejazz at yahoo.com>

Subject: [JPL] Montreux Summit Vol I & II

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remember these recordings from about 1978 on Columbia? Volume II
features versions of "The Moontrane" and "Red Top" that are incredible.
"Red Top" features one of the all time great trumpet exchanges between
Woody Shaw and Marnard Ferguson. Ditto with Stan and Dexter. The band
on these tracks....Woody Shaw, Stan Getz, Hubert Laws, Maynard
Ferguson, Slide Hampton, Dexter Gordon, George Duke, Gordon Johnson and
one of the most interesting drummers I've heard...Billy Brooks. My
questions are would anyone happen to know anything about this
drummer.......I haven't heard anything from him before or since and
two....if these releases ever came out on CD? Amazon shows no listing.
Thanks for any help. 

Jae Sinnett

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