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Track Listing
THE HAPPY CATS
1. The Happy Cats
2. Cocktails for Two
3. Later for the Happenings
4. Buttercup
5. Robbins’ Nest
6. They Can’t Take That Away from Me
7. Feather’s Nest
8. Mean to Me
9. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
10. Joe’s Tune
11. I Never Knew
12. Joe’s Blues*

JOE NEWMAN PLAYS IN PARIS
13. Lover Man
14. A Girl Named Rigmor
15. Blues on the Champs-Elysées
Artist:
Joe Newman Sextet
Title:
The Happy Cats
Label:
Fresh Sound
Cat No:
FSRCD914
Format:
CD
Price £10.99
• Trumpeter Joe Newman and tenor/flautist Frank Wess were mainstays of the great 1953-63 Count Basie band and both are the stars of these swinging, very enjoyable sextet sessions from 1957, with plenty of blowing in the Basie idiom. Three bonus tracks are from an earlier septet date recorded in Paris in 1956.

• Joe Newman, trumpet; Frank Rehak, trombone; Frank Wess, tenor sax/flute; Johnny Acea, piano; Eddie Jones,bass & Connie Kay, drums
Reviews For The Happy Cats
Jazz Journal - Steve Voce
Dazzlingly effective in the solo, and deeply moving in his broad toned blues that he specalised in, showing great taste and imagination. ***
Jazzwise -
An hour and 18 minutes of immaculately played mainstream, with charts by Ernie Wilkins, Al Cohn and Quincy Jones. ***