Chicago Sound

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Bassist Wilbur Ware's only recording as a leader which has been reissued on CD mostly features Chicago musicians. Although Ware heads the set and contributed two originals, he does not dominate the music and delegated plenty of solo space to altoist John Jenkins who also brought in two tunes, tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, and pianist Junior Mance; Wilbur Campbell or Frank Dunlop on drums complete the group. This fine hard bop date which also has versions of "Body and Soul," Stuff Smith's "Desert Sands," "Lullaby of the Leaves," and "The Man I Love" was a fine debut by Ware. It seems strange that in his remaining 20-plus years the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Bassist Wilbur Ware's only recording as a leader which has been reissued on CD mostly features Chicago musicians. Although Ware heads the set and contributed two originals, he does not dominate the music and delegated plenty of solo space to altoist John Jenkins who also brought in two tunes, tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, and pianist Junior Mance; Wilbur Campbell or Frank Dunlop on drums complete the group. This fine hard bop date which also has versions of "Body and Soul," Stuff Smith's "Desert Sands," "Lullaby of the Leaves," and "The Man I Love" was a fine debut by Ware. It seems strange that in his remaining 20-plus years the bassist never led another album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218173728
  • Catalog Number: 1737
  • Sales rank: 111,771

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mamma-Daddy (3:53)
  2. 2 Body and Soul (3:15)
  3. 3 Desert Sands (5:28)
  4. 4 31st and State (6:27)
  5. 5 Lullaby of the Leaves (2:56)
  6. 6 Latin Quarters (4:37)
  7. 7 Be-Ware (4:28)
  8. 8 The Man I Love (7:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wilbur Ware Primary Artist, Bass
John Jenkins Alto Saxophone
Johnny Griffin Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Wilbur Campbell Drums
Frankie Dunlop Drums
Junior Mance Piano
Technical Credits
John Jenkins Contributor
Johnny Griffin Contributor
Wilbur Campbell Contributor
Frankie Dunlop Contributor
Edward Heyman Composer
Jack Higgins Engineer
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Liner Notes
Junior Mance Contributor
Paul Dunlap Composer
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