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First Call
     

First Call

by Bill Easley
 
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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/1991
Label:
Milestone
UPC:
0025218918626
catalogNumber:
9186

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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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