Nice and Easy (Audiophile 180gr. HQ Vinyl)
  • Jazzland JLP967S Jazzland JLP967S

Johnny Lytle

Nice and Easy (Audiophile 180gr. HQ Vinyl)

Jazz Workshop Vinyl

Personnel:
Johnny Lytle (vib), Johnny Griffin (ts), Bobby Timmons (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d)

Reference: JW-035 LP

Format: LP / 12" / 33rpm / STEREO
Label: JAZZ WORKSHOP
Catalogue Reference: JW-035
Recording Year: 1962
Country of Pressing: SPAIN
Comments: Sealed New Copy
Reissue of the original Jazzland JLP 967S
Cover Grade: MINT
Vinyl Grade: MINT


Side One:

1. But Not For Me (Gershwin-Gershwin) 5:33
2. Soul Time (Timmons) 4:33
3. That's All (Haynes) 5:23
4. 322 - Wow! (Lytle) 4:07

Side Two:

1. Coroner's Blues (Lytle) 7:22
2. Nice And Easy (Griffin) 8:20
3. Old Folks (Hill-Robison) 4:40


Originally issued in Stereo on JAZZLAND JLP 967S



Personnel:

Johnny Lytle (vibraphone), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Bobby Timmons (piano), Sam Jones (bass), Louis Hayes (drums).

Recorded in New York, on January 29, 1962


Sessions produced by Orrin Keepnews
Engineered by Ray Fowler

Cover photo by Steve Schapiro
Cover design by Ken Deardoff

Original liner notes by Ira Gitler


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Notes:

"An aptly named but stylistically unusual set from soul-jazz vibraphonist Johnny Lytle, 1962's Nice and Easy is a mellow and heavily bop-influenced set fairly far removed from his usual blues-tinged funk. In a quintet setting featuring a rhythm section borrowed from Cannonball Adderley, Lytle trades in his usual organ counterpoint for Bobby Timmons' piano, Sam Jones' typically understated bass work, and Louis Hayes' brushed drums, creating a sound not that far removed from Milt Jackson's sessions as a leader. The secret weapon of the session is tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, who takes the majority of the solos (including a surprisingly dissonant and almost free break in the middle of an otherwise restrained take on the standard "But Not for Me"), allowing Lytle to play, well, nice and easy. The results are a welcome change of pace from Lytle's often frenetic and occasionally too-busy style, and the ballad-heavy selection is a nice balance of new tunes and a few familiar standards. Overall, this could well be Johnny Lytle's best set."

Stewart Mason -All Music Guide

Price:

$19.23  (tax incl.)

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