This 1956 date at the original Birdland in New York City features the pianist with some well-chosen sidemen: alto saxophonist Phil Woods, tenor saxophonist Seldon Powell, trumpeter Idrees Sulieman, trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, bassist Aaron Bell, and drummer Nick Stabulas. The assertion that Gulda might be "the greatest piano virtuoso to emerge in the last ten years" is a bit of liner note hyperbole by John Hammond; Gulda is more than adequate but not worthy of comparison to any of the major jazz pianists active at the time of this recording. He does give his sidemen plenty of solo space, and Woods easily takes top solo honors for the evening.
Friedrich Gulda At Birdland. 1. Theme Song : Vienna Discussion. 2. Pee Wee Marquette's Introduces Friedrich Gulda And His Sextet. Composed By – Friedrich Gulda. Tracks 1-9 from the RCA Victor album "Friedrich Gulda At Birdland" (LPM 1398) Tracks 10-16 from the Decca album "A Man of Letters (LK 4189).
Tracklist: 1. Vienna Discussion (Theme) 2. Scruby 3. Dark Glow 4. A Night in Tunisia 5. Air from Other Planets 6. New Shoes 7. Bernie's Tune. Friedrich Gulda first made his mark in the world of classical music before making the first of many excursions into jazz
Free download and listen Friedrich Gulda and His Sextet at Birdland. Tracks count: 16. Views: 7. Phil Woods, Idrees Sulieman, Friedrich Gulda, Jimmy Cleveland, Nick Stabulas, Aaron Bell - Out of Nowhere 08:25.
Pee Wee Marquette Introduces Friedrich Gulda & His SextetLive.
Live at Birdland, 2008. Night In Tunisia, 04:23. Air from Other Planets, 05:12.
Friedrich Gulda (16 May 1930 – 27 January 2000) was an Austrian pianist and composer who worked in both the classical and jazz fields. Born in Vienna as the son of a teacher, Gulda began learning to play the piano from Felix Pazofsky at the Wiener Volkskonservatorium, aged 7. In 1942, he entered the Vienna Music Academy, where he studied piano and musical theory under Bruno Seidlhofer and Joseph Marx.
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|A1 (a)||Vienna Discussion|
|A3||Night In Tunisia
Written-By – Gillespie*, Paparelli*
|B1||Air From Other Planets|
Written-By – Miller*, Leiber*, Stoller*
- Alto Saxophone – Phil Woods
- Bass – Aaron Bell
- Drums – Nick Stabulas
- Liner Notes, Producer – John Hammond
- Piano – Friedrich Gulda
- Tenor Saxophone – Seldon Powell
- Trombone – James Cleveland*
- Trumpet – Idrees Sulieman
- Written-By – Gulda* (tracks: A1 (a), A1 (b), A2, A4 to B2)
|LK 4188||Friedrich Gulda||Friedrich Gulda At Birdland (LP, Album)||Decca||LK 4188||UK||1958|
|LPM-1355, NL-46059||Friedrich Gulda||At Birdland (LP, Album, Mono)||RCA Victor, RCA Victor||LPM-1355, NL-46059||Spain||1988|
|LPM-1355, G2JP-6082||Friedrich Gulda||At Birdland (LP, Album, RE)||RCA, RCA||LPM-1355, G2JP-6082||Japan||1992|
|BLK 4188-P||Friedrich Gulda||Friedrich Gulda At Birdland (LP, Album)||Decca||BLK 4188-P||Germany||1958|
|ARL 3532, LLM-17235||Friedrich Gulda Con Idrees Sulieman / James Cleveland* / Phil Woods / Seldon Powell / Aaron Bell / Nick Stabulas||Friedrich Gulda Con Idrees Sulieman / James Cleveland* / Phil Woods / Seldon Powell / Aaron Bell / Nick Stabulas - Friedrich Gulda En Jazz (LP, Album, Mono)||London Records, Odeon||ARL 3532, LLM-17235||Argentina||1964|