Sunset Eyes · Teddy Edwards Quartet Complete Recordings (4 LP on 2 CD)
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Sunset Eyes · Teddy Edwards Quartet Complete Recordings (4 LP on 2 CD)

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Teddy Edwards (ts), Joe Castro (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Billy Higgins (d), Gloria Smyth (vcl)

Reference: FSRCD 615

Bar code: 8427328606158

When West Coast jazz was at its peak in the middle 1950s, tenorist Teddy Edwards was working around Los Angeles in relative obscurity. But late in the decade, when the Eastern sounds established forceful new trends, he came back with force.

In the words of pianist Joe Castro, Leroy Vinnegar and I have played together off and on for four or five years. We were never satisfied with our drummer until we got Billy Higgins. Later casually Leroy introduced me to Teddy Edwards, when we did the Stars of Jazz TV show. Everybody felt good playing together and we naturally hung out and worked a lot together.

The quartet began under the direction of Leroy Vinnegar, and soon worked and recorded under the leadership of both Castro and Edwards. These are all the recordings the quartet made. Edwards tone is vigorous, with a deep, throaty, visceral quality to it; and Castro, with his swinging and funky modern piano, is an ideal partner for this earthier direction in jazz.

CD 1
01. Love for Sale
02. Walk On
03. Old Folks
04. Groove Funk Soul
05. Yesterdays
06. Day Dream
07. It Could Happen to You
08. Play Me the Blues
09. Thats All
10. Gee Baby Aint I Good to You
11. Ill Be Over
12. Billies Bounce
13. A Foggy Day

CD 2
01. Up in Teddys New Flat
02. Me and My Lover
03. Sunset Eyes
04. Takin Off
05. Vintage '57
06. Teddys Tune
07. Blues in G
08. Scrapple from the Apple
09. Whats New?
10. You Name It
11. Take the A Train
12. The Sermon
13. Higgins Hideaway

Album details

Recorded in Hollywood, 1958-1960.

Personnel in all tracks:

Teddy Edwards (ts), Joe Castro (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Billy Higgins (d, vcl only on CD-2 #2). Gloria Smyth (added on vocals on CD-1 #10-11).

This compilation produced for CD reissue by Jordi Pujol.
24-Bit Digitally Remastered

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