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Bunky Green & Wynton Kelly - My Baby (2001) FLAC

22-06-2016, 05:39
Jazz | FLAC / APE

Title: My Baby
Year Of Release: 2001
Label: Rhino Entertainment
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop
Quality: FLAC
Total Time: 34:51
Total Size: 187 MB


01. My Babe [06:32]
02. Polka Dots and Moonbeams [04:53]
03. Counter Punch [04:12]
04. Step High [05:29]
05. Don't Blame Me [09:04]
06. Cecile [04:38]

This is a welcome reissue from a distinctive alto player who did not record a lot as a leader, and who is best known for a series of well-regarded Vanguard releases from the late '70s and for his career as a jazz educator. The superior hard bop date was originally released in 1960 as a Bunky Green Sextet date entitled Step High. This reissue of Vee-Jay's 1965 packaging of the same six tracks includes pianist Wynton Kelly's name on the marquee, but the leader is clearly Green. Like Kelly, the other elite players who round out this sextet will be much more familiar to most listeners than the leader. Green's sound is distinguished by a finely controlled, soft articulation. It's not the squealing, serpentine legato of Eric Dolphy, but there are similarities. Green's approach allows him to play continuous streams of ideas rippled with the modulations of his subtle tonguing. The title track and Green's own "Step High" begin as conventional, gospel-tinged hard bop but soon shift into straight-ahead bop. The leader's other original on the date, "Counter Punch," is a classy, hard-swinging theme that would have fit well in the repertoire of the Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet. Kelly, as usual, brings his best game to the date. His versatility, drive, lyricism, and blues roots establish the rhythmic center, along with the on-form and nicely recorded work of drummer Jimmy Cobb and bassist Larry Ridley. Tenor player Jimmy Heath effectively complements Green's cleaner tone, with a throaty, yet refined, bark informed by John Coltrane's work from this period. This is also a strong outing for trumpeter Donald Byrd, who has a series of superb choruses on the lengthy treatment of the ballad standard "Don't Blame Me."

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Dogger   User offline   27 June 2016 04:33

I wish you would post his 3 albums from the late 70s...

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