Musty Rusty (Digipack Edition)
Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Bill Hardman, Billy Gardner, Ben Dixon
This CD contains Lou Donaldson & Billy Gardner's complete studio collaborations, consisting of two 1965 albums in their entirety: "Musty Rusty" and "At His Best". For the first time ever on CD. Includes 12-page comprehensive booklet.
"Despite the respect accorded to him by contemporary musicians and fans in the know, organist Billy Gardner remains one of the most underrated jazz musicians for a player of his calibre. This is primarily due to the brevity of his career, which was cut short by Gardner's premature death caused by an asthma attack in Chicago during the '70s. The organist's sparse discography consists of only 13 different live concert or studio sessions recorded between 1960 and 1968, of which his sessions with Donaldson are among his best."
01. Musty Rusty
02. Midnight Sun
03. Hipty Hop
04. The Space Walk
05. Ha' Mercy
06. Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
09. Wig Blues
10. Blues #3
11. Win, Lose Or Draw
12. Be Anything, But Be Mine
13. Day By Day.
Total time: 70:56 min.
Tracks #1-7: "MUSTY RUSTY" With Bill Hardman (tp), Grant Green (g) & Ben Dixon (d). Recorded: June 3, 1965 by Rudy Van Gelder, New York.
Tracks #8-13:"AT HIS BEST" Personnel: Lou Donaldson, Billy Gardner, Bill Hard-man (tp), Calvin Newborn (g) & Grady Tate (d). Recorded: August 30, 1965, New York.