The Warm Sound Of Plas Johnson Tenor Sax, Vol. 2 - The Madison Avenue Strut
  • Charter CLS 102
    Charter CLS 102
  • Charter CLS 104
    Charter CLS 104
  • Plas Johnson
    Plas Johnson

Plas Johnson

The Warm Sound Of Plas Johnson Tenor Sax, Vol. 2 - The Madison Avenue Strut

Blue Moon Jazz

Plas Johnson (ts, bs), Bert Kendrix (org), Emil Richards (vib), Jimmy Bond (b), Earl Palmer, Wayne Robinson (d)

Reference: BMCD 3061

Bar code: 8427328030618

"An obscure session from Plas Johnson - recording here away from Capitol, under another name, quite possibly for contractual reasons! The album's got the gentle groove of Plas' best records of the time - deep deep tenor sax solos, recorded in a moody, echoey, late nite setting - all augmented by small combo instrumentation that includes vibes by Emil Richards, bass by Jimmy Bond, and organ by Bert Kendrix."

Rick Wojcik -Dusty Groove

-On the Scene

"First order of business: there is no "Johnny Beecher." On the Scene is in fact the handiwork of Plas Johnson, working under a pseudonym to avoid outstanding contractual obligations with Capitol Records. Regardless of the name above the title, this is a wonderfully evocative set of midnight-blue instrumentals shrouded in cigarette smoke and illuminated by the light of flickering neon sign. Backed by uncredited vibes and organ, Johnson/Beecher's tenor sax articulates an uncommonly acute sense of melancholy and isolation, rendering track titles like "Sorrows" and "She's Gone Away" all but superfluous."

Jason Ankeny -All Music Guide


01. Cherokee
02. Scrips N' Scraps
03. The Spirited Gim Bulls
04. Just Friends
05. If You Don´t Want Me
06. Diane
07. Johnson´s Bossa Nova
08. Reveries
09. What Would I Do
10. Don´t Be That Way
11. The Madison Avenue Strut
12. Teen Goove
13. Who Is Wendy
14. Sorrows
15. World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
16. The Mission March

Album details

This CD combines recordings from two Charter albums released in 1962 and 1963 under the artistic pseudonym of Johnny Beecher

"Johnny Beecher - Sax 5th. Ave." (Charter CLS 102)
"Johnny Beecher - On the Scene" (Charter CLS 104)

Plas Johnson (tenor & baritone sax), Bert Kendrix (organ), Emil Richards (vibes), Jimmy Bond (bass), Earl Palmer or Wayne Robinson (drums).
Recorded in Hollywood, California, 1962

Recording engineers: Jim Malloy, Dave Wiechman & Jerry Hochman
Original sessions produced by Dick Peirce

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

14,95 €  (tax incl.)

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