Bunky Green (as), Billy Wallace (p), Cleveland Eaton (b), Marshall Th ompson (d), Willie Pickens (p), Harold Jones (d), Wynton Kelly (p), Larry Ridley (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)
Bar code: 8436019582886
COLABORATIONS: BILLY WALLACE, CLEAVELAND EATON, MARSHALL THOMPSON, WILLIE PICKENS, HAROLD JONES, WYNTON KELLY, LARRY RIDLEY
This CD release contains the complete original albums:
"Playin' for Keeps" (tracks #3-8 & #16-17) "Testifyin' Time" (tracks #1-2 & #10-15)
The only other Bunky Green quartet recording from the 1960's was a version of the song "Step High", which is included here as a bonus track. In order to make this edition more appealing to jazz collectors, the producers have placed all of the quartet tracks at the beginning of the CD.
Includes 12-page comprehensive booklet!
Personnel: BUNKY GREEN (alto sax) on all tracks, plus:
#1-2: Billy Wallace (p), Cleveland Eaton (b), Marshall Th ompson (d).
Recorded in Chicago, February 18, 1965.
#3-8: Willie Pickens (p), Cleveland Eaton (b), Harold Jones (d).
Recorded in Chicago, January 18, 1966.
#9: Wynton Kelly (p), Larry Ridley (b), Jimmy Cobb (d).
Recorded in Chicago, October 28, 1960.
#10-15: Same personnel and date as tracks #1-2 except Walter Strickland (tp) & James Meyer (ts, bar) added.
#16-17: Same personnel as tracks 1-2 except Warren Kime & Paul Serrano (tp), John Avant (tb), Kenny Soderblom (sax) & Eli Gutierrez (congas) added; Charles Stepney (p) replaces Billy Wallace. Recorded in Chicago, Dec 1965.
1. On Green Dolphin Street
2. My Ship
4. Playin' For Keeps
5. What I Can Do
6. Mi Compasion
7. My Man's Gone Now
9. Step High*
11. Silver Dollar
12. When Th e Sun Comes Out
13. Testifyin' Time
14. Tweedlee Dee
15. Orbit Six
16. The Shadow Of Your Smile (Love Theme From "Th e Sandpiper")
17 Mama Looka Boo Boo. (* Bonus Track).
Total time: 73:54 mins.
"Despite nearly five decades (from 1960 to present) of musical activity, Bunky Green's meager discography consists of no more than 32-separate sessions. Green's discography can be divided into two separate periods: his emergence in Chicago (22 recordings from 1960-1967), and his reemergence in New York (10 recordings from 1976-2004). This edition showcases his finest recordings from the earlier Chicago period." - from the liner notes