John Handy (as), Mike White (vn), Jerry Hahn (g), Don Thompson (b) & Terry Clarke (d).
The most famous John Handy concert plus an extended live performance with Bobby Hutcherson, presented in Deluxe digipack edition with original cover art issued here on CD for the first time.
Personnel: John Handy (as), Mike White (vn), Jerry Hahn (g), Don Thompson (b) and Terry Clarke (d).
1. If Only We Knew (27:29)
2. Spanish Lady (19:31)
3. Tears Of Ole Miss [Anatomy Of A Riot] (31:09)(*) Bonus Track
All compositions by John Handy.
Recorded: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, September 18, 1965.
* Bonus track: John Handy (as), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Pat Martino (g), Albert Stinson (b), Doug Sides (d). Recorded live at the Village Gate, New York, June 28, 1967.
Total Time: 78:09 mins.
"At Monterey, before an arena packed with 7000 people sitting in the blazing sun, John Handy turned the band loose (guitarist Jerry Hahn had replaced Freddie Redd by then) and broke it up. They played two numbers, the performances in this album- and they were the hit of the Festival. People gave Handy a standing ovation and talked about what they had heard for weeks. They are still talking about it. I get calls every week asking when the Monterey performance will be released." - from the original liner notes.
In addition to John Handy¹s celebrated two-tune Monterey performance presented here in its entirety, this CD also includes Handy¹s extended composition/improvisation ³Tears of Ole Miss², taken from a concert at New York¹s Village Gate two years after his success in Monterey. He is accompanied on the bonus track by the outstanding Bobby Hutcherson on vibes.