Reference: JW-044 LP
Format: LP / 12" / 33rpm / STEREO
Label: JAZZ WORKSHOP
Catalogue Reference: JW-043
Recording Year: 1960
Country of Pressing: SPAIN
Comments: Sealed New Copy
Reissue of the original Jazzland JLP 928S
Cover Grade: MINT
Vinyl Grade: MINT
"[...] This Jazzland album was sadly his own album as a leader, but its thoroughly enjoyable with the two horns backed by one of the most relaxed swinging rhythm sections you could wish for absolutely sublime. Hubbard plays beautifully on the date, mainly in middle and lower registers, reflecting the relaxation of the rhythm team. As for Benton, producer Orrin Keepnews compares him to one of his tutors, Lucky Thompson. Personally, I hear more mid-50s, Miles period Rollins. He also writes excellent tunes. His ballad playing (Iris and Lover Man) is outstanding and he certainly has the chops to charge through up-tempo familiar changes (Night Movement and Azil), but the best by far is the, again, Rollins-ish Walters Alter with an absolutely marvellous tenor solo. A track Id take to a desert island without hesitation."
Tony Hall -Jazzwise (August, 2012)
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