Lennie Niehaus, Vol. 2: Zounds!

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This formerly rare Contemporary set was reissued on a 1997 OJC CD. Lennie Niehaus, best known for his scores for Clint Eastwood films in the 1980s and '90s, was an excellent cool-toned bop altoist back in the '50s who spent time working with Stan Kenton. For this album, he is heard on two different occasions providing arrangements and alto solos for octets. With such fine players as either Jack Montrose or Bill Perkins on tenor, Bob Gordon or Pepper Adams on baritone, and other top West Coast jazz musicians, Niehaus primarily performs cool jazz. The inventive charts which on the later date utilize a French horn and a tuba and the superior, concise solos make this a set well...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This formerly rare Contemporary set was reissued on a 1997 OJC CD. Lennie Niehaus, best known for his scores for Clint Eastwood films in the 1980s and '90s, was an excellent cool-toned bop altoist back in the '50s who spent time working with Stan Kenton. For this album, he is heard on two different occasions providing arrangements and alto solos for octets. With such fine players as either Jack Montrose or Bill Perkins on tenor, Bob Gordon or Pepper Adams on baritone, and other top West Coast jazz musicians, Niehaus primarily performs cool jazz. The inventive charts which on the later date utilize a French horn and a tuba and the superior, concise solos make this a set well worth acquiring by fans of the West Coast jazz sound of the '50s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/1997
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218189224
  • Catalog Number: 1892
  • Sales rank: 230,629

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lennie Niehaus Primary Artist, Leader, Alto Saxophone
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone, Baritone
Bob Gordon Baritone Saxophone
Mel Lewis Drums
Shelly Manne Drums
Red Mitchell Bass
Bill Perkins Tenor Saxophone
Bob Enevoldsen Valve Trombone
Lou Levy Piano
Stu Williamson Trumpet
Monty Budwig Bass
Jimmy McAllister Tuba
Jack Montrose Tenor Saxophone
Frank Rosolino Trombone
Vincent DeRosa French Horn
Technical Credits
Phil DeLancie Remastering
Roy DuNann Engineer
Lester Koenig Producer
John Palladino Engineer
Arnold Shaw Liner Notes
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