Soul Street

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
A popular yet underrated tenor saxophonist, Jimmy Forrest is featured in several different settings on this 1998 CD reissue. Forrest matches wits with fellow tenors King Curtis and Oliver Nelson on "Soul Street" his opening phrase is a classic, plays three standards including an effective "Sonny Boy" with a combo that includes pianist Hugh Lawson and is featured on "I Wanna Blow, Blow, Blow" with a nonet also featuring trombonist Buster Cooper. The remainder of the CD has Forrest showcased on three numbers with an octet arranged by Oliver Nelson. These tracks are of lesser interest particularly Henry Mancini's "Experiment in Terror" but still include some fine tenor ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
A popular yet underrated tenor saxophonist, Jimmy Forrest is featured in several different settings on this 1998 CD reissue. Forrest matches wits with fellow tenors King Curtis and Oliver Nelson on "Soul Street" his opening phrase is a classic, plays three standards including an effective "Sonny Boy" with a combo that includes pianist Hugh Lawson and is featured on "I Wanna Blow, Blow, Blow" with a nonet also featuring trombonist Buster Cooper. The remainder of the CD has Forrest showcased on three numbers with an octet arranged by Oliver Nelson. These tracks are of lesser interest particularly Henry Mancini's "Experiment in Terror" but still include some fine tenor playing. With this reissue, all of Forrest's work for the Prestige and New Jazz labels has been made available on CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/18/1998
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218698726
  • Catalog Number: 987
  • Sales rank: 298,900

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Forrest Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Ray Barretto Conga
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Ray Bryant Piano
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
King Curtis Tenor Saxophone
Richard Davis Bass
Art Farmer Trumpet
Tiny Grimes Guitar
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Oliver Nelson Conductor, Tenor Saxophone
Jerome Richardson Flute, Alto Saxophone
Ed Shaughnessy Drums
Hugh Lawson Piano
Tommy Potter Bass
Seldon Powell Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Chris Woods Piano
George Duvivier Bass
George Barrow Tenor Saxophone
Gene Casey Piano
Roy Haynes Drums
Osie Johnson Drums
Clarence Johnston Drums
Wendell Marshall Bass
Calvin Newborn Guitar
Idrees Sulieman Trumpet
George Cooper Trombone
Technical Credits
King Curtis Contributor
Oliver Nelson Arranger, Director
Phil DeLancie Remastering
Esmond Edwards Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Dan Morgenstern Liner Notes
Calvin Newborn Contributor
Don Schlitten Cover Design
Jerry Valentine Arranger
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