Swings The Blues
  • Bennie Green
    Bennie Green

Bennie Green

Swings The Blues

Blue Moon Jazz

Bennie Green (tb), Jimmy Forrest (ts), Sonny Clark (p), George Tucker (b), Paul Gusman (d)

Reference: BMCD 1618

Bar code: 8427328016186

"This budget LP from the long-defunct Mount Vernon label does not give the personnel or dates, kind of an odd omission considering that tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest was a much more commercial name in 1959 than leader/trombonist Bennie Green. The quintet set (which also features pianist Sonny Clark, bassist George Tucker and drummer Paul Gusman) does not quite stick to the blues, since there is a ballad and a couple of numbers based on other chord changes (including the familiar "I Got Rhythm" pattern). However, the playing is on a high level. Green and Forrest play off each other well, and the basic originals (highlighted by "Penthouse Blues" and "Hop, Skip and Jump") are all swinging."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

01. Been Walkin' (Green) 4:01
02. Blue Mambo (Green) 3:10
03. Love At Last (Lee) 3:55
04. Penthouse Blues (Green) 4:46
05. Hop Skip And Jump (Green) 5:43
06. A Bun Dance (D.R.) 4:22
07. Pennies From Heaven (Burke-Johnston) 3:25
08. Change Up Blues (Green) 4:25

Album details

Originally released by Enrica Records as LP-2002

Bennie Green (trombone), Jimmy Forrest (tenor sax), Sonny Clark (piano), George Tucker (bass), and Paul Gusman (drums).
Recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios, NYC, 1959

Original recordings produced by Teddy McRae
Sound engineer: Michael Figlio

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

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