Bennie Green

Go Ahead and Blow

Ocium Jazz

Norman Faye (tp), Bennie Green (tb), Coleman Hawkins, Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, 'Big Nick' Nicholas (ts), Charlie Ventura (ts, bs), Ben Ventura (bs), Roy Kral, Al Haig (p), Gus Cole, Chubby Jackson (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)

Reference: OCM CD 023

Bar code: 8435086700230

One of the greatest bone players who did not follow the J.J. Johnson's influence. Capable of playing Swing, Bop and rooted R&B projecting a strong feeling of joy in all his music. This CD retains all his powerful sound backing Charlie Ventura or fronting his early 50s quintets for Jubilee, Esquire, Prestige & Decca supported with the soul and passion of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Budd Johnson, Cliff Smalls, Osie Johnson and a rare collaboration with Coleman Hawkins. Undoubtedly the most enjoyable introduction to Green's wonderful friendly style.


01. Euphoria (3:04)
02. F.Y.I. (3:03)
03. Oh, Lady Be Good (3:13)
04. Sweet Georgia Brown (3:11)
05. Birdland (3:02)
06. Platinum Love (3:24)
07. Our Very Own (2:28)
08. Lowland Bounce (2:39)
09. Green Junction (2:54)
10. Flowing River (2:40)
11. Whirl-A-Licks (3:18)
12. Pennies From Heaven (2:15)
13. Tenor Sax Shuffle (3:06)
14. Sugar Syrup (3:02)
15. Serenade To Love (2:55)
16. Embraceable You (2:58)
17. Stardust (3:16)
18. There's A Small Hotel (2:43)
19. Blues In Lament (3:05)
20. Blow Your Horn (2:42)
21. Takin' My Time (3:06)
22. I Wanna Blow (2:23)
23. People Will Say We're In Love (2:52)
24. Rhumblues (2:54)

Total Time: 70:00 min. approx.

Personnel on tracks #1-4:

Charlie Ventura & His Orchestra
Norman Faye (tp); Bennie Green (tb); Charlie Ventura (ts, bs); Ben Ventura (bs); Roy Kral (p, vcl on 1 & 2); Gus Cole or Chubby Jackson (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d). Jackie Cain (vcl on 1 & 2).

Recorded in Chicago, October 1948

Personnel on track #5:

Charlie Ventura Septet
Norman Faye (tp); Bennie Green (tb); Charlie Ventura (ts, bs); Roy Kral (p, vcl); Kenny O'Brien (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d). Jackie Cain (vcl).

Recorded in New York, January 6, 1949

Personnel on track #6:

Coleman Hawkins Quintet
Coleman Hawkins (ts); Bennie Green (tb); Al Haig (p); John Collins (g); Nelson Boyd (b); Shadow Wilson (d).

Recorded in New York, August 29, 1949

Personnel on tracks #7-8:

Bennie Green (tb); Budd Johnson (ts); Jimmy Jones (p); John Collins (g); Tommy Potter (b); Roy Haynes (d).

Recorded in New York, August 13, 1950

Personnel on tracks #9-14:

Bennie Green Septet
Bennie Green (tb); Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, "Big Nick" Nicholas (ts); Rudy Williams (bs); Teddy Brannon (p); Tommy Potter (b); Art Blakey (d).

Recorded in New York, October 5, 1951

Personnel on tracks #15-18:

Bennie Green with Strings
Bennie Green (tb); John Malachi (p); Tommy Potter (b); Osie Johnson (d, arr.); Alan Lane, Harold Sonn, Autrey Mckissack, Max Waxler, Adam Micevich, Donald White (strings).

Recorded in Chicago, May 13, 1952

Personnel on tracks #19-21:

Bennie Green & His Band
Bennie Green (tb); Frank Wess (ts); Cecil Payne (bs); Cliff Smalls (p); Tommy Potter (b); Osie Johnson (d); Candido Camero (bgo, cga).

Recorded in New York, July 23, 1953

Personnel on tracks #22-24:

Bennie Green (tb, vcl); Billy Root (ts); Cliff Smalls (p); Ike Isaacs (b); Jerry Seagle (d).

Recorded in New York, April 13, 1954


14,95 €  (tax incl.)

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