In London in 1982 for one of his annual visits with his big band, Louis Bellson extracted four men from the group to record a combo date. His companions in the rhythm section were two of the most respected veterans in jazz, pianist Frank Strazzeri and the magnificent bassist George Duvivier. The saxophonists, Ted Nash and Matt Catingub, were just beginning to make their marks. The generational coalition worked handsomely. One of the few drummers who is a skilled composer, Bellson supplied three original tunes. Two of Strazzeri's distinctive compositions are included. Duvivier contributed an original as the basis for one of his masterful solos.
Tapooze Don, If We Were in Love, Wanderlust, The Boss, Smedley; Cool, Cool Blue, Long Ago, The Third Eye
with Frank Strazzeri, George Duvivier, Ted Nash, Matt Catingub