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Good Fellas 2

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Japanese drummer Yoichi Kobayashi headed an informal group called Good Fellas in the early '90s. Its music is a bit reminiscent of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, with Kobayashi being joined on the band's second recording by several impressive Young Lions, including trumpeter Philip Harper, altoist Vincent Herring, and pianist Stephen Scott. Among the many highlights are a feature for Harper on "It's You or No One," the touching "I'll Miss You," a celebratory "Welcome" no relation to the John Coltrane song of the same name, and a driving "Quick Way." The nine originals mostly have strong melodies and appealing chord changes, leading to some fine playing by a core sextet with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Japanese drummer Yoichi Kobayashi headed an informal group called Good Fellas in the early '90s. Its music is a bit reminiscent of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, with Kobayashi being joined on the band's second recording by several impressive Young Lions, including trumpeter Philip Harper, altoist Vincent Herring, and pianist Stephen Scott. Among the many highlights are a feature for Harper on "It's You or No One," the touching "I'll Miss You," a celebratory "Welcome" no relation to the John Coltrane song of the same name, and a driving "Quick Way." The nine originals mostly have strong melodies and appealing chord changes, leading to some fine playing by a core sextet with four guests. The overall result is an excellent hard bop set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/1994
  • Label: Evidence
  • UPC: 730182207729
  • Catalog Number: 22077

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Look Out (4:25)
  2. 2 Dr. Jamie (6:06)
  3. 3 It's You or No One (5:51)
  4. 4 In the Dream (5:23)
  5. 5 Anti-Calypso (7:48)
  6. 6 I'll Miss You (6:33)
  7. 7 Welcome (5:17)
  8. 8 Pop Gun (5:54)
  9. 9 Quick Way (4:30)
  10. 10 Breezi-Lee (8:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Good Fellas Primary Artist
Stephen Scott Piano
Vincent Herring Alto Saxophone
Chuggy Carter Percussion
James Genus Bass
Mark Gross Alto Saxophone
Tardo Hammer Piano
Philip Harper Trumpet
Jamal Haynes Trombone
Robert Kenmotsu Tenor Saxophone
Yoichi Kobayashi Drums
Technical Credits
Vincent Herring Songwriter
Fabio Morgera Songwriter
Sammy Cahn Songwriter
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer, Contributor
Jamal Haynes Songwriter
Robert Kenmotsu Songwriter
Yoichi Kobayashi Songwriter, Producer
Roland Prince Songwriter
Yoichi Nakao Executive Producer
Gene Kalbacher Liner Notes
Neal Miner Songwriter
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