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Legacy Lives On

The Legacy Lives On

by The Legacy Band
     
 
This two-CD anthology is full of veterans active in jazz for four decades or more apiece, including Jon Hendricks, Kenny Burrell, Cedar Walton, Teddy Edwards, Al McKibbon, Pete Jolly,

Overview

This two-CD anthology is full of veterans active in jazz for four decades or more apiece, including Jon Hendricks, Kenny Burrell, Cedar Walton, Teddy Edwards, Al McKibbon, Pete Jolly, Ray Brown, James Moody, and Shirley Horn; it was recorded to honor their contributions as well as the memory of Harry "Sweets" Edison, Milt Jackson, and Joe Williams, all of whom passed away in the year prior to its release. The cast varies a good bit from track to track, but the performances are rarely anything other than first rate. Teddy Edwards' loping "Sunset Eyes" features him alongside fellow tenor saxophonist James Moody, while Moody's strutting quartet number "Last Train From Overbrook" and yet another reprise of his hilarious "Moody's Mood for Love," which also detours into a brief rap. Kenny Burrell is spotlighted on Percy Mayfield's "River's Invitation" while Ray Brown leads subdued trio arrangements of "Blue Monk" and "Memories of You." Jon Hendricks scats up a storm on his original "Cloud Burst" and has a nice ballad feature with Cedar Walton on "Last Night When We Were Young." Shirley Horn threatens to steal the show with a gut-wrenching rendition of "It Never Entered My Mind," though careless engineering on this track enables one to hear ever single smack of her lips, which proves very distracting. This one minor complaint shouldn't deter anyone from acquiring this highly recommended collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/2000
Label:
Mack Avenue
UPC:
0673203100329
catalogNumber:
31003
Rank:
323618

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Legacy Band   Primary Artist
Shirley Horn   Piano,Vocals
Luther Hughes   Bass
James Moody   Tenor Saxophone
Cedar Walton   Piano
Pete Jolly   Piano
Ernie Andrews   Vocals
McKibbon   Bass
George Bohannon   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Ray Brown   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Teddy Edwards   Tenor Saxophone
Jon Hendricks   Vocals
Stix Hooper   Drums
Willie Jones   Drums
Larry Koonse   Guitar
Paul Kreibich   Drums
Roy McCurdy   Drums
Andy Martin   Trombone
Louis Taylor   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

James Moody   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Stix Hooper   Producer
Leroy Kirkland   Composer
Don Mason   Cover Photo
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Franz Pusch   Engineer
Clifford R. Burwell   Composer
Jimmy Harris   Composer

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