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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The versatile alto and tenor saxophonist Bill Easley who on other projects also plays other reeds is showcased in top form on this CD, performing on two dates with a pair of overlapping groups. Assisted along the way by trumpeter Bill Mobley on five of the numbers, either Sir Roland Hanna or James Williams on piano, and George Caldwell's synthesizer for four of the eight songs, Easley is the main star throughout. He puts plenty of feeling into "It's All in the Game," takes "How Long Has This Been Going On" at a surprisingly fast pace, cooks on "Little Benny," and emulates Sonny Stitt on "Blues for Stitt." Although he has spent much of his career in the background, uplifting...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The versatile alto and tenor saxophonist Bill Easley who on other projects also plays other reeds is showcased in top form on this CD, performing on two dates with a pair of overlapping groups. Assisted along the way by trumpeter Bill Mobley on five of the numbers, either Sir Roland Hanna or James Williams on piano, and George Caldwell's synthesizer for four of the eight songs, Easley is the main star throughout. He puts plenty of feeling into "It's All in the Game," takes "How Long Has This Been Going On" at a surprisingly fast pace, cooks on "Little Benny," and emulates Sonny Stitt on "Blues for Stitt." Although he has spent much of his career in the background, uplifting other singers and musicians' sessions in addition to working in the studios, Bill Easley shows on this set that he is fully capable of being the leader. This is one of his strongest efforts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/1991
  • Label: Milestone
  • UPC: 025218918640
  • Catalog Number: 9186

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's All In The Game - Bill Easely (6:22)
  2. 2 Somewhere Along the Way (5:53)
  3. 3 How Long Has This Been Going On - Bill Easely (7:35)
  4. 4 Oh, What A Dream - Bill Easely (8:17)
  5. 5 Soulful Bill - Bill Easely (5:50)
  6. 6 Blues For Stitt - Bill Easely (6:02)
  7. 7 Prelude To A Kiss - Bill Easely (6:24)
  8. 8 Little Benny (aka Crazeology) - Bill Easely (4:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Easley Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
James Williams Piano
Grady Tate Drums
Bill Mobley Trumpet
George Caldwell Synthesizer
Roland Hanna Piano
David Jackson Bass
J.J. Wiggins Bass
Bill Easely Track Performer
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Chuck Willis Composer
Bill Easley Composer
Bud Freeman Composer
James Williams Contributor
Bill Mobley Contributor
Malcolm Addey Engineer
George Caldwell Contributor
Benny Harris Composer
David Jackson Contributor
Charlie Parker Composer
Bob Porter Producer
Carl Sigman Composer
J.J. Wiggins Contributor
Stuart Troup Liner Notes
Phil Carroll Art Direction
Sammy Gallop Composer
Kurt Adams Composer
Charles Dawes Composer
James Williams Composer
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