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Right Down Front: The Riverside Collection

Right Down Front: The Riverside Collection

by Sam Jones
     
 

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For this compilation of small big-band performances, bassist Sam Jones -- long recognized for his ability to anchor and swing a session -- reliably grounds a collection of arrangements that have an affinity with the Count Basie Band's early-'60s book. The tracks are from three LPs that Jones recorded between 1960 and 1962, during

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For this compilation of small big-band performances, bassist Sam Jones -- long recognized for his ability to anchor and swing a session -- reliably grounds a collection of arrangements that have an affinity with the Count Basie Band's early-'60s book. The tracks are from three LPs that Jones recorded between 1960 and 1962, during his tenure with Cannonball Adderley's group. With the bassist are various Adderley bandmembers, including Cannonball himself, his brother Nat, drummer Louis Hayes, and pianists Bobby Timmons and Joe Zawinul. They are joined by likeminded hard boppers, such as tenor player Jimmy Heath and trumpeter Blue Mitchell. When Jones does step into the spotlight it is on the cello, which he plays on five of the 11 tracks. He has abundant facility on the smaller instrument, the equal of any of its practitioners from Oscar Pettiford to Ron Carter. That said, his tone, possibly due to the recording, is frequently dry and percussive. The warm, resonant cello work on "'Round Midnight" is an exception to this situation. The tracks with Jones on bass, discreetly taking charge from within the rhythm section, are the more satisfying performances. Highlights include a ten-piece setting for Miles Davis' "Four" and the only Jones original on the set, "Unit 7," a track he recorded with the Adderley band. A few more of the leader's pieces would have been welcome, as Jones is a talented writer as well as an exceptional bassist.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Ojc
UPC:
0025218600828
catalogNumber:
6008

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sam Jones   Primary Artist,Bass,Cello
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Nat Adderley   Cornet
Ron Carter   Rhythm Bass
Louis Hayes   Drums
Jimmy Heath   Tenor Saxophone
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Melba Liston   Trombone
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Spann   Flute,Guitar
Frank Strozier   Alto Saxophone
Bobby Timmons   Piano
Charles Davis   Baritone Saxophone
Israel Crosby   Bass
Ben Riley   Drums
Danny Alguire   Trumpet
Joe Zawinul   Piano
Keter Betts   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Ernie Wilkins   Conductor
Eddie Forrest   Drums
Vernel Fournier   Drums
Tate Houston   Baritone Saxophone
Ward Kimball   Trombone,Leader
Don Kinch   Tuba
Pat Patrick   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
George Probert   Soprano Saxophone
Dick Roberts   Banjo
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Thomas Powell   Piano

Technical Credits

Cannonball Adderley   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Nat Adderley   Contributor
Ron Carter   Contributor
Victor Feldman   Contributor,Vibe Master
Jimmy Heath   Arranger,Contributor
Wynton Kelly   Contributor
Melba Liston   Contributor
Blue Mitchell   Contributor
Bobby Timmons   Contributor
Ben Riley   Contributor
Joe Zawinul   Contributor
Keter Betts   Contributor
Clark Terry   Contributor
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Ray Fowler   Engineer
Jack Higgins   Engineer
Isham Jones   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Lester Koenig   Producer
Ed Powell   Engineer
Marty Symes   Composer
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Joe Tarantino   Engineer

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