Al Haig

Meets Master Bop Saxes: Wardell Gray & Stan Getz

Definitive Records

Reference: DRCD 11136

5***** By All Music Guide

The outstanding studio tracks Al Haig recorded with the two master bop tenor saxes: Wardell Gray & Stan Getz. Only master takes.


Tracklisting:
01. Light Gray
02. Stoned
03. Matter and mind
04. The toup
05. In a pinch
06. It's the talk of the town
07. Five star
08. Sugar hill bop
09. Twisted
10. Southside
11. Easy living
12. Sweet Lorraine
13. Pardon my bop
14. As I live and I bop
15. Interlude in be bop
16. Diaper pin (pinhead)
17. Skull buster
18. Ante room
19. Poop Deck
20. Pennies from heaven
21. Indian summer
22. Long island sound
23. Mar-cia
24. Crazy chords

Total time: 71:15 min.

Recordings made between April, 1948 and June 21, 1949

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Review:

"Al Haig was one of the primal bop pianists. He endures in perpetuity with the spirits of George Wallington, Joe Albany, Dodo Marmarosa, Bud Powell and Elmo Hope. In the year 2000, Definitive Classics came up with a beautiful album of Haig's collaborations with tenor saxophonists Wardell Gray and Stan Getz, recorded in 1948 and 1949. Gray's genius is at once refreshing, his logic irresistible. Getz, like Gray, was profoundly influenced by Lester Young, and Haig was in many respects the ideal collaborator for their brand of bop-to-cool progressive jazz. That's why this music feels so pleasant and natural up inside of your head. Putting Getz and Gray together with Haig as the backbone of the collection makes all the sense in the world. This is superlatively hip music, perfect for cooking, booking, commuting, computing, operating heavy machinery or slacking off and cutting loose like there's no tomorrow."

Arwulf Arwulf -All Music Guide

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