Affinity – AFF 69
LP, Album, Reissue
Originally recorded in Hollywood on May 4 and 5, 1955 and released by Capitol Records (T-6509) in the same year.
Featured on the release is Charlie Mariano (Alto Saxophone), Max Bennett (Bass), Stan Levey (Drums), Walter Norris (Piano), and of course Frank Rosolino (Trombone). All of these musicians were associated with Stan Kenton sometime during the 50’s. Charlie, Frank, Stan and Max have documented histories performing with Stan Kenton, which contributed to their being together in this group. Still researching Walter Norris.
This release does not contain any of the cool jazz typically associated with the West Coast, yet the bop is really happy!