Little Joe – Frank Socolow

A bright-toned medium-up swinger based on "rhythm changes" but with a different bridge. Our lead sheet includes the coda from the recording.

Frank Socolow

September 18, 1923 – April 30, 1981

Often overlooked as he played primarily in big bands and only recorded two sessions as a leader, Frank Socolow was nonetheless a modestly important figure on the early bebop scene. He is best known for his first recording as a leader, a May 1945 quintet session featuring the under-recorded but legendary trumpeter Freddie Webster as well as then-emerging master pianist Bud Powell. This session is notable for being Powell's first recording outside of Cootie Williams' big band and sextet. Read more...

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