The trumpeter from Mingus Presents Mingus and Shepp’s Fire Music stepping out in 1965 with Bill Barron and the under-rated pianist George Arvanitas. Frisk Reava’s Waltz for Mingus.
This 1955 date aka I’ll Be Seeing You is the only full release by this brilliant bebop trumpeter who reminds everyone of Chet Baker. The wonderful Allen Eager’s here, too. (‘Best of the grey boys,’ said Pres.)
Fruity, swinging, West Coast hard bop — terrific Land, as usual — with ace Carmell Jones, Frank Strazzeri and Leon Pettis in 1961. Two notable compositions from HL; and check Somara, by Carmell.
Leading an octet, including Harold Vick and Johnny Coles, in 1966. True soul jazz, through and through. The opener briskly crosses Herbie and JC.
Frank was a fantastic trombonist but a bit of a headache as a singer. With Victor Feldman in 1961.
With Steve Kuhn, Pete LaRoca and Steve Swallow in 1965.