The excellent bop drummer Stan Levey, who retired from playing in the 1960s to become a full-time photographer, led five record dates during 1954-1957 of which this set for MOD (which has been reissued on CD by the V.S.O.P. label) was the last one. Levey gathered together quite an impressive lineup (trumpeter Conte Candoli, Richie Kamuca on tenor, pianist Lou Levy, and bassist Monty Budwig) to perform two of Kamuca's originals, three standards and the rarely played "Ole Man Rebop." All of the musicians are in prime form, displaying contrasting but complementary styles. This swinging date is easily recommended.
|Stan Still / Richie Kamuca||Stan Levey||4:07|
|What Can I Say / Walter Donaldson / Abe Lyman||Stan Levey||4:46|
|Lover, Come Back to Me / Oscar Hammerstein II / Sigmund Romberg||Stan Levey||6:01|
|Ole Man Rebop / Floyd Wilson||Stan Levey||5:26|
|Old Folks / Dedette Lee Hill / Willard Robison||Stan Levey||4:14|
|One for Joan / Richie Kamuca||Stan Levey||5:16|