Reference: FSRCD 406
Bar code: 8427328604062
The All Stars come on with a lot of vitality and Big Joe Turner has his usual galvanizing effect upon the group. 'Sweets' Edison is all relaxed authority, while Sonny Criss and Teddy Edwards blow hard and fast. This is a rare opportunity to see Criss in action and fortunately he is featured extensively.
01. Memory Lane Blues 6:00
02. Blues For J.L. 9:25
03. Feelin' Happy (Feat. Joe Turner) 4:07
04. Shake, Rattle & Roll (Feat. Joe Turner) 4:58
05. Teddy's Blues 13:20
Total time: 37:44 min.
THE HAMPTON HAWES ALL-STARS
Hampton Hawes (piano), Harry 'Sweets' Edison (trumpet), Sonny Criss (alto sax), Teddy Edwards (tenor sax), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Bobby Thompson (drums). Special Guest: Big Joe Tuner (vocals on #3 & 4).
Recorded live at the Memory Lane Steak House, from the T.V. Series "Jazz on Stage", Los Angeles, 1970
Liner notes: Bob Kirstein
Session produced by Jack Lewerke
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol