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Adventure with Charlie - Expanded Edition

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Adventure with Charlie - Expanded Edition
Adventure with Charlie - Expanded Edition


Charlie Ventura, one of the most popular, fondly-remembered, and singular saxophone voices in this history of jazz, is the star of these two legendary recording sessions that have not been heard in more than five decades.

A 1953 broadcast from New York City's Band Box nightclub features Charlie in the format that made him a star: As the centrepiece of the Gene Krupa Jazz Trio-on tenor, baritone, and bass sax-along with pianist Teddy Napoleon, and that ace drummer man himself. These Boris Rose tapes only appeared on a limited edition bootleg LP some 50 years ago.

And from 1957, the year that Ventura placed second only to Stan Getz in the Playboy magazine jazz poll, "Adventure with Charlie" highlight's the saxophonist's modern jazz period, with Ventura "discovery" Billy Bean on guitar and other young lions. "Adventure with Charlie," briefly released more than 60 years ago on the King label, was likely the last, pure jazz recording ever released under the name of Charlie Ventura.


  1. Name
  2. Fine's Idea
  3. The Man I Love
  4. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
  5. Idaho
  6. Stardust
  7. Dark Eyes
  8. Yesterdays
  9. Stompin' At The Savoy
  10. This Can't Be Love
  11. Give Me The Simple Life
  12. Laura
  13. Pocahontas
  14. Sweet Georgia Brown
  15. Mad About The Boy
  16. Blues In The Closet
  17. In Oblivion, A.K.A. Oblivion
  18. If I Had You
  19. Take The A Train
  20. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  21. Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)
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