Left Bank of New York

The Left Bank of New York

by Jimmy Gourley
     
 

Jimmy Gourley lived in France for so long (since 1951) that it is often assumed that the American guitarist is French. The 1986 Left Bank of New York set was the first time he had an opportunity to record in the United States. Six of the ten selections feature Gourley in a trio with bassist Marc…  See more details below

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Jimmy Gourley lived in France for so long (since 1951) that it is often assumed that the American guitarist is French. The 1986 Left Bank of New York set was the first time he had an opportunity to record in the United States. Six of the ten selections feature Gourley in a trio with bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Victor Lewis, including Johnny Griffin's excellent original "When We Were One," Sonny Rollins' "Airegin," and Jimmy Rowles' "The Peacocks." The other four selections add trumpeter Don Sickler and tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore and are actually more exciting, partly due to Sickler's transcriptions and also due to the vintage material (including two Gigi Gryce songs). All in all, this is an excellent recording, one of Grouley's most satisfying.

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Release Date:
03/24/1995
Label:
Uptown Jazz
UPC:
0026198273224
catalogNumber:
2732
Rank:
207030

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