Sunset Eyes (Audiophile 180gr. Hq Vinyl)
  • Pacific Jazz PJ-14 Pacific Jazz PJ-14

Teddy Edwards

Sunset Eyes (Audiophile 180gr. Hq Vinyl)

Jazz Workshop Vinyl

Teddy Edwards (ts), Joe Castro, Amos Trice, Ronnie Ball (p), Leroy Vinnegar, Ben Tucker (b), Billy Higgins, Tony Bazley, Al Levitt (d)

Reference: JW-056 LP

Format: LP / 12" / 33rpm / HI FI
Catalogue Reference: JW-056
Recording Year: 1960
Country of Pressing: SPAIN
Comments: Sealed New Copy
Reissue of the original Pacific Jazz PJ-14
Cover Grade: MINT
Vinyl Grade: MINT


Side One:

1. Sunset Eyes (Edwards) 5:24
2. Teddy's Tune (Edwards) 6:08
3. Takin' Off (Edwards) 6:29
4. Up in Teddy's New Flat (Edwards) 3:03
5. The New Symphony Sid (King Pleasure) 2:13 *

Side Two:

1. Tempo de BLues (Edwards) 4:42
2. Vintage '57 (Vinnegar) 7:09
3. I Hear A Rhapsody (Fragos-Baker-Gasperre) 3:30
4. My Kinda Blues (Edwards) 5:09 *
5. Takin' Off #2 (Edwards) 2:28 *

(*) Not included on the original LP configuration

Originally issued in Hi Fi on PACIFIC JAZZ PJ-14


Teddy Edwards (tenor sax), with Joe Castro (piano on A #1-4 & B #2), Amos Trice (piano on A #5 & B #3-5), Ronnie Ball (piano on B #1), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Ben Tucker (bass only on B #1), Billy Higgins (drums on A #1-4 & B #2), Tony Bazley (drums on A #5 & B #3-5), Al Levitt (drums only on B #1).

Recorded at Rex Production Studio, Hollywood, March 21 & 23, August 16, 1960

Session supervised by Richard Bock

Audio engineering: Richard Bock

Cover design & photo: Woody Woodward
Back-liner notes by Joe Adams



"Teddy Edwards, who took part in classic tenor battles with Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray in Los Angeles during the mid-to late '40s, remained a major tenorman for more than half a century. However, his decision to live in L.A. resulted in him being greatly underrated through the years. Fortunately, the superior hard bop tenor (who showed that there was more than just cool jazz being played on the West Coast in the 1950s) recorded on a fairly frequent basis throughout his career. This set features music from 1959-1960 with Edwards joined by either Amos Trice, Joe Castro or Ronnie Ball on piano, Leroy Vinnegar or Ben Tucker on bass, and Billy Higgins or Al Levitt on drums. Edwards, an underrated composer, performs six of his originals (including his most famous composition, "Sunset Eyes," and two versions of "Takin' Off"), Vinnegar's "Vintage '57," and a pair of standards. Although there are short solos for Castro and Vinnegar, the focus throughout is on the leader's distinctive and likable tenor. Since the great Teddy Edwards never recorded an uninspiring record, this date is easily recommended to fans of straight-ahead jazz."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide


$19.60  (tax incl.)

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