Jazz Club: Tenor Sax

Jazz Club: Tenor Sax

     
 
Polygram dips into its vast jazz holdings at Verve, Mercury, and EmArcy to compile another fetching edition of its Jazz Club series. This time out, the perennial symbol of the music is addressed: the tenor saxophonist. And from swing and bop stylings to the many '60s manifestation of hard bop, the 14 cuts here provide a veritable history lesson on wax for

Overview

Polygram dips into its vast jazz holdings at Verve, Mercury, and EmArcy to compile another fetching edition of its Jazz Club series. This time out, the perennial symbol of the music is addressed: the tenor saxophonist. And from swing and bop stylings to the many '60s manifestation of hard bop, the 14 cuts here provide a veritable history lesson on wax for neophytes. Including such cornerstone figures as Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, and Lester Young, the disc especially spotlights the young players who took the horn out of the fire that was bebop, stretched things out with a good amount of blues phrasing, and created a wellspring of hard bop fare in the late '50s and '60s. Some of the most notable of those players heard here include Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, and Hank Mobley. And that's not to forget one of the all time great ballad players, Gene Ammons. For lovers of the tenor saxophone, this is a fine way to get more familiar with the titans of the club.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/04/1989
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0042284003124
catalogNumber:
840031

Tracks

  1. All of Me  - Lester Young
  2. Perdido  - Don Byas
  3. The Shadow of Your Smile  - Dexter Gordon
  4. Autumn Leaves  - Sonny Stitt
  5. Again 'n' Again  - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
  6. What's My Name?  - Sonny Rollins
  7. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To  - Zoot Sims
  8. Sugar Hips  - Hank Mobley
  9. Ballad Medley: Indian Summer/Willow Weep for Me/If I Had You/  - Wardell Gray
  10. A Night in Tunisia  - Wayne Shorter
  11. You're a Weaver of Dreams  - John Coltrane
  12. Take the "A" Train/Exactly Like You  - Joe Farrell
  13. What's New?  - Joe Henderson
  14. Picasso  - Coleman Hawkins

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Mose Allison   Piano
Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Paul Bley   Piano
Francy Boland   Piano
Ron Carter   Bass
Ted Curson   Trumpet
Eric Dolphy   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Kenny Drew   Piano
Harry Edison   Piano
Booker Ervin   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Dexter Gordon   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Wardell Gray   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Johnny Griffin   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Henry Grimes   Bass
Slide Hampton   Trombone
Joe Henderson   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Higgins   Drums
Jo Jones   Drums
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Jimmy Knepper   Trombone
Charles Mingus   Bass,Trumpet
Hank Mobley   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Tete Montoliu   Piano
Lee Morgan   Trumpet
Dizzy Reece   Trumpet
Buddy Rich   Drums
Dannie Richmond   Drums
Sonny Rollins   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Wayne Shorter   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Willie Smith   Alto Saxophone
Sonny Stitt   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Art Taylor   Drums
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Major Holley   Bass
Wade Legge   Piano
Arnold Ross   Piano
Peter Trunk   Bass
Jimmy Woode   Bass
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Gene Ramey   Bass
Jymie Merritt   Bass
Yusef Lateef   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Art Blakey   Drums
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Paul Chambers   Bass
Kenny Clarke   Drums
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Armando Anthony Corea   Piano
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Walter Davis   Piano
Joe Farrell   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Lou Hackney   Bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen   Bass
John Houston   Piano
Osie Johnson   Drums
Charlie Persip   Drums
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
John Simmons   Bass
Charles Williams   Bass
Charlie Wright   Drums
George Brown   Drums

Technical Credits

Leonard Feather   Producer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Slide Hampton   Arranger
Joe Henderson   Producer
Wade Legge   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Jack Tracy   Producer
Joachim Berendt   Producer,Executive Producer
Horst Hohenboken   Concept
Rolf Enoch   Liner Notes,Concept
Gigi Campi   Producer
Alice Choné   Artwork

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