Who ever said jazz drummers couldn't rock??
Here we have one of the greatest & wildest drummers, Mr. Cozy Cole himself!
This is a very hard-to-find album, in which figures his best known masterpiece, "Topsy Parts I & II", and a lot of lost treasures.
Every single song starts with a "big" voice introduction, which makes me smile everytime, and of course the Allan Hartwell big band is really heavy.
I wouldn't say it's definitely my favorite jazz album, because it doesn't seem only restricted to that kind of music to me.. it's somethin' like "Big Beat"! Yeah that's it, if you dig that sound!
01 - Topsy I (Original Version)
02 - Bad
03 - Turvy I
04 - Afro-Caravan
05 - Topsy-Turvy I
06 - Topsy II (Original Version)
07 - Charleston
08 - Turvy II
09 - Late & Crazy
10 - Topsy-Turvy II
11 - Crescendo
12 - Topsy (Part I)
13 - Topsy (Part II)
14 - North Beach
15 - Let There Be Drums
16 - Ol' Man Mose
17 - Sing! Sing! Sing! (With A Swing)
18 - Big Noise From Winnetka (Part I)
19 - Big Noise From Winnetka (Part II)
20 - Christopher Columbus
21 - A Cozy Beat
22 - Rockin' Drummer
23 - Indian Love Call (Part I)
24 - Indian Love Call (Part II)
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