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You too can be "Back on the Scene" with Bennie Green
The highest compliment one can pay Charlie, and it can be paid with complete assurance, is that this is one album they will really dig in Rio.
Recorded in 1962 by Rudy Van Gelder at the Englewood Cliffs studio...
Blue Note Mono 509992-17317-1-6 Music from EMI
"I’ve heard a lot of Blue Note originals and myriad reissues over the years, but based on the sample test pressings heard so far, none—and I mean none—convey the intensity of living, breathing music-making the way the Music Matter’s Blue Note series does. The sense of air, texture, and dynamic pop in these grooves is astonishing." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound
MONO 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl! Includes 3 Rare Bonus Tracks!
"A tremendously powerful feeling for blues, an ability to make events from his own life into stories, and the musical gift with which to tie up these factors, these are the three major elements in John Mayall's increasing success." - from liner notes by Alexis Korner
This classic Blue Note session finds trumpeter Morgan not having to battle other horns, just front-and-center with an all-star trio behind him.
Signed to the label when he was only 18 years old, this jazz prodigy cut his teeth as a Jazz Messenger with the great Art Blakey
Continuing where his debut left off, Morgan's second LP in 1956 as a leader for Blue Note
This September 1957 session, recorded by Rudy Van Gelder in Hackensack finds the still young Morgan (age 19)
Lou picked up the alto when he was inducted into the Navy in 1945 and, after his discharge, jobbed around Greensboro, North Carolina with local groups, before coming north where he underwent an extensive orientation.
Altoist Lou Donaldson, who tends to get lost in the Blue Note all-star shuffle (even after making over 20 LPs for the label) is in his prime with this jam.
Whenever Max Roach introduces the members of his exciting quintet, he saces Sonny Rollins for last and describes him as, "The man whom we believe to be at the top of the heap of modern tenor saxophonists."
The resulting recordings burst forth with confidence and enthusiasm...