Sam Most

Bebop Revisited, Vol. 3

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Xanadu's Bebop Revisited series reissued many valuable recordings that were not originally on LPs. The third volume has four titles from a quintet (arranged by Tom Talbert) featuring trombonist Kai Winding, tenor-saxophonist Warne Marsh and two vocals from Melvin Moore, another four songs from a septet headed by trumpeter Tony Fruscella and also starring altoist Herb Geller and Phil Urso on tenor, and seven performances from an all-star unit led by flutist Sam Most who also plays plenty of clarinet on this date; trumpeter Doug Mettome, trombonist Urbie Green and pianist Bob Dorough (in his pre-singing days) are major assets on the latter session. Most takes solo honors with his Benny Goodman tribute "Notes to You" but there are many highlights to these formerly obscure sessions.