Charlie Rouse – Takin’ Care Of Business

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Charlie Rouse’s debut as a leader. The distinctive tenor saxophonist, who had just started a decade-long stint as a member of the Thelonious Monk Quartet, teams up with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Earl May, and drummer Art Taylor. Together they perform straight-ahead material including Rouse’s own uptempo “Upptankt,” the standard “They Didn’t Believe Me,” and songs by Mitchell, Kenny Drew, and Randy Weston. A fine modern mainstream jam session-flavored set.

Tracklist

01. Blue Farouq
02. ’204′
03. Upptankt
04. Wierdo
05. Pretty Strange
06. They Didn’t Believe Me

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2 Responses to “Charlie Rouse – Takin’ Care Of Business”

  1. godard says:

    Hi Rappamelo

    I discovered your blog few days ago. Thanks very much for all your very good musoc. You have a great collection.
    Cheers from Paris. Bertie

  2. kev says:

    GREAT album. Rouse played such a great style of blues.

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