The New Al Grey Quintet

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Veteran trombonist Al Grey leads an unusual quintet on this set from 1988 that, in addition to drummer Bobby Durham, features the sons of Al Cohn guitarist Joe Cohn, Gerald Wiggins bassist J.J. Wiggins, and his own Mike Grey on second trombone. The two trombonists have similar sounds, with the elder Grey getting the bulk of the solos. The repertoire mixes together swing standards with lesser-known jazz tunes by Thad Jones, Sonny Stitt, Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, and Al Grey himself. The relaxed straight-ahead music flows nicely and all of the musicians other than Durham have their opportunities to be featured. Worth ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Veteran trombonist Al Grey leads an unusual quintet on this set from 1988 that, in addition to drummer Bobby Durham, features the sons of Al Cohn guitarist Joe Cohn, Gerald Wiggins bassist J.J. Wiggins, and his own Mike Grey on second trombone. The two trombonists have similar sounds, with the elder Grey getting the bulk of the solos. The repertoire mixes together swing standards with lesser-known jazz tunes by Thad Jones, Sonny Stitt, Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, and Al Grey himself. The relaxed straight-ahead music flows nicely and all of the musicians other than Durham have their opportunities to be featured. Worth searching for.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/1995
  • Label: Chiaroscuro Records
  • UPC: 091454030521
  • Catalog Number: 305
  • Sales rank: 153,755

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bluish Grey (5:03)
  2. 2 Sonny's Tune (5:02)
  3. 3 Don't Blame Me (6:11)
  4. 4 Syrup and Biscuits (5:48)
  5. 5 'Tain't No Use (5:19)
  6. 6 Al's Rose (3:09)
  7. 7 Night and Day (2:21)
  8. 8 Call It Whatchawanna (5:45)
  9. 9 Underdog (5:49)
  10. 10 Stompin' at the Savoy (3:24)
  11. 11 Al's Blues (4:18)
  12. 12 Rue Prevail (6:34)
  13. 13 Soap Gets in Your Eyes (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al Grey Primary Artist, Trombone
Joe Cohn Guitar, Trumpet
Mike Grey Trombone
J.J. Wiggins Bass
Jay Jay Wiggins Bass
Bobby Durham Drums
Technical Credits
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Hank O'Neal Producer
David Raksin Composer
Armand Van Helden Engineer
Leo Meiersdorff Cover Design
Jean Bach Liner Notes
F. Wess Composer
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