Live at the Bijou

Live at the Bijou

by Grover Washington Jr.
     
 

Grover Washington, Jr. always put on exciting shows, and this performance from the Bijou Cafe in Philadelphia is a good example of his repertoire in 1977. It does not reach the heights of his best studio recordings or concerts, but there are some fine moments. Utilizing his octet of the time (with violinist John Blake, keyboardist …  See more details below

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Grover Washington, Jr. always put on exciting shows, and this performance from the Bijou Cafe in Philadelphia is a good example of his repertoire in 1977. It does not reach the heights of his best studio recordings or concerts, but there are some fine moments. Utilizing his octet of the time (with violinist John Blake, keyboardist James Simmons, and flutist Leslie Burrs), this CD (a straight reissue of the original LP) mostly features Washington playing lesser-known tunes that would not stay in his repertoire for long (other than a medley that includes "Mr. Magic"), but Washington (heard on tenor, alto, and soprano) consistently uplifts the material.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/1999
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0731454200820
catalogNumber:
542008
Rank:
4556

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grover Washington   Primary Artist,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
John Blake   Violin,Electric Violin
Tyrone Brown   Bass
Leonard "Doc" Gibbs   Percussion
James Sid Simmons   Keyboards
Richard Lee Steacker   Guitar
Millard Vinson   Drums
Sid Simmons   Keyboards
Leslie Burrs   Flute
James Simmons   Keyboards

Technical Credits

David Palmer   Engineer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Vartan   Art Direction
Dana Smart   Reissue Producer
Sibbi Chalawick   Artwork
Pat Lawrence   Executive Reissue Producer
Bernie Block   Liner Notes

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