And the Jazz Lab Quintet (Audiophile 180gr. Hq Vinyl)
  • Riverside RLP 1110 Riverside RLP 1110

Gigi Gryce

And the Jazz Lab Quintet (Audiophile 180gr. Hq Vinyl)

Jazz Workshop Vinyl

Personnel:
Donald Byrd (tp), Gigi Gryce (as), Wade Legge (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Art Taylor (d)

Reference: JW-081 LP

Format: LP / 12" / 33rpm / STEREO
Label: JAZZ WORKSHOP
Catalogue Reference: JW-081
Recording Year: 1957
Country of Pressing: SPAIN
Comments: Sealed New Copy
Reissue of the original Riverside RLP 1110
Cover Grade: MINT
Vinyl Grade: MINT


Side One:

1. Love for Sale (Cole Porter) 7:59
2. Minority (Gigi Gryce) 6:26
3. Straight Ahead (Lee Sears) 9:29

Side Two:

1. Geraldine (Wade Legge) 5:34
2. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart (James F. Hanley) 5:59
3. Wake Up! (Lee Sears) 4:37

Originally issued in Stereo on RIVERSIDE RLP 1110

Personnel:
Donald Byrd (trumpet), Gigi Gryce (alto sax), Wade Legge (piano), Wendell Marshall (bass), Art Taylor (drums).
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York, February 27 and March 7, 1957

Recording engineer: Jack Higgins
Produced and notes written by Orrin Keepnews
Cover photography: Paul Weller
Design: Paul Bacon
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Review:

"During 1957 altoist Gigi Gryce and trumpeter Donald Byrd co-led a quintet that sought to extend and come up with new variations to bebop. Unfortunately the group did not survive the year but Gryce and Byrd did combine for several memorable recordings, including an excellent Prestige LP reissued on this CD. Their quintet (with pianist Wade Legge, bassist Wendell Marshall, and drummer Art Taylor) turn "Love for Sale" into a jazz waltz (an innovation for 1957), introduce Gryce's best-known composition "Minority," swing "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart," and perform a tricky but memorable blues line "Straight Ahead." This is exciting and still fresh-sounding bop."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

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$20.90  (tax incl.)

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