Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Monterose - J. Add to Cart. Wee-Jay 2. The Third 3. Bobbie Pin 4. Marc V 5. Ka-Link 6. Customer Reviews 5. Side 4 Track 1 is very clicky. Monterose grew up in Utica, New York , where his family moved a few months after his birth.
He began formal clarinet studies at thirteen, but was largely self-taught as a tenor saxophonist, which he took up at fifteen after hearing Glenn Miller band soloist Tex Beneke. His earliest influences were Coleman Hawkins and Chu Berry , but, as he told critic Leonard Feather , he also found harmonic inspiration in pianists, citing Bud Powell and the instruction of Utica-based guitarist and pianist Sam Mancuso in helping him learn how to use chord changes.
Monterose's first professional experience was playing in upstate New York territory dance bands — In he joined Henry "Hot Lips" Busse 's touring orchestra. After a brief return to Utica, he joined the Buddy Rich big band in late Record Label. Xanadu Records 26 Items MCA 14 Items Vinyl Japan 14 Items CBS Records 3 Items 3. Magic 2 Items 2. Double LP 5 Items 5.
EP 1 Items 1. LP 59 Items Single 10 Items Not Specified 21 Items Release Year. Record Size. Not Specified 15 ItemsOriginally released by the very obscure Jaro label, this excellent session was saved and reissued by Xanadu on a LP. The talented but underrated tenor saxophonist J.R. Monterose has a rare opportunity to stretch out in a quartet with pianist Tommy Flanagan (who would become a longtime friend), bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Pete La Roca.